30 August, 2014

Smuggled UFO Footage From Area 51?

In today's UFO sighting news an alleged video of the testing of 3 disc UFO at the Groom Lake Facility in 1989 that is said to have been smuggled out of Area 51 proving grounds.

First I would like to say that we are not sure of the validity of this video but I thought it was interesting enough to post. The video shows three disc shaped UFOs doing a low altitude flyby in formation at the Groom Lake Facility on February 7, 1989.

The video was posted on YouTube by user DarkSkyWathcher74, and explains that he received the video from an anonymous email. The title page at the beginning of the video suggest this was the 3rd stage of disc flight testing and it is also labeled Gravity Propulsion Drive System. The description of the video talks about some kind of theory of Black Holes and instantaneous time travel but you can try and understand what that is all about if you want.

If this is real video from the Area 51 proving grounds it just might be proof of reverse engineering of alien space craft, or at least proof that the US has anti gravity and gravity propulsion capabilities. If this was video was shot 25 years ago, imagine how far technology could have progressed since. Their present capabilities are probably well beyond our imagination.

What do you think about this UFO footage? Has anyone seen footage like this before? Could it be an actual video smuggled out of Area 51?

Link: http://anythingufo.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/smuggled-ufo-footage-from-area-51.html

UFO photo taken at Van Lake in Turkey

UFO photo from Van Lake area
A man in Turkey believes he may have taken a photo of a UFO near Van Lake, home of the Van Lake Monster.

Gaziantep News reports they received an email from Ahmet Baygümüş with a UFO photo attached. Baygümüş says on August 24 at around 7 pm he was taking pictures of the landscape and the sunset with his phone. He did not see anything unusual. However, when he reviewed the pictures later he saw a strange light in the image.

Baygümüş says he returned to the location the next day at the same time, but did not see anything unusual.

Baygümüş sent the image to Gaziantep News hoping they could offer an explanation as to what he might have seen. Gaziantep News suggested it appears to be some sort of light beam, and listed Baygümüş’ contact information for people to share with him their thoughts.

Given that Baygümüş did not see the light when he took the picture, it is possible that the light is due to some sort of reflection or flare happening in the phone, and the orb of light was not actually there.
Gaziantep News also noted that Van Lake is home to another paranormal mystery, the Van Lake Monster. Rumors of a strange creature living in Van Lake are said to have begun in 1995. Some researchers say there was a story in the local newspapers in 1889 of a man who was reportedly carried away by a creature that came out of the lake. Supposedly, Turkish officials were sent to the area, but did not find the monster.

In 1997, a 26 year-old man by the name of Unal Kozak claimed to have captured several videos of the Van Lake Monster. A CNN story on the video said that images were sent to Cambridge University to be examined, and that even Jacques Cousteau was planning a trip to the lake to investigate. However, neither Cambridge University nor Jacques Cousteau have presented any analysis.

Kozak’s video is still under debate, and locals are split over the existence of the Van Lake Monster. Although, everyone has fun with the legend. The town of Van has a statue depicting the monster.

Van Lake Monster statue in the town of Van, Turkey.
Did Kozak capture a genuine lake monster in his videos? Did Baygümüş capture an image with a light flare or something more mysterious? Do mysterious orbs of light have anything to do with lake monsters? So many mysteries, so few answers. Let us know what you think.

Link: http://verytopsecret.info/tag/ufo-turkey/

29 August, 2014

Melbourne Researcher Has Spent Decades Searching for The Truth About Reported UFO sightings

UFO researcher Paul Dean will be one of the presenters at a UFO conference in Melbourne.
PAUL Dean, 35, from Nunawading, is a senior researcher with Victorian UFO Action, a group dedicated to investigating UFO sightings. He has spent decades searching for the truth about reports of unidentified flying objects. 
As told to SARAH MARINOS, this is a SnapShot glimpse into Paul’s extraordinary life:
FROM as far back as I can remember I was always technically and scientifically minded. As a kid growing up in the eastern suburbs, I enjoyed learning about physics, astronomy and aviation.

But when I was 13 a close family member told me something that triggered my lifelong interest in UFOs. He told me about a sighting near Shepparton in 1975.

He was 25 years old then and in the army and as he was driving alone one night he saw a massive white light through the trees ahead.

It looked like a train headlight but as the light rose higher into the sky he thought instead that there must be something like a grain silo ahead with a bright white light on top. As the light rose even higher in the sky he thought it had to be a helicopter with a searchlight, but there was no sound of rotors turning.

 He drove underneath this thing and while he knew there was a craft above him — this intensely bright orb — he couldn’t figure out what it was. All of a sudden his whole car lit up and this object shone a light directly on his car. He remembers driving out of there as fast as he could and he stands by that story today.

Around this time I was at my best friend’s house and an item came on the news about the disappearance of the pilot, Frederick Valentich. His small plane left Moorabbin Airport in 1978 and during that flight Valentich radioed air traffic control in Melbourne and reported a craft harassing him.

The Sun with a UFO angle on Frederick Valentich's lost plane.

He described it as long with a green light on top and his last words were “that strange aircraft is hovering on top of me again. It’s hovering and it’s not an aircraft”. Then he disappeared.
So I started reading books about UFOs and what struck me was that some of the people reporting serious UFO encounters — not fanciful stories of flying saucers and little green men but reports of highly unusual and unexplainable aircraft in our skies — were flight instructors, combat pilots, air traffic controllers, aerospace experts and scientists, and even they couldn’t explain what they’d seen.
About four years ago I began to delve even deeper into UFO investigations and I’ve uncovered documents from government agencies around the world that offer some ridiculous explanations for these sightings.

For example, in 2002, while radar technicians in Greenland were fixing a radar system, they were buzzed for 20 to 30 seconds by a UFO hovering above them before it shot off at massive speed. The official explanation was this was a meteorite, but meteorites usually last for a few seconds, they don’t hover and they don’t take off in an upward direction.

I’m a painter and decorator but in my free time I’ve spent hours in my study tracing once-classified documents and officials with knowledge of UFO incidents. About two years ago, using the National Archives in Australia, I uncovered a series of declassified papers relating to UFO sightings from government agencies that hadn’t been opened by the public before.

UFO researcher Paul Dean has hundreds of files on his research.

I’ve got 240,000 pages of UFO documents from all over the world. Some include comments from very senior whistleblowers who admit their job has been to cover up the existence of UFOs. Over the years, I’ve been in touch with people who work deep inside agencies and government departments who talk to me anonymously to help my research.

One former air force captain in the US confirmed to me that there was a serious UFO event outside Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico in 1980, for example. He sent me an email confirming “yes, there was an object and it landed”.

