Sunday, 30 September 2018

Dubai Iceberg

The city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is the most ambitious urban planning project in history. It is a kind of Milton Keynes writ large. Apparently a quarter of all the building cranes in the world can be found in Dubai and it has even created artificial islands in the shapes of palm trees and maps of the world. It's a showcase of Middle Eastern oil-soaked opulence. It is home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, 2,717 feet tall, and also many others that are enormous, modern, elegant and unusual shapes. However, like much of the Middle East, Dubai has a hot dry desert climate. There is no surface fresh water. Therefore Dubai's water supply has to come from the sea. The UAE has twelve desalination facilities that supply all the country's drinking water, as well as water for industry, irrigation and hygiene. This is expensive and causes many environmental problems, see background links below. However a company in the UAE has come up with an incredible plan. The National Advisor Bureau Ltd wants to tow an iceberg from the Southern Ocean to the Persian Gulf which will be melted down for water. Unlike the Arctic, most Antarctic icebergs are made of fresh water instead of frozen seawater. They will send some ships to Antarctic waters, take an iceberg and move it to the UAE. This can be one up to seven thousand feet across and weighing up to one hundred million tons. This contains enough water to supply all of the needs of Dubai for five years. There are some major problems with this proposal. Firstly, as soon as the iceberg leaves the cold South Polar Region and enters the balmy waters of the Gulf, it will melt. The company will be in a race against time to tug the iceberg the seven thousand miles to its destination before it vanishes like an ice cube in a hot bath. The founder estimates that a maximum of thirty percent of the ice could melt during the journey and that will still make it worthwhile. But once you get the iceberg to Dubai where will you store it? It will need to be kept in a chilled location before