UAP, UFO, Aliens, and NHI Chronology


The UAP, UFO, Aliens, and NHI chronology is a quick 30-minute read that will keep you up to date on disclosure.


The scope of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), Unidentified Flying Object (UFO), aliens, and Non-Human Intelligent Being (NHI) chronology is limited to articles, disclosures, leaks, and Freedom of Information Act #FOIA content.

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Phase 0: 1933-2024 - disinformation - ridicule, secrecy, power, profit

Phase 1: 2024 - demonstrate Existence - hypothesis, reactive, acceptance ⬅️ you are here 🛸

Phase 2: 2026 - correlate signatures - persistent, forensic, academic acceptance

Phase 3: 2030 - characterize performance - proactive, predictive, public acceptance

Phase 4: 2034 - determine Nature - targeted, integrated, 5 Ws answered

Phase 5: Indefinite - engagement - interactive, scientific discovery, strategic end-state



link2024, June 10 - Admiral Gallaudet: "I'm totally convinced that we are experiencing a Non-Human Higher Intelligence". "Because I know people who were in the legacy programs that oversaw both the crash retrieval and the analysis of the UAP data".

link2024, May 30 - A UK Freedom of Information request has revealed the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) is currently researching how it will react to the so-called ‘black swan’ event that is discovering extraterrestrial life, including announcing the find to the public.

A black swan event is unpredictable and has wide-ranging consequences, but in hindsight, it appears to have been inevitable.

The report is investigating whether a plan already exists – none has ever been made public – what a plan would look like, and how the UK can be ‘on the front foot’ should such an astounding scientific discovery finally be made. It has been conducted for over six months and will be finalised in July, at which point a new government could receive it. An internal report will be presented to the DSIT Permanent Secretary setting out recommendations for an action plan including opportunities, challenges and areas of expertise. While a summary of the work states the primary focus of the report will be ‘the impact on the science landscape’, it will also consider the wider impact.

link2024, May 30 - Senate ad House UAP DA 2.0

Multiple amendments are proposed for the 2025 NDAA

link2024, May 23 - Intelligence Authorization Act 2025

Promotes reform of the nation’s security classification system by requiring the President to designate an Executive Agent for Classification and Declassification, improving the system for the classification and declassification of information, and requiring each Federal agency with access to classified information to establish an insider threat program to protect against unauthorized disclosures.

Prohibits entry into the Department of Energy National Laboratories by foreign nationals from adversary countries who pose counterintelligence risks.

It requires the IC to establish an IC-wide policy authorizing a program for contractor-based sensitive compartmented information facilities to improve public-private cooperation on technology innovation.

It requires a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) regarding reporting unidentified anomalous phenomena and coordinating with federal agencies.

Maintains strong congressional oversight of and enhances protections for IC whistleblowers.

Ensures continued support to the victims of anomalous health incidents (AHIs or “Havana Syndrome”) by improving funding flexibility for payments to qualified victims.](

link2024, May 23 - Documented sighting of metallic spheres over Livermore Lawrence National Laboratory (LLNL) on April 30th 2019, referenced by Luna on today's DOE Hearing.

Today, at a U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Accountability hearing, Representative Anna Paulina Luna asked Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm about a specific UAP incursion that occurred at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on April 30th, 2019, in which metallic spheres were seen flying around. Video timestamped to when Luna asked this question: At approximately 10:30 AM, I was notified by the Central Alarm Station (CAS) about a possible drone sighting. The CAS Operator mentioned hearing escorts at the building 815 project discussing a drone in their vicinity at approximately 10:27 AM. I contacted the Security Escorts at building 815 in the Process Area. They both reported seeing a round silver drone flying around the Process Area. It would periodically stop and hover for several seconds, then continue flying. It headed north of their location, stopped and hovered again for several more seconds. The drone was reportedly in their area for several minutes before departing towards the southeast. The drone was flying at such a height and distance that its specific characteristics were impossible to identify. I contacted another individual who confirmed that no drone flights were scheduled for Site 300 that day. A team member was dispatched to sweep Corral Hollow Road, but no personnel were found in the area. Another team member drove to the area around building 836 and reported that it was clear. I continued to monitor the Process Area but did not spot the drone again. At 10:40 AM, the incident was reported to the relevant authorities. Further notifications were made to other team members.


link2024, May 21 - "Non-human intelligence exists. Non-human intelligence has been interacting with humanity. This interaction is not new and has been ongoing." - Karl Nell, retired Army Colonel.

Alex Klokus interviewed Colonel Karl Nell at SALT iConnections New York, where Knell discussed evidence of non-human intelligence on earth. He detailed the U.S. government's level of knowledge and its disclosure process. Knell says there's zero doubt non-human intelligent life has visited Earth and dives deep into what exactly that means for humans. Karl Nell is an active Pentagon official four (4) steps removed from the United States president. Currently works as an advisor to the Vice Chief of Staff in the Army Futures Command. The unit was only relatively recently created in 2018 and works with experimental prototypes for future combat systems. Col. Karl E. Nell is predicting that an updated version of the UAP Disclosure Act will be reintroduced in Congress this summer, with a goal of adding it to the NDAA by the end of the year. At his presentation at SALT, Col. Karl Nell specifically namedropped Paul Hellyer (former Minister of National Defence of Canada) and Haim Eshed (former Director of Space Programs for Israeli Ministry of Defense) as people in positions to know that should be taken seriously: Nell goes on to lay out the reasons the government is actively concealing knowledge of NHI from the public, it's mostly societal implications, he calls the government "reactionary" instead of "proactive" because they're unwilling to accept the reality of higher lifeforms interacting with us and aren't ready to create a coherent plan for the future of that reality.

Additionally, Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet corroborates Karl Nell's statement on LinkedIn: "My colleague, retired Army Colonel Karl Nell, said with 100% certainty that the world is being visited by higher-level, non-human intelligence (NHI). I know he is correct with complete certainty." Nell told the world to look to a Canadian minister of defence and the founder of Israel's space program.

linkKey takeaways

The speaker, Karl Nell, believes that non-human intelligence exists and has been interacting with humanity. This is not a new phenomenon, and there are people within the government who are aware of it.

Evidence for this belief comes from key figures with high-level access to information, such as Paul Hellyer, Ham Eshed, Chris Mellon, Lou Elizondo, and David Grush. All of them have stated similar beliefs regarding the existence of non-human intelligence.

The government has not officially disclosed this information for six main reasons: national security, lack of a plan, potential societal disruption, potential non-public agreements, potential misdeeds and cover-ups, and basic organizational intransigence.

Despite these reasons, Karl Nell believes that disclosure should still occur for three reasons: people have a moral right to know, being proactive is better than being reactive, and societal advancement and global competitiveness could benefit from more people being aware of this topic.

Karl Nell warns of the possibility of "catastrophic disclosure," where the truth is forced out in a way that could cause societal upheaval. He suggests that the world could be in a state similar to the collapse of the Bronze Age, where civilizations failed due to stressors they couldn't handle.

The intentions of non-human intelligence are unknown. Karl Nell suggests that their intentions might be driven by the same Darwinian evolutionary process that governs life on Earth, making it naive to expect either complete altruism or malintent.

Karl Nell suggests that disclosure is not inevitable, given that previous cycles of interest in disclosure have come and gone. However, he hopes that recent legislative efforts, such as the Schumer Amendment, could lead to more progress in this area.

The phenomenon of non-human intelligence is a global issue, not just a U.S. issue. Therefore, it would be beneficial for nations to work collectively on this.

Karl Nell believes that humanity can pursue an understanding of the ultimate truth, which includes understanding non-human intelligence. This pursuit is part of our existence.

The speaker also indicates that there might be a race to reverse-engineer alien technology, as it could provide a strategic advantage to the nation that accomplishes it first. However, he also acknowledges the potential instability that could come with such a transition.

link2024, May 19 - the Vatican releases new norms on alleged supernatural phenomena

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith releases a document detailing new norms regarding reported supernatural phenomena. As a rule, neither the local bishop nor the Holy See declares that these phenomena are of supernatural origin but authorizes and promotes devotion and pilgrimages.

link2024, May 17—The deadline for copies is Sept. 30, the end of the federal fiscal year. Agencies have until Oct. 24 to review, identify, and organize their material.

The UAP Records Collection will consist of “copies of all Government, Government-provided, or Government-funded records relating to unidentified anomalous phenomena, technologies of unknown origin, and non-human intelligence” The 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 118-31, Sections 1841-1843) requires NARA to establish the ‘‘Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Records Collection.” The law requires that by October 20, 2024, each federal agency review, identify, and organize each Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) record in its custody for disclosure to the public and transmission to the National Archives. The Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) Records Collection will consist of “copies of all Government, Government-provided, or Government-funded records relating to unidentified anomalous phenomena, technologies of unknown origin, and non-human intelligence (or equivalent subjects by any other name with the specific and sole exclusion of temporarily non-attributed objects).”

Agencies must identify all UAP records in any format, make digital copies of these records, and prepare them for transfer to NARA by the deadline established by the act. NARA will only accept the digital versions of UAP records. Publicly releasable copies of UAP records transferred to NARA will be made available online in the National Archives Catalog. NARA will provide an online finding aid that will be integrated with the Catalog. Agencies will continue to manage the source records in their custody according to the NARA-approved disposition schedule. Temporary records will eventually be destroyed. Permanent records will eventually be transferred to NARA, even if a copy has already been transmitted as part of the UAP collection.

link2024, April 24 - Christopher K Mellon

Mellon's Signal conversation contains very specific redactions: Who redacted what exactly, and why did he leave "45' vs" in?

link2024, April 20 - Pentagon confirms Kona Blue

Pentagon acknowledges “Kona Blue” secret reverse engineering program

link2023, April 17 - Tim Gallaudet, an oceanographer and former Naval rear admiral who served as the author of a March white paper about so-called "unidentified submerged objects" or USOs, told Fox News this week that he considers it both "scientifically valid" and critical to national security to study these phenomena.

Released by the newly-convened Sol Foundation, a think tank dedicated to studying what the military calls "unidentified anomalous phenomena" (UAPs), the 29-page report centers on a 2019 video taken aboard the Omaha off the coast of San Diego. The video, which was leaked to filmmaker Jeremy Corbell and verified by the Pentagon as a legit instance of Naval-recorded UAP in 2021, raises more questions than it answers — and in both his interview and the Sol Foundation report, Gallaudet suggests that the strange craft should be treated as a threat.

link2024, March 7 - AARO Historical Record Report Volume 1

Extraterrestrial - originating, existing, or occurring outside the earth or its atmosphere

AARO found no evidence that any USG investigation, academic-sponsored research, or official review panel has confirmed that any sighting of a UAP represented extraterrestrial technology

Correct, there are no claims or evidence for extraterrestrial technology.

AARO found no empirical evidence for claims that the USG and private companies have been reverse-engineering extraterrestrial technology. Based on all information provided to date, AARO determined that claims involving specific people, known locations, technological tests, and documents allegedly involved in or related to the reverse-engineering of extraterrestrial technology are inaccurate. Additional claims will be addressed in Volume II.

Correct, there are no claims of reverse engineering for extraterrestrial technology.

AARO assesses that all of the named and described alleged hidden UAP reverse-engineering programs provided by interviewees either do not exist, are misidentified authentic, highly sensitive national security programs that are not related to extraterrestrial technology exploitation, or resolve to an unwarranted and disestablished program

Again, careful use of extraterrestrial term

AARO assesses that the inaccurate claim that the USG is reverse-engineering extraterrestrial technology and is hiding it from Congress is, in large part, the result of circular reporting from a group of individuals who believe this to be the case, despite the lack of any evidence.

Again, careful use of extraterrestrial term

AARO assesses that UAP sightings, reports of these sightings to USG organizations, and claims that some UAP constitute extraterrestrial craft and that the USG has secured and is experimenting with extraterrestrial technology have been influenced by a range of cultural, political, and technological factors.

Again, careful use of extraterrestrial term

Several factors—domestic and international—most likely influenced sightings, reports, and some individuals' belief that there is sufficient proof that some UAP represent extraterrestrial technology.

Again, careful use of extraterrestrial terms and the word "some."

AARO assesses that some portion of sightings since the 1940s have represented misidentification of never-before-seen experimental and operational space, rocket, and air systems, including stealth technologies and the proliferation of drone platforms

Again, the use of the word "some."

2024, February - Karl Nell disclosure timeline presentation at SOL Foundation

link2024, January 12 - Congress interviews the DoD ICIG in a SCIF

Rep. Mace: “Grusch [was] determined to be credible in some of the things that we discussed today. Private contractors should be on that witness list. I won’t name names, but we have a better sense of who that might be. This is not going away."

Burchett and Graves with Cuomo tidbits: There was a "big deal" in the SCIF, and AOC was present

“They were told of specific facilities by the ICIG. They will now try to gain access or door-knock.”

Rep. Luna: “Grusch never said ‘extraterrestrial,’ he said ‘interdimensional.’ There is a movement to prevent us from finding out more information.”

Rep. Jared Moskowitz: "Based on what we heard, many of Grusch's claims have merit!"

Tim Burchett confirms after hearing, "Grusch is legit."

Garcia with NewsNation After the Scif Interview: This is a serious issue, new information received today

Burchett: "Pretty definitive answers...made what I think more credible."

Robert Garcia appears shaken by what was discussed and says there was substantial info shared with the committee.

link2024, January 12 - DoD Inspector General Releases Details of Interview With UFO Whistleblower David Grusch

Recently released documents to The Black Vault via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) offer a rare glimpse into the Department of Defense Inspector General’s evaluation of the DoD’s response to Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP). The documents focus on a June 12, 2021, interview with “UFO Whistleblower” David Grusch. The interview summary, part of the “Evaluation of the DoD’s Actions Regarding Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena” DODIG-2023-109, highlights Grusch’s critique of the existing UAP analysis methods and his proposal for a new approach.

link2023, December 22 - Biden signs the UAP Disclosure Act 2024 as part of the NDAA.

12/22/2023 Biden signs the UAP Disclosure Act

12/14/2023 Conference report agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 310 - 118 (Roll no. 723).

12/13/2023 Conference report agreed to in Senate: The Senate agreed to the conference report by a Yea-Nay Vote of 87 - 13—record Vote Number: 343.

12/07/2023 Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file a conference report.

HR2670 - Conference version without the review board, eminent domain, subpoena powers, or non-human intelligence definition.

Sections 1841, 1842, 1843, 1687, 1005, and 734.

S2226 - Original Senate bipartisan Schumer/Rounds version with the records review board, eminent domain, subpoena powers, and non-human intelligence definition.

Sections 9001-9015

S2103 - First Senate Warner version


According to Grusch (and many other sources), the Atomic Energy Act was used to classify UAP back in the day. They used this legal definition to shove UAPs in there conveniently:

Such material is capable of releasing substantial quantities of atomic energy. The president can't legally declassify or disclose anything that falls under that act:

Some secrets, such as information related to nuclear weapons, are handled separately under a specific statutory scheme that Congress has adopted under the Atomic Energy Act. The president cannot automatically declassify those secrets alone and must, by law, consult extensively with executive branch agencies.

This is why Schumer's UAPDA was required to give the president that legal right. The UAPDA even called out The Atomic Energy Act as an obstacle (Before they gutted it)

Legislation is necessary because credible evidence and testimony indicate that Federal Government unidentified anomalous phenomena records exist that have not been declassified or subject to mandatory declassification review as set forth in Executive Order 13526 (50 U.S.C. 3161 note; relating to classified national security information) due in part to exemptions under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) It also includes an over-broad interpretation of ‘‘trans-classified foreign nuclear information,’’ which is also exempt from mandatory declassification, thereby preventing public disclosure under existing provisions of law.


Day 0 (Dec 22, 2023): Archivist preps ID form.

Day 45 (Feb 5, 2024): Archivist collects uap recs.

Day 60 (Feb 20, 2024): Government office preps recs.

Day 300 (Oct 18, 2024): Recs ready for publication.

Day 330 post-transmit (Nov 17, 2024): Inspection at the National Archive begins.

Day 540 (Jun 20, 2025): Records available online.

If postponed, Congress must be notified within 15 days.

All records must be published within 25 years maximum.

There are limits on unreported SAP programs.

The archivist preps the ID form on Day 0 (Dec 22, 2023) and collects uap recs on Day 45 (Feb 5, 2024). On Day 60 (Feb 20, 2024), the Government office preps recs. After Day 300 (Oct 18, 2024), the recs are ready for publication. Inspection at the National Archive begins on Day 330 post-transmit (Nov 17, 2024). On Day 540 (Jun 20, 2025), the records become available online. If postponed, Congress must be notified within 15 days. All records must be published within a maximum of 25 years, and there are limits on unreported SAP programs.


Limitations on Use of Funds for Unreported Programs: No funds can be used to support activities involving unidentified anomalous phenomena unless the Secretary of Defense provides details to the appropriate congressional committees and leadership. This applies to activities described in the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office's 2024 fiscal year report.

Independent Research and Development: Funding related to unidentified anomalous phenomena cannot be considered as indirect expenses for contracts covered by Department of Defense Instruction Number 3204.01. However, such information can be made available to the appropriate congressional committees and leadership.

Definitions: Terms such as "appropriate congressional committees," "congressional leadership", and "unidentified anomalous phenomena" are clearly defined.

Establishment of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Records Collection: The Archivist is to establish a collection of unidentified anomalous phenomena records in the National Archives. The collection will consist of all government, government-provided, or government-funded records relating to unidentified anomalous phenomena and equivalent subjects.

Disclosure of Records: All unidentified anomalous phenomena records transmitted to the National Archives for public disclosure will be included in the Collection and made available to the public.

Fees for Copying: The Archivist will charge fees for copying unidentified anomalous phenomena records, with the amount not exceeding the actual expenses incurred by the National Archives in making and providing the copy.

Review, Identification, Transmission to the National Archives, and Public Disclosure of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Records by Government Offices: Each head of a Government office is to identify, organize, and prepare for transmission records relating to unidentified anomalous phenomena to the Archivist for inclusion in the Collection.