He said there was radar imaging of that object and that tests on soil traces where the object landed show the soil was from nowhere nearby. Witnesses were polygraph-tested and those tests indicated they were telling the truth about seeing an unknown object zigzag around the place and then take off at phenomenal speed.

I certainly don’t read about UFOs constantly. I lead a normal life. I work, I’m married and I have two little girls, but I think there are many files about credible UFO incidents that are still being kept secret — and I’m determined to find out as much as I can.

I’m a highly sceptical person but in the face of constant admissions by high-ranking officials, and through the discovery of so many documents, I believe something unusual is flying around out there.
About two weeks after I met my wife I told her that I study something a bit unusual. She’s very supportive of my research. She’s doing a law degree and while she studies that, I write to authorities for information, study my files, track down experts and search for new evidence.

I don’t tell everyone what I do. Some people tell me UFOs don’t exist but they haven’t seen the information that I’ve seen. I always tell doubters to read about the Japan Airlines flight over Alaska in 1986.

Two radars on the ground picked up a UFO in front of that plane and the pilots were shouting into their radio to get this thing away from them. Years later a federal aviation administrator admitted that he helped cover up that incident.

I think we’re not told the truth about UFOs because governments don’t know what to do about them. But surely the people who report these unusual sightings should be vindicated.

All those people who’ve sometimes been ridiculed deserve answers and the truth.


The Victorian UFO Action group is hosting a conference called Age of Reason — Seeking The Truth, in Melbourne on September 6. For more information, visit vufoa.com

Link:  http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/melbourne-researcher-paul-dean-has-spent-decades-searching-for-the-truth-about-reported-ufo-sightings/story-fnii5smr-1227040173042

Some Bay Area Residents Report Mysterious Flashes In The Sky During Napa Quake

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) – Several people called the KPIX 5 newsroom after Sunday morning’s magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa, reporting mysterious flashes of light in the sky. Witnesses said the strange phenomenon looked like lightning.

Similar flashes of light have been reported in earthquakes around the world, from Japan to Peru.

Friedemann Freund, a scientist with the SETI Institute in Mountain View, said the same thing happened during Sunday morning’s earthquake. And it wasn’t a transformer blowing up or UFOs.
“What they are, are a consequence of the stresses building up deep below the earth, seven miles like in the case of the Napa Valley earthquake,” Freund told KPIX 5.

He calls the phenomenon “earthquake lights,” the quick buildup of stress that causes an electric current to flow to the surface and burst through the earth. This typically happens before or during an earthquake.

Several North Bay witnesses contacted Freund at the SETI Institute about seeing several flashes around the time the Napa quake hit. They said there was one or two seconds between each one.

Freund has been studying the lights for 12 years. His team recently looked at 65 occurrences around the world over the last 400 years. Most seismologists don’t believe such things are real.

“There are things that we still don’t understand about the earth, so why not accept unusual, exceptionally unusual phenomena taking place? And the light outburst from the ground is one of them.”

Link:  http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/08/27/witnesses-report-mysterious-flashes-in-the-sky-during-napa-quake-lightning-seti-institute-earthquake-lights-twitter/

Pennsylvania woman sees UFO — cops see it too

Stephanie Wilkerson and her neighbor saw bright flashing lights in the sky. She called 911, and police saw it too.

What the heck is it? Not even the cops can figure out what is causing weird circle of light in Lower Paxton Township, Pennsylvania.
She was just relaxing on her porch, she says, when a giant circle of flashing lights appeared in the dark skies over her Pennsylvania home.

Stephanie Wilkerson grabbed her cellphone, shot some video and called over her neighbor, who saw what she saw. Then she called 911 and an officer came over. He saw it, too.

"I thought it was a plane until I realized it wasn't moving," she told ABC News. "I watched it for about 20 minutes and I started noticing it changing colors."

Her neighbor brought his binoculars. He thought it was a planet. Then the flashing object became yellow. "That's not a planet," he said, according to Wilkerson.

Stephanie Wilkerson

Stephanie Wilkerson, of Lower Paxton Township, Penn., says she’s now a believer in UFOs after seeing blinking light display over her house.
That's when she called 911.

An officer arrived from the Lower Paxton Township Police Department.

He didn't know what the flashing lights were, either.

"He went there and apparently he saw them, too, so he called his sergeant and his corporal to come and verify what he was seeing," said Lt. Gary Seefeldt.

abc27 WHTM

Officers called the local airport and a nearby National Guard training center, but neither had flights in the area.

The Monday night incident was repeated Wednesday, Wilkerson. Still no word on what it is.

Link:  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/penn-woman-sees-ufo-calls-cops-article-1.1920832

28 August, 2014

UFOs Sighted On Greek Islands

October, 2013, over the Temple of Poseidon, Sounio.
An increase in strange activity over Greek skies that isn’t perceivable by radars

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22 August, 2014

Cigar Shaped UFO Sighting Over Michigan on 19th August 2014

What The Witness Said:
I was taking pictures with my Nikon D3100 camera using a 18mm-55mm lens to capture lightning strikes from a storm that was heading over my residence. The storm came in from the west and was moving east/southeast and I had my camera on continuous shooting.

Nikon D3100
18mm-55mm lens for the Nikon D3100

A lightning bolt was discharged from the wall cloud. It is the only time a lightning bolt came from this cloud and within a few seconds after the bolt struct, I managed to capture 2 pictures of this object. After taking approximately 145 photos of this storm, I saw 2 pictures with a cigar shaped object following the south end of the wall cloud. I did not see this object at all while shooting them. It was only visible after I reviewed my photos on my computer. The object was a dull gray/black, solid body, no lights or windows.

The Original Picture

And Now The "Can You See It" Picture

There were NO wings, tail or protruding areas coming from this object. The ends are rounded and fits the cigar shape perfectly. It was approximately 30-50 ft in length (estimate) and about 700-900 ft high (again, estimate) and it followed in back of the main wall cloud that contained high winds and rain. It moved to the east, along with the storm. It had moved hundreds of feet in less than 4 seconds. There were no airplanes or helicopters in this area mainly because of the storm that was approaching. The only noise that was heard was the storm itself.

A few times my camera would NOT shoot to capture images. So gaps were as long as 5 seconds on some of the pictures. While most images of the storm and object were captured, fluently, I had to refocus a few times in order to get the camera to shoot some of the images (although no object was visible in those pictures). I have included pictures of this object. Also sending the stretch between the first sighting of the object and a couple of in between pictures to show you a time sequence from the first picture of the craft to the last picture of it. Also included, are pictures of the readings on my camera at the time they were taken.

