Avi Loeb, an astronomer who holds the chair of Harvard University’s Astronomy Department, is set to publish a book with the title “Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth.”
In the book, Loeb further pushes his controversial theory that Oumuamua, an interstellar object spotted by astronomers in 2017, may in fact be an alien probe that was sent by an advanced extraterrestrial civilization.
According to a statement by Loeb’s publisher HMH Books given to the Boston Globe, Loeb “showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake.”
To Loeb, this object is evidence that an advanced alien civilization visited us in 2017. It’s a fascinating theory, but one that separates him from other SETI researchers, who firmly believe that we have not yet found any proof of life beyond the Earth.
However, Oumuamua is the first interstellar object to have ever been directly observed. It was first spotted by astronomers at the Haleakalā Observatory, Hawaii, on October 19, 2017.
“Honestly, I think it’s a bit of wild speculation,” Canadian astronomer Robert Weryk, who himself discovered ‘Oumuamua in 2017, told the CBC in 2018. “We actually think that’s not true based on the data that we obtained.”
In 2019, an international team of researchers published a study on ‘Oumuamua in the journal Nature Astronomy, contending that they found “no compelling evidence to favor an alien explanation,” and that “Oumuamua’s properties are consistent with a natural origin.”
The researchers argued that while the object didn’t quite fall under the definition of either an asteroid or comet, small gas emissions from its surface could explain its unusual trajectory through the solar system, deviating from an expected path that took the Sun’s gravitational pull into account.
Although, Oumuamua appeared to have been gaining momentum, as though it were being propelled by some kind of “peculiar propulsion system” according to another study that TMU previously reported.
That study was conducted in 2018 by Harvard professor Avi Loeb and Harvard postdoctoral Shmuel Bialy, the pair suggested that the object “may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth’s vicinity by an alien civilization.”
Despite the criticism, Loeb believes strongly that ‘Oumuamua could be a sign that we’re not alone in the universe.
“To learn more, we must continue to monitor the sky for similar objects,” he wrote. “The realization that we are not alone will have dramatic implications for our goals on Earth and our aspirations for space.”
2020: A year of UFO News Almost Too Strange to Believe
The Pentagon played a huge role in the release of unclassified documents
If 2019 was a big year for UFO coverage, 2020 may have been the best year ever.
No one can say for certain whether life exists outside of this planet, but the public’s interest levels in the subject have likely never been higher.
In January, the U.S. Navy said the release of certain classified briefings and a classified video about a UFO incident held by the Department of Defense “would cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security” to the U.S., in response to a public records request from Vice.
A couple of weeks later, the U.K. announced that reported UFO sightings by the British public will be published online for the first time. The Royal Air Force ran a UFO unit for 50 years but shut it down in 2009 after coming to the conclusion that none of the reports offered evidence of a real threat.
In mid-February, after the U.K.’s decision to publish reported UFO sightings online, 61% of Americans surveyed said they want the U.S. government to declassify the country’s so-called “X-files.” Fifty-eight percent said they believe the U.S. government “actively investigates extraterrestrial life.”
April was a blockbuster month as the Pentagon finally released unclassified footage showing “unidentified aerial phenomena” captured by Navy aircraft that had circulated in the public for years.
That same week, Tom DeLonge, the former Blink-182 singer and the head of To the Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences, the group that originally obtained the videos, said “UFOs are real” in a since-deleted tweet.
The videos, known as “FLIR1,” “Gimbal” and “GoFast,” were originally released to the New York Times and to TTSA.
The first video of the unidentified object was taken on Nov. 14, 2004, and shot by the F-18’s gun camera. The second video was shot on Jan. 21, 2015, and shows another aerial vehicle with pilots commenting on how strange it is. The third video was also taken on Jan. 21, 2015, but it is unclear whether the third video was of the same object or a different one.
In June, the topic spurred national interest once again, after President Trump told his son, Donald Jr., that he had “interesting” details on Roswell, N.M.
“So many people ask me that question,” the president said in response to whether aliens exist. “There are millions and millions of people that want to go there, that want to see it. I won’t talk to you about what I know about it but it’s very interesting. But Roswell is a very interesting place with a lot of people that would like to know what’s going on.”
When Trump Jr. further pressed his father on whether he would declassify details about Roswell, the president said, “I’ll have to think about that one.”
Later that month, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, asked the Pentagon for a detailed, unclassified report on unidentified aerial phenomena. Rubio cited concerns the issue has been given scant attention from the intelligence community while acknowledging the existence of an “Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force.”
Late July saw the explosive release of a report that mentioned a long-hidden UFO investigative unit within the Pentagon making its findings public, as well as “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.”
In August, the Pentagon officially launched the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, boosting an effort by the Office of Naval Intelligence, to investigate UFOs following several unexplained incidents that have been observed by the U.S. military.
This announcement came with its own controversies, Nick Pope, a former employee and UFO investigator for Britain’s Ministry of Defense, told Fox News in August.