Grounds for Postponement of Public Disclosure of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Records: Disclosure of these records may be postponed if there is clear and convincing evidence that the threat to the military defense, intelligence operations, or conduct of foreign relations of the United States posed by the public disclosure outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

Funding Limitations Relating to Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena: No funds can be used in support of any activity involving unidentified anomalous phenomena unless the Director of National Intelligence has provided the details of the activity to the appropriate committees of Congress and congressional leadership.


Enactment of the Act: This is the starting point of the timeline. The specific date will depend on when the Act is officially passed into law.

Within 45 days of enactment, The Archivist prepares and makes available to all Government offices a standard form of identification for use with each record (Sec. 1842).

No later than 60 days after enactment: The Archivist commences the establishment of a collection of unidentified anomalous phenomena records at the National Archives (Sec. 1841).

As soon as practicable after enactment, Each head of a government office begins to identify, organize, and prepare for transmission of the records in their possession (Sec. 1842).

Not later than 300 days after enactment: Each head of a Government office completes the review, identification, and organization of each record for public disclosure and transmission (Sec. 1842).

Records are available to the public for inspection and copying at the National Archives within 30 days of their transmission (Sec. 1841).

Records are available digitally via the National Archives online database within 180 days of their transmission (Sec. 1841).

If disclosure is postponed, The head of the Executive agency notifies congressional leadership and the oversight committees of Congress within 15 days of such decision (Sec. 1843).

No later than 25 years after the date of the first creation of the record: Each record shall be publicly disclosed in full (Sec. 1842).

Fiscal year 2024: Limitations on the use of funds for certain unreported programs involving unidentified anomalous phenomena come into effect (Sec. 1687, Sec. 7343).


See threads and discussions for links to source materials.

😀 Sec. 1005—Requirement for unqualified opinion on Department of Defense financial statement - Requires the DOD to get a clean audit by 2028.

😀 Sec. 1687. Limitation on use of funds for certain unreported programs - Gillibrand Amendment - prohibits funds from being used on any UAP programs unless disclosed to Congressional leadership and Intel and Armed Services Committees. This also covers IRADs.

🤔 Sec. 1841. Unidentified anomalous phenomena records collection at the National Archives and Records Administration—Parts of Schumer/Rounds—Establishes a collection of records in the National Archives for UAP records. The Senate Homeland Security, Armed Services, and Intel Committees, together with the House Oversight, Armed Services, and Intel Committees, have oversight.

😒 Sec 1842. Sec. 1842. Review, identification, transmission to the National Archives, and public disclosure of unidentified anomalous phenomena records by government offices - More of Schumer/Rounds - Each governmental office holding UAP records must identify all UAP records and send them to the National Archives. There is no review board. However, there is a requirement that each document must be disclosed in full within 25 years of its creation unless the President certifies that there would be identifiable harm to national security and that outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

😡 Sec 1843. Grounds for postponement of public disclosure of unidentified anomalous phenomena records - Contains some additional circumstances under which particular records can be withheld from disclosure when they involve grave harm to national security and reveal sources and methods.

☹️ There's a lot more to Sections 1841-3, as they are quite complex and will require further analysis in the coming days. They are far short of what we want, but we shouldn't be blind to any benefits contained within them.

😀 Section 7343. Funding limitations relating to unidentified anomalous phenomena. - largely a repeat of Section 1687

🤔 Sections 7601-6 contain broad reforms to the laws on classification that will require further analysis. It may have an impact on UAP secrecy issues. Previously mentioned it here:

🤔 Sec. 7801-4. Improved funding flexibility for payments made by the Central Intelligence Agency for qualifying injuries to the brain contains provisions related to assisting those subject to anomalous health incidents (i.e., possible UAP or Havana syndrome). More analysis is required, but previously covered this here:

😤 It also appears that they took out reforms of the IC IG whistleblower process that were in part or wholly inspired by some of the issues David Grusch had.

linkThreads and discussions

link2023, November 29 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024. In Congress, passed senate #law #usadc

21:53:04👾: If the Senate passes the yearly NDAA bill and Congress creates and passes a different version of the bill. how do the two get reconciled? This is the National Defence bill

21:53:04🤖: When the Senate and the House of Representatives (collectively referred to as Congress) each pass different versions of a bill, such as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), they reconcile the differences through a process known as "conference." In this process, a "conference committee" is formed, made up of members from both the Senate and the House. This committee's job is to resolve discrepancies between the two versions of the bill. They create a "conference report," which is essentially a compromise bill that draws from both the Senate's and House's versions. Once the conference committee agrees on a final version of the bill, it is sent back to both the Senate and the House for a vote. If both pass it, it then goes to the President for approval or veto. If they cannot agree, the bill may die, or one house may decide to pass the other house's version. If the President vetoes the bill, it can still become law if both the Senate and the House vote to override the veto with a two-thirds majority in each chamber.

The NDAA is a huge document, with over 2,330 pages. It is divided into hierarchies as such:

Division -> Title -> Subtitle -> Part -> Section

As I understand it, Burchett’s Bill is to be added to the end of Subtitle G, of Title X, of Division A. Namely:

Division A: Department of Defense Authorizations

Title X: General Provisions

Subtitle G: Other Matters

This is the only “Subtitle G” of a “Title A” that I could find in the entire document, so I assume this is the portion of the NDAA that Burchett is referring to.

The existing UAP Disclosure Act has an entire Division dedicated to it, namely:

Division G: Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Disclosure

Based on this understanding of the NDAA, Burchett’s addition to the bill didn't seem intended to replace the Senate UAP Disclosure Act, regardless of what Gaetz’s tweet implied.

AMENDMENT TO RULES COMMITTEE PRINT 118- 10 OFFERED BY MR. BURCHETT OF TENNESSEE At the end of subtitle G of title X, add the following new section: 1 SEC. 10ll. DECLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN REPORTS OF 2 UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL PHENOMENA. 3 (a) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after the 4 dates of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense 5 shall declassify any documents and other records in the 6 possession of the Department of Defense relating to pub7 likely known sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena. 8 (b) DEFINITION.—In this section, the term ‘‘publicly 9 known sighting of unidentified aerial phenomena’’ means 10 a sighting of an unidentified aerial phenomenon 11 about which there is information available in the public 12 domain prior to the declassification of documents and 13 records required under subsection (a).

link2023, October 19 - SCIF booked

A SCIF has been booked for members of Congress to meet with the Inspectors General of the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community to discuss UAPs in a classified setting.

Dates for the meetings:

DOD IG - October 26

IC IG - November 16


link2023, September 15 - The IC IG states that it has not conducted any audit, inspection, evaluation, or review of alleged UAP programs.

link2023, September 14 - Rep. Luna – "We will not be getting the UAP select committee. However, we will be getting another hearing" #quote #law

link2023, September 14 - NASA is well-positioned to contribute to studying Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) within a broader government framework. The agency's expertise in data analysis, collection, curation, and distribution makes it a key player.

NASA is well-positioned to contribute to studying Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) within a broader government framework. The agency's expertise in data analysis, collection, curation, and distribution makes it a key player. Engaging the public through crowdsourcing techniques, such as smartphone apps, can enhance data collection. NASA should explore the development of a crowdsourcing system and help establish a standardized civilian UAP reporting system. Additionally, NASA's involvement can help reduce the stigma around UAP reporting, which currently hinders data collection. NASA's credibility and transparency can set an example for approaching UAP research scientifically and involving the public. Furthermore, the panel suggests integrating UAP studies into the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), administered by NASA for the FAA. This confidential system, receiving thousands of reports yearly, could provide valuable data for understanding UAP threats to airspace safety. Leveraging NASA's partnership with the FAA, advanced analysis techniques could enhance future air traffic management systems. NASA's fleet of earth-observing satellites should play a powerful supporting role in determining the environmental conditions that coincide with UAP. It is essential to note the pivotal role structured data curation plays in a rigorous and evidence-based framework to understand UAP better. The U.S. commercial remote-sensing industry offers a potent mix of Earth-observing sensors with the potential to resolve UAP events directly. The standardization of collected information via well-crafted calibration will make it possible to carry out a rigorous scientific investigation into UAP. NASA's experience in this area will be vital. NASA should leverage its considerable expertise in this domain to potentially utilize multispectral or hyperspectral data as part of a rigorous campaign.

link2023, September 12 - Probably assembled from bones - Discovery of two previously unknown species with unique genetic information, backed up in a DNA database accessible to other scientists for verification. #video #image #dns #new #fake

This post discusses the discovery of two previously unknown species with unique genetic information backed up in a DNA database accessible to other scientists for verification. Tests, including those by metallurgy specialists, radiologists, and geneticists, have authenticated the bodies and their age. Scans of the bodies reveal metal implants, eggs with embryos, and organic material inside. It mentions government efforts to block and spread misinformation about these findings. The post also highlights depictions of similar beings in ancient civilizations. The author encourages scepticism and independent research. Forensic scientists discuss scans of substances found on the bodies and speculate on their joints and motor function. DNA comparisons with over a million samples reveal a departure from the Darwinian theory of evolution. The post concludes by asserting the authenticity of these once-living creatures. Jaime Maussan, a self-proclaimed "ufologist" with a history of pseudoscience and false claims about extraterrestrials, presented two specimens allegedly of "alien" remains to the Mexican Congress. Maussan testified that the shrivelled grey bodies with three fingers on each hand are "non-human beings not part of our terrestrial evolution." However, experts quickly criticized his claims, stating that they lacked evidence. Maussan's assertion that carbon dating conducted by researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico supports his claims was contradicted by the university, which distanced itself from his testimony. Maussan's previous claims, including one about an alien body in 2015 and another involving specimens in Nazca, Peru, in 2017, have been debunked. Despite the lack of analysis and data release, images of the supposed aliens have circulated on social media. This incident coincides with renewed interest in extraterrestrial phenomena, as NASA appointed its first director of UAP research and former Air Force intelligence officer David Grusch testified about non-human "biologics" from UAP crash sites.

link2023, September 12 - Mexican Chamber of Deputies to Hold Landmark Public Hearing on UFOs, Featuring Renowned Specialist Jaime Maussan

The Mexican Chamber of Deputies is set to conduct a public hearing similar to those held in the United States Congress, focusing on unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Morenista representative Sergio Gutiérez Luna announced this, with renowned UFO specialist Jaime Maussan participating in the event. Gutiérez Luna stated that Mexico is joining the global movement of nations addressing this phenomenon, emphasizing the potential impact on future generations. The hearing will include speakers like former US Navy pilot Ryan Graves, who claims to have encountered UFOs during flights and aims to establish regulations for anomalous aerial phenomena in Mexico. Jaime Maussan welcomed the Mexican authorities' openness to these "extraordinary realities," and the public hearing is scheduled for September 12th at 4:00 p.m. in the San Lázaro campus. Earlier in the US, a subcommittee of the House Oversight conducted a hearing featuring military officers testifying about UFO sightings, confirming the US government's detection of such objects, encompassing phenomena in space or water. The hearing, broadcast live on YouTube, lasted over two hours and involved individuals from the intelligence community reporting encounters with anomalous ships and evidence of "non-human intelligence."

Additionally, retired Major David Grusch revealed to Congress a long-standing US program dedicated to recovering and reverse-engineering UFOs, contradicting the Pentagon's denial of such claims. This congressional involvement in "unidentified aerial phenomena" (UAP) reflects a shift from extraterrestrial speculations to national security concerns, with lawmakers from both parties advocating for further investigation due to potential ties to US adversaries.

link2023, September 12 - NASA's James Webb Space Telescope may have detected a molecule called dimethyl sulphide (DMS). On Earth, at least, this is only produced by life.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has potentially discovered a molecule called dimethyl sulphide (DMS) on a distant planet, K2-18b, which could indicate life, as living organisms on Earth typically produce DMS. However, researchers emphasize that this finding is not yet confirmed, and more data is needed. In addition to DMS, methane and carbon dioxide have been detected in the planet's atmosphere, potentially indicating the presence of a water ocean. K2-18b is unique as it is much larger than Earth and falls into the category of "sub-Neptunes," poorly understood in terms of their atmospheres. While this discovery is exciting, further research is required to ascertain the presence of life in this distant world.

link2023, September 12 - New David Grusch interview

Starting around the 20:40 mark, the discussion delves into the creation of laws related to obfuscation and secrecy by the officials involved in the Manhattan Project. It's highlighted that UAP materials emitting radiation are intentionally classified under the Atomic Energy Act. Moving to the 23:00 mark, there's mention of a classified project related to the Manhattan Project that studied UFOs independently of Project Blue Book. Skipping to the 28:00 mark, Grusch suggests that gauging the technological advancement of nonhuman intelligence is challenging. He emphasizes that their progress isn't necessarily linear and may have taken a different evolutionary path but are not significantly more advanced than humans. At 29:50, he mentions the potential for humanity to make major technological strides, possibly one discovery away from manipulating spacetime. Around 30:29, it's noted that UFOs appear to be interested in our nuclear technology. Skipping to 36:00, the discussion raises the possibility of hidden scientific breakthroughs. At 44:00, Dr. Hal Puthoff of the Pentagon insinuates that antigravity research made progress and was subsequently hidden. Around 47:00, UFO metamaterials are discussed. The host connects the "UFO Disclosure" movement and intentional disinformation to the "elite." Moving to 1:04:00, there's a history of "UFO debunkers" linked to government organizations studying UAP. At 1:17:28, Elizondo and Dr. Garry Nolan's statements about bioengineered AI beings operating UFOs are referenced. Grusch explores this possibility, including the idea that these beings are designed to look humanoid to interact with humans. Around 1:19:30, the possibility of ETs being our descendants from the future is discussed, with the host suggesting they might avoid major interventions to preserve the timeline. Finally, from 1:27:00 onward, Grusch details how being on the Autism spectrum has influenced his interactions.

link2023, August 31 - A new AARO website states that AARO will be accepting reports from current or former U.S. Government employees, service members, or contractors with direct knowledge of U.S. Government programs or activities related to UAP dating back to 1945 and Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks recently moved to personally oversee the Pentagon’s unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) #usadc

The Department of Defense is reshuffling leadership at the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office, the agency within the Pentagon that’s responsible for investigating reports of unidentified aerial phenomena or, as they’re better known, unidentified flying objects. Deputy Secretary Of Defense Kathleen Hicks will now oversee AARO, while the program’s current director, Sean Kirkpatrick, will report directly to her.

AARO will accept reports from current or former U.S. Government employees, service members, or contractors with direct knowledge of U.S. Government programs or activities related to UAP dating back to 1945*. These reports will inform AARO’s congressionally directed Historical Record Report. We will announce when a reporting mechanism is available for others to use. The Pentagon on Thursday announced the launch of a new website with the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), which will provide the public with declassified information about UFOs, or what the government calls unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAPs). Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks recently moved to personally oversee the Pentagon’s unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) investigation team, formally known as the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, DefenseScoop has exclusively learned. A new website will soon be launched where incidents can be reported.

Hicks now holds regular meetings with AARP's inaugural director, Sean Kirkpatrick — who she’s also repositioned to report directly to her.

link2023, August 22 - Rep. Burchett launches UAP caucus, leads letter to Intelligence Community Inspector General about UAP retrieval programs #letter #law #usadc

link2023, July - Congressional hearing on field hearing on whistleblowers is on July 26 at 10 am #usadc

Ryan Graves, the Executive Director of Americans for Safe Aerospace,

Commander David Fravor (Ret.), a Former Commanding Officer of the United States Navy

David Grusch (Former National Reconnaissance Officer Representative, Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Task Force, Department of Defense)

link2023, July - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024. Status is "Passed Senate" #law #usadc

link2023 - S.2103 — 118th Congress (2023-2024) Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024. Status is "Introduced" #law #usadc

link2023, September 22 - Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), a batch of documents and videos, has emerged from the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

At the 6:33 mark, there is a large glowing disc that enters at the top right and passes to the left, distorting the recording.

5:48 minute mark one starts

The origins of this release remain a mystery. There are two main possibilities: either CBP took the initiative to proactively disclose these materials to the public, or they were released as a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The Black Vault currently has multiple FOIA cases with CBP. Some of these requests were transferred to other agencies, while others remain open with CBP.

link2023, September 4 - Pentagon releases new map of UFO hotspots. Japan turns out to be a major hotspot. Specifically around Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (Article in submission statement) #new (2023-09-04) #map

link2023, August 22 - Rep. Burchett launches UAP caucus, leads letter to Intelligence Community Inspector General about UAP retrieval programs #letter #law #usadc

In a letter to Inspector General Thomas A. Monheim, dated [Date], the House Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs discusses a recent hearing on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs). During this hearing, Mr. David Grusch, an Air Force veteran and former intelligence officer, declined to answer certain questions in a public setting due to the classified nature of the information. Mr. Grusch indicated he could provide the requested information regarding individuals with knowledge of UAP crash retrieval and reverse engineering programs to the Intelligence Community Inspector General's office. The Subcommittee, considering Mr. Grusch's sworn testimony, requests information from the Inspector General on the following points: details about intelligence community members, positions, facilities, military bases, or other relevant actors involved in UAP crash retrieval programs, either directly or indirectly, and information regarding intelligence community members, positions, facilities, military bases, or other relevant actors involved in UAP reverse engineering programs, either directly or indirectly. The letter sets a deadline of September 15, 2023, for responding to these questions. If the requested information contains classified material, the Subcommittee also requests access to this information within a secure setting by September 26, 2023. The purpose of the letter is to seek clarification and insight into the individuals and entities connected to UAP-related programs within the intelligence community.

link2023, August - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand #quote #usadc

David Grusch's testimony received the most attention with his statement: "I have no ability to verify that testimony because we’ve not been told of any such programs. We’ve asked for all information related to all programs and have not been given that detail." As someone who helped secure full funding for AARO this year, do you believe the U.S. adequately researches and reviews incidents of unidentified anomalous phenomena? I believe that the AARO office is exceptional and well-equipped for this task. If there are any special access programs – SAP programs – that Congress has not been informed about, we have included an amendment in the defence bill to prevent their funding. We aim to avoid being misled or led astray. We are committed to uncovering the truth, and this office is ideally positioned to accomplish that mission.

link2023, July - Congressional hearing with whistleblowers' testimonies under oath on the subject of UAP #law #usadc

Testimonies under oath from whistleblowers on the subject of UAP.