Link:  http://www.latest-ufos.com/2014/08/cigar-shaped-ufo-sighting-over-michigan-on-19th-august-2014/

20 August, 2014

Regional Businessman Photographs UFO During World Cup Games - Chilean Source

Photo taken by businessman Carlos Ruiz showing the city of Ouro Preto and a self-luminous disk-shaped object in the sky.
Source: Planeta UFO and Diario El Día (Chile)
Date: 08.12.14

Thousands of compatriots traveled to Brazil to see Chile playing in the most recent World Cup games. One of them was Carlos Ruiz, a local businessman and former Assistant Dean of the University of Aconcagua.

Aside from attending all of Team Chile's games, his goal was to enjoy the beauty of Brazil's cities. Thus, following the Chilean team's defeat in the games, he headed for the city of Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais.

"When Chile lost in Belo Horizonte, I went off to a city that was recommended to me. It is an old city, a world heritage site, with a Portuguese flavor, used in several Brazilian TV series. I toured the streets, taking photos and visiting museums. This happened before my return trip home on July 1," states Ruiz.

During his entire stay in Brazil - for over 30 days - the businessman employed a Nikon P510 camera.

"In the evening, at 18:15 hours, I was taking my last photos before heading off to the bus station, and that's when I saw something appear. I was holding the camera, and thinking quickly, fired off two photos. Then it vanished. I saw something unknown to me appear out of nowhere, and it drew my attention," he noted.

Two Photos

Thus, Carlos Ruiz managed to capture the object in two photographs with a distance of less than 2 seconds between each. According to his report, there were no other witnesses or people photographing the UFO from that area.

"After it vanished, I went away to see if I could spot it elsewhere, but it was gone. I kept taking pictures. I've had the good fortune to travel a lot, but this the first time I've seen anything like it, except perhaps in Chile, when I saw something strange when traveling to Candelaria, but I didn't get to take any pictures.

The images - plus the local businessman's account - will be analyzed by UFO researchers gathered at a meeting on Thursday, August 14. Meanwhile, ufologists will hold a series of lectures on August 15 & 16 at an anniversary in the city of La Serena (Chile).

Carlos Ruiz also authorized the photos taken in Brazil to be seen by people visiting the Puerta Mall in La Serena between August 14 and 17, where Expo OVNI 2014 will be held. A sample of historic UFO cases will be on display there, including the alleged crash of a strange device in Paihuano on 7 October 1998.

[Translation (c) 2014 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Link:  http://inexplicata.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/chile-regional-businessman-photographs.html

19 August, 2014

18 August, 2014

UFOs Caught By Canadian News Crew During Forest Fire Coverage

Vancouver, Canada
A video shot outside of Vancouver, British Columbia, during a forest fire unexpectedly captured a lot more than firefighting efforts.

On July 17, 2014, Castanet.net, a news organization in Western Canada, posted a video shot in West Kelowna -- northeast of Vancouver -- featuring efforts to stop the Smith Creek Wildfire.

Here's the original Castanet.net video report, showing the UFO at approximately 26 seconds. 

"In the news piece, a bright object appears from behind clouds above the fire area quickly moving left to right," according to Castanet.net. The news site revealed the following description from a witness who noticed the unusual aerial object in the video:
Shot out from the clouds above the mountain during a forest fire near our neighborhood. It pulled a wisp of cloud with it as it exited.
A forest fire broke out on the mountain behind us and during the attempt to put it out, this event took place.
I was watching a video online of the fire from a little earlier in the day and I spotted the UFO 37 seconds in. I have no idea whether anyone else has noticed this or not. Most folks would be focused on the fire.
37 seconds into the video the UFO comes shooting out from a cloud right above the mountain and passes through a clear spot back into the next cloud. I was quite startled and surprised when I saw it.
The UFO left a thin trail of cloud vapor as it exited the cloud. This, to me, eliminates any thought that this might be a camera lens artifact or light phenomenon effect.
The event lasted only a few seconds. Judging by the distance I was from the object it had to have been moving very fast. The scene cuts away while the UFO is still visible. I'm left to assume that there must be more footage of it than I saw.
I phoned the website's news department to ask if it would be possible to see the full footage, but was met with disapproval. In retrospect, perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned the word UFO.
While no official explanation has surfaced about the UFO, OpenMinds.TV asked Marc Dantonio, chief photo and video analyst for the Mutual UFO Network, aka MUFON, to look at the video. He suggests the object could have been a bolide, a type of very bright meteor that streaks through Earth's atmosphere.

"I am convinced that this was a really good find," Dantonio told Open Minds. "It is an Earth-grazer, a meteor that approaches the atmosphere at a shallow angle, and continues on, skipping off the atmosphere back into space. Some of them will slow down enough to become trapped and fall to Earth but they many times just skip on off and keep going.

"This one does indeed show a vapor trail as it moves through, it does come out from behind the cloud, and it moves at a speed completely consistent with Earth-grazers."

Watch this similar video of a bolide meteor from Mexico in 2013. 

There's one other interesting thing about the Canadian news video that may have been overlooked. YouTube commenter Joe Edwards observed something else in the sky in the same video footage:

"Did anyone notice the very next scene, it seems something dark and very fast flew from right to left across the screen, that was just as interesting," Edwards wrote. "It occurs at about the 32-second mark."

This object moves from the far right of the image to the far left, literally, at the blink of an eye. At first, one might assume it's probably just an insect streaking by the camera. But, depending on how you look at it, it appears to slip behind trees and a telephone pole.

Link:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/17/ufos-videotaped-canadian-wildfire_n_5685252.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news

17 August, 2014

Father, son claim they saw 3 UFOs

A 61-year-old businessman and 36-year-old son claimed they saw three unidentified flying objects circling the moon at 12:20 a.m. on Aug. 12 and managed to take photos of the occurrence.

Diamagnetically Stabilised Levitation - Scientific Study

These two photographs show a magnet hovering in mid-air between fingertips of Nijmegen’s researcher.
The fingertip levitation is far from being only fun. It breaks down one of the most lasting prejudices in physics that stable levitation of a magnet was impossible. The other side of the coin - no less beautiful - is that the illustrated principle allows frictionless magnetic bearings which, being passive and cheap, find their way into high-tech devices. 