President Trump made news once again, this time telling Fox News in an October interview that he would take a “good, strong look” at whether there are UFOs.
In December, leaked reports from the Pentagon’s UFO task force discussed “non-human technology,” including an Oct. 2019 email exchange between high-ranking military officials.
Around 8:26 pm December 30, a large glowing blue object was seen by multiple people in different locations witnessing the Object both in the sky and in the water. According to Hawaii News Now, Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration said there were no aircraft incidents or accidents in this area at the time. But multiple witnesses reported seeing a large blue object fall out of the sky and into the ocean where it dropped out of sight according to a witness. One witnessed Misitina Sape recorded the UAP and followed it for about 3 miles before it reportedly went into the water.
Hawaii News Now said they asked Honolulu police if investigators figured out what fell in the water. A spokesperson told us they didn’t have any information. Meanwhile, Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Ian Gregor said the agency received a report from police Tuesday night about a possible plane down in the area “but had no aircraft disappear off radars. And no reports of overdue or missing aircraft.”
There is a relationship between UFOs and Water whether there is some type of base in the ocean or some type of fuel source down there is unknown.
In a recent podcast appearance, John Brennan, the director of the CIA under the Obama administration has suggested that aliens could be behind some of the UFO sightings that have been reported.
While speaking on the subject with economist and podcaster Tyler Cowen, Brennan said, “Life is defined in many different ways. I think it’s a bit presumptuous and arrogant for us to believe that there’s no other form of life anywhere in the entire universe … Some of the phenomena we’re going to be seeing continue to be unexplained and might, in fact, be some type of phenomenon that is the result of something that we don’t yet understand and that could involve some type of activity that some might say constitutes a different form of life.”
Brennan also commented on the footage that was taken of UFOs engaging with US Navy aircraft pilots. In the footage, the objects are flying around 30,000 feet in the air at hypersonic speeds and showing no visible engines or exhaust plumes typical of any known aircraft currently on Earth.
Brennan said, “I’ve seen some of those videos from Navy pilots, and I must tell you that they are quite eyebrow-raising when you look at them. You try to ensure that you have as much data as possible in terms of visuals and also different types of maybe technical collection of sensors that you have at the time.”
He went on to discuss the importance of ruling out any other variables that could make aircraft appear to be alien, but he still has no explanation as to what can be seen in the videos. The full footage of the podcast interview can be seen in the video below.
Brennan’s 25 years with the CIA included work as a Near East and South Asia analyst, as station chief in Saudi Arabia, and as director of the National Counterterrorism Center.
Brennan is one of many former high ranking government officials to come forward to seriously discuss the existence of extraterrestrials.
In a new documentary titled “The Phenomenon,” Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that UFOs and potential alien activity have been covered up by the government for years.
“Why the federal government all these years has covered up, put brake pads on everything, stopped it, I think it’s very, very bad for our country,” Reid said in the documentary.
In an interview earlier this month, retired Israeli general Haim Eshed claimed that the United States and Israeli governments have been in contact with extraterrestrials for many years, but have not revealed this information to the public because they feel that the average citizen is not ready to know.
The 87-year-old former space security chief is currently working as a professor. Eshed has had a very prestigious career and is very well-respected. He served as the head of Israel’s space security program for nearly 30 years and is a three-time recipient of the Israel Security Award.
He has shared these wild claims about extraterrestrials in a recent interview with Yediot Aharonot.
Eshed said that some governments are in contact with a “Galactic Federation” of aliens from far reaches of space who are observing humans for their own research purposes.
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Israel’s Ex- Head of Space Program Discloses Alien Presence
Prof. Haim Eshed served from 1981 to 2010 as the head of Israel’s security space program and over the years received the Israel Security Award three times, twice for confidential technological inventions. So if he went nuts, and this possibility is always open, it had to have happened over the past decade. And the reason we think the good professor may have lost his marbles has to do with an interview he gave 7 Days, the Shabbat edition of Yedioth Aharonoth, Israel’s largest circulation for-pay newspaper, in which he says, “The aliens have asked not to announce that they are here, humanity is not ready yet.”
Prof. Eshed told Yedioth, among other things:
The UFOs have asked not to publish that they are here, humanity is not ready yet. Trump was on the verge of revealing, but the aliens in the Galactic Federation are saying: Wait, let people calm down first. They don’t want to start mass hysteria. They want to first make us sane and understanding.
They have been waiting for humanity to evolve and reach a stage where we will generally understand what space and spaceships are. There’s an agreement between the US government and the aliens. They signed a contract with us to do experiments here. They, too, are researching and trying to understand the whole fabric of the universe, and they want us as helpers. There’s an underground base in the depths of Mars, where their representatives are, and also our American astronauts.
If I had come up with what I’m saying today five years ago, I would have been hospitalized. Wherever I’ve gone with this in academia, they’ve said: the man has lost his mind. Today they’re already talking differently. I have nothing to lose. I’ve received my degrees and awards, I am respected in universities abroad, where the trend is also changing.