Ryan Graves, the Executive Director Americans for Safe Aerospace,

Commander David Fravor (Ret.) a Former Commanding Officer of the United States Navy

David Grusch (Former National Reconnaissance Officer Representative, Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Task Force, Department of Defense)

link2023, July - Congress debrief - Leaked debrief used by Congress to prepare for the hearing #law #usadc

The 177-page debrief has been parsed into chunks for easier consumption.

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Ryan Graves, the Executive Director of Americans for Safe Aerospace, emphasizes the regularity and seriousness of UFO sightings in restricted airspace off the Atlantic Coast. He stresses the need for serious investigation and acknowledgement of potential threats posed by these unidentified objects. Commander David Fravor, a former U.S. Navy pilot, recounts a UFO encounter in 2004 involving a white Tic Tac-shaped object exhibiting unconventional behaviour. Fravor believes it should be studied more closely for technological insights. David Grusch, a former USAF officer and intelligence official, claims the U.S. government possesses non-human spacecraft and deceased pilots through a secretive UFO recovery program. He alleges government involvement with the Vatican and the Five Eyes. A congressional hearing on UFOs revealed that around 95% of sightings go unreported due to stigma, and suggestions were made to use existing NASA databases to track sightings with actual sensor footage. The hearing emphasized the serious nature of the issue, acknowledging the presence of career officers with decades of experience and the commitment to transparency and pressure on the matter.

link2023, July - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 #law #usadc

The legislation, outlined in multiple sections, aims to establish a comprehensive framework for handling and disclosing records related to Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs) within the United States government. It mandates the creation of the "Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Records Collection" at the National Archives and Records Administration, encompassing government records on UAPs, unknown origin technologies, and non-human intelligence. Records must be catalogued, preserved, and made digitally accessible. The legislation establishes a Review Board, independent of the government, responsible for determining the disclosure or postponement of records based on specific grounds, including threats to national security, confidentiality, and personal privacy. The Review Board's activities are subject to oversight by Senate and House committees, and it reports annually on its progress. The legislation seeks to enhance transparency while safeguarding sensitive information, ultimately leading to a comprehensive understanding of UAP-related phenomena.

link2023, July - S.2103 — 118th Congress (2023-2024) #law #usadc

The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024, detailed across pages 209 and 110, introduces amendments concerning Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs). The act defines key terms such as "Director" and "Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena" and expresses concern about potential technological surprises from foreign adversaries. It directs the Federal Government to increase awareness about historical exotic technology antecedents. Funding limitations are imposed on activities involving UAPs protected under special access or restricted access classifications, requiring full disclosure and justification to appropriate congressional committees, leadership, and the Director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office. These limitations encompass capturing, analyzing, protecting, and reverse-engineering UAP-related materials or technology. Contractors possessing such materials must notify the Director and provide them within set timeframes. Independent research and development funding linked to UAP materials may not be permissible without sharing it with the Director, who must notify Congress upon receiving UAP-related materials or information.

link2023, July - Tim Burchett (R-TN) I have seen better-quality videos; they need to release them #quote

link2023, June - Karl E. Nell is a possible first-hand witness. “His assertion concerning the existence of a terrestrial arms race occurring sub-rosa over the past eighty years focused on reverse engineering technologies of unknown origin is fundamentally correct, as is the indisputable realization that at least some of these technologies of unknown origin derive from non-human intelligence,” said Karl Nell, the retired Army Colonel who worked with Grusch on the UAP Task Force. #usadc

Karl E. Nell, a recently retired Army Colonel and current aerospace executive who was the Army’s liaison for the UAP Task Force from 2021 to 2022 and worked with Grusch there, characterizes Grusch as “beyond reproach.""

Is Karl an eyewitness whistleblower? Foreign Material Program command representative" for the DIA during Operation Iraqi Freedom 2001-2003.

link2023, June - UFO Whistleblower David Grusch - Full Interview 06/11/2023 #news #usava

In June 2023, David Grusch, a former USAF officer and intelligence official, publicly asserted that the U.S. government operates a covert UFO recovery program, possessing non-human spacecraft and deceased pilots. Grusch lodged whistleblower complaints in 2022 and 2021 to disclose classified UFO information to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He alleges a collaborative effort involving the Vatican and Five Eyes to obtain a "non-human" craft recovered by Mussolini's government in 1933, expressing concerns about potential American casualties linked to concealing UFO information. Despite NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense's denial of extraterrestrial life and alien materials, Grusch's claims have triggered a congressional UFO hearing scheduled for July 26, 2023, led by the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability. A decorated combat officer with experience in intelligence agencies, Grusch claims to have witnessed documents detailing UFO retrievals and reverse engineering, positing that UFOs might originate from extra dimensions. Scepticism from some experts and scientists centres on the absence of concrete evidence to validate Grusch's assertions, which align with a pattern of similar claims from former federal department employees over the years, prompting questions about their credibility.

link2023, July - John Kirby Now, we’re not saying what they are or are not. We’re saying that there’s something our pilots are seeing. #quote #usadc

The Pentagon has established an organization to compile and coordinate reports of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) within the military. Given their impact on pilot training operations, the Biden administration treats UAP sightings as a serious and genuine concern. While committed to transparency, the administration acknowledges the importance of considering national security implications. The administration emphasizes that these phenomena have already affected pilot training in the air, leading to uncertainties about their nature and hindering skill development. While refraining from definitive statements about the origin of these phenomena, the administration emphasizes the need to comprehend and investigate these occurrences, aiming to understand the phenomenon's nature and implications better.

link2023, July - Former intelligence chief Christopher Mellon has said he believes the US has recovered technology that 'did not originate on this earth'. #quote #usa

I've been told that we have recovered technology that did not originate on this Earth, by officials in the Department of Defense and by former intelligence officials

link2023, June 20 - Turkey UFO

A reader from Poland, who was vacationing in Turkey, wrote to a Reddit user. While relaxing on the beach, she decided to use a feature of her iPhone 13 Pro Max that allows taking a series of quick photos. The phone took six nearly identical pictures, but something unusual appeared in one of them, which is hard to explain. Analyzing the photos, which were taken immediately one after the other, you can notice the movement of the water

link2023, June - Gillibrand Secures Full Funding For UAP Office In Senate Defense Bill Markup. Jun 23, 2023 #law #usadc

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that she had secured full funding for the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) in the Senate Armed Services Committee’s FY24 National Defense Authorization Act markup. Earlier this year, Gillibrand and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) led a bipartisan push to fully fund the office after the previous year’s NDAA failed to provide adequate funding.

link2023, May - Australian Air Force UAP FOIA #FOIA #australia

t is outlined that there have been recent developments regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) or Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). The United States Department of Defense has released information about these phenomena, emphasizing their potential impact on military operations and the need for rigorous scientific analysis to understand and respond to them. The document also mentions the lack of credible evidence for extraterrestrial activity and the establishment of the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office to coordinate efforts and gather data on UAPs in the United States. Regarding Australia, it is stated that there are no specific reporting protocols or records for UAP or UFO sightings within the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Instead, such observations are subject to standard aviation safety reporting procedures. The document further reveals that there have been no records of unidentified aircraft sightings or unusual events related to UAPs in the past 20 years within the RAAF. Additionally, there has been no communication or discussions between the RAAF and the United States regarding UAPs. The document concludes with the confirmation that the Department of Defense does not have a protocol for reporting or recording UAPs or UFOs, with the Air Force having discontinued their handling of such reports in 1996 due to a lack of scientific justification.

link2023, May 31 - Western U.S. Objects #new (2023-09-04) #usa

link2023, February 14 - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received a secret memo laying out how the Canadian government was responding to the Feb. 11 Yukon incident. In addition, it stated the "full exploitation" of whatever the U.S. Air Force shot down over the waters of Alaska on Feb. 10 had "not yet been completed." Reports a few days later stated that the U.S. had called off the search for the wreckage of the downed object. Exactly what kind of intelligence exploitation this is referring to is unclear. UAP #20 #new (2023-09-10) #canada #usa

The "Memorandum for the Prime Minister," transmitted Feb. 14. The memo expressed concern that the indigenous hunters might accidentally find the object during their caribou hunt. It also explained that while CAF CF-18s Hornets had been scrambled to intercept the object, “F-22s were better located based on time, space and fading light.”

link2023, February 10 - What we know about the unidentified object shot down over Alaska UAP #20 # new (2023-09-10) #canada #usa

The object taken down Friday, which officials have not characterized as a balloon, was shot down at 1:45 p.m. EST, according to Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder said recovery teams are now collecting the debris that is sitting on top of ice in US territorial waters. "No official video footage of the objects or their take-down has been cleared for release, and I would not have any information about a timeline for any future potential release," said a DoD spokesperson. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received a secret memo laying out how the Canadian government was responding to the Feb. 11 Yukon incident. In addition, it stated the "full exploitation" of whatever the U.S. Air Force shot down over the waters of Alaska on Feb. 10 had "not yet been completed." Reports a few days later stated that the U.S. had called off the search for the wreckage of the downed object. Exactly what kind of intelligence exploitation this is referring to is unclear. The "Memorandum for the Prime Minister," transmitted Feb. 14

link2023, January 28 - List of high-altitude object events in 2023 #usa #canada

Multiple airborne objects, sometimes reported in mainstream media as UFOs, were observed and sometimes shot down by military aircraft. Many of the objects were reported as meteorology or espionage balloons

link2023, January - US Air Force Reports Mysterious Gulf of Mexico Incident to Pentagon's UFO Office

The Department of Defense (DoD) has officially confirmed to Liberation Times that the United States Air Force (USAF) has submitted a report about an incident involving an unknown object that occurred earlier this year to its Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) office, known as the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO). The incident centred around a USAF pilot stationed at Florida's Eglin Air Force Base, whose sensor systems suddenly malfunctioned as his aircraft approached a UAP over the Gulf of Mexico, sparked concern. Florida representative Matt Gaetz, who had been alerted and briefed on the incident, addressed it during the Congressional UAP Hearing in July 2023: “One of the pilots goes to check out that diamond formation [viewed on radar] and sees a large floating, what I can only describe as an orb, again, like I said, not have any human capability that I'm aware of.”

link2023, January - DoD Releases New UFO/UAP Videos They Believe They Identified – South Asia – 01/15/2023 #FOIA #video #sensors #southasia

During an open hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on April 19, the Department of Defense (DoD) provided insights into Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena. Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, the director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), displayed videos portraying an unidentified object with an atmospheric wake or cavitation behind it. The video was recorded by an MQ-9 forward-looking infrared video sensor in South Asia, tracking another MQ-9. AARO conducted a comprehensive analysis involving full motion video, additional footage, and commercial flight data, leading them to tentatively conclude that the object is likely a commercial aircraft and the trailing cavitation results from video compression. The investigation is still pending final review, suggesting the process is ongoing. The supplementary footage presented exhibited apparent back-and-forth motion due to the sensor attempting to zoom in on the swiftly moving Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP) rather than the MQ-9.

link2023, July 7 - Microbiologist EBO post. Subsequently deleted #leak #LARPing #conspiracy #atlanticocean

The shared DNA system's resemblance implies a common origin, likely stemming from a similar physicochemical process and initial conditions. Non-coding sequences, once dubbed "junk DNA," are vital for gene expression regulation through epigenetics. The 64bp gene address mentioned may solely function in genetic engineering, possibly lacking relevance within EBOs' bodies. EBOs employ a 4bp chromosomal address, capable of distinguishing 256 chromosomes, surpassing the 16 observed in their genome. Despite this, the uniformity of intergenic regions in EBOs raises concerns about potential unintended interactions and chromosomal fragility. The notion of an "index" system in EBOs may pose challenges due to shared core palindromic sequences and minor differences between target index sequences.

link2023 - Giant burger-shaped factory ship in the Atlantic #leak #LARPing #conspiracy #atlanticocean

This compilation of information and discussions covers various UFO sightings and encounters. There are mentions of a mobile construction facility resembling a "burger" shape located in the Atlantic Ocean that deploys UFOs, primarily unmanned drones created for specific purposes. The discussion delves into the potential involvement of these UFOs in observing and preserving Earth, along with speculation about their extraterrestrial origin. The information also addresses UFOs' materials, technology, and features, including sensory lights, propulsion systems, and crash analysis. The conversation touches on government inquiries, the potential motivations of the beings associated with UFOs, and their reactions to destructive or hostile behavior. Overall, the discussions provide insights into UFO phenomena and related experiences.

link2022, May 17 - Navy 2021 Flyby video #new (2023-09-04) #video #offical #unknownlocation

Navy 2021 Flyby video

link2022, April 17 - Under Secretary Moultrie and Naval Intel Deputy Director Bray testify under oath to Congress that the US military has detected physical UAPs they can't ID and associated energy signatures. Direct from the United States of America's Congressional Record. #new #law #oath #usa

Ronald S. Moultrie, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, and Scott W. Bray, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, affirmed the United States' commitment to investigating unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) due to their potential security and flight safety risks. During discussions, it was acknowledged that servicemembers have encountered UAPs, and efforts are being focused on determining their origins. Brad Wenstrup, a member of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, inquired about the capability to identify the composition of UAPs, to which Deputy Director Bray responded that sensor data indicates many observations involve physical objects. Additionally, pages 49-50 of the conversation revealed that Adam Schiff, another member of the committee, questioned Moultrie and Bray about military recordings of energy emissions related to UAPs. Both officials confirmed the existence of such data, attesting under oath that the U.S. government has identified and confirmed physical UAPs of unknown origin, as well as associated detectable energy emissions.

link2022, January - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) arrived at its destination, a solar orbit near the Sun–Earth L2 Lagrange point, about 1.5 million kilometers (930,000 mi) from Earth 25 -

link2022 - DoD Releases New UFO/UAP Video From An Undisclosed Location. Known as the Mosul Orb – July 12, 2022, #FOIA #alien #video #sensors #iraq

During an open hearing regarding Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena at the Senate Armed Services Committee, Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick from the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) showcased a video depicting a silver, orb-like object in motion across a sensor's field of view. The video, captured by an MQ-9 drone in the Middle East region, was presented as an example of the numerous cases received by AARO with limited available data. Although AARO's assessment suggests the object lacks anomalous behavior, its identity remains undisclosed. These cases are stored in AARO's active archive, awaiting the possibility of acquiring additional information or data to resolve the mysteries surrounding them.

link2022 - United States Congress hearings on UFOs #law #usa

On May 17, 2022, the United States House Intelligence Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation convened public congressional hearings to address military reports of unexplained aerial phenomena (UAPs). Marking the first such hearings in over 50 years, the event delved into the history of UFO investigations, including the disbandment of Project Blue Book in 1969 due to a perceived lack of national security threat. Media reports in 2017 and the 2020 Covid relief bill highlighted secretive Pentagon efforts to study UAPs. The June 2021 unclassified report, mandated by the Covid relief bill, revealed that 144 UAP incidents dating back to 2004 remained unexplained, prompting a call for further investigation. In November 2021, the Pentagon established the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG) to continue the work of the Navy's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force. The 2022 hearings featured military officials testifying about the rising number of sightings, the necessity of interagency cooperation, and the potential threats of foreign hypersonic weapons programs. Declassified images and footage of UFOs were presented during the hearings, underlining the need for ongoing study of these phenomena.

2021, December 25 - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launched on on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana

link2021, June - UFO Report (U.S. Intelligence) #report

Issued on June 25, 2021, by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Report offers a comprehensive overview of UAPs, compiling 144 observations by the U.S. Armed Forces from 2004 to 2021. The report highlights that the UAP Task Force struggled to ascertain the origins of most sightings (143 out of 144), identifying only one case as a "large, deflating balloon." Notable characteristics of UAPs include their unconventional flight behaviour, like hovering against the wind and sudden manoeuvres without apparent propulsion. The report classifies potential explanations into airborne clutter, atmospheric phenomena, government or industry developmental programs, foreign adversary systems, and an "other" category. Although not attributing the phenomena to extraterrestrial life, the report underscores the need for further study and investment. Some UAP sightings correlate with radio frequency energy, prompting exploration into potential groundbreaking technology. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio expressed concerns about national security implications, and the report's classified annexe was presented to congressional intelligence committees. Despite the categorizations, the report doesn't offer a conclusive explanation for all the observed UAPs.

link2021 - Highly Classified NRO System Captures Possible "Tic-Tac" Object. Satellite image #FOIA #new (2023-08-08) #new (2023-08-08) #image #sensors #usavirginiabeach

In 2021, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) utilized its classified analysis system called "Sentient" to detect an unconventional "tic tac" shaped object. Sentient, an advanced tool with classified details, was designed to process diverse data, anticipate future events, and direct satellites. While the full extent of its capabilities remains classified, it was disclosed in 2022 that Sentient can identify UFOs. Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act #FOIA by the NRO revealed that Sentient detected and tracked unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) on May 6, 2021. The object's shape resembled the "tic tac" observed in the famous 2004 USS Nimitz incident, suggesting it was not a sensor artefact. The NRO's redacted PowerPoint presentation indicated the involvement of the UAP Task Force, NRO, and potentially a contractor in discussions about using Sentient's capabilities for UAP detection. Due to redactions, details about another "vessel" 15.5 miles away from the UAP were unclear. FOIA requests by The Black Vault and others aim to uncover more information about this UAP sighting and Sentient's functions.

link2021 - UAP seen over the USS Kearsarge in the Fall of 2021. #FOIA

In March 2022, Dave Beaty disclosed multiple Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) sightings above the USS Kearsarge in the Fall of 2021. He documented the detailed account of these sightings, which can be accessed through his write-up. Despite his efforts, Dave's Freedom of Information Act #FOIA request (case DON-USMC-006344) for related records was denied, indicating no records were found. Researcher Kyle Warfel also pursued a FOIA request (case DON-USMC-2022-006943) for the same incident and received a response containing a heavily redacted printed PowerPoint presentation. This redacted version was shared with The Black Vault for preservation and further analysis. Interestingly, Dave later obtained the same presentation from the office, initially denying his FOIA request, resulting in differing outcomes. The reasons for these discrepancies remain unclear, but responsive documents related to Kyle's FOIA request are now accessible for download from The Black Vault.