According to the general laws of physics, a magnet unlike a diamagnet, can NOT levitate. The Maxwell equations do not allow this. End of discussion. The so-called Earnshaw’s theorem explicitly states that, however hard you try, it is impossible to achieve stable levitation of a magnet in a system governed by stationary electric, magnetic and gravitational forces. One can try to get a feel of this theorem in a simple experiment. Take two magnets and try to lift one of them by approaching the other magnet from above. The attractive force between the magnets easily allows the situation in which the lower magnet is practically weightless (the top magnet pulls it upwards compensating the gravitational force). However, the lower magnet cannot stay in this weightless state for more than a tiny fraction of a second: it either jumps up and sticks to the top magnet or falls down. And there is no way to hang the magnet in mid-air, whatever tricky configuration of additional magnets one suggests. This is normally referred to as an unstable equilibrium and is somewhat similar to the situation with a ball on top of a hill, which always tries to roll down.

We have found a way to cheat the nature and "break down" Earnshaw’s theorem. As described in the recent paper "Magnet Levitation At Your Fingertips" (.PDF format), we stabilize levitation of a magnet by using feeble diamagnetic forces created by seemingly non-magnetic materials such as graphite, bismuth or even human fingers. Scientifically speaking, we use non-local interaction of a magnet with a diamagnetic medium, a possibility not considered previously. So, no need to worry: the Maxwell equations survive after all.

The basic idea of the new type of levitation is remarkably simple or - with the benefit of hindsight - even trivial. Let us take the magnet in the weightless but unstable situation discussed above and place it between two diamagnetic plates. (see photograph)
The Levidot: a levitating toy and, at the same time, a prototype of miniature frictionless magnetic bearings. Unlike the flying-frog levitation , this levitation does not require extreme magnetic fields. Do it yourself!

A magnet and a diamagnet always repel each other. Therefore, if the floating magnet attempts to fall down, the bottom graphite plate pushes it up slightly and prevents it from the fall without touching it. If the magnet attempts to jump up towards the top magnet, the top plate prevents it from doing so, too. In effect, the diamagnetic plates work as self-adjusting stabilisers, allowing Earnshaw’s theorem to be flouted. What is really counterintuitive in this situation - especially for physicists - is that the minute forces created by the practically non-magnetic matter and very rapidly decaying with distance, are sufficient to keep the fine balance between magnetic and gravitational forces.

The photograph shows a prototype of a new generation of (passive) magnetic bearings based on the described principle. Unlike in the case of superconducting bearings, there is no need to cool the device with liquid nitrogen or helium and there is no magnetic friction. On the other hand, the design is much simpler than for active magnetic bearingsand does not require sophisticated electronics. Importantly, there are no restrictions on either the size or weight of levitating objects, nor very strong magnetic fields are required. Our magnetic bearings can be made of only permanent magnets and are intrinsically frictionless. They can be either less than a centimetre in size (to support high-speed rotors) or many meters large (to support flywheels for energy storage weighing many tons). The latter would require many permanent magnets distributed above a heavy levitating objects. Of course, the diamagnetically stabilised levitation is unlikely to be a panacea for every application where magnetic bearings were previously considered. However, they can take over in some cases or be incorporated in design in others.

In order to show how easy it is to achieve levitation (when you know how!) and to demonstrate that the levitation is really at your fingertips for practical applications, we have produced a literal illustration of this by levitating a magnet between the fingertips. Human fingers are about 20 times less diamagnetic than graphite and, therefore, a very large magnet placed above is required. It creates 500 Gauss (200 times of Earth’s magnetic field) at the place where the researcher stands. This fingertip levitation is a stunt, of course, but it sends the message - we hope - that science should not necessary be boring or overcomplicated to be new. On the other hand, miniature frictionless magnetic bearings like this prototype on the picture are likely to find their way to households and, hopefully, not only as levitating toys but also as bearing parts in some appliances.

This work was done by Andrey Geim (Nijmegen) and Simon Martin (UCLA) in collaboration with Marius Boamfa and Lee Heflinger.

For more scientific explanation of the fingertip levitation please read Martin Simon’s explanation and our paper in Nature 400, 323-324 (July 22 1999) (PDF format)


16 August, 2014

New report compiles 25 years of UFO sightings in Canada

Vancouver is home to the most UFO sightings in Canada

Do you believe?

Large flying objects, crop circles and alien abductions are part of a new study about UFO sightings in Canada. A Winnipeg group called Ufology Research has compiled and analyzed reported sightings of unidentified flying objects across Canada over the last 25 years.

It found 14,617 celestial oddities have been spotted since the group started collecting data in 1989. Explanations or probable explanations were found for about half the sightings. Research co-ordinator Chris Rutkowski said the group's work doesn't provide absolute proof about the existence of extraterrestrials.

But it raises questions. "This is simply a phenomenon that's real, that people continue to report," Rutkowski said after the study was released Friday. "And I believe that science should take a better look at what's going on because the (data) suggests the phenomenon isn't going away." The study shows a growing number of unexplained sightings over the years, with the majority in British Columbia and Ontario.

The "hot spot" cities with the most sightings are listed as Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Calgary. Most sightings were of lights in the sky, often spotted between 10 p.m. and midnight, and usually in July and August. About three per cent, or 467 cases, were close encounters, including alleged alien sightings and abductions.

One of the study's "most remarkable" cases was that of a Winnipeg nurse who said that she found two "small human-like creatures" when she got home from work on Nov. 1, 1992. "She found herself taken in a 'hangar' with several spacecraft and was taken inside one for a brief trip around the Earth.

She soon found herself back at home, with several hours of time missing from her life," said the study. On Nov. 20, 1989, a few people at a farm outside Montreal said they saw a bright light and heard a loud noise.

They found a large circle of flattened green grass in a field. It remained green long after the grass surrounding it turned brown and died. The study also includes a list of the Top 10 strangest sightings in Canada over the last century, taken from historic reports and other UFO databases.

In 1915 a "phantom invasion" of flying objects caused so much panic that the lights on Parliament Hill were shut off to "prevent targeting by the enemy." A Montreal woman said in 1977 that she saw a flying saucer land on a roof across from her home along with "two spindly creatures in tight-fitting suits."

The creatures and their ship then disappeared. And in 1980 a teenager in Duncan, B.C., was so obsessed with UFOs that he built a huge model of one in his backyard. "One day, following a series of UFO reports in the area, he announced to his friends he was going to be taken away by aliens," the study said. "He was never seen again."

Link: http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/new-report-compiles-25-years-of-ufo-sightings-in-canada-1.1961596


The National Institute For Discovery Sciences (NIDS headed by Las Vegas billionaire Robert Bigelow, who also owns Bigelow Aerospace) reportedly had made an investigation earlier (ca. 1998) regarding this suspicious ranch.
However, the following report itself by NIDS regarding this ranch seems to be more suspicious now:

(QUOTE, from the original NIDS report)

"It has been reported in the media and on the internet that the Redding War Ranch, located at 37° 2.91' north latitude and 107° 1.44' west longitude (GPS) next to Mt. Archuleta (straddling New Mexico - Colorado border), is rumored to be an undercover facility engaged in secret activity connected with Mt. Archuleta.