Dr. Steven Greer reveals startling information about the government briefing on UFOs and the control of information. Secret government programs on UFO technology are now being passed out to defense contractors. Thousands of people have been already briefed on the subject of extraterrestrials and their craft but can never talk about it, but slowly the truths are being leaked to the general public. The biggest global change has to take place. The time we left fossil fuels behind. This is a huge impact on humanity but we may have no choice. Are we running out of time?
Epic New UFO Documentary “The Phenomenon” – Review and Trailer
The Phenomenon has landed. Years in the making, James Fox’s epic UFO documentary elevates that once kookiest of subjects—flying saucers—from the bowels of conspiracy culture into the light of legitimacy and popular debate. It caused such a stir following its release on streaming services earlier this month that it prompted Fox News to put Donald Trump on the spot, with anchor Maria Bartiromo citing details from the documentary and asking the President: “Are there UFOs?” Trump’s answer was evasive and somewhat disturbing, implying that, if UFOs are real, America is more than equipped to emerge victorious from any future military conflict.
So, what sets The Phenomenon apart from previous UFO documentaries? In terms of content, not an awful lot. But it’s the clarity and sobriety with which that content is delivered by narrator Peter Coyote that makes this one hard to write off as mere sensationalism or wishful thinking. Fox grounds his historical, chronological narrative firmly in the facts, sticking for the most part to cases that remain unexplained after decades of fierce scrutiny—sometimes by the US government itself, despite its best efforts to explain them away as “swamp gas,” “temperature inversions” and the like. Even when dealing with the infamous Roswell Incident, Fox allows not so much as a whisper of the persistent rumor that non-human entities were captured, focusing instead only on the clearly established fact that something highly unusual crashed in the New Mexico desert in July of 1947 and was recovered by the US Air Force (which would farcically change its official story of the event several times over the ensuing decades).
The caliber of Fox’s talking heads is also notably higher than in the typical UFO fare. Rather than the questionable input of self-described “UFOlogists” (who are usually little more than hobbyists), the line-up here includes political heavyweights such as Senator Harry Reid, former Obama advisor John Podesta, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Christopher Mellon. Also featured are journalistic hard-hitters Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal for the New York Times. Additionally, Fox makes compelling use of archival interviews with legendary astronauts like Gordon “The Right Stuff” Cooper and moonwalker Dr. Edgar Mitchell, as well as numerous highly respected scientists from various disciplines. All share a clear message: the UFO phenomenon is real, and seemingly representative of an intelligence far beyond that of 21st century Homo sapiens.
This apparent superior intelligence is evidenced in aerodynamic capabilities exhibited by the phenomenon that has repeatedly been captured on radar and witnessed directly by world-class military aviators going back seven decades. Such technologies would seem to exceed our own by hundreds if not thousands of years. The phenomenon has persistently toyed with humanity’s most sophisticated military hardware, effortlessly out-maneuvering America’s most expensive fighter jets and shutting down nuclear weapons at some of the country’s most sensitive military installations. It may sound like science fiction, but Fox backs it all up with reams of official documentation and with vivid, on-camera testimony from the military witnesses themselves. Again, little of this information is new, but the intent and clarity of its delivery will pack a sledgehammer blow to those previously on the fence about a subject with implications simply too profound and troubling for most to even contemplate.
Fox takes us methodically through the decades, from the 1940s through to the present day, where considerable attention is focused on the much-publicized UFO revelations of 2017 when the New York Times brought to light the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program
(AATIP)—essentially a secret UFO study group that had recently been operating through the US Department of Defense at a cost to the taxpayer of some 20 million dollars. By this point, we are in no doubt that the US government—or more accurately the US military-industrial-complex—continues to closely monitor the phenomenon and to regard it with grave concern. How could it not when top Navy pilots continue to report UFO incursions into military airspace; when the craft of unknown origin continue to make a mockery of America’s cutting-edge war machines in cat-and-mouse aerial encounters (reconstructed in dramatic detail in the documentary); when all of this continues to be captured on the radar; and when leading, government-affiliated scientists are now actively studying physical materials allegedly recovered from UFOs which they confidently claim could not have been manufactured by any nation on Earth? For those who are new to the weird world of UFOs, it’s enough to make one’s head spin; and yet, The Phenomenon barely scratches the surface of the UFO enigma.
Fox succeeds in what he set out to do, which clearly was to legitimize the subject beyond all reasonable doubt. But his film is narrow in scope, essentially reducing a multifaceted, philosophically challenging, a global phenomenon to an American national security issue. Maybe that’s the best way to grab our attention. Still, in focusing so heavily on the defense implications of UFOs, Fox sidelines the human dimension. Beyond dusty government documents and ambiguous photographic evidence, the reality of the phenomenon is measurable most clearly in its effects on the human being—psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually.