link2021, May - Obama on UFO videos 'We don't know exactly what they are' #quote #usa

Former President Barack Obama has acknowledged the presence of footage and records depicting unidentified aerial phenomena in the skies, highlighting that the movements and trajectories of these objects defy easy explanation, presenting a true enigma. The U.S. Navy has verified the authenticity of videos featuring fighter jets tracking unidentified objects exhibiting unconventional movements. The anticipation of the forthcoming Pentagon report leaked videos, and media coverage has intensified public curiosity regarding these phenomena. Several senators, including Sen. Marco Rubio, advocate for extended investigation and a dedicated effort to comprehend these mysterious unidentified aerial phenomena.

link2021 - Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid believes US defense contractor Lockheed Martin may have once had fragments of a crashed UFO in its possession, it was revealed Friday. #quote #new (2023-09-10) #usa

Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid has suggested that defense contractor Lockheed Martin might have possessed fragments of a crashed UFO, though he never saw any proof and was denied Pentagon approval to investigate. Reid, a Democrat, claimed that he tried to gain classified approval to examine the alleged materials held by Lockheed Martin, but his request was denied. He revealed this information as part of a broader discussion on US government investigations into unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) in a New Yorker article. Reid has been a vocal supporter of UFO whistleblower Luis "Lue" Elizondo, who has spoken about his experiences with the Pentagon's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) and the potential cover-up of UFO evidence.

link2021 - Captain Scott Chesbrough, Chief of Staff, Office of Naval Intelligence UAP/UFO E-mails #FOIA++ #usa

Captain Scott Chesbrough assumed the ONI Chief of Staff position in June 2018, following his role as Assistant Deputy Director for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Several Freedom of Information Act #FOIA requests have been initiated to retrieve emails linked to Captain Chesbrough's email address. The findings from these FOIA requests are categorized by case number and the specific details sought. One case has yielded released information, with additional cases submitted, and ongoing updates will be provided as more data becomes accessible.

link2021 - Harry Reid reflects on his interest in UFOs #quote #usa

Harry Reid reflects on his enduring interest in UFOs, tracing it back to his attendance at a conference on unidentified aerial phenomena. In 2007, he collaborated with fellow senators to secure funding for the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which investigated UFO reports involving American military personnel. The government's exploration of UFOs persists through the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force. Reid's intrigue with the enigmatic stems from his upbringing in rural Nevada, where he pondered the mysteries of the night sky. Despite his limited scientific background, Reid has a deep curiosity and inquisitiveness. He visited Area 51, a classified Air Force testing site, and emphasized the importance of transparent discussions and scientific examination of UFO encounters. While he believes there's information about UFOs that can be shared with the public without compromising national security, he also acknowledges the complexity of these phenomena. Reid underscores the need to approach UFO research with a scientific lens, aiming not to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life but to remain open to the possibility if scientific evidence supports it. He humbly acknowledges his ongoing quest for knowledge in this field.

link2020 - December 2020, Retired general, Eshed #quote #israel

Former Israeli space security chief Haim Eshed claimed that humanity has been engaged with extraterrestrials from a "galactic federation." According to Eshed, these extraterrestrial beings have requested their presence to remain undisclosed due to humanity's lack of readiness to comprehend it fully. He disclosed that agreements for cooperation had been established between humans and aliens, including an "underground base in the depths of Mars" involving American astronauts and alien representatives. Eshed further stated that President Donald Trump was informed about the aliens' existence and was on the verge of revealing this information but was cautioned against doing so to prevent causing "mass hysteria." While there was no response from the White House or Israeli officials, NASA acknowledged its pursuit of detecting extraterrestrial life, although concrete evidence remains elusive.

link2020 - Harry Reid: "The American people deserve to be informed" about UFOs -#quote #usa

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tweeted Monday that Americans "deserve to be informed" about UFO information following the Pentagon's official release of three Navy videos showing "unidentified aerial phenomena."

link2019, August 8 - To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA), advised by current and former USG/USG contractor officials, announces a “technical collaboration” with Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Bigelow Aerospace and BAE Systems. It is seemingly published by mistake and removed from Instagram soon after it goes live. A technical collaboration with these aerospace contractors is never mentioned in TTSA’s public SEC filings, nor has TTSA ever mentioned working with Boeing or BAE. Lockheed Martin Skunk Works veteran Steve Justice was TTSA’s Aerospace Division #social #news #rumor #usa

link2019, July 30 - Unusual and extensive redactions exist in the logs of the USS Russell, where crewmembers report a UAP incident. A team known as “ghostbusters” are deployed during events to use counter-drone equipment. It is unknown if the deterrence is successful. #usacalifornia -drones-off-california-over-numerous-nights ff-california-went-on-for-weeks

link2019, July 12 - Tom DeLonge states in July 2019 that TTSA spent the last year and a half briefing the Senate, multiple Committees and helping “glue” the DOD, IC and Congress together. #quote #usa

link2019, April 30 - DOE documents report round silver object flying around nuclear processing facility "

Details: At approximately 10:30 hours, I (b) (6) was notified by the Central Alarm Station (CAS) that they heard over the escort channel about a possible drone sighting. The CAS Operator reported hearing escorts at building 815 in the Process Area discussing a drone sighting at around 10:27 hours. I subsequently contacted Security Escorts (b) (6) and (b) (6) at building 815 in the Process Area. Both escorts confirmed the sighting, stating, "I saw a round silver drone flying around the Process Area and periodically stopping and hovering for several seconds. It continued flying to the north of my location, paused, and hovered for several more seconds. Afterward, it moved over the area for several minutes and departed to the southeast. It was flying at a high altitude, just below the clouds." The drone-like object was flying at a distance and height that prevented (b) (6) from identifying its characteristics. I also made contact with (b) (6), who confirmed that there were no scheduled drone activities or lights for Site 300 on that day.

link2019 - Leaked 2019 video of UAP flying near a stealth ship. UAP goes in and out of the water. #leak #alien #usasandiago

What appears to be a UFO flies around a Navy ship off the coast of San Diego before suddenly disappearing after flying into the water. NBC’s Gadi Schwartz reports.

link2019 - Pentagon UFO videos #FOIA #alien

The Pentagon UFO videos consist of visual recordings captured by US Navy fighter jets in 2004, 2014, 2015, and 2019, depicting encounters with unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). After gaining significant media attention and speculation, the Pentagon officially declassified and released these videos in 2020 and 2021. Notable instances include Commander David Fravor's investigation of a possible UFO target in 2004, observing a white, oval-shaped object hovering above the ocean, and videos from 2014-2015 showing unknown aerial objects encountered by pilots from the USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group. Various explanations for these videos include instrument malfunctions, observational illusions, conventional aircraft or aerial devices, and speculative ideas about alien spacecraft. Some experts suggest the UFOs might be drones operated by foreign nations to assess US defenses, while others consider possibilities like electronic warfare or sensor errors. The US Navy revised its reporting procedures to encourage pilots to report unexplained aerial observations. The 2021 preliminary UFO report by the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) did not provide a definitive conclusion on the nature of these UAPs, presenting five potential categories of explanation. The investigation into UAP phenomena continues, focusing on implications for aircraft safety and national security.

link2018, October - Iraq Jellyfish UAP

I nvestigative journalists Jeremy Corbell and George Knapp obtained and are revealing for the first time - footage of a military filmed UAP incursion within a United States joint operations base. This UAP of unknown origin displayed transmedium capability - and has been officially designated by the United States intelligence agencies as a UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena).

link2018, March - Harry Reid on What the Government Knows About UFOs #quote #news #new (2023-08-10) #usa

Former Senate majority leader Harry Reid mentioned that he had talked with President Bill Clinton about aerial phenomena and UFOs during his presidency. Reid noted that Clinton's curiosity extended to a wide range of topics, and while the conversation was passing, Clinton was interested in the subject. Reid also mentioned that John Podesta, one of Clinton's top staffers who worked for him at Walmart, has publicly supported UFO disclosure. Reid's interaction with Clinton on the topic suggests that even during Clinton's time in office, there was some level of interest and discussion regarding UFOs.

link2017, March 27 - Anonymous website partially encoded publishes an article on “turning the vehicle into a pilot’s prosthetic extension.” In the article are vague examples of how to replicate the piloting features of a UAP: “there must be no difference between the aircraft and the crew…you cannot just take a human being and fit him with all this array of sensors; you first need to tweak the human somehow to better exploit the capabilities of this technology…we need to go a step further from the current paradigm of manned aircrafts and shift toward a paradigm of aircrafts that behave like a human.” Elsewhere on the site, allegedly non-public reports from Raytheon and Lockheed are cited. #news #rumor #usa bs.html

“MilOrbs” and they perform covert test unbeknownst to USG knowledge to see how crew react to them. Another article from 20 December 2017 writes that USAF pilots are trained to be aware of UAP, shares a seemingly non-public FLIR image dated 11 November 2014 and states: “we want our enemies to believe in UFOs up to the point it becomes too late for them to react to an airstrike by our own air force; we also need our pilots not to believe in UFOs should the enemy use this same strategy against us.”

It also states that Corona East, Akrij and Sienna are three PSV craft in operation that deploy

link2017, December - Chris Mellon has spent nearly 20 years in the federal government serving in various national security positions. For the first time, he has agreed to speak publicly about his experiences within government as they relate to UFOs. #quote #usa

link2017, December - Harry Reid played a key role in initiating the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), a Pentagon program focused on investigating reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) #new #news (2023-08-10) #usa

Former Senate majority leader Harry Reid was key in initiating the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), a Pentagon program focused on investigating reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). The program was active from late 2008 through 2011 and cost taxpayers $22 million. Much of the funding went to an aerospace research company led by Robert Bigelow, a close ally of Reid, who is also collaborating with NASA on space projects. The program was run secretly within the Pentagon, led by military intelligence official Luis Elizondo. Although the Defense Department officially stated that the program ended in 2012, insiders suggest that it continues investigating UFO episodes reported by service members while performing their other defense duties. The existence of such a program demonstrates an ongoing interest in monitoring potential unidentified aerial threats.

link2017, October 19 - The first known interstellar object to visit our solar system, 1I/2017 U1 Oumuamua, was discovered on October 19, 2017, by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope, funded by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observations (NEOO) Program, which finds and tracks asteroids and comets in Earth’s neighborhood. #theory #limited #space

Avi Loeb, a prominent astrophysicist at Harvard University, has gained attention for his groundbreaking research in astrophysics, particularly on topics such as black holes and the early universe. However, he has also stirred controversy by delving into the subject of space aliens and their potential existence. His involvement with the Breakthrough Starshot project, aimed at sending light sail spacecraft to nearby stars, drew significant interest. In 2017, Loeb's focus shifted when the interstellar object 'Oumuamua entered the scene. The object's peculiar properties, including its shape, reflectivity, and acceleration, led Loeb to propose the idea that it might be an extraterrestrial light sail, a notion that has garnered both media attention and skepticism from fellow scientists. Despite criticism, Loeb stands firm in his belief that the scientific community should openly explore unconventional ideas, including the search for technological signs of alien life. He has published a book, "Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth," to further discuss his persfirmly believespective and challenge the norms of scientific inquiry. Loeb emphasizes the importance of genuine curiosity, evidence-based exploration, and open dialogue in shaping the future of scientific discovery.

link2016, April - Tom DeLonge states he was told by unnamed “advisors” that there were multiple UAP crashes and recoveries. The USG and its contractors hid it, created a “pickup game” of counterintelligence, DeLonge claims, and adds that it was at one time bigger than the Manhattan Project. He states it is currently held by a private corporation where “certain laws” protect their own breakthroughs and proprietary assets; DeLonge adds that he asked the advisors if the crash recovery program(s) were legal or if they were illegal. He claims the advisors showed him an “exact law,” with an exact paragraph and number on a “government website” to justify what they were doing as legal.

link2016, March 27 - Tom DeLonge states in early 2016 that he was told by his CIA “advisors” that when UAP crashes happen, intelligence, military and private industry are pooled together. “They’ve” been using private companies/publicly traded companies to keep the secret information “protected” through non-governmental organizations. #rumor #contentdeleted #usa at/

DeLonge states he has been told how public perception on UAP has been shaped by private interests and his “advisors” review his publicly disseminated information. DeLonge also states he met with the CIA (2015?). DeLonge also states the MJ-12 documents are not accurate and in reality, things are more fragmented; it’s a “very, very small group” of people at the top putting it all together and pulling in what data they’re able to get from other areas of IC/private industry. DeLonge states he was told “the Others” are manipulating countries against the US/West hegemony.

link2016 - New UFO image declassified by Department of Defense. #FOIA #iraq

The Department of Defense has declassified a new UFO image showing a metallic-looking orb flying over Mosul, Iraq. The image was taken by a US spy plane in April 2016 and was part of a classified briefing video on UFOs presented to various US government agencies.

link2015, November 5 - The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) states in response to a FOIA request that it has no documentation related to UFOs. It states the topic is “outside of the scope of NRO responsibilities; furthermore, the NRO has conducted numerous searches…in the past, and has located no records.” This contradicts emails released by the NRO on 8 April 2022, which show extensive coordination with the DOD’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF), and states the NRO contributed to the UAPTF report to Congress “tied to its collection efforts.” This implies UAP are being detected on NRO platforms, and suggests the FOIA response in 2015 wasn’t accurate if they were being detected in 2015 or before. #FOIA #usa 

Note: The emails also reveal the DOD Inspector General (DOD/IG) interviewed several officers from the NRO Mission Integration Directorate (MID) connected to the IG’s evaluation of DOD handling/response to the UAP subject.

link2015, March 13 - Kit Green states the records of Ret. USAF John Burroughs, Rendlesham Forest incident witness, were legally classified by the DOD. Green states only a handful of medical records were classified and the reasons were because inside the doctors notes, nursing, etc. are a “myriad of references to Special Access Projects” and the names of other adjacent and ancillary programs and projects that can not be disentangled and could uncover active/recent projects related to Rendlesham. Green states broadband non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation caused the injuries, the data is sparse and it is not well understood or peer reviewed.

link2015, March 6 - Former USG contractor Bob Fish tells Clinton campaign manager John Podesta that in a TS/SCI organization in El Segundo, CA, he had lunch with a senior USAF NCO who worked for Project Blue Book in the 1970s after it had publicly disbanded. He was an ELINT technician who flew in RC-135s from MacDill AFB in Florida. He allegedly told Fish they were sometimes diverted to track UAP off the east coast of Florida; the UAP allegedly came from a hotspot east of Miami, north of Bermuda. A specific frequency emanated from them, and UAP evidence was sent to a “dedicated” USAF intelligence officer. #rumor #wiki #ysacalifornia


link2015 - Gimbal is one of three US military videos of unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP) #video #sensors


Gimbal is one of three US military videos of unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP) that has been through the official declassification review process of the United States government and has been approved for public release.

link2015 - Go Fast Official USG Footage of UAP for Public Release #video #sensors


GO FAST is one of three official USG videos selected for release after an official review by multiple government organizations. While To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science was the first to obtain a copy, it should be available to any member of the press or public via the Freedom of Information Act. This footage was captured by a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet using the Raytheon ATFLIR Pod that was being operated by a highly trained aerial observer and weapons system operator whom the government has spent millions of dollars to train. Go Fast reveals a Navy encounter that occurred off the East Coast of the United States in 2015 and the object in view remains unidentified.

link2014 - Pope Francis says he would baptize aliens: 'Who are we to close doors #quote

Pope Francis expressed his openness to baptizing aliens during a homily on acceptance and inclusion within the Catholic Church. He referred to a Bible story about pagans' conversion to Christianity and emphasized accepting the Holy Spirit, even if it comes in unimaginable forms. The Pope humorously described a hypothetical scenario of baptizing a Martian with green skin, long nose, and big ears, akin to children's drawings. He highlighted the historical struggle within Christianity to accept various manifestations of God's presence and questioned the right to close doors if the Lord shows the way. This isn't the first instance of the Vatican discussing the idea of baptizing extraterrestrial beings, as a former astronomer of Pope Benedict XVI also mentioned willingness to baptize aliens if they asked.

link2014 - Testimony under oath. Ryan “FOBS” Graves, a former F-18 pilot in the U.S. Navy with over a decade of service UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) events that he witnessed during my service. #new #alien (2023-08-10)

Beginning in 2014, I was stationed near Virginia Beach, and my squadron, VFA-11, was equipped with upgraded radar systems. It was then that we began detecting unexplained UAP in our airspace. Initially considered software glitches, we confirmed their physical presence through infrared sensors. Over time, these UAP sightings became commonplace, even routine, and were corroborated by multiple sensor systems. These encounters led to open discussions among aircrew, forming an "open secret" within our squadron.

One significant event occurred during a training mission in Warning Area W-72, ten miles off Virginia Beach's coast. On this day in 2014, as our F/A-18F Super Hornets entered the airspace, my fellow pilot and I observed a dark gray cube encased within a clear sphere, seemingly motionless against the wind, positioned directly at our entry point. In response to avoid a collision, both aircraft were forced to take evasive maneuvers, abruptly terminating the mission. Despite submitting a safety report, there was no official acknowledgment or further reporting mechanism for such encounters. These UAP encounters displayed extraordinary capabilities that surpassed our understanding of existing technology. Their acceleration exceeded Mach 1, remained motionless against strong winds, and outperformed our fighter jets, operating seamlessly throughout the day. These objects exhibited no conventional features like wings, flaps, or engines. As an engineer, I struggled to explain these phenomena.

