Thursday 21 December 2017

A Week in UFOlogy

Last weekend I was in Devizes, Wiltshire attending the Bases conference and also shooting a new video by the Bases YouTube channel, see:, and so I never had the chance to see the news. It was therefore some time before I heard the story, one that was in fifth position on the BBC's website, that the Pentagon has admitted that it used to run a classified UFO research programme from 2007 to 2012. This is forty years after it officially stopped investigating UFO's because "there's nothing to see here, sorry." Indeed, they have recently restated their position due to a demand by petition, see: This recent project was run by Harry Reid, a senator from Nevada USA, home to Area 51, and had an annual budget of £15; that's a lot of money to spend on something that doesn't exist. The official line is that the government were concerned about aviation technology by China or Russia and thought UFO reports might lead to some clues. This makes no sense when you take into account the government's existing programmes for that kind of intelligence, the CIA, NSA, spy satellites etc. Why do they need a separate UFO one for tracking experimental aircraft? Source:

There has also been a radio show featuring the UFOlogists Leslie Kean and Cheryl Costa, but, in an exceptional manner, they are joined by a former US Department of Defence official called Luis Elizondo who has a very open mind about alien life, see: After that, a video was released from 2004, filmed by a US Navy fighter jet, showing a strange object in the sky. You hear one of the pilots say: "It isn't a fuckin' drone, bro!" One of them later told the media that the object was "not of this world."; and he does a job which means he ought to be good at recognizing aircraft, see: The media have since taken the unprecedented step of asking Nick Pope to comment. He said: "It's an extraordinary revelation, not least because it directly contradicts the many specific denials that the US government has issued previously when asked about this subject and their involvement in it... The take-home message here is that there's probably something out there, but we don't know what it is." Source: None of these news stories are, in themselves, of a revolutionary nature; but they are still intriguing. They are being presented to us in a very large volume in a short space of time. Are we being prepared by the media for something more?

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