The UFO experience—whatever it represents—is often a transformative one for the human witness, and historical accounts of inexplicable aerial wonders (or what we now term “UFOs”) have influenced human belief systems for millennia, shaping religion and culture worldwide. This sociological component of the UFO enigma was explored most recently in the book American Cosmic by Diana Walsh Pasulka, a Religious Studies professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Pasulka contends that the decline of traditional religiosity in Western culture and the thriving belief in UFOs and alien visitation in the 21st Century is creating fertile ground for the growth of a new belief system rooted in the promise of technological salvation by a higher intelligence—and the seeds have already been planted.
Sadly, Pasulka does not feature in The Phenomenon. Her approach to the subject is oblique, and perhaps therefore incompatible with the ultimate goal shared by most UFO researchers: “Disclosure”—that one heart-stopping moment in time when the powers that be finally and fully reveal everything they know about UFOs, or at least acknowledge that we are being visited by extraterrestrial entities.
But are we? The popular assumption among UFOlogists has always been that true UFOs are nuts-and-bolts extraterrestrial spacecraft, piloted by biological beings from elsewhere in our galaxy. However, while the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (“ETH”) is appealing for obvious reasons, it fails to account for many aspects of UFO phenomena reported by hundreds-of-thousands of witnesses worldwide. In many cases, the phenomenon seems to tailor its manifestations to the expectations of the individual perceiver, based on personal and cultural conditioning. Indeed, in many, if not most reported close encounter cases, the UFO experience seems to be co-created by the observer and some unknown external stimulus that can tap into human consciousness and literally shape what we perceive at the moment. Extraterrestrial intelligence may well play some role in all of this, but it would be a mistake to consider ETs as a definitive solution to the UFO riddle.
The Phenomenon pays lip service to the ETH, contemplating the vastness of our universe and the ever-increasing likelihood that we share it with other civilizational intelligence. Beyond this, however, Fox does not dwell on the question of what the phenomenon actually represents—what it actually might be—only that it most assuredly is. This is a wise approach, reflective not only of its director’s privately more nuanced understanding of the subject but also that of its co-producer and chief advisor, Dr. Jacques Vallée. Along with the late Professor J. Allen Hynek (noted astronomer and chief scientific advisor to the Air Force’s Project Blue Book), Vallée is one of the foundational figures of ufology. A respected astronomer and computer scientist, Vallée helped NASA create its first detailed map of Mars, and his work as an engineer on ARPANET—the Advanced Research Projects Agency—helped lay the foundations for the Internet. He was the inspiration for the character of Claude Lacombe in Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, immortalized in the performance of Francois Truffaut.
In the early years of his career, Vallée had championed the ETH. As time wore on, however, the maverick scientist began to re-examine his own perspective. In his groundbreaking 1969 book, Passport to Magonia, Vallée argued that the ETH was too simplistic to account for many aspects of UFO phenomena that seemed too bizarre to be merely extraterrestrial. Innumerable UFO reports from across the decades include characteristics that are hard to reconcile with the idea of mere alien visitation. UFO encounters have long been reported as occurring on astral levels and in conjunction with paranormal and even cryptozoological phenomena, from specters to Sasquatch. Thus, Vallée laid out the interdimensional hypothesis (“IDH”), positing that the intelligence behind the UFO phenomenon exists beyond our current understanding of spacetime and can flit in and out of our reality at will, assuming a multitude of forms, from the fairies, goblins, and incubi of ages past, to the UFOs and aliens of modern times. Their interactions with us are representative of what Vallée speculates may be an age-old “control mechanism,” perhaps designed to test us, trick us, and encourage us to question the nature of our own reality. Think along the lines of the godlike supra-intelligence in 2001: A Space Odyssey, which periodically and subtly prods us across the expanse of time in an effort to raise the consciousness of humanity.
Vallée is a strong onscreen presence throughout The Phenomenon, so it’s disappointing that his own provocative theories are given little if any consideration. Disappointing, but perhaps not surprising. For many viewers, it will be hard enough to accept the idea that we are not alone in the universe, never mind the notion that we may have fundamentally misunderstood the very nature of our universe.
Most UFO researchers tend to ignore the so-called “high-strangeness” aspects of witness reports—and certainly, they are ignored in this documentary—probably because if the phenomenon really is that weird and multifaceted, what hope have we of understanding it in our lifetime and of reaping the benefits of that understanding? If, on the other hand, it’s just biological beings from elsewhere, and if the powers that be really do have some of those beings in pickle jars at Area 51, then surely it’s only a matter of time before the truth outs and the UFO buffs can cry a collective “TOLD YOU SO!”
The reality is that full UFO disclosure is not something that the US government has ever seriously entertained, despite what die-hard UFO Truthers would have you believe. In fact, the evidence would suggest that the American government is still far from certain as to the underlying nature of the phenomenon, which isn’t to say that special interest groups in the corridors of power haven’t formulated their own theories on the matter. What is clear, however, is that America’s military-intelligence apparatus has spent considerable time and effort over the decades trying to manage how the public perceives the phenomenon—and not necessarily for the reasons you might expect. Historical UFO perception management campaigns have been well documented (see the work of authors Mark Pilkington and Greg Bishop, for example) and some of them demonstrably have related to psychological warfare campaigns against individuals and nations of concern, exploiting the potency of UFO belief in service of agendas entirely unrelated to UFOs.