I founded Americans for Safe Aerospace to offer support, research, and public education for aircrew impacted by UAP encounters. Our organization has connected with nearly 5,000 members and worked with over 30 UAP witnesses who have come forward with their experiences. In conclusion, I aim today to emphasize the urgency of addressing these UAP events. As a pilot and witness, I firmly believe advanced UAP sightings are a significant national security and aviation safety concern. The American people, and the global community, deserve transparency and serious investigation into these encounters.

link2013 - The CIA publicly acknowledges the existence of Area 51 for the first time, following a FOIA request filed in 2005, and it declassifies documents detailing its history and purpose #FOIA

Area 51, also known as Homey Airport or Groom Lake, is a secretive facility within the Nevada Test and Training Range, operated by the US Air Force (USAF) and administered by Edwards Air Force Base. While its operations are undisclosed, it's believed to be involved in testing experimental aircraft and weapons systems. The USAF and CIA acquired the site in 1955 to test the Lockheed U-2 aircraft. Its secrecy has led to conspiracy theories and UFO legends. Though not officially labeled a secret base, all activities are classified as Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI). The CIA confirmed its existence in 2013 after declassifying documents following a Freedom of Information Act request. Situated about 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas, Area 51 and the surrounding region, including the town of Rachel on the "Extraterrestrial Highway," have become a popular tourist attraction.


link2013 - UFO Crash in Peru - Jonathan Weygandt, Lance Corporal / Disclosure Project Witness #leak LARPing

The account details a UFO crash witnessed in the jungle, with encounters with alien beings. The egg-shaped UFO emitted a purplish-green substance, had hatched, and seemed organic. The beings communicated telepathically, projecting non-harm intentions. Mysterious men in black took the witness into custody, who was then interrogated by the DOE and threatened not to reveal the incident. The crash occurred near a radar installation with advanced military equipment. The UFO might have been shot down due to airspace violations. Despite potential disbelief, the witness struggled to accept the encounter's implications and felt compelled to share the story.

link2012 - Author Bryce Zabel tells a story told to him by Brent Friedman, the alleged neighbor of former Secretary of Energy John S. Herrington (under the Reagan administration). Herrington allegedly stated he had been briefed for several weeks at an underground facility outside of Washington, D.C. and the information learned caused him to “cry himself to sleep for a number of nights.” When asked why, Herrington allegedly stated “there is intelligent life in the universe; it’s here and I’ve seen it; this is not the kind of world I thought [my children] would grow up in.” #rumor

Herrington also allegedly stated the existence of extraterrestrials were the “tip of the iceberg” in terms of the revelations he learned related to the issue.

link2011, June - DHS officials Jim Bell and Sacha Mover begin a series of other meetings in the U.S. intelligence community beyond DHS to determine if they can set up BAASS as a UAP analysis program within DHS Science & Technology (S&T). Those met are the “keepers of the secrets,” who treat Bell and Mover rudely and told “no, and hell no” when asked. Bell and Mover later told BAASS that they believed advanced technology was being held at aerospace contractor facilities under government supervision. Mover and Bell became fearful of moving forward. By late 2011, DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Phyllis Green, and others decided not to contract BAASS within DHS. Spirited Growth/01 Books/Skinwalkers at the Pentagon.pdf 


link2011, February - Former Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer #leak #news #alien

Former Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer asserts that the U.S. possesses knowledge of UFO technology and has harnessed extraterrestrial technology for new energy forms. He criticizes the historical human response of hostility to alien craft and suggests that a shadow government with black ops facilities has developed energy sources from this technology. Hellyer claims personal UFO sightings and advocates for understanding rather than aggression towards extraterrestrials. He proposes that sharing advanced energy knowledge from extraterrestrials could positively impact the environment and shape humanity's future if the U.S. government acknowledges this information.

link2010, October - USAF personnel at Francis E. Warren AFB near

Cheyenne, WY see a large cigar-shaped UAP above its missile field. Later that day, the missile site loses communications with 50 Minuteman III nuclear missiles, affecting five Missile Alert Facilities Alpha through Echo comprising the 319th Strategic Missile Squadron. The USAF commander of the squadron tells its members not to talk to journalists about the “things they may or may not have seen” and threatens severe penalties for violating security. siles/65207/ dir.htm ctober-2010-launch-system-disruption

link2010, September 27 - Former USAF Capt. Robert Salas, missile targeting officer Robert C. Jamison, Col. Charles I. Halt, Navy Intelligence Command Master Chief Southwest Region Patrick McDonough, Lt. Col. Dwynne C. Arneson and Capt. Bruce Fenstermacher write affidavits that state UAP can neutralize nuclear missiles at U.S. and Russian bases. At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., they state their superiors regularly told them nuclear UAP events “didn’t happen” and were “top secret.” (press briefing) 02.jpg 01.jpg 01.jpg 01.jpg 01.jpg 

link2010, January - U.S. Navy Petty Officer John Baughman sees a “Tic-Tac” shaped object from the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson near Haiti.

It was barely beneath the surface when he saw it, white and 20 feet long, and quickly “darted” into the depths. “It was definitely a solid object, but when it descended, its forward end rapidly collapsed in on itself and disappeared.” Baughman told his work center supervisor about the UAP, to which he was not debriefed and was not told to file a report. The supervisor told him “everyone sees weird shit in the ocean.” The event likely did not make its way into Navy or UAPTF reporting channels or Congress prior to it being disclosed to a journalist in 2021. -underwater-92344d29ac1

link2009, June - In a letter dated June 24, 2009, addressed to Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn III, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid discusses the Advanced Aerospace Threat and Identification Program (AATIP) and its purpose #new #FOIA (2023-08-10),_then_US_Senate_Majority_Leader,_2009.pdf

In a letter dated June 24, 2009, addressed to Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn III, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid discusses the Advanced Aerospace Threat and Identification Program (AATIP) and its purpose. The letter highlights the Senate's mandate for the Defense Intelligence Agency to assess foreign aerospace threats spanning up to forty years into the future. Technical studies encompass advanced lift, propulsion, unconventional materials, controls, weaponry, and human effects. Reid emphasizes the need for stringent protection of sensitive and unconventional aerospace findings, requesting the establishment of a Restricted Special-Access-Program (SAP) with restricted access for specific portions of the AATIP. The letter outlines the necessity for specialized individuals from the Department of Defense and the private sector due to the potential application of these technologies in space flight, weapons, communications, and propulsion. Reid underscores the unique security challenges posed by the project and highlights the need for enhanced safeguarding procedures beyond conventional SAP protocols.

link2009, November - The questions of life's origins and of whether life exists elsewhere in the universe are very suitable and deserve serious consideration,, said the Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, an astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory #quote #news

If biology is not unique to the Earth, or life elsewhere differs biochemically from our version, or we ever make contact with an intelligent species in the vastness of space, the implications for our self-image will be profound. How can we rule out that life may have developed elsewhere?

link2008, May - Vatican chief astronomer #quote

Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, the Vatican's chief astronomer, advocates for the possibility of advanced extraterrestrial life, highlighting the abundance of planets in various galaxies. He sees no contradiction between belief in extraterrestrial beings and faith in God, suggesting that just as Earth has diverse creatures, other intelligent beings might exist as creations of God. Funes speculates that humanity could be the "lost sheep" of the universe while other beings could enjoy a harmonious relationship with their creator. He calls for improved dialogue between faith and science, suggesting that scientists explore the Bible and the Church keeps up with scientific advancements to bridge the gap. Funes views the "big bang" theory as compatible with faith in God as the universe's creator. Alongside this, Project Blue Book, a US Air Force study on UFOs conducted from 1952 to 1969, aimed to assess the threat of UFOs to national security and analyze related data. Despite collecting thousands of reports, only 701 cases remained unexplained at the project's termination, and the overall conclusion was that UFOs posed no significant threat or demonstrated extraterrestrial technology.

link2007, December - Japan's chief cabinet secretary, Nobutaka Machimura, humorously acknowledged the existence of UFOs during a press conference #quote

Japan's chief cabinet secretary, Nobutaka Machimura, humorously acknowledged the existence of UFOs during a press conference, eliciting laughter from reporters. This response came after the cabinet issued a statement that it could not confirm any cases of unidentified flying objects following a question from opposition lawmaker Ryuji Yamane. While Yamane emphasized that UFOs are an issue of national interest and require a confirmation operation, he criticized the government for not actively collecting the necessary information for verification. Despite Machimura's lighthearted personal belief in their existence, Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda adhered to the official view that UFOs had not been confirmed.

link2006, November 7 - Metallic, saucer-shaped craft hovering over Gate C-17

On November 7, 2006, around 16:15 CST, a remarkable incident occurred at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Federal authorities received a report that a group of twelve airport employees had witnessed a metallic, saucer-shaped craft hovering over Gate C-17. The sighting began when a ramp employee pushing back United Airlines Flight 446, bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, spotted the object. The sighting was corroborated by pilots, airline personnel, and mechanics. Interestingly, air traffic controllers did not observe the object, and it didn't register on radar. Witnesses described the craft as noiseless, with a diameter ranging from 6 to 24 feet, and it appeared dark gray. Witnesses outside the airport also reported seeing the same object, with one observer describing it as a disc-shaped craft hovering over the airport, creating a distinct hole in the cloud cover as it shot through at high speed. This unusual event lasted for about five minutes and was witnessed by several United Airlines employees who had rushed out to view it

link2006, October 17 - Eric Davis states George Bush Sr. says he was briefed by Col. Trudeau at the time of the 1968 Mendel Rivers Congressional Hearings. #quote #new (2023-08-11)

Bush Sr. claims Trudeau told him that one of his men, Col. Corso, had been asked to testify before Congress and was about to reveal rumblings of “alien” hardware that had been distributed to “industrial labs.” The Corso testimony was squashed as a result of this conversation.

link2006 - O’Hare International Airport Saucer (2006)

Flight 446 was getting ready to fly to North Carolina from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport when a United Airlines employee on the tarmac noticed a dark grey metallic craft hovering over gate C17. That day, November 7, 2006, a total of 12 United employees—and a few witnesses outside the airport—spotted the saucer-shaped craft around 4:15 p.m.

The witnesses say it hovered for about five minutes before shooting upward, where it broke a hole in the clouds—enough that pilots and mechanics could see the blue sky. The news report became the most-read story on The Chicago Tribune’s website to that date and made international news. However, because the UFO was not seen on radar, the FAA called it a “weather phenomenon” and declined to investigate.

link2006, May - A "secret report" by the UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) regarding UFOs has garnered media attention. The report, authored in 2000 and recently unearthed by researcher David Clarke, compiles UFO sightings reported to the MoD over previous decades. #new #news #FOIA (2023-08-10)

A "secret report" by the UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) regarding UFOs has garnered media attention. The report, authored in 2000 and recently unearthed by researcher David Clarke, compiles UFO sightings reported to the MoD over previous decades. However, the report's credibility has been questioned due to its lack of direct consultation with scientists and reliance on literature searches and theories from UFO folklore. The report suggests that many UFO sightings could be attributed to misidentifications of aircraft or unusual weather phenomena. Claims that plasma balls in the atmosphere could interfere with the brain's temporal lobes and create abduction memories have also been criticized as lacking solid scientific backing.

link2005, November - A document marked "Top Secret Umbra" has been released, shedding light on how the National Security Agency (NSA) became involved in the UFO phenomenon. #new #FOIA (2023-08-10)

A document marked "Top Secret Umbra" has been released, shedding light on how the National Security Agency (NSA) became involved in the UFO phenomenon. The document, originally filed in 1980 in response to a lawsuit, reveals that the NSA had 239 UFO-related documents in its files, with some originating from other government agencies. The document highlights intercepted communications discussing unidentified aerial phenomena, radar observations, and reports of luminous objects in the sky. The document is largely declassified, with redacted sections to protect employee names and sensitive NSA information. Despite its release, the document does not address the UFO phenomenon conclusively but provides insight into the NSA's operations during the Cold War era.

link2004, March 5 - Mexican Air Force pilots using infrared equipment to search for drug-smuggling aircraft recorded 11 unidentified objects over southern Campechel #limited

Mexico’s Defense Department issued a press release on May 12 accompanied by videotape that showed moving bright lights at 11,500 feet. Mexican UFOlogist Jaime Maussan interpreted the videotape as "proof of alien visitation", but science writer and skeptic Michael Shermer was critical of witness accounts that "varied wildly", saying, "it was like a fisherman's tale, growing with each retelling", while other experts suggested the lights were most likely burn-off flares on offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

link2004 - Gen. Roger Ramey is photographed holding a typed message at AAC Fort Worth, TX after the alleged Roswell crash; it is later digitized and increased in size in 2004 #quote #new (2010-08-11)

The memo discusses interpreting the Ramey memo and the importance of knowing word lengths to prevent misreads. It addresses challenges in deciphering the memo due to factors like faint letters, page curvature, and distorted text. The graphic illustrates how column lines help determine word lengths accurately. The memo provides commentary on disputed words and character counts, rejecting assumptions and advocating for evidence-based interpretations. It discusses discrepancies in word readings and highlights the use of column lines to distinguish characters. The memo rejects misspellings and emphasizes the need for objective analysis. It addresses specific lines and words in the memo, highlighting the character count disagreements and proposing alternative readings based on evidence. The author comments on how their interpretations align with the message's context and purpose.





2nd Annual UFO Crash Retrieval Conference, p225

link2004 - Testimony under oath. Commander David Fravor experience regarding UAP events #new #alien (2023-08-10) #video #sensors

On November 2004, Fravor was the Commanding Officer of Strike Fighter Squadron Forty-One aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68). During a training exercise, he encountered a distinctive UAP phenomenon. As he launched with his wingman, they were informed of real-world tasking, suspending their training exercise. The USS Princeton, CG-59, tracked unknown objects on their radar systems for about two weeks. These objects had descended from above 80,000 feet, coming down to 20,000 feet, remaining for hours, and ascending rapidly.

On that day, at 20,000 feet, a contact appeared in the vicinity, and the controller indicated a Merge Plot. As they observed, they spotted a small Tic Tac-shaped object above the ocean's white water. It exhibited extraordinary agility, abruptly changing direction and altitude. Fravor's aircraft attempted to approach for a closer look, but the object accelerated and disappeared. The incident was captured in a now-famous video taken by another crew. Fravor revealed that the event was never officially investigated, and his crew was not questioned. In 2009, Jay Stratton, part of the ATIP program, reached out to investigate. Fravor continued by discussing his subsequent contact with Lue Elizondo, who had left the Pentagon and joined To The Stars Academy. This organization addressed UAP issues, leading to articles in the New York Times in December 2017, contributing to the growing public and government interest in UAPs. Their aircraft's infrared sensor also detected the object's heat signature, which lacked the typical plume of conventional propulsion systems. While the exact number of observers is not explicitly stated, it involved Commander Fravor, his Weapons System Officer, and potentially his wingman, emphasizing the need for oversight and understanding of such UAP encounters.

link2002, October - Clinton aide slams Pentagon's UFO secrecy #news #new (2023-08-10)

A former White House chief of staff, John Podesta, and an international investigative journalist have called on the Pentagon to declassify classified files related to unidentified flying objects (UFOs). They are not seeking to prove the existence of aliens but rather to promote the scientific investigation of unexplained aerial phenomena. The Coalition for Freedom of Information (CFI), backed by the Sci-Fi channel, aims to access secret government records involving projects like Project Moon Dust and Operation Blue Fly, which were clandestine operations investigating UFOs and retrieving unknown objects. The CFI emphasizes that the goal is a serious scientific investigation, not a publicity stunt, to address the documented cases of strange aerial phenomena and reduce scientific ridicule associated with UFOs.

link2002, October — A three-foot orb moves along the perimeter fences of Area 2, a weapons storage area for the Nevada Test Site (Nevada National Security Site) overseen by the Department of Energy (DOE)’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Security teams on site chase it, and the UAP eventually outpaces the personnel. It is unlikely these NNSA UAP events have ever made their way into the hands of Congress, and it is unknown how many of them are tracked in incident reports like those described in the October 1998 entry. #rumor #book (p513)

link2002, September 1 — Jacques Vallee states a “Brian and Tina in Arizona” tell him at a meeting at NARCAP head Dick Haines’ house that they saw a large collection of UFO and USO files at Norton AFB in March 1985. They claim many reports were from the Navy and showed objects coming out of the ocean. They were told they would be taken to see “something” in a hangar at Edwards AFB but it never materialized. #rumor #book

link2001, February - Gary McKinnon, a British hacker, allegedly accessed NASA websites and claims to have found images resembling extraterrestrial spaceships #new #news (2023-08-10)

Gary McKinnon, a British hacker, allegedly accessed NASA websites and claims to have found images resembling extraterrestrial spaceships. Facing extradition to the United States from his North London home, he could receive a 70-year prison term and hefty fines. McKinnon's actions took place between February 2001 and March 2002, and his search through U.S. computer networks occurred when U.S. national security was under increased scrutiny following the September 11, 2001 attacks. In this exclusive interview, he discusses his motives, findings, and experiences, describing his belief in suppressed information about antigravity, UFO-related technologies, and free energy. I also got access to Excel spreadsheets. One was titled "Non-Terrestrial Officers." It contained names and ranks of U.S. Air Force personnel who are not registered anywhere else. It also contained information about ship-to-ship transfers, but I've never seen the names of these ships noted anywhere else. I was able to briefly see one of these pictures. It was a silvery, cigar-shaped object with geodesic spheres on either side. There were no visible seams or riveting. There was no reference to the size of the object and the picture was taken presumably by a satellite looking down on it. The object didn't look manmade or anything like what we have created.

link2000, May 9 - Jacques Vallee states Hal Puthoff tells him about a “story” he heard regarding a SecDef black project audit. #rumor #book

On 9 June 2001 John Petersen of the Arlington Institute tells Vallee the same story.

