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United States Air Force UFO Files Now Available

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Potentially exciting news for UFOlogists reported by Military Times:

The truth is out there — and it’s now on the web.

The fabled Project Blue Book, the Air Force’s files on UFO sightings and investigations, have tantalized and frustrated extraterrestrial enthusiasts for decades. But this week, nearly 130,000 pages of declassified UFO records — a trove that would make Agent Fox Mulder’s mouth water — hit the web.

UFO enthusiast John Greenewald has spent nearly two decades filing Freedom of Information Act requests for the government’s files on UFOs and other phenomena. On Jan. 12, Greenewald posted the Blue Book files — as well as files on Blue Book’s 1940s-era predecessors, Project Sign and Project Grudge — on his online database, The Black Vault.

Project Blue Book was based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Between 1947 and 1969, the Air Force recorded 12,618 sightings of strange phenomena — 701 of which remain “unidentified.”

According to a 1985 fact sheet from Wright-Patterson, posted online by the National Archives, the Air Force decided to discontinue UFO investigations after concluding that “no UFO reported, investigated and evaluated by the Air Force has ever given any indication of threat to our national security [and] there has been no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as ‘unidentified’ are extraterrestrial vehicles.” Wright-Patterson also said the Air Force has not seen any evidence suggesting the sightings “represent technological developments or principles beyond the range of present-day scientific knowledge.”

Skeptics smelled a whitewash.

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UFOs and Little Green Men

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Pedro Ribeiro Simões (CC BY 2.0)

An interesting little piece of UFO history.

via Phantoms and Monsters:

The following article was published in the Toppenish Review (Toppenish, WA) on Jan. 26, 1977. For the time, the amount of UFO / extraterrestrial information reported in this piece was somewhat remarkable for print or on-air media. Please note that In Search of… was a television series that had started broadcasting April 1977…considered by many to be the pioneer of mysterious phenomena television:

Martha Cantu of Harrah said if her son ever tells her again to “come and look,” she’ll be sure to do it.

Last Wednesday when her agitated nine-year-old son Jose woke his mother up at about 6:30 a.m. asking her to explain the little “man” he saw outside. She discounted his story and settled down to catch up on the sleep she’d lost the night before with a fussy baby.

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Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind

CloseEncountersImmersing oneself in the world of the unidentified flying object can be exciting, illuminating, stimulating, and enlightening. That very same world, however, is filled to the brim with cold-hearted killers that will not think twice about taking you out of circulation, if such action is deemed absolutely necessary. And not all of those cold-hearted killers are human.

There are cases after cases of missing aircraft, vanished and dead pilots, suspiciously-timed heart-attacks, murders made to look like suicides, the use of mind-control techniques to provoke quick deaths, the many links between the UFO phenomenon and the November 22, 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the termination of numerous scientists with secret UFO links, journalists hung out to dry (as in forever), the terrifying human equivalents of so-called cattle-mutilations, and fatal illnesses provoked by close proximity to unidentified aerial craft.

In the very year that the UFO phenomenon entered popular culture, 1947, there was a grimly impressive catalog of deaths.

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Humanoid UFO Occupants

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[disinfo ed.’s note: the following is an excerpt from: Unconventional Flying Objects: A Former NASA Scientist Explains How UFOs Really Work by Paul R. Hill.]

Only a couple of major points will be made about the humanoid UFO occupants. This section will therefore be brief. However, the subject is well worth more study than can be devoted to it in a single section or in an entire book. The reader is advised to make a study of this subject on his own for the double reward of basic education plus fascinating entertainment. Here is surely a case where truth is stranger than fiction. Only by the digestion of considerable occupant data can anyone get the proper feel for, and a balanced view of, the entire UFO panorama.

  1. A.       Sample Data

EXAMPLE XVII-AI. THE SCARECROW

Anatomy of a Phenomenon (Vallee 77) reports the following story that took place in the French countryside on September 26, 1954:

The little dog began to bark and howl miserably.

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Outer Space and Inner Soul

Ted Peters

Ted Peters

Outer space has been lodged in my soul since my youth. This led me to write the first edition of UFOs: God’s Chariots? in 1977. In more recent years, I’ve invested considerable academic energy in the dialogue between science and religion with a special focus on astrobiology and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). One thing I learned is that SETI scientists and UFO researchers do not attend the same barbecues. Rather, they sneer at each other in each other’s absence. Each accuses the other of not being scientific enough. I find this curious, but not boring. So, after writing a few treatises on astrotheology and astroethics, I’m returning once again to the UFO question with a focus on the extraterrestrial hypothesis.

As I return to prepare the second edition, I find today’s media right where they were a half century ago. Unfortunately, the media still thinks that the entire UFO pie can be divided into two slices, people who believe in UFOs and skeptics who do not believe.

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Mirage Men Revealed by Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden?

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[disinfo ed.’s note: This post is by Mark Pilkington, who wrote the book on which the film Mirage Men is based, streaming NOW at Yekra]

A Powerpoint presentation made available on journalist Glenn Greenwald’s web site, Firstlook.org, may just have revealed the Mirage Men – or at least one branch of their operations.

The presentation is called The Art of Deception, Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations and was given by GCHQ’s Human Science Operation Cell (HSOC), linked to the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG), whose existence was uncovered by Greenwald via the documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

[Initially I won’t reproduce any of the presentation itself, but you can see the whole thing here]
 

While the textual content of the presentation is not online, we can infer from the slides that the powerpoint outlines applied techniques for deploying psychology, deception, illusion, dissimulation, magic, religion and belief in their intelligence and counter-intelligence operations.… Read the rest

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Mirage Men: Who Is Paul Bennewitz?

From the forthcoming movie Mirage Men:

For more information on Bennewitz here’s his Wikipedia entry:

Paul Frederic Bennewitz, Jr. (September 29, 1927 – June 23, 2003) was an American businessman and UFO investigator who originated UFO Conspiracies in the 1980s.

A one-time PhD candidate in physics, Bennewitz claimed the existence of a plot involving an extensive network of UFO bases tied to an alien colonization and control scheme to subjugate the human race. After he saw the hypnosis sessions of Myrna Hansen, who claimed to have UFO experiences, he became convinced that cattle mutilations were due to aliens. As a result, Bennewitz claimed to have uncovered evidence of aliens controlling humans through electromagnetic devices, and furthermore claimed that UFOs were regularly flying near Kirtland and the nearby Manzano Nuclear Weapons Storage Facility and Coyote Canyon Test Area.

Convinced that he was intercepting electronic communications originating from alien spacecraft located outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bennewitz soon believed that he had located a secret alien facility that he called Dulce Base.

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Explanations For UFOs

[disinfo ed.’s note: the following is an excerpt from UFO Investigations Manual: UFO investigations from 1982 to the present dayby Nigel Watson, courtesy of Haynes Publishing]
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Jupiter Storm. Chemical compounds, blasted by lightning storms and tossed around by Jupiter’s vertical air circulation, might create the building blocks of life. – Andrew C. Stewart/Fortean Picture Library

Over the years, many explanations have been put forward to try to ‘solve’ the UFO enigma. Some sound very convincing, and others sound like a science fiction novel gone wrong. Not surprisingly, there never seems to be an answer that satisfies everyone.

At the dawn of ufology the USAF used experts to consider all manner of natural and man-made phenomena that might cause witnesses to think they had seen a UFO. The cases that remained unexplained were (a) regarded as the result of insufficient information being available for an adequate explanation, (b) ignored as implausible, or (c) were the work of hoaxers.… Read the rest

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