I watched The Phenomenon with my wife, who near its end asked: “why is it all just old white men in suits?” To be fair, the documentary does feature a smattering of women and faces of color, especially in the final and most dramatic case examined, which, almost as the credits roll, introduces some much-needed emotional content into Fox’s endeavor. But on the whole, my wife’s observation was valid, and it’s applicable to the UFO research field more broadly, which has always been something of an old (white) boys’ club (although the demographic is now very slowly beginning to diversify).
Indeed, there are old white men aplenty in Fox’s documentary, uttering stony-faced assertions about government documentation, physical trace evidence, and aerodynamic performance. At a glance, this kind of sums up The Phenomenon, but it doesn’t come close to summing up the actual phenomenon, which is ultimately about people. Humans. Us. Not politics, not secret study programs, not the US military machine. In this sense, there is still room for a truly profound documentary about UFOs. The Phenomenon may not be it, but certainly, it kicks the door wide open for more thoughtful explorations of a subject that is now boldly and immovably in the arena of legitimate public debate.
Robbie Graham has lectured around the world on the UFO subject and has been interviewed for the BBC, Coast to Coast AM, Canal+ TV, Channel 4, and Vanity Fair, among many others. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Guardian, New Statesman, Filmfax, and Fortean Times. He holds first-class degrees in Film, Television and Radio Studies (BA Hons) and Cinema Studies (MA) from Staffordshire University and the University of Bristol respectively. He is the author of Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood’s UFO Movies (White Crow Books, 2015) and the editor of UFOs: Reframing the Debate (White Crow Books, 2017). Visit robbiegraham.uk
Star Kids Speak Out: Mary Rodwell Reveals their Earthly Struggles & Multidimensional Missions
Researcher, Author, and International Speaker, Mary Rodwell, unravels the mysteries of the Star Children currently incarnating on the planet. Although labeled with ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Autism and other diagnoses, Mary’s research of well over 3,000 cases shows that these kids are simply operating at a different level of comprehension, expression, and frequency. Unlike many classic ET contactee and abduction experiences, Star Kids remain consciously connected to their soul’s mission, their Extraterrestrial family, and their extraordinary (and often overwhelming) gifts for sensing, seeing, experiencing, and comprehending multiple dimensions at once. Where do these kids come from and how can we support them in a world that routinely tries to label and limit them? Mary has some very smart, practical, and insightful answers…
UFO Spotting Has Replaced Bird Watching as Pandemic Obsession
In the wake of the coronavirus, sports stadiums have fallen silent, shopping malls have been turned into ghost towns, and bars have emptied. But the skies—depending who you ask—have gotten a lot busier.
Hannah Levine was outside with her dog around midnight in April when she saw a curious yellow light glide across the sky and vanish, one that didn’t resemble a plane. Puzzled, she pulled up a night sky app on her phone to check whether it might be a satellite or the International Space Station, but nothing came up.
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, I saw a UFO,’ ” says Ms. Levine, 26, a nanny in the Detroit area. “I mean, it was definitely unidentified.”
With more people at home, this is shaping up to be a banner year for extraterrestrial encounters, according to data from the nonprofit National UFO Reporting Center, which reports sightings this year are up 51% so far over the same period in 2019. Among 5,000 incidents recorded this year, 20% occurred in April at the height of the nation’s lockdown.
At Peter Davenport’s home in Harrington, Wash., the phone rings all day long, and into the night. Mr. Davenport has served as the group’s director since 1994, collecting firsthand accounts through his website and by phone, answering 25 to 50 calls a day. The group is an independent, two-man shop that consists of Mr. Davenport and a webmaster, both volunteers, whose work is well known among the UFO-watching community.
“It’s a herculean task,” says Mr. Davenport, 72, who turns off the phone’s ringer at night to try to get some sleep. “It’s literally taken over my life.”
Reports of aliens haunting the skies have waxed and waned over the years. Interest in extraterrestrials boomed in the 1990s, fueled in part by pop-culture phenomena such as “The X-Files” and “Men in Black.”
Talk of UFOs has gotten a boost in recent months, with the Navy releasing three archival videos of unidentified flying objects glimpsed by pilots and the topic getting highlighted by podcaster Joe Rogan and the History Channel, which has devoted a new show to the subject.
Most Americans who witness something strange never report it, says Mr. Davenport, who cautions that most of the reports have another identifiable cause: a drone, for example, or a plane. In particular, he says, the 2019 launch of the Starlink satellite constellation being built by SpaceX to provide internet access has meant many more false sightings.