Jacques Vallee states Hal Puthoff tells him about a “story” he heard regarding a SecDef black project audit. No timeframe is given. An unnamed Gen. who was Assistant SecDef at the time found a discrepancy of “only” a few million dollars and received a briefing; it was low-level maintenance work at a private contractor entrusted with keeping “some material” from prying eyes. He was told the material was from a crashed UFO but was not being tested at the moment.

link1997 - Former Director of the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) Admiral Thomas Wilson denied access to UFO recovery/retrieval & reverse engineering black budget projects based on released documents that are currently available for download via and is a part of the official Congressional Record. #new #leak (2023-08-12)

The "Wilson-Davis Memo" is a leaked document detailing a meeting between Dr. Eric W. Davis and former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Admiral Thomas Wilson, in 2002. Wilson recounted his attempts to access a Special Access Program (SAP) focused on UFO recovery and reverse engineering during the meeting. Despite his position, Wilson was denied access by the program's managers, who maintained strict criteria for entry. The managers revealed that the program involved reverse engineering a non-human craft with trans medium capabilities, suggesting extraterrestrial origin. The memo highlights the challenges of accessing classified programs, offering insights into government involvement in UFO-related activities within the black budget realm. Various figures, such as Christopher Mellon and Oke Shannon, have commented on the memo's authenticity and implications for understanding classified UFO endeavors.

link1997, August - U.S. military misled the public about the true nature of many unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings to hide the existence of its spy planes #news #new (2023-08-10)

During the cold war, the U.S. military misled the public about the true nature of many unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings to hide the existence of its spy planes, according to a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) study. The study reveals that many UFO reports were actually sightings of U-2 and SR-71 spy planes developed in the 1950s and 1960s to gather intelligence. These planes flew at high altitudes beyond those of commercial airliners, which contributed to their mysterious appearances. Rather than acknowledging the existence of these top-secret flights, the Air Force created false cover stories attributing the sightings to atmospheric phenomena. The admission of this deception is seen as significant and raises questions about other UFO-related cover-ups.

link1996 - When residents of Varginha, Brazil claimed seeing one or more strange creatures and at least one unidentified flying object (UFO) #news #alien

The Varginha UFO incident occurred in 1996 in Varginha, Brazil, involving claims of sightings of strange creatures and UFOs by residents. Witnesses reported a large-headed creature with red eyes and unusual markings called the "ET de Varginha." Rumors spread, suggesting captured extraterrestrial beings in a hospital and military involvement. However, an official inquiry in 2010 debunked these claims, attributing the sightings to misinterpretations of normal events or people with physical conditions. Skeptics criticized sensational media coverage, and despite the debunking, the incident left a lasting impact on Varginha, leading to tourism and merchandise related to aliens and UFOs. Structures like spaceship-shaped bus stops and a water tower with a disc-shaped reservoir were erected, reflecting the incident's influence on local culture and economy.

link1995 - President Bill Clinton issues Executive Order 12,958, which establishes a system to automatically declassify information over 25 years old unless the government takes discrete steps to continue classifying a particular document or group of documents. #law

The order takes effect on October 14, 1995. The DOE has some exceptions

link1995 - 400-foot cigar-shaped object at 30,000 feet altitude #FOIA

American West Flight 564 and a USAF F-117A from Holloman AFB observe a 400-foot cigar-shaped object at 30,000 feet altitude. The object interacts with the commercial plane's wing and later approaches the USAF aircraft. FAA audio records reveal communication between Albuquerque ATC and NORAD's Western Air Defense Sector HQ, with NORAD initially confirming tracking the object for 3-4 minutes as a "search-only track." However, in later months, NORAD changes its explanation, attributing the object to a small aircraft with a malfunctioning transponder.

link1994 - 60 children at Ariel school in Ruwa, Zimbabwe said they'd seen a 'UFO' and 'aliens with big eyes' in bushland near their school playground. The story was reported around the world. #news #alien

On September 16, 1994, a UFO sighting occurred near Ruwa, Zimbabwe, involving 62 pupils at Ariel School who reported seeing a silver craft descending and landing near their school. The children described encountering one or more beings dressed in black who communicated with them through telepathy, conveying an environmental message that frightened them. The incident gained considerable attention and was considered a significant-close encounter by Fortean writer Jerome Clark. Skeptics have suggested mass hysteria as an explanation, and not all students claimed to have witnessed anything unusual. Harvard professor John Mack interviewed witnesses, documenting the incident and adding to its significance. While some witnesses stand by their accounts, others attribute the experience to cultural interpretations. The Ariel School UFO incident remains a notable case in African UFO history, with the ongoing debate between proponents and skeptics about its authenticity.


link1993 - A NASA whistleblower, Bob Oechsler, has hinted at the significance and relevance of an interview.

The discussion pertains to the secrecy surrounding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) and its potential connection to socioeconomic factors.

The implication is that disclosing information about UAPs could shift our understanding. Unfortunately, your text does not provide specific URL links for additional context.

The individual had access to information from the highest echelons of the intelligence community, including insights from informants like Bobby Ray Inman, a distinguished figure in the US Navy and Intelligence Community. Inman conveyed that matters related to Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) or Non-Human Intelligence (NHI) are classified under national secrecy regulations, revealing possession of operational crafts in this realm. The concept of NHI dates back to 1993, and secrecy surrounding these subjects traces its origins to the 1950s. Reference is made to a NASA study exploring the potential consequences of publicly addressing encounters with NHI, highlighting significant shifts in theology, economics, technology, and energy, exemplified by the obsolescence of fossil fuels. Rather than an abrupt disclosure, the approach gradually introduced transformative changes over time, although this strategy deviated from its intended course. Multiple governments are similarly inclined to keep these matters confidential due to concerns about socio-economic upheaval, as also indicated by Grusch. The narrator underscores personal sightings of NHI vehicles on several occasions.

link1991 - CIA Russian Soldiers Turn to Stone After Shooting Down a UFO #FOIA #new #limited (2023-08-09)

The claim suggests that Russian soldiers were turned to stone after shooting down a UFO on March 27, 1993. A CIA report, complete with photos and witness statements, documents the incident. According to reports from a Ukrainian publication called Ternopil Vechirniy, soldiers in Siberia observed a flying saucer, shot it down, and saw five alien beings emerge. The story states that a white ball appeared, exploded, and turned 23 soldiers into stone. There are speculations about alleged contact between Russians and gray aliens in 1942. Surviving soldiers described the aliens' advanced technology. However, due to the fantastical nature of the claim, it should be approached with skepticism and verified through credible sources. Declassified documents related to the incident can be found on the CIA's website.

link1990 - UFOs are seen over a wide area of Russia, encompassing Novoselye, Sergiyev Posad, Yakovlevo, Dubki, Kablukovo, Fryazino, Khabarovsk, and Kirzhach. Radar stations #FOIA #new #limited (2023-08-09)

UFO sightings are reported across multiple locations in Russia between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight, including Novoselye, Sergiyev Posad, Yakovlevo, Dubki, Kablukovo, Fryazino, Khabarovsk, and Kirzhach. Due to these reports, radar stations and aircraft are put on alert. At 9:38 p.m., a UFO is spotted over Pereslavl-Zalessky at 6,500 feet. Lt. Col. A. A. Semenchenko is dispatched in an interceptor aircraft to investigate, and at 10:05 p.m., he tracks the UFO on radar, observing its manoeuvres and emitting two white lights. Despite attempts at communication, the UFO does not respond. Other UFO sightings occur during the same timeframe, including bright red silent spheres and a black cigar-shaped object with a ruby-red exhaust. Officers forward over 100 visual reports to Gen. Col. Igor Maltsev, chief of antiaircraft defence headquarters, describing the object as a disc with blinking lights, snakelike movement, and rotation on its axis.

link1990, August 4 - Two hikers near Calvine in Scotland took a photograph of a mysterious, diamond-shaped flying object hovering in the middle of the sky

link1989 - USAF Capt. Richard P. Osedacz writes an unclassified paper at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson AFB starting a database of UAP in near-Earth orbit exists and has existed since at least 1972 #FOIA

USAF Capt. Richard P. Osedacz authored an unclassified paper at the Air Force Institute of Technology detailing the existence of a database of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) in near-Earth orbit dating back to 1972. These UAP events, known as "fast walkers," were tracked by NORAD. The USAF Foreign Technology Division, Flight Performance Division (FTD/SQDF), was assigned to analyze unknown data related to these UAPs. The paper notes "undocumented" simulations conducted on UAP within NORAD's Space Surveillance Center at Cheyenne Mountain Complex. It remains unclear if conclusions regarding fast walkers were shared with Congress in classified settings, as they have not been disclosed publicly or in open hearings. J. Allen Hynek, Project Blue Book's scientific advisor, previously revealed that NORAD and SAC radar had tracked UAP in 1967.


link1987, December 1987 - In a congress leak from CIA and civilian pilot John Lear, the son of William Lear, founder of Lear Siegler Corp, claimed that the US government (USG) had been collaborating with gray extraterrestrials since the 1960s - John Lear mentioned this #conspiracy #new #limited (2023-08-07)

In a congress leak from 29 December 1987, CIA and civilian pilot John Lear, the son of William Lear, founder of Lear Siegler Corp, claimed that the US government (USG) had been collaborating with gray extraterrestrials since the 1960s. He made several other claims, including assertions that Germany may have recovered a saucer as early as 1939, Gen. James Doolittle inspected a crashed saucer in Sweden in 1946, Truman established MJ-12 in 1947, and there were multiple saucer crashes in the late 1940s in places like Roswell, Aztec, and Laredo, TX. Notably, one saucer crashed in the 1950s was too large to transport and had to be buried. Allegedly, the logistics for moving crashed saucers were legendary, involving night moves, purchasing entire farms, clearing forests, blocking highways, and using multiple trucks in tandem. He also claimed that the first communication between aliens and the USG occurred at Holloman AFB on 30 April 1964, leading to a deal in which the USG ignored abductions in exchange for technology. He said abductions were more sinister than just monitoring; they involved implanting devices, posthypnotic suggestions, termination of people for biological material, termination of threats, genetic experiments, and impregnation. He further asserted that an altercation occurred at the Dulce laboratory in 1979. By the 1980s, MJ-12, a secretive group, began promoting positive film projects about aliens to distract from their dealings with extraterrestrial beings. Some MJ-12 members at a place referred to as the "Country Club" contemplated confessing the scheme, while others aimed to develop anti-UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) weapons under the cover of SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative). One saucer was so enormous, and the logistical problems in transportation were so enormous that it was buried at the crash site and remains there today. The stories are legendary for transporting crashed saucers over long distances, moving only at night, purchasing complete farms, slashing through forests, blocking major highways, and sometimes driving two and three low-boys in tandem with an extraterrestrial load a hundred feet in diameter.

Possible hint at Ross Coulthart's giant UFO that is "part of five eyes", ""not in America", is "too big to move", and "had to build over it", has a "laudatory" purpose and is "football" shaped, and some text in "". One section talks about visiting a crashed saucer "General James H. Doolittle went to Sweden in 1946 to inspect a flying saucer that had crashed there in Spitzbergen." Spitzbergen Svalbard Global Seed Vault (1980-2008). Bilateral agreements for funding, interest to the world, General James visited the location to view a crashed UFO, the crash site would need to be covered up with popularity of commercial satellites maps, giant concrete thing check, doesn't receive regular visitors, secretive and high secured personal, and an interest to USA, Canada, UK, Australia, others like it, but this is the biggest seed bank. Other larger structures, according to LLM Chatbot - structures started in 1900-1990 in Sweden or Norway include Sweden tele2 Arena (2010-2013), Sweden Globen Arena (1996-1989), Sweden Globen Shopping (1988-1989), and Sweden Friends Arena (2010-2012), and Norway Statoil Headquarters largest energy companies (now Equinor)(~1980s-1996), Norway Oslo City Hall known for hosting the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony (1950), Norway The Fram Museum (1936), Spitzbergen Svalbard Global Seed Vault (2006), Spitzbergen University Center in Svalbard (UNIS) (~1990), Spitzbergen Svalbard Satellite Station (~1990)

link1987 - Treaty Between The United States Of America And The Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics On The Elimination Of Their Intermediate-Range And Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty)

The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty required the United States and the Soviet Union to eliminate and permanently forswear all of their nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometres. The treaty marked the first time the superpowers had agreed to reduce their nuclear arsenals, eliminate an entire category of nuclear weapons, and employ extensive on-site inspections for verification. As a result of the INF Treaty, the United States and the Soviet Union destroyed a total of 2,692 short--, medium--, and intermediate-range missiles by the treaty's implementation deadline of June 1, 1991.

link1986, November 17 - Japan Air Lines Cargo Flight 1628 incident

On November 17, 1986, a notable UFO incident involving a Japan Air Lines Cargo Flight 1628 took place. This incident centred around a Japanese Boeing 747-200F cargo aircraft travelling from Paris to Narita International Airport near Tokyo. The airplane was carrying Beaujolais wine. While flying over eastern Alaska during the Reykjavík to Anchorage leg of the journey at around 17:11, the crew spotted two unidentified objects to their left. These objects rapidly ascended from below and approached to escort the aircraft. Each object displayed two arrays of glowing nozzles or thrusters while their bodies remained obscured in darkness. The aircraft's cabin was illuminated, and the crew could feel the heat on their faces as the objects came closer. Eventually, the two escorting craft departed, making way for a much larger, disk-shaped object that began trailing behind the airplane. Anchorage Air Traffic Control even asked an approaching United Airlines flight and a military aircraft to confirm the unidentified traffic, but by around 17:51, when they observed JAL 1628, no other crafts could be identified. The entire sighting persisted for 50 minutes and concluded in the vicinity of Denali.

link1984 - UAP causes the plant's movement sensors, alarms, and security communications computer to fail. #FOIA #new (2023-08-07)

Security police at the Indian Point Nuclear Plant in Buchanan, NY, reportedly witnessed a UAP with oscillating yellow, white, and blue lights that caused the plant's sensors, alarms, and security communications computer to fail. The UAP, described as cone-shaped and as long as three football fields, passed directly over the Unit 3 reactor for about five minutes. One officer managed to film the object using a camera. Within two days, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reportedly reassigned the plant's security operations, and records of the event were removed. The NRC, a regulatory agency established in the 1970s, was allegedly aware of a similar UAP sighting over another nuclear station in the late 1980s but did not formally investigate it.

link1980, April 11 - Peruvian Air Force’s SU-22 battle with a UFO in 1980

On April 11, 1980, at La Joya Air Force Base in Peru, General Luis Spicer oversaw Peruvian Air Force training when a UFO was detected by the control tower. A large, glowing object approached the base, evading attempts at communication. Lieutenant Oscar Santa Maria Huertas piloted a Su-22 to intercept the UFO, describing it as a dome-shaped craft with a bright halo and remarkable agility. Despite firing at it, the UFO absorbed projectiles and ascended rapidly, displaying advanced capabilities. The incident, witnessed by around 2,000 personnel, remains a well-documented UFO encounter involving the military. Santa Maria's encounter with the enigmatic object prompted Peruvian government reporting to U.S. authorities like the CIA, NSA, and secretary of state. General Spicer emphasized the importance of understanding these phenomena to determine their nature and potential implications.

link1980 - Bob Lazar is an American businessman and conspiracy theorist who claims to have worked on reverse-engineering #leak #LARPing #conspiracy

Bob Lazar is a controversial American businessman and conspiracy theorist who asserts that he participated in reverse-engineering extraterrestrial technology at a secret site called "S-4," located near Area 51. He claims to have examined an alien spacecraft and accessed US government documents detailing alien interactions with humans across millennia. Lazar's claims have popularized discussions about Area 51 and fueled conspiracy narratives regarding its covert activities. However, doubts have been cast on his educational background, as there is no verifiable evidence of his alleged degrees from MIT and Caltech. He was employed as a technician for a contractor at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility, not as a physicist. Critics and the US Air Force have discredited Lazar's alleged involvement in reverse-engineering flying saucers at "S-4," particularly his assertions about an antimatter-powered craft fueled by element E115, which lacks scientific support. His claims about the historical connection between saucers and extraterrestrial beings lack substantiating evidence. Despite attracting both proponents and skeptics, there is no concrete proof to corroborate his claims of alien technology or interactions. Lazar's workplace was subject to a law enforcement raid in 2017, linked to a murder investigation in which he was not implicated.

link1977-78 - A significant UFO phenomenon occurred in Brazil during 1977-78 #FOIA #new (2023-08-09)

Operação Prato, a significant UFO phenomenon, unfolded in Brazil from 1977 to 1978. Investigated by the Brazilian Air Force, the event encompassed prolonged UFO sightings and interactions primarily in villages like Colares. Witnesses reported experiencing burns from light rays emitted by the UFOs. Air Force agents witnessed these unidentified aerial phenomena and collected photographic and film evidence. The official investigation lasted four months but continued unofficially into 1978. In 2005, Brazilian ufologists pushed for declassifying classified UFO files, leading to meetings with high-ranking generals. These officials acknowledged the systematic tracking of UFOs since 1954. Recognizing the importance of ufology, the Air Force pledged to release classified files and proposed a collaborative committee for UFO research. However, public access to classified files necessitated approval from the Air Force chief, Defense Minister, and Brazilian president. The Operação Prato incident is part of a broader history of UFO engagement by the Brazilian government, such as the 1986 radar-tracked incident involving UFOs and jet fighter pursuits.

link1976 - Tehran UFO Incident was a radar and visual sighting of an unidentified flying object (UFO) over Tehran, the capital of Iran, during the early morning hours of 19 September 1976

The 1976 Tehran UFO Incident occurred on September 19, involving an unidentified flying object (UFO) over Tehran, Iran. During the event, two F-4 Phantom II jet interceptors from the Imperial Iranian Air Force reported losing instrumentation and communication as they approached the object, with their systems restored upon withdrawal. One jet also experienced a temporary weapons systems failure. Civilians and military personnel spotted a shining object in the sky, and two interceptors were sent to investigate. One pilot reported losing instruments and communications upon approaching the object, while another described encountering a flashing, multicolored object that caused equipment malfunctions when he attempted to engage it. Analysis suggests possible misidentifications of astronomical bodies and meteor showers, as well as equipment malfunctions, contributing to the incident. Skeptics assert that many elements can be explained without invoking the presence of an alien spacecraft.

link1969, October 24 - A Chilean informant claims a Chilean Navy destroyer witnessed six objects that approached the ship, one larger than the destroyer. The objects were cube and egg-shaped, and electromagnetic interference was reported

Note: Publisher of this account, to whom the Chilean source spoke to, was an Australian ufologist of reasonable quality who had vetted AU govt. sources properly previously.

link1971, June - U.S. Navy Yeoman Third Class James M. Kopf is on the USS John F. Kennedy in the Caribbean Sea completing an Operational Readiness Exercise when communications messages begin coming in garbled. Ship radar, compasses and electrical systems then stop working. Kopf and others go outside and see a large, pulsating orange sphere sitting silently above the ship. It lasts for about 20 minutes. Two days later, commanding officer Capt. Ferdinand B. Koch tells the crew certain events are to be considered classified

Hynek also writes he suspected Blue Book was a “front” for a more classified investigation, stating he was told to drop one case and told by higher-ups “not to pursue the matter further.” This is significant because for decades the USAF used Blue Book’s conclusions to debunk UAP to the American public and Congressional inquiries. (p207) (p208)

link1977 - Attorney Daniel P. Sheehan, at the request of Congressional Research Service researcher Marcia S. Smith, claims to visit the Madison Building at the Library of Congress to look at “classified sections of Project Blue Book.” Sheehan claims to see photos of a flying disc embedded in snow surrounded by USAF personnel wearing parkas. Symbols are present on the side of the crashed disc. If true, this contradicts the findings of the Blue Book that were delivered to Congress and the American people, stating that a lack of physical evidence was a key reason why UAP was not worthy of future study. site/marcia sm ith story.htm

link1971 - Photos from the USS Trepang SSN 674 submarine as it travelled between Iceland and Norway's Jan Mayen Island. Cylindrical UFO rising from the water. #FOIA-- #image #new #limited (2023-08-09)

The incident involves multiple photos of a large cylindrical UFO emerging from the water, with more pictures available on Google Drive. Despite a Freedom of Information Act #FOIA request with case number DON-NAVY-2015-007410, no further information about the photos was obtained. In late November, the ship TREPANG embarked on an extended deployment in the North Atlantic, showcasing its self-sustaining operational capability over extended periods.

link1970 - Archived New Zealand letters to diplomats. Not from the government. #leak

The collection comprises numerous files dating back to the 1970s, containing letters addressed to the US government regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) from New Zealand.

link1970 - DOE UAP letters

The letter is from someone named O.P. Elliot, reporting sightings of green lights in the years 1948 through 1951 at Les Alamos. They mention that these sightings typically occurred at night in the Jemez Mountains. There's also a mention of objects flying over Les Alamos in formation during the afternoon. The writer suggests checking with a person named W. D. Wilson and accessing the protective force logs for more information on these sightings.

link1968, July 14 - Two interesting "UFO" files on the Defense Intelligence Agency website. One contains a letter stating: "There is absolutely no doubt that an Alien Race is carrying out a construction project on this planet."