These rumors further state that the ranch has eight armed guard watch towers scattered along the property.

In addition, there is an unusual round steel (and air conditioned) building located behind a ranch entrance gate on the opposite side of the property (37° 6.02' north latitude and 107°2.85' west longitude - GPS).

A metal plaque prominently posted on a watch tower door identified the manufacturer as Houston Blow Pipe & Steel Plate Works (P.O. BOX 1692, Houston, TX 77251-1692, phone: 713-675-2273, FAX: 713-675-5038).

Having seen the towers and being interested in their origin and purpose, a simple phone call was made to the phone number above.

It was learned during the phone conversation that the President and CEO of the company is Mr. W. A. Redding.
Contrary to the myths that have been perpetuated, a simple explanation was provided by Mr. Redding.

1) Mr. Redding stated that the watch towers are actually hunting stands with the brand name "The Ultimate Hunting Stand."

The hunting stands on the ranch are weather proof-heavy gauge steel construction (5 feet diameter, 850 pounds est. total weight) equipped with 10 feet high steel angle frame supports, steel ladder or a steel walk-up type stairway with steel pipe hand railing, propane heater and tank, five large one way mirror-pane plate glass (hinged and latched) windows (hunters can see out, but game cannot see inside), swivel chair, and indoor-outdoor carpet on floor and side wall.

Further, the stands are used for photographing game and birds, and hunting of game (deer, elk, javelina,moose, sheep and turkeys).

According to published literature, the stands have been in production since 1963 and employ 75 years of hunting and 60 years of steel fabrication experience in their design for all-weatherhunting.

2) The round steel building is a bunk house for ranch hands designed and manufactured by Mr. Redding's Houston steel company.

The bunk house design employs the same all-weather heavy gauge steel construction as the hunting stands along with air conditioning and fuel-oil heater.
It is not currently being used.

3) The owner of the Redding War Ranch is Mr. Redding himself.

He can becontacted at the phone number given above.

4) The Redding War Ranch is used to raise small herds of Beefalo".


Yes, I think so.

Here is what Edmund Gomez from Dulce said about this.

And I agree with him.


"Based on the source of research by NIDS, yes, this was their take on the ranch years after the ranch let its defense down and allowed folks to travel through it.
From early 1960's to late 1980's, you could not trespass on the Redding Ranch, not even to retrieve a cow.


That is the million dollar question.

And, why are all the structures including the towers, doors and windows in bunkhouse constructed of a very heavy gage steel (making them bulletproof)?

NIDS continues to provide information (or is it disinformation?) to keep us off track, in my opinion.

In the fall of 1997, I led Gabe Valdez (former New Mexico State Patrol Officer in charge of the Dulce area) and two other scientists from NIDS on the expedition and continued through up to Mt. Archuleta.

We were able to go directly to the towers, enter, photograph and see the tags with the manufacturer.

I told them that the glass, doors, shutters and structures were bullet-proof and was going to show them, but inexplicably, Gabe Valdez stopped me.

I could not get them to go to the "bunkhouse and hangar" to investigate further.

It seemed that they were not very interested in the facilities.

Also, I noticed that the airstrip had been plowed and planted with oats.

But again, no interest was shown by the NIDS folks".

I could not agree more with the above quote from Edmund Gomez.

I also do not trust NIDS (National Institute of Discovery Sciences).

Greg Valdez, author of DULCE BASE just recently posted some of the photos of the ranch on his excellent website.

Here they are:

By the way, Greg Valdez, in his excellent book DULCE BASE, mentions that (the late) "Mr. Redding owned Houston Blow Pipe and Steel and was a military contractor providing manufacturing of heavy-duty plate rolling, which was commonly used at the Nevada Test Site for construction of underground tunnels during the testing of nuclear bombs in Nevada.

Mr. Redding's company also provided air circulation systems (that's one of the services a blowpipe company usually provides, in case you're curious), which would be convenient technology to have for constructing an underground base or tunnel".

Redding Ranch is currently owned by the Southern Ute tribe which purchased it from W.A. Redding on August 16, 2005.
Redding passed away in 2009 in Texas. Redding acquired the property in 1976.

According to Greg Valdez, in his book DULCE BASE, "the land directly south of the Redding Ranch did not indicate a previous owner.

The key to this is the fact that the United States government owned all the property prior to 1965 and it wasn't the Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management.

When Edmund Gomez looked into the property records during the 1980s, he found ficticious companies listed (a common tactic of agencies such as the CIA) as the owner on record of the Redding Ranch.

After Edmund's finding of the fictitious companies became public, the ownership records changed back to Mr. Redding."

Link:  http://www.surfingtheapocalypse.net/forum/index.php?id=285499

15 August, 2014

UFO sighting on Channel Nine Darwin’s broadcast

Channel Nine Darwin’s host Jonathan Uptin was shown up by a UFO
THE Territory’s insurance body has refused to comment on the looming necessity of offering cover against UFO attacks and potential probing after an unidentified object was captured on film during Nine News Darwin’s broadcast last night. 
As news anchor Jonathan Uptin read the start of the bulletin, a ‘flying saucer shaped’ object appeared to hover over his shoulder.

It is well documented that the Dry is the ‘green nomad’ season in the Territory with eye witness accounts truthfully recorded in a local newspaper of record.

The NT has been on the brink of invasion several times.

Some people have described being run off the road by spacecraft shaped like a Ford station wagon.
While there is no suggestions now of an invasion, there are grave fears held for Uptin, who obviously has grave fears for himself.

When the NT News questioned TIO — the Territory government-owned insurance organisation — on whether it was well-past time when it should be offering insurance, the organisation declined to comment.

There is no Territory ministerial portfolio for UFOs but some believe either the transport or the multicultural affairs minister should show leadership.

While not wanting to be seen as a hostile move, the natural minister for this portfolio would be street justice disher-outerer Attorney General John Elferink who has been dubbed ‘Super Elf’.

NT News reader Krystal Hamilton also saw the object but hosed down UFO speculation.

“...(I) reckon it might be a fly...(it) disappeared after I took the photo,” she said.

“Or two flies getting jiggy.”

Long serving journalist Uptin said he was fine but there was some foreboding.
“I just hope it doesn’t return tonight and I’m abducted,” Uptin said.

“It is a real concern obviously but because I was facing the camera I didn’t know what was going on behind me, so I wasn’t as petrified as I should have been.