“One might think an increase would be exciting to me, but from my vantage point, it’s just more work,” says Mr. Davenport, who edits reports for grammar and clarity and sifts out obvious hoaxes before posting them online, adding that he implores people to use spell check when they write their accounts.
He is loath to speculate about the reasons why sightings have increased lately. He says he glimpsed his first UFO at the age of six while riding in a car with his parents. He served in the U.S. Army and helped found a biotech firm in the 1980s before taking on his current role, which occupies him full-time.
What we see in the skies tends to mirror reality on the ground, says Matthew Hayes, an instructor at Northern Lakes College in Alberta, Canada, who studies public fascination with UFOs. He notes that interest in the phenomenon first arose during the Cold War, amid deep public anxieties about the world and its new destructive technologies.
“In a time of crisis, we look elsewhere for salvation, even if it means looking to the stars,” he says.
A January poll by Ipsos, a research firm, found that 57% of Americans think there is intelligent life on other planets, while 45% believe UFOs exist and have visited Earth.
On a recent day on his porch in White Bluff, Tenn., Hunter Clark, 32, was surprised to see two swift-moving dots in the night sky that appeared consecutively, traced the same path, then vanished. “I’m a logical person, very matter-of-fact,” says Mr. Clark, who lost his construction-industry job amid the pandemic. “But I’ve never seen an object disappear in a snap of a finger like that.”
He didn’t report what he saw to Mr. Davenport’s group but discussed it on social media.
Jeff Champagne, 40, a consultant, says that while in the backyard with his wife in their suburb of San Antonio, the duo recently spotted a silvery, stationary object in the sky, too high up to be a drone. A self-identified NASA geek who previously served in the Air Force, Mr. Champagne is used to identifying satellites and the like, but this one left him baffled.
“We’d be foolish to believe we’re the only existence out there,” he says. He typed up a description of the experience so he wouldn’t forget it.
Those intrigued by UFOs got a boost in August when the Pentagon announced a task force to study “unidentified aerial phenomena,” or UAPs, and detect any that could pose a national security threat. The U.S. government has previously looked into the topic, including a study by the Air Force, Project Blue Book, that began in 1952 and ended in 1969 without finding evidence that UFOs sightings were in fact extraterrestrial vehicles.
Ravi Kopparapu, a NASA planetary scientist who recently penned an op-ed in Scientific American calling for more research into UFOs, says he and his co-author sat on the piece for a year and a half before publishing, fearful of its reception. “There’s a great taboo associated with UFOs,” he says, adding that he prefers the term UAP because it sounds more academic.
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Do Human Hybrids Really Exist? | Unusual Anomalies Found in Human DNA
With the ever-growing technology, scientists are starting to make breakthroughs in the advanced study of human DNA and blood. New areas of research delve into where certain blood types come from and how they possibly originated. Studies in human DNA has helped tremendously in regards to locating the DNA line through your ancestors. What is most surprising is the unusual anomalies that have been found in some human DNA. Could it be that we were somehow genetically created thousands of years ago?
Good Vibrations – A Journey Through Transpersonal Density
If you’re reading this right now, then chances are good that you’ve heard of The Law of One, otherwise known as The Ra Material, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert between 1982 and 1998.
But if you haven’t (and I’ve only dabbled myself), it is a collection of books which according to Wikipedia were ”…purportedly authored by a non-human entity named Ra…who is described as an entity composed of an entire civilization of extraterrestrial beings that are fused into one unified consciousness.”
As with most topics of this genre, I’ve heard many different opinions on the Ra Material ranging from it’s not to be trusted, to those who swear by the information it provides about who we are as human beings, why we are here on Earth, etc. And again with most topics of this genre, I find my happy ass square in the middle; cautious, yet absolutely resonating with and flabbergasted by a lot of what I’ve read and seen so far.
I first heard of channeling via the book, Bringers of the Dawn by Barbara Marciniak, although my interest in ETs and UFOs goes as far back as I can remember. When it comes to channeling information from other worlds, dimensions, densities, etc.,…while it’s a topic I’ve studied since I was a teenager, it’s one I tend to approach with my eyes wide open. But that doesn’t mean I’m closed and constricted as I try to keep a very open mind. And what I’ve come to learn is that any authentic source or information does not provide you with specific dates for major events because timelines and thus the future can always be altered.
Also, the simplest way to know if the information you are being fed is the truth is how it makes you FEEL. So from channeled information, I always take what resonates and what works for me and leave what doesn’t. And I think that is perhaps my favorite part of what I’ve experienced thus far of the Ra Material is that it assumes the same position. Let’s just say you won’t have them knocking on your door trying to share their word anytime soon. And they don’t have to force it onto others, because it appears as if it only reaches those meant to know of it.