If you go to the DIA website, there are two files filed under the "other available records" section, called "ufo1.pdf" and "ufo2.pdf". One document in "ufo1.pdf" shows a letter from New Zealand pilot, "Captain B. L. Cathie" to a "Colonel L. H. Walker" at the US Embassy in Wellington. In the letter Cathie states. "There is absolutely no doubt that an Alien Race is carrying out a construction project on this planet." It also contains many of his handwritten notes on the matter. - pages 122/140 - "ufo2.pdf"

link1967, March - Case: A fighter jet ‘disintegrates’ when it prepares to fire missiles at a UFO.

A pair of MiG-21 jet fighters were scrambled to inspect the enigmatic invader, which they eventually discovered and observed to resemble a big, metallic sphere devoid of wings or any kind of propulsion system. The flight leader was immediately told that the object had failed to reply to radio contact attempts and was instructed to fire at the plane. As the flight leader armed his missiles and prepared to fire at the object, Cuban Air Defense Headquarters listened as the screaming voice of his wingman came over their radios, stating that his leader’s aircraft had just disintegrated completely, with no visible explosion or sign of an attack. Immediately afterwards, the weird metallic sphere accelerated upward from its altitude of approximately 33,000 feet to over 98,000 feet and headed southeast into South America.

link1967 - Unidentified Spherical Object

link1967, March 12 - A New Mexico State University student took this photo of what he said was a UFO, while photographing land formations for a geology class on Mar. 12, 1967

link1960, June 22 - Former CIA director Adm. R. H. Hillenkoetter states in a newspaper that UAP flying saucers are “operating under intelligence control,” and they’re not U.S. or Russian. Hillenkoetter states the Air Force is not telling U.S. citizens the truth about UAP. #news #new (2023-08-11)

The National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena was formed in 1956, with the organization's corporate charter being approved October 24.[15] Hillenkoetter was on NICAP's board of governors from about 1957 until 1962.[16] Donald E. Keyhoe, NICAP director and Hillenkoetter's Naval Academy classmate, wrote that Hillenkoetter wanted public disclosure of UFO evidence.[17] Perhaps Hillenkoetter's best-known statement on the subject was in 1960 in a letter to Congress, as reported in The New York Times: "Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.

link1957, October 16 - This light was photographed on Oct. 16, 1957, when it hovered for 15 minutes near Holloman Air Development Center in New Mexico

link1957, May - U.S. pilot was ordered to shoot down UFO

During the Cold War, recently revealed secret files indicate that two U.S. fighter planes were dispatched to intercept and potentially shoot down an unidentified flying object (UFO) over the English countryside. The incident, disclosed through National Archives files in London, occurred in May 1957. Pilot Milton Torres, now living in Miami, recounted his experience when he was seconds away from firing rockets at the object, which exhibited erratic movement and had a radar reading resembling "a flying aircraft carrier." Despite reaching speeds exceeding 7,600 mph (12,000 kph) and moments from firing, the UFO abruptly vanished from radar. Following the incident, Torres was cautioned by an undisclosed individual, threatening national security repercussions if he spoke about it. The documents don't offer an official explanation for the event, with speculation ranging from secret military experiments to possible UFO involvement.

link1958, October 1958 - USN veteran Chester C. Grusinski states during his service on the USS Franklin D Roosevelt, while near Cuba, witnessed a cigar-shaped object orange in color on the deck. #brokenlinks #quote

Gruskinski states he could see silhouettes through windows in the object, “You could tell they weren’t human.” The object turned red and it “vanished.” After the incident, Grusinski states crew members who discussed the UAP event were transferred. Grusinksi stated later that other USS Roosevelt veterans met at a reunion recalled 8-10 separate UAP events connected with the carrier, which was the first to carry nuclear weapons and the only to carry the hydrogen bomb. Grusinksi says deck logs from 1958-59 were redacted. fdr rep.htm

link1957 - Levelland

In the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, there’s a famous scene where a UFO makes the electronics in a car go haywire. The real-life inspiration for that scene came from an incident in 1957, when dozens of citizens of Levelland, Texas, individually reported seeing a rocket or strange lights that interfered with their vehicles: Engines died, lights cut out.

link1956, October 24 - The National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) is an unidentified flying object (UFO) research group that was most active in the United States from the 1950s to the 1980s. It remains active primarily as an informational depository on the UFO phenomenon.

NICAP was a non-profit organization and faced financial collapse many times in its existence, due in no small part to business ineptitude among the group's directors. Following a wave of nationally publicized UFO incidents in the mid-1960s, NICAP's membership spiked dramatically and only then did the organization become financially stable. However, following publication of the Condon Report in 1968, NICAP's membership declined sharply, and the organization again fell into long-term financial decline and disarray.

link1956, May 30 - Project 1794 Final Development Summary Report

link1955 - A 1955 memo has recently been further declassified by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), chronicling a unique event: the sighting of a “saucer-like” craft by a former U.S. Senator #FOIA

A recently further declassified 1955 CIA memo highlights a remarkable event during the Cold War involving former U.S. Senator Richard B. Russell's sighting of a "saucer-like" craft in Russia. The memo, authored by Herbert Scoville Jr., details an interview with Russell on October 27, 1955, during which he observed a greenish-yellow ball rising quickly while on a train journey out of Baku. Russell's skepticism transformed into certainty as he and his group witnessed a second similar object ascending into the sky. The objects exhibited a "whirling" motion and a "yellowish glow," observed at a significant altitude without associated lights. Notably, the incident occurred during a train trip personally requested by Russell, dispelling notions of a staged event. Russell also observed military barracks, personnel, and radar installations, including a nearby "big egg beater object," during a motor trip between Moscow and Borodino. The incident was previously mentioned in a 1955 "Current Intelligence Bulletin" and Project Blue Book files, with the full memo's declassification prompted by a Mandatory Declassification Review case.

link1955 - JFK files have a loose link to UFO #FOIA #new #limited (2023-08-07)

President Joe Biden has approved the release of certain files linked to John F. Kennedy's assassination, but approximately 4,684 documents remain classified. The National Archives has already made public several confidential documents related to the 1963 assassination, drawing from various agencies like the CIA, FBI, and State Department. Notably, one document discloses that a CIA official, Reuben Efron, intercepted Lee Harvey Oswald's mail before JFK's assassination and experienced a UFO sighting in 1955. Efron's sighting involved observing "flying saucers" during a train journey in the Soviet Union with Senator Richard Russell and an Army colonel. Some conspiracy theorists speculate about Efron's potential involvement in the Kennedy assassination, prompting calls for more UFO-related information through bipartisan efforts.

link1954 - Atomic Energy Act of 1954 - Establishes Government-wide policies for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying Restricted Data information.,material%3B%20or%20(2)%20any

(aa) The term "special nuclear material" means (1) plutonium, uranium enriched in the isotope 233 or in the isotope 235, and any other material which the Commission, pursuant to the provisions of section 2071 of this title, determines to be special nuclear material, but does not include source material; or (2) any material artificially enriched by any of the foregoing, but does not include source material.

link1952, July 12 - Washington, D.C., UFO incident,_D.C.,_UFO_incident

From July 12 to 29, 1952, a series of UFO sightings occurred over Washington, D.C., becoming known as the Washington flap or the Invasion of Washington. Notably, the events of July 19–20 and July 26–27 saw increased UFO activity. Air traffic controllers, pilots, and radar centers reported unidentified flying objects. On July 19–20, air traffic controller Edward Nugent spotted seven objects on radar, leading to more unknown blips observed by radar centers and sightings by airline pilot S.C. Pierman. On July 26–27, a National Airlines flight crew and radar centers at National Airport and Andrews Air Force Base tracked more UFOs. U.S. Air Force jets were scrambled to intercept, with limited success, while ground personnel and experts debated the cause. The sightings ignited media coverage and intrigue, and despite investigations, the nature of the objects remains unresolved.

link1951, August 25 - Lubbock Lights

On the evening of August 25, 1951, three science professors from Texas Tech were enjoying an evening outdoors in Lubbock, when they looked up and saw a semicircle of lights flying above them at a high speed. Over the next few days, dozens of reports flooded in from across town—Texas Tech freshman Carl Hart Jr., even snapped photos of the so-called Lubbock Lights phenomenon, which were published in newspapers across the country and LIFE magazine.

link1949, April 28 - Concerning Flying Discs September 1947 - ANALYSIS OF FLYING OBJECT INCIDENTS IN THE U.S

This document discusses the presence of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in the United States and speculates on their potential Soviet origin and motives. It notes patterns in UFO sightings across the country and dismisses the idea that they are merely rumor-induced, suggesting instead that these sightings may represent advanced Soviet aircraft. The document posits three possible reasons for these Soviet UFOs: first, to sow doubt in the efficacy of U.S. atomic weapons as a propaganda tactic; second, for photographic reconnaissance, possibly to map certain U.S. regions; and third, as a means to test U.S. defense capabilities, crucial information for any potential Soviet strategic planning. This document thus highlights the complex and uncertain nature of the UFO phenomenon during its written period. Among the incidents reported, many statements by reliable and experienced persons tend to confirm that flying objects have been seen. Approximately 210 incidents have been reported. The observers reporting such incidents are trained and experienced U.S. Weather Bureau personnel, USAF-rated officers, experienced civilian pilots, technicians associated with various research projects and technicians employed by commercial airlines. The description of such objects seems to fall roughly into three categories: (1) Silver disks or balls, approximating a Horten wing-type aircraft; (2) Balls of fire of various colors and intensities; (3) Cigar or pencil-shaped objects similar in appearance to V-2 type rockets in horizontal flight. The number of configurations might be further reduced with the following considerations in mind: Silver disks or balls have, for the greater part, been observed in daylight, and a number under clear weather conditions with visibility unlimited. In most instances, balls of fire have been observed at night. Cigar, or pencil-shaped objects, have been sighted in fewer numbers but with about equal distribution in daylight and at night. A few accounts tell of the disks having a rough cigar shape when viewed while maneuvering. Some of the disks are described as having luminosity in daylight. It, therefore, is possible that a single type of object may be involved in all sightings, and differences in description may result from viewing the objects at various angles and under differing conditions of visibility.

link1950 - Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered a UFO sighting to be kept secret to prevent "mass panic." #FOIA

Newly declassified files reveal that the UK government treated UFO sightings seriously in the 1950s, engaging intelligence officials in discussions and requesting weekly reports on UFO encounters. In 1957, the Joint Intelligence Committee received reports detailing approximately one UFO sighting per week. It's noted that during World War II, Prime Minister Winston Churchill allegedly ordered the secrecy of a UFO sighting to prevent potential mass panic. Notably, UFO reports surged in 1996, coinciding with the popularity of the TV show The X-Files. The files encompass various incidents, including the "Welsh Roswell" in 1974, a near-miss by a 737 plane in 1995, a "crashed UFO" investigated by a mountain rescue team in Wales in 1974, and attempted break-ins at RAF Rudloe Manor. The records also mention events like the Western Isles incident, where a loud explosion was reported in the sky. Among these files are over 5,000 pages of UFO reports, letters, drawings from the public, and parliamentary inquiries into the matter.

link1949, October 31 - Distribution authorized to DoD only; Administrative/Operational Use; 31 OCT 1949. Other requests shall be referred to Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-6503. Pre-dates formal DoD distribution statements. Treat as DoD only.

Battelle Memorial Institute, a research organization, conducted the analysis. Elroy John Center, a Battelle scientist, was revealed to be a co-author of a 1949 Battelle report on analyzing memory metals, specifically Titanium alloys like Nitinol. Center had privately mentioned his involvement in analyzing UFO debris, and this revelation matched the report's findings obtained through FOIA.

Battelle is highlighted as a significant organization involved in various sectors, including defense and science. The post also notes its connections to government agencies, its status as a 501(c)(3) organization, and its control over various national laboratories. The analysis further points out connections between the report's findings and the characteristics of the Roswell crash metal, including its "shape memory" properties. General Arthur Exon's testimony and General George Schulgen's memo, along with other military studies on memory metals, are discussed as supportive evidence.

Dr. Howard C. Cross, a Battelle scientist, is identified as a key figure in UFO research for government agencies and top-secret Titanium alloy studies. The possibility of Battelle's advanced arc furnace's role in creating Nitinol memory metal is raised. The post also delves into Dr. Edgar Mitchell's statements about a "semi or quasi-private organization" involved in UFO secrecy, which the author connects to Battelle due to its characteristics and involvement in UFO-related projects. Overall, the post presents a detailed analysis of documents, reports, and statements to establish the connection between Battelle Memorial Institute and its role in analyzing materials from the Roswell UFO crash.

link1949 - Battle of Los Angeles #news

The Battle of Los Angeles occurred on February 24-25, 1942, in Los Angeles, California, during World War II. It was a purported attack on the continental U.S. by Imperial Japan, prompting a massive anti-aircraft artillery barrage. Shortly after the U.S. entered the war, the event initially raised concerns of a Japanese assault. However, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox later dismissed it as a "false alarm." Speculation arose about a possible cover-up to hide a real invasion. In 1949, it was revealed that a meteorological balloon had triggered the incident, leading to widespread firing and panic. The U.S. Office of Air Force History attributed the event in 1983 to heightened wartime anxiety and lost weather balloons. Despite official explanations, the incident influenced air raid precautions and increased anti-aircraft defenses, while some continued to question its true cause.

link1947, September 23 - General Twinning Memo

In a document dated September 23, 1947, the Air Materiel Command (AMC) presented its considered opinion on the phenomenon of "Flying Discs," or UFO sightings, which were a subject of intense interest at the time. The document outlined several key points, including the acknowledgment that these sightings were not considered fictitious but rather something real and not visionary. Reports described disc-shaped objects of substantial size, some displaying remarkable flight characteristics such as rapid climb rates, exceptional maneuverability, and evasive actions when encountering friendly aircraft and radar. Furthermore, the document noted common features of these objects, including metallic or reflective surfaces, circular or elliptical shapes, and the absence of trails, adding an element of mystery to the sightings. The possibility of domestic origin or the involvement of classified projects was also considered. However, the lack of physical evidence, such as crash-recovered exhibits, remained a challenge in confirming the existence and source of these objects.

link1947, July - Roswell incident #news

The Roswell incident in June and July 1947 in New Mexico involved the military's initial announcement of recovering debris from a "flying disc," which was later retracted as a conventional weather balloon. Retired lieutenant Colonel Jesse Marcel's claims in 1978 fueled conspiracy theories that the debris was from an alien spaceship and led to government cover-up speculation. The United States Air Force's 1994 report attributed the incident to a nuclear test surveillance balloon from Project Mogul. Despite explanations, the Roswell incident remains associated with UFOs and aliens, reflecting the 1947 flying disc craze and becoming an enduring cultural symbol. The event's portrayal in media and its place in popular culture makes it a significant and long-standing UFO claim.

link1947, June 24 - Civilian pilot Kenneth Arnold.

civilian pilot Kenneth Arnold. While flying his small aircraft near Washington’s Mount Rainier on June 24, 1947, Arnold claimed to have seen nine blue, glowing objects flying fast—at an estimated 1,700 m.p.h.—in a “V” formation.

link1944, December 14 - New York Times: US Army Air Force reported they were encountering "silver colored spheres" in the air over German territory. The spheres are encountered either singly or in clusters, sometimes translucent

On December 13th, at Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, a startling revelation emerged regarding a novel German weapon on the western air front. American Air Force pilots reported their encounters with enigmatic silver spheres hovering over German territory. These spheres appeared either as solitary orbs or in mysterious clusters, occasionally displaying a semi-translucent quality. This astonishing development, dubbed a "secret" weapon, coincided curiously with the Christmas season, resembling the festive glass balls adorning Christmas trees. However, the true nature of these enigmatic spheres remained uncertain, as there was no available information regarding how they remained suspended in the sky, what they contained, or the purpose they were intended to serve. The floating mystery ball had become a perplexing and mystifying addition to the unfolding wartime narrative.