“I was made aware of it by our news director Jarrod Koh halfway through the bulletin and I did turn around to try and have a look but it disappeared.

“I thought it was bad when my Melbourne colleague Peter Hitchener was attacked by a seagull but this is obviously a much deeper concern.”

Mr Uptin said he had certainly never seen a UFO in the skies above Darwin city.

It will be interesting to see if he’s at work next week.

In May, Muckaty Station manager Ray Aylett revealed crop circles to the world that he said had been made by aliens.

“There’s no other explanation,” he said.
Link:  http://www.ntnews.com.au/entertainment/ufo-sighting-on-channel-nine-darwins-broadcast/story-fnk0b1gl-1227025906851


Nurse Matilda O’Donnell MacElroy was forced by the US government into lifelong silence and hiding due to her involvement in the Roswell incident. She was the one who could communicate with Aril, the grey alien, lone survivor of the crash and did so with her under close supervision by military minds, hell bent on finding weapons for their wars, for six weeks in July and August of 1947 during Aril’s captivity.

14 August, 2014

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? Chile Says It’s a UFO!

Mulder and Scully may have been in search for the truth for a long time, but the government of Chile seems to have chanced upon photographic evidence of extraterrestrial life. An analysis of two high quality photos that show what appear be genuine unidentified flying objects hovering over a remote copper mine has been released by the government office investigating UFOs in Chile.

The CEFAA (Committee for the Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena), located within the Ministerial Department of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC), India's equivalent of the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) is responsible for the analysis of reports highlighting unidentifiable aerial activity in Chilean airspace. Most of this has been reported by aviation personnel and pilots.

The photographs were said to have been taken in the Andean plateau in the far north of Chile over 14,000 feet above sea level at the Collahuasi copper mine. This remote area is known to be inhospitable and desolate due to its unusually clear skies and low oxygen levels. Copper concentrate, molybdenum concentrate and copper cathodes are produced from three open-pit mineral deposits of the Collahuasi mine.

Witness accounts
In April 2013, four technicians specializing in electronics, electricity, and fluid control were working in the area and happened to witness a strange disc-shaped object that approached slowly and kept hovering for over an hour at about 2000 feet. It kept changing positions every now and then. One of the technicians used his Kenox Samsung S860 camera to snap pictures of the unidentified flying object, which made no sound, and moved away towards the East.

Because of the skepticism associated with UFO sightings, the witnesses decided to keep this one to themself. A few months later however, the photographer showed the pictures to the mine's chief engineer, who then sent copies of these images to the CEFAA in February, and also gave him an account of what transpired that day.

All conventional explanations ruled out
A clear sky without the possibility of lenticular clouds was confirmed by Chile's meteorological office at the DGAC. The Chilean officials have also ruled out all other meteorological phenomena as a possible explanation.

Jose Lay, international affairs director for the CEFAA also confirmed that there were no drones operating near the mine. DGAC officials even ruled out any experimental planes, aircraft, or weather balloons.

After eliminating all conventional explanations, the photos were considered worthy enough to be analyzed by the staff at the CEFAA. The study conducted by a leading CEFAA analyst at the DGAC Meteorological Office posted its findings on the CEFAA website on July 3.

Key findings of the study
According to the report, the phenomenon was described by the witnesses as "a flattened brilliantly colored disc, with a diameter that spanned 5 to 10 meters [16 to 32 feet]. It was capable of performing horizontal, descending and ascending movements about 600 meters above the ground in short lengths. The witnesses believed that the object was being intelligently controlled.

The analysis revealed that the unidentified object may be emitting its own energy, which does not coincide with the natural sunlight which is also being reflected off the object. It was almost impossible for the brightness underneath to have been caused by the sun at noon, which was reflected off the top.

The study therefore infers that this was a phenomenon or object of great interest, and that it can be qualified as a UFO.

Limitations of the Collahuasi case
Though this analysis of the Collahuasi case seems solid, there are still a few limitations that the CEFAA staff has recognized. One is that though they were contacted, the witnesses did not seem to be willing to cooperate. That is why the CEFAA has filed the material for future comparison or reference purposes.

Director of the CEFAA, retired General Ricardo Bermudez says that they need to exercise caution due to the fact that the deduction was made by a single CEFFA analyst among several. That is why a meeting of the CEFFA scientific committee, comprising of high level specialists from universities and laboratories was called. Bermudez believed that though these individuals were not expert visual photo-video analysts, their esteemed opinion might be able to shed further light on the case.

Since the release of the report, the South American media has shown great interest in these images. However, since the four witnesses have been unwilling to talk to the authorities, even after they were guaranteed anonymity, a real account of the event might never transpire.
Having said that, no one can deny that these pictures are extremely important, especially because they resulted in an unlikely investigation carried out by a government agency with complete nonchalance. The CEFAA conducted an investigation into the case, came up with their findings, released it to the media and the public and made no bones about calling a spade a spade. In this case, of course, they called the spade a UFO.

Link:  http://www.gizmodo.in/Indiamodo/Is-it-a-Bird-Is-it-a-Plane-Chile-Says-Its-a-UFO/articleshow/40249245.cms

UFO workshop draws thousands 
to Hi-Desert

Erich von Daniken, right, the Swiss writer who brought his "Chariots of the Gods" ancient astronaut theory to the public almost 50 years ago, receives a standing ovation from the standing-room-only Contact crowd before his lecture, "Unsolved Mysteries of the Past," in Noble Hall Sunday morning, Aug. 10.
An estimated 2,000 people from around the world attended Contact in the Desert, a four-day program exploring extraterrestrial contact past, present and future, at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center Friday through Monday.
For a second year, attendees were treated to lectures and workshops featuring top names in the fields of UFOs, archaeological and astronomical mysteries, consciousness studies, government cover-ups and the citizen disclosure movement.
“It’s not about depending on the government telling us the truth, it’s about us finding the truth,” Tim Blackhurst from Bakersfield declared.

 “I was fascinated by space and alien technology as a kid, ever since I got my first copy of ‘Project Blue Book,’ Michael Pannullo from the Bay Area said, referring to the government study of UFOs released in 1969. “I’ve been to three of these kinds of events.”

Laurie Marie and Diane Leprince are Internet journalists form Paris, France.

“We’re going to report on this to the French people, explain to them the things we’re being told here,” Marie said.

“I came last year,” Diane Alhamad of San Diego said. “This year I’m going to get my copy of ‘Gold of the Gods’ signed by Erich von Daniken.”