So, if you haven’t heard of it up until now, then there’s a reason it’s making an appearance in your life and while I’m not a superstitious person, I never reject signs, symbols, patterns or synchronicities as these are the guideposts the Universe uses for your consciousness. And if you’re paying attention, it sometimes becomes as easy, seamless and natural as breathing to let the Universe lead the way…
Up until today, I hadn’t noticed that I had been stuck on someone else’s opinion I had heard like 3 years ago about these books and it’s not like me to not follow-up on things and check them out for myself. So, when they fell into my Facebook feed today, I spent a good portion of the morning, diving in and watching a video interview with the channel, Charla.
I gotta say I am glad I did because the way she explains dimensions/densities just resonated like nothing else for me…
1D = The Elements
2D = Anything basically that can reach for the light such as animals and plants
3D = That’s us, anything with a Soul
4D = Love
5D = Wisdom
6D = Unity (the union of love and wisdom), where RA is purportedly channeled from
7D = Density of Forgetting (returning to Source starts)
8D = What I understood to be a density of “in-between” right before full integration back into Source, but if someone can explain this better let me know
9D = Source Consciousness
I will leave with another useful insight into why it’s also good to be cautious when dealing with channeled information or when channeling yourself. Always come from the heart because as soon as ego comes into play, and you begin to “demand” answers, your connection will drop down to a lower vibrational entity, who can easily pick up and say it is the same entity who dropped your call, and go onto to give you the information your asking for. It might feed your ego, make you feel good and allow you to provide dates, but this is the type of thing you need to watch out for, both as a receiver of info from channel and channelers themselves.
So always set your intention on whom you wish to communicate and that it be done with love and for your highest good. That way, you know what you are working with. And always remember that a true, loving connection will not always give you all the information and answers you seek, but as long as your heart is open, you will feel what the right questions are and they will keep providing you with information. As long as there is a reciprocity of respect, it works. Bring in the ego, and the connection gets bad. Keep the lines open…as well as your hearts. <3
Have a great weekend everyone!
Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com
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Dr. Steven Greer shares a CE-5 miraculous healing event during an interview with Logan Paul. Includes footage from the documentary “Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind,” which shows an amazing photo of the ET with a triangular-shaped head, who restored the hearing of an elderly man.
ET’s, Unlimited Energy, and Consciousness (“Close Encounters of the 5th Kind” Excerpt)
The above video, which is a short excerpt from the off-the-charts amazing documentary,Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, talks about Level One civilizations, higher states of consciousness, and what they mean to us.
Presented by Dr. Steven Greer, Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind presents the most controversial information ever released to the public. Whistleblowers and scientific experts bring viewers to face to face with extraterrestrial visitors and their message to humanity.
Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind features groundbreaking video and photographic evidence of ET contact and supporting interviews from prominent figures such as Adam Curry of Princeton’s PEAR Lab; legendary civil rights attorney Daniel Sheehan, and Dr. Russell Targ, who headed the CIA’s top-secret remote viewing program. Their message: For thousands of people, contact has begun.
Here’s the trailer for this great documentary:
Senate Demands UFO Disclosure from Intelligence Community As New Reports Surge
(TMU) – The intensity has been steadily growing over Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs), which are, essentially, the 21st-century version of UFOs. In recent years, surprising new reports in typically skeptical mainstream media outfits like the New York Times have carved out a fresh generation of intrigue from a once-taboo issue.
The government has all but acknowledged they are actively investigating UAPs, which suggests the phenomenon may be more than clandestine international or geopolitical military intrigue. Maybe they really don’t know what’s going on.
The website The War Zone is in the process of gathering hazard reports from the United States Air Force and the Navy. Their data, compiled from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, suggests that last year Navy pilots reported a surge in UAP encounters along the East Coast.
The hazard reports are dense in technical language and don’t exactly flow like Close Encounter of the Third Kind, but they do establish that “the concern regarding unknown aircraft operating in the warning areas is clearly growing more palpable.”
Renewed interest in this subject has now made its way to Capitol Hill too, as last week the Senate Intelligence Committee voted in favor of mandating U.S. intelligence agencies and the Defense Department to disclose all records related to UAPs, including any “sensitive” information.
“The Committee remains concerned that there is no unified, comprehensive process within the federal government for collecting and analyzing intelligence on unidentified aerial phenomena, despite the potential threat,” the committee stated, in a draft of its Intelligence Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year 2021, adding:
“The Committee understands that the relevant intelligence may be sensitive; nevertheless, the Committee finds that the information sharing and coordination across the Intelligence Community has been inconsistent, and this issue has lacked attention from senior leaders.”
The measure hasn’t been adopted by the full Senate yet. If and when it does, the director of national intelligence and the secretary of defense will have 180 days to put together a report.
Most UFO/UAP theorists believe the true ‘family jewels’ of classified information on extraterrestrials to be among the most closely and tightly held national security secrets.
However, slowly but surely, the contours of the mystery are coming into sharper focus. Twenty-five new hazard reports obtained by The War Zoneprovide more encounters of anomalies. However, these accounts are, again, dry and fairly non-specific about the actual UAPs in question.