link1939 - Found hint at Coultharts giant UFO "too big to move" in the congress briefing files - John Lear mentioned this

John Lear's UFO hypothesis, detailed in the file UFO 1953, discusses extensive government cover-ups and contact with extraterrestrial beings. Lear, a pilot with a CIA and government background, asserts that the truth about alien interaction has been suppressed for about two decades, causing upheaval. He proposes that Germany may have recovered a saucer in 1939 and describes aliens resembling praying mantises, much more advanced than humans. Some witnesses to the "truth" met mysterious deaths. The MJ-12, a top military scientist group, handles UFO matters involving saucer crashes like Roswell. Lear alleges a communication with aliens at Holloman Air Force Base in 1964 and a technology-for-silence deal in 1969-1971. He claims abductions involve brain implants and genetic experiments, suggesting aliens rely on human and animal tissues for survival, leading to cattle mutilations. Lear states MJ-12 planned gradual disclosure to the public, potentially involving UFO researcher William Moore. He implies extraterrestrial existence is hidden via media manipulation, raising questions about alien infiltration or invasion.

link1665, April - A UFO in 1665. The Air Battle of Stralsund

link1643 CE - Fear-Inducing Bright Object

A large, bright object was seen in the sky over Hull, England, causing fear and speculation.

link1639 CE - Glowing Sphere Over The Charles River

John Winthrop, a colonial governor in Massachusetts, USA, recorded a strange light moving over the Charles River, described as a glowing sphere.

link1619 CE - Hovering Bright Object

Local observers in Geneva, Switzerland, recorded a large, bright object hovering in the sky for several hours. In 1619 CE, a significant event took place in Geneva, Switzerland. Local observers reported seeing a large, bright object in the sky. This object was not just a fleeting sight - it stayed in the sky for several hours. The unusual sight was so striking that it was documented and has been remembered throughout history. Unfortunately, there is not much more detailed information about the nature of the object or the reaction of the people besides the fact that it was large and bright. The lack of technology at the time would have made it impossible to identify the object further.

link1566 CE - Aerial Battle With Strange Objects

In 1566 CE, there was a peculiar event recorded in Basel, Switzerland that described an aerial battle involving strange objects in the sky. The event was documented in contemporary records, meaning that it was written down and reported during the time it happened. The descriptions indicate that there were unusual sightings in the sky that looked like a battle. Unfortunately, the specific details about what these strange objects were, who or what was involved in this "battle", and the exact circumstances are not clarified in the provided knowledge. This event is one of many historical reports that have fueled theories about unexplained phenomena and potential extraterrestrial encounters.


link1561, April 14 - Celestial Phenomenon Over Nuremberg. As the sun rose on April 14, 1561, over the German city of Nuremberg, the residents saw what they described as some aerial battle take place in its glare

link1461 CE - Divine Light Over Arras

Gaspar Nunez de Arce reported a bright light appearing in the sky over Arras, France. The light was interpreted as a divine sign by the populace.

link1453 CE - Glowing Cross During The Fall of Constantinople

During the city's final siege, reports emerged of a glowing cross in the sky over Constantinople. The significance of this celestial event was widely discussed at the time.

link1420 CE - Japan: Gukanshō's Glowing Sphere

In the Gukanshō, an important historical and Buddhist text, a glowing sphere appeared in the sky, causing fear among the people. No further details about this sphere were provided.

link1420 CE - Fiery Object In The Sky

During the Ming Dynasty in China, a fiery object was observed moving rapidly across the sky.

1387 CE - Bright Object Over North Walsham

A bright object was seen in the sky, and Thomas Walsingham, an English chronicler, interpreted it as a bad omen.

link1377 CE - Fire In The Sky Near North Walsham

Thomas Walsingham also recorded seeing a fire in the sky near North Walsham, England.


link1365 CE - Bright Object In The Sky

During the Gukanshō period in Japan, a bright object was seen in the sky, interpreted as a harbinger of significant events.

link1350 CE - Glowing Object In The Sky

Ming Dynasty records in China mention a glowing object moving slowly across the sky.

link1347 CE - Europe: Black Death Sky Lights

Various accounts reported strange lights in the sky at the onset of the Black Death. These lights were often associated with the onset of the plague, but no further details were provided.

link1333 CE - Mysterious Night Sky Object

The Taiheiki records in Japan note a mysterious object seen in the night sky.

link1320 CE - Dragon-like Object In The Sky

The Chronicle of Lanercost in England described a strange object resembling a dragon moving across the sky.

link1311 CE - Bright Object Causes Fear

The Azuma Kagami records in Japan note a bright object seen in the sky that caused people to fear.

link1305 CE - Fiery Object In The Sky

The Yuan Shi records in China describe a fiery object appearing in the sky, which is interpreted as a bad omen.

link1295 CE - Fire In The Sky Near North Walsham

Thomas Walsingham noted seeing a fire in the sky near North Walsham, England.

link1271 CE - Mysterious Night Sky Object

The Heike Monogatari in Japan recorded a mysterious object seen in the sky during the night.

link1290 CE - The monks at the Abbey witnessed a silver disc flying over the premises.

In the year 1290 CE, an unusual event occurred at Byland Abbey in England. The monks at the Abbey witnessed a silver disc flying over the premises. This sighting caused a significant amount of excitement and fear among the monks. The silver disc is assumed to be an unidentified flying object (UFO), although the exact nature and origin of the object are still unknown. This event stands as one of the early recorded instances of UFO sightings in history. The reaction of the monks indicates the unexpected nature of this event and how it challenged the understanding of the world in the 13th century. It's also an interesting example of how such phenomena were perceived in a religious context during the Middle Ages.

link1260 CE - Erratically Moving Bright Object

Yuan Dynasty records in China mention a bright object seen moving erratically in the sky.

link1250 CE - Glowing Sphere Causes Fear

The Konjaku Monogatari in Japan mentions a glowing sphere appearing in the sky, causing fear among the people.

link1240 CE - Bright Object In The Sky

Matthew Paris, a chronicler in England, described a bright object seen in the sky.

link1235 CE - Japan: Tale of the Heike's Mysterious Object

In the Tale of the Heike, a medieval Japanese epic, a mysterious object, described as a glowing sphere, was seen in the sky at night. No further details about this object were provided.

link1230 CE - Strange Sky Object During Emperor Go-Horikawa's Reign

The Azuma Kagami records in Japan mention a strange object seen in the sky during Emperor Go-Horikawa's reign.

link1226 CE - Fiery Object As Bad Omen

Song Shi records in China interpret a fiery object seen in the sky as a bad omen.

link1211 CE - Slow-Moving Bright Object

Matthew Paris, a chronicler in England, noted a large, bright object moving slowly across the sky.

link1201 CE - Fear-Inducing Bright Object

The Shoku Nihongi in Japan recorded a bright object seen in the sky, causing fear and speculation.

link1200 CE, England: Gervase of Canterbury's Dragon Cloud

Gervase of Canterbury, a chronicler of British history, reported a cloud shaped like a dragon moving across the sky, sparking fear and speculation. No further details were provided about this cloud.

link1180 CE - Celestial Sign in the form of a Glowing Sphere

The Konjaku Monogatari in Japan interpreted a glowing sphere seen in the sky as a celestial sign.

link1168 CE - Mysterious Night Sky Object

The Heike Monogatari in Japan recorded a mysterious object seen in the sky during the night.

link1147 CE - Strange Lights As War Omens

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in England interpreted strange lights seen in the sky as omens of war.

link1133 CE - Japan: Hyaku Monogatari's Flying Dragon

The Hyaku Monogatari, a collection of Japanese ghost stories, reported an object resembling a flying dragon that was seen in the sky and interpreted as a mythical creature. No further details about this object were provided.

link1100 CE - Bright Sky Object As Significant Harbinger

The Gukanshō in Japan described a bright object seen in the sky as a harbinger of significant events.

link1054 CE - Daytime Sky Supernova

Records of the Song Dynasty in China note that a guest star (supernova) was visible in the daytime sky for several weeks.

link1036 CE - Celestial Sign in the form of a Glowing Sphere

The Konjaku Monogatari in Japan interpreted a glowing sphere seen in the sky as a celestial sign.

link1034 CE - England: Peterborough Chronicle's Fiery Lights

The Peterborough Chronicle, a series of Anglo-Saxon annals, reported fiery lights in the sky, which were interpreted as signs of impending disaster. No further details were provided about these lights.

link1021 CE - Fear-Inducing Bright Object

Song Dynasty records in China note a bright object moving across the sky, causing fear and speculation.

link1015 CE - Japan: Tale of Genji's Bright Object

In the Tale of Genji, a classic work of Japanese literature, a bright object was seen in the sky and was described as a harbinger of significant events. The nature of this object remains unknown.

link1004 CE - Strange Sky Object During Emperor Ichijō's Reign

The Konjaku Monogatari in Japan recorded a strange object seen in the sky during the reign of Emperor Ichijō.

link989 CE - Japan: Azuma Kagami's Fiery Object

The Azuma Kagami, a medieval Japanese text, recorded a fiery object moving across the sky. This was noted as a celestial event, but no further information was given.

link987 CE - Fiery Object As Bad Omen

The Song Shi in China interpreted a fiery object seen in the sky as a bad omen.

link970 CE - Glowing Sky Object During Emperor Reizei's Reign

The Shoku Nihongi in Japan recorded a glowing object seen in the sky during the reign of Emperor Reizei.

link950 CE - Erratically Moving Bright Object

Song Dynasty records in China note a bright object seen moving erratically in the sky.

link927 CE - Spain: Chronicle of Alfonso III's Sky Lights

During the reign of Alfonso III, strange lights were seen in the sky, causing widespread fear. These were documented in the Chronicle of Alfonso III, but no additional details were provided.

link919 CE - Hungary: Annales Fuldenses's Fiery Omen

The Annales Fuldenses, a series of Frankish annals, reported a fiery object was seen in the sky, which was interpreted as an omen of war. No further details about this object were given.

link900 CE - Fear-Inducing Fiery Object

The Chronicle of Alfonso III in Spain reported a fiery object seen moving across the sky, causing fear among the people.

link850 CE - Fiery Lights As Omens

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in England interpreted fiery lights seen in the sky as omens.

link842 CE - China: Emperor Wuzong's Star

Emperor Wuzong of Tang reported a strange object resembling a star appeared, moving erratically and terrifying the populace. No further details about this object were provided.

link840 CE - France: Agobard of Lyons' Sky Lights

Agobard of Lyons, an archbishop and prolific writer, reported strange lights in the sky, which were interpreted as supernatural omens. Further details about these lights were not provided.

link820 CE - Dragon-Like Sky Object

Tang Dynasty Records in China described a strange object resembling a dragon appearing in the sky.

link810 CE, France: St. Gregory of Tours' Glowing Object

St. Gregory of Tours, a historian of the Franks, reported seeing a glowing object moving across the sky, which he interpreted as a sign from God. No additional details about this object were provided.

link810 CE - Slow-Moving Glowing Sphere

The Nihon Koki in Japan recorded a glowing sphere appearing in the sky, moving slowly.

link800 CE - Bright Sky Object During Emperor Kammu's Reign

The Shoku Nihongi in Japan recorded a bright object seen in the sky during the reign of Emperor Kammu.

link793 CE - England: Anglo-Saxon Chronicle's Fiery Dragons

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a collection of Old English annals, reported strange fiery dragons flying in the sky, heralding disaster. The exact nature of these 'dragons' remains a mystery.

link776 CE - France: Siege of Sigiburg UFOs

During the Siege of Sigiburg, two large glowing objects hovered over a church, causing the Saxon besiegers to flee in panic. The nature and origin of these objects remain unknown.

link746 CE - Rapidly Moving Fiery Object

Tang Dynasty Records in China note a fiery object appearing in the sky, moving rapidly.

link721 CE - Bright Sky Object During Emperor Genshō's Reign

The Nihon Shoki in Japan recorded a bright object seen in the sky during the reign of Emperor Genshō.

link700 CE - Slow-Moving Glowing Object

The Nihon Shoki in Japan recorded a glowing object appearing in the sky, moving slowly.

link685 CE - Celestial Signs in the Form of Strange Lights

The Venerable Bede in England interpreted strange lights seen in the sky as celestial signs.

link619 CE - Erratically Moving Fiery Object

The Nihon Shoki in Japan recorded a strange object seen in the sky during the reign of Emperor Jomei.

link591 CE - Erratically Moving Fiery Object

The Sui Shu in China recorded a fiery object appearing in the sky, moving erratically.

link584 CE - Bright Sky Object During Emperor Bidatsu's Reign

The Nihon Shoki in Japan recorded a bright object seen in the sky during the reign of Emperor Bidatsu.

link457 CE - Fear-Inducing Glowing Sphere

Gregory of Tours in France reported a glowing sphere appearing in the sky, causing fear among the populace.

link400 CE - Flying Chariots in the Ramayana

The Ramayana, an ancient Indian epic, describes flying chariots called "Pushpaka Vimana" used by gods and heroes.

link393 CE - Constantinople: Procopius's Hovering Body

A luminous body resembling a comet hovered in the sky for several days. This was documented by Procopius, a prominent Byzantine scholar, but no additional information was provided.

link334 CE - Vimana Sightings During a Battle

The Mahabharata, another ancient Indian epic, describes a flying object called a "Vimana" seen in the sky during a battle.

link312 CE - Cross of Light Leads to Conversion

Eusebius, a historian in Rome, recorded Emperor Constantine seeing a cross of light in the sky, leading him to convert to Christianity.

link292 CE - Glowing Object As Celestial Displeasure

The Jin Shu in China interpreted a glowing object seen in the sky as a sign of celestial displeasure.

link194 CE - Bright Northward-Moving Object

Records of the Han Dynasty in China noted a bright object appearing in the sky, moving northward.

link155 CE - Erratically Moving Strange Star

The Han Shu in China recorded a strange star appearing in the sky, moving erratically and emitting light.

link99 CE - Greece: Pliny the Younger's Wine Jar UFO

Pliny the Younger, a lawyer and author in Ancient Rome, reported an unidentified object resembling a wine jar appeared in the sky and moved erratically. No further details or explanations were provided about this sighting.

link80 CE - Rome: Cassius Dio - A horse-like object with legs was seen moving across the sky.

Details: Cassius Dio, a Roman statesman and historian, reported a strange sight in the sky in 80 CE. He described an object that resembled a horse with legs moving across the sky. The nature and origin of this object remain unknown.

link70 CE, Jerusalem: Josephus - During the siege of Jerusalem, chariots and troops of soldiers in their armour were seen running about among the clouds.

Details: Josephus, a first-century Romano-Jewish historian, recorded an eerie sight during the siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE. He reported seeing chariots and troops of soldiers in their armour running about among the clouds, which added to the tension and fear during the siege.

link65 CE - Sword-Like Star As War Portent

Josephus, a historian in Jerusalem, interpreted a star resembling a sword hanging over the city as a portent of war.

link9 CE - Rome: Pliny the Elder - A burning shield scattering sparks moved across the sky at sunset, similar to earlier reports.

Details: Pliny the Elder, a Roman author, reported a sighting of a burning shield that scattered sparks as it moved across the sky at sunset. This sighting was similar to earlier reports, suggesting a possible pattern or recurring phenomenon.

link12 BCE - Bright Comet As Sign of Augustus's Rise

Pliny the Elder, a natural philosopher in Rome, interpreted a bright comet appearing in the sky as a sign of Augustus's rise to power.

link42 BCE - Bright Comet As Omen of Julius Caesar's Death

Cassius Dio, a historian in Rome, saw a bright comet appear in the sky, seen as an omen of Julius Caesar's death.


link134 BCE - Large Bright Object

Julius Obsequens, a chronicler in Rome, noted a large, bright object moving across the sky, witnessed by many.

link138 BCE - Fiery Torches In The Sky

Livy, a historian in Rome, reported fiery torches seen moving across the sky in Rome.

link154 BCE - Erratically Moving Bright Light

Julius Obsequens, a chronicler in Rome, recorded a bright light appearing in the sky over Rome, moving erratically.

link331 BCE - Spark of Fire During Temple Construction

Pliny the Elder, a natural philosopher in Rome, noted a spark of fire from the sky seen during the construction of the Temple of Jupiter.

link214 BCE - Rome: Livy - A round shield-like object appeared in the sky over Arpi, moving slowly.

Details: According to the Roman historian Livy, an object that resembled a round shield was observed in the sky over Arpi in 214 BCE. The object moved slowly across the sky, baffling the onlookers.

link218 BCE - Phantom Ships Over Rome

Livy in Rome reported that "phantom ships" were seen gleaming in the sky over various parts of Rome. According to the Roman historian Livy, there were sightings of what were described as "phantom ships" in the sky. These ships were reportedly seen over various parts of Rome and were described as "gleaming," suggesting they may have been illuminated or reflective. This event is one of the earliest recorded instances of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), although it was interpreted in the context of the ancient Roman world. Further specifics, such as the exact date, duration of the event, or public reaction, are not provided in the record.

link85 BCE - Eastward-Moving Large Round Object

Julius Obsequens in Rome reported a large, round object moved eastward in the sky, observed by many.

link74 BCE - Flame-Like Object Appears During Battle

Plutarch in Turkey reported during a battle between Roman and Mithridatic forces, a large, flame-like object resembling a jar or wine bowl appeared in the sky between the two armies.

link66 BCE - Burning Shield Scattering Sparks At Sunset

Pliny the Elder in Rome reported a burning shield scattering sparks moving across the sky at sunset, which many in Rome saw.

link76 BCE - Falling Spark Grows Into Light Ball

Julius Obsequens in Rome reported a "spark" fell from a star and grew as it descended, appearing as a ball of light and moving towards the earth.

link1440 BCE - Circle Of Fire In The Sky

During the reign of Thutmose III in Egypt, a "circle of fire" brighter than the sun hovered in the sky, emitting a foul odour. It appeared for several days before vanishing. This event is recorded in the Tulli Papyrus.