Von Daniken, the spirited Swiss octogenarian who sparked the ancient astronaut movement with the 1968 German release of his book, “Chariots of the Gods,” was the star guest at Contact this year.
He lectured and gave programs with plenty of new material on his arguments about the Great Pyramid of Giza and Bible accounts of encounters with “gods.”

He also signed many books for fans.

Also at the top of the bill for the second year were Giorgio Tsoukalos, the adventuring host of the popular History Channel television series “Ancient Aliens,” now in its seventh season, and George Noory, host of the long-running “Coast to Coast” radio show about all things mysterious.

New this year was Nick Pope, the former British ministry of defense head of UFO investigations, exploring the alleged alien contact on a military base in England.

“The continuing study of UFOs is challenging our concepts of what we thought they were even 20 years ago,” Richard Dolan, investigator of military and government cover-ups, said during a panel discussion on conspiracies. “The battle is about secrecy versus freedom and we want to flow to freedom.”

Link:  http://www.hidesertstar.com/news/article_18322572-2298-11e4-bd62-001a4bcf887a.html

13 August, 2014

Watch How the Cultural Hubs of Civilization Have Shifted Over Centuries

For millennia, thinkers, artists and business people have been drawn to the big city. These cultural hubs foster the exchange of money and ideas, and people have crossed land and sea to spend their days at the center of civilization. Yet the dominance of any one cultural hub doesn't hold forever, and over the years cities have gone through booms and busts in popularity.

By tracking where 120,000 notable historical figures were born and died, researchers have charted the ever-shifting appeal of the next up-and-coming Big City. The video above shows the migration of notable figures—artists, explorers, philosophers, missionaries and others—from 600 B.C. to 2012 A.D., says Nature.
The animation reflects some of what was known already. Rome gave way to Paris as a cultural centre, which was eventually overtaken by Los Angeles and New York. But it also puts figures and dates on these shifts — and allows for precise comparisons. For example, the data suggest that Paris overtook Rome as a cultural hub in 1789.
via Quartz

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tracking-migration-notable-people-shows-shifting-cultural-hubs-civilization-180952317/#oXZQ7MlWsDqWpmEV.99

Chile Declares UFOs Pose No Threat to Aircraft

A recent high level meeting at the headquarters of Chile's Civil Aviation Department will likely be the envy of those Americans desiring open government participation in UFO investigations, rather than the familiar blanket dismissal.
DGAC Chile Insignia

DGAC Chilean Headquarters

The question of whether UAP (unidentified aerial phenomena) pose any danger to civilian and military air operations was up for discussion. An official video about the event (the first 4 minutes), posted on Friday, is telling. You don't need to understand a word of Spanish to take note of the serious expressions on the faces of the participants.

Chile's agency investigating UFOs/UAP, known as the CEFAA (Committee for the Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena) is located within the Ministerial Department of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC), the equivalent of our FAA, under the jurisdiction of the Chilean air force.

Gen. Ricardo Bermúdez, director of the CEFAA, invited nineteen highly qualified experts from a range of specialties to the July 31st meeting, to explore the safety question and attempt to achieve a conclusion. The resulting dialogue lasted three hours.

The new DGAC director, air force Gen. Rolando Mercado, former director of operations and strategic planning of the Joint Chiefs, welcomed the participants and attended the early part of the discussion. "I wish to thank all the members of this committee for their serious, scientific approach in the investigation of this phenomenon," he said afterward, "which has rightly earned prestige for the CEFAA, not only in Chile, but also in foreign countries."

Scientists in attendance included two well known astronomers (each with an asteroid named after him), a nuclear chemist from the Nuclear Energy Commission, a doctor of aerospace medicine who is also a UN representative, a physicist, an army psychologist and an air force psychologist.

Among the DGAC specialists were the director of the Meteorological Observatory, the chief of Radar Operations Metropolitan Center, the head of Accident Investigations, DGAC chief of operations, the director of Airport Security Operations, and an aerospace engineer.

Representatives from different branches of the armed forces and the police corps were also present. All of them, including a navy commander who is in charge of flight security for navy aviation, are also pilots, or have been in the past. Along with Mercado, Bermúdez was once a combat pilot.
The panel members were familiar with the subject matter due to their various affiliations with the CEFAA as advisors, committee members, and experts called upon to assist with case investigations.

Each participant had already accepted the fact that UFOs are a real phenomenon which needs to investigated, without question. This, alone, is unusual, as we Americans see it.
"For Chileans, this is completely normal and we don't consider it news at all," says Jose Lay, international affairs director for the CEFAA.
Here are excerpts from some of the more interesting comments which helped influence the final conclusion:
  • DGAC chief of operations: "If, as many witnesses have declared, the UAP demonstrates 'intelligent behavior,' and if we admit this fact, then we must look for 'the intention behind' that intelligence, whatever it may be -- a form of energy, perhaps -- it doesn't matter. Intelligence is what matters. If this is so, we must ask: has it shown hostility or carried out openly threatening maneuvers? Has it actually attacked our aircraft? To date, this doesn't seem to be the case. We cannot possibly call something a threat to something or someone if they have not shown any open intention to do harm. And even less, we do not even know their exact nature!"
  • Navy captain Roberto Borè, Naval Aviation: "Aside from any natural distractions to the flight crews, the risks so far have been null. We cannot call UAP a risk to our operations, not even a low risk. An interaction, either good or bad, between a human being and UAP so far is nonexistent in our skies [in Chile], as far as I know."
  • Radar control chief Mauricio Blanco: "In aeronautics, we have to measure risk scientifically and we have all the tools for that. We have to establish a 'risk matrix,' considering possibility and probability. The risk level [for UAP] has not been analyzed. It can be measured, and given the probabilities, this level is very low."
Blanco is one of the highest officials actually on the front lines when UFO sightings are reported to ground control radar or picked up by radar, anywhere in the country. In 2012, I interviewed him at the radar center in Santiago, and he showed me the log book where UFO sightings are initially recorded before being sent to the CEFAA. Reports are written by hand to assure they are not tampered with or affected by computer transfer, and to provide a clear record of who actually wrote the entry. As an American, I was astonished by Blanco's matter-of-fact attitude about UFOs. It's hard to get used to the fact that UFOs are fully accepted as part of life in Chile.