The War Zone, as well as fellow FOIA maven John Greenwald of The Black Vault, seems to suggest that the volume and presentation of records are being distorted. Collated from the Navy’s Web-Enabled Safety System (WESS) Aviation Mishap, the Hazard Reporting System (WAMHRS), and the Air Force Safety Automated System (AFSAS), 25 reports over six years seems curiously low to some researchers.
According to The Black Vault, the reason may be that there are secret backchannel classified systems that bypass standard reporting protocols, making them invulnerable to FOIA requests.
On June 24, 2020, The Black Vault disclosed “off the record” comments by Major Malinda Singleton, a spokesperson for the Air Force who had been designated as a UAP media contact. Speaking to Susan Gough, spokesperson for the Pentagon, Singleton issued two side notes that she did not intend to be read by the public. She wrote:
“Currently the Air Force is not working any specific guidelines for reporting UAPs. **Side note and off the record – we do have reporting instructions for Unauthorized Air Vehicles/Military Installation Airspace Violation, but that is more in the C-UAS realm. That information is provided via OPREPs on SIPR.”
Singleton also wrote:
“How do we define UAPs, it (sic) would say it is similar to the definition that DoD is already using. ** Side note and off the record – most people I talked to were aware of this term, but again we don’t have the official reporting instruction for it.”
According to The War Zone, this last comment confirms the widespread knowledge of UAPs in the DoD but, more importantly, the previous comment suggests an archive of UAP information that is subject to authorization up the chain-of-command.
John Greenwald of The Black Vault writes, “The reference Singleton added ties into a theory first proposed by Australian researcher Paul Dean. That is, that UFO cases, those that are likely not just misidentified drones or balloons, are made within what is called the Operational Reporting (OPREP) system. Specifically, Dean points out OPREP-3 reports, including subcategories 9F and 9B, as being the most significant.”
Of particular import to Greenwald is that “Singleton also added in her comment that OPREP’s would be located on SIPR or Secret Internet Protocol Router Network. SIPR is a secure system within the Department of Defense (DOD) wherein the data on it is considered classified up to SECRET. In other words, the OPREP’s stored within SIPR are all considered sensitive information and not meant to be released to the public.”
So, in a sense, we’re back to where we started. The government has acknowledged interest in UAPs and we can read some (likely redacted) reports, but the real juicy stuff is probably still classified.
The War Zone claims it is in the midst of continued investigations into this material that they believe will further illuminate UAP/UFO encounters.
(TMU) – President Donald Trump has claimed that he’s heard some “interesting” things about aliens as well as the secretive Area 51 base in Roswell, New Mexico, that some theorists claim is a UFO crash site.
The president was been extremely vague about details – and even withheld the information from his eldest child, Don Trump Jr.
The comments were made Thursday during a Father’s Day-themed interview with Don Jr. that was held for the president’s reelection campaign, reports NBC News.
Don Jr., who is apparently just as interested as the rest of us in what transpired at Area 51 during the alleged UFO crash in 1947, wound down the interview by asking his father, “Before you leave office, will you let us know if there are aliens?”
“Because this is the only thing I really want to know. Would you ever open up Roswell and let us know what’s really going on?”
However, Trump responded in a guarded way, protecting the seemingly classified information.
“So many people ask me that question,” Trump said. “There are millions and millions of people who want to go there [Roswell] and see it.”
“I won’t talk to you about what I know about it, but it’s very interesting,” he continued. “Roswell is a very interesting place – there’s a lot of people who would like to know what’s going on.”
Don Jr. then responded by asking if his father would consider eventually declassifying the information, to which the president responded: “Well, I’ll have to think about that one.”
Area 51 was created amid the Cold War rivalry with the Soviet Union as a top-secret research and development site for aircraft such as the U-2 spy plane and other then-cutting-edge platforms.
Conspiracy theorists and ufologists have claimed that an alien spacecraft crash-landed just outside Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947, after a rancher found mysterious debris in a pasture used by his sheep. Officials of the U.S. Air Force responded at the time that only a weather balloon had crashed – a claim that hardly convinced UFO enthusiasts, even after the Pentagon admitted that the debris was related to a top-secret atomic warfare project.
Since then, some claim that the base houses everything from alien spacecraft to extraterrestrial pilots’ corpses and other technology – speculation that has been fed by popular culture and the fact that the U.S. government didn’t actually confirm the base’s existence until 2013.
Last June, Trump said that he was briefed on UFOs but revealed that he was quite skeptical about their existence, saying: “People are saying they’re seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly.”
Last September, however, the U.S. Navy admitted that widely-circulated video footage captured by Navy pilots that purportedly showed UFOs flying through the skies did depict actual “unknown” objects that flew into U.S. airspace.
While officials admitted that they have been baffled by the unknown flying objects, they also admit that past encounters with them have been frequent. They also said that rather than calling them “UFOs,” they prefer the term “unidentified aerial phenomena” or UAPs.
The videos were eventually declassified in April, to which Trump responded: “I just wonder if it’s real. That’s a hell of a video.”