More comments from the meeting:
  • "DGAC expert on accident investigations: "Until now, in practice, we have seen only the effects. And those we have captured through photographs, videos, official reports, testimonies, etc. And thus, we are able to say the phenomenon exists. But its origin, we have not defined. And without this definition, we cannot establish a strategy to counteract it. ... I have spoken with pilots who have had sightings. So far, none has experienced undue concern, just plain curiosity."
  • The nuclear chemist: "If our civilian and military pilots are well informed about UAP, the risk due to distraction will come down to a minimum because the surprise factor will not be there. Judging by global statistics, the number of aircraft that have allegedly been involved in an accident with UAP would represent a tiny fraction of the accidents caused by birds."
The air force psychologist advised more education for pilots -- in order to raise awareness rather than alert them to any latent danger. Others recommended that instructions on pilot reporting be included within aviation training courses. The scientists suggested further multi-disciplined studies "to bring us as close to the real nature [of UAP] as possible," stated by astronomer Luis Barrera.
The conclusion was clear. "Based on the evaluation at the meeting, the committee concluded that UAP do not present a threat or a danger to air operations, either civilian or military," Bermúdez said. "Although there have been a small number of accidents attributed to UAP around the world, none have withstood an objective examination that presented unmistakable proof that UAP were the cause."

The CEFAA staff have their eyes opened for any effects on air operations that might arise. But this is not the reason they do the work. They want to learn the nature and origin of the phenomenon simply because it is a reality that science has not yet explained. "Around 85 percent of our public believe in the phenomenon, so we have an obligation to investigate and find out what it is," says Lay. "This should be reason enough for governments to try and determine the origin. There is no need to fear panic from the public."

The CEFAA works with its many counterparts in South America, and has relationships with about a dozen other countries around the world. Planning is underway for Bermúdez to meet with officials from the French UFO agency, at the Paris headquarters of the National Space Studies Center (CNES), the equivalent to our NASA. A formal meeting between representatives of the CEFAA and the French GEIPAN, the two leading UAP agencies in the world, has never occurred, and this marks an historic step toward unifying the effort internationally.

Momentum is building for more governments to address the UFO problem, and many eyes are on the United States. Through the smallest change in position, our government has the potential to play a crucial role in lifting the stigma against research, thereby paving the way to a possible resolution to the problem.

The Chilean meeting serves as an example of one country's success in working with the UFO issue at high levels and its ability to integrate a serious approach throughout the country.

Link:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leslie-kean/chile-declares-ufos-pose-_b_5670136.html

12 August, 2014

Several UFOs Flying Above São Paulo, Brazil

Several UFOs are captured on film flying and hovering above São Paulo in the latest UFO sighting news from Brazil.
These bright UFOs were caught on video as many onlookers watched amazed at the aerial display they were putting on over the city of São Paulo, Brazil on August 8, 2014. These glowing orbs were buzzing over the city almost as if they were in search of something as the maneuvered around above the hillside in the night sky. Hovering at times and flying at a high rate of speed around each other in this 4 minute video. Some might believe these to be some type of Remote Control quadracopter off to your I would disagree. These craft appear to be much to large to be a toy.

Link: http://anythingufo.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/several-ufos-flying-above-sao-paulo.html

Low flying V-shaped UFO spotted by Canadian witness

An Ontario, Canada, witness at Burlington reported watching a large, V-shaped UFO that was first thought to be a building – until it moved about 9:40 p.m. on August 10, 2014, according to testimony in Case 58833 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The witness was driving to a friend’s house when bright red and white lights were first seen. “I thought it was a structure’s lights until it started moving and I stopped my car,” the witness stated.

11 August, 2014

Argentina’s President Urged to Release UFO Data

Taking advantage of Argentinean President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s May 13, 2010 visit to Victoria, a city in the province of Entre Ríos, prominent Argentinean ufologist Silvia Pérez Simondini handed the president’s chief of security and protocol an envelope with a ten-page report about UFOs from CEFORA (Spanish acronym for Commission for the Study of the UFO Phenomenon in the Argentinean Republic).

Pérez, who is the director of the Victoria-based Visión OVNI (UFO Vision) group and museum, had the opportunity of talking briefly with President Fernández during the ceremonies commemorating the bicentennial of Argentina’s independence.

Forty-eight hours later, Pérez received a call from the Casa Rosada (the presidential offices) acknowledging receipt of the CEFORA document and promising a quick response.
CEFORA is an umbrella organization of various Argentinean UFO groups and researchers, specifically created to lobby for the declassification of official UFO files in Argentina. CEFORA is also working on a campaign to collect one hundred thousand signatures petitioning UFO declassification to be presented to the Argentinean congress.

Andrea Pérez Simondini, Silvia’s daughter who is also a prominent ufologist and chemist who has documented dozens of cattle mutilation cases in Argentina, cautioned that the successful delivery of the CEFORA documents to President Fernández “may have extraordinary results or may end up in nothing.” CEFORA is clearly following the Brazilian model created a few years ago in a “Freedom of Information” public campaign that yielded significant results when the Brazilian Air Force instituted an official policy to declassify its voluminous UFO files, which is still ongoing.

President Fernández’s political biography has been compared to that of Hillary Clinton. Her husband, Néstor Kirchner, was the former president of Argentina, and she was a powerful senator from Buenos Aires province when she won the presidential election in a landslide in October 2007. Whether President Fernández will implement pro-UFO policies remains to be seen, but there is no doubt that Argentina’s military has in its possession UFO-related documents and probably some physical evidence. The Argentinean Navy created as far back as 1962 a “Permanent Commission for Studies of the UFO Phenomenon,” which lasted for several years. As a result of a series of spectacular sightings over Argentinean, Chilean and British meteorological bases in Deception Island, Antarctica, in 1965, the commission’s director, Captain Engineer Omar Pagani, stated, “Unidentified flying objects do exist. Their Presence and intelligent displacement in the Argentine airspace has been proven.

Their nature and origin is unknown and no judgment is made about them.”
In the late 1960s it was the Argentinean Air Force (AAF), through a small office out of their CNIE (Spanish acronym for National Commission for Space Research) that undertook the official study of UFOs. The AAF Commanderin- Chief, Brigadier Adolfo Alvarez, revealed in a radio interview (subsequently published in the newspaper La Razón) that “the Air Force has a specialized agency that has conducted investigations about this field for some time.” This agency was led for many years by AAF Captain Augusto Lima, who generally kept a tight-lip operation, although a few investigations were reported in the press.

 It appears that the CNIE has more than just documents in its possession since The Argentinean press reported at least two cases—one in General Ocampo, Argentina, on December 21, 1978, and the other in the Andean province of Rio Negro on October 3, 1980—in which metallic debris following a UFO sighting was retrieved by Captain Lima. Argentina’s neighboring countries of Chile and Uruguay already have official UFO agencies.And, Brazil continues to release some of its own UFO files, so Buenos Aires seems to be behind the curve. Perhaps President Fernández will do something about it.

Link:  http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/08/argentinas-president-urged-to-release-ufo-data-3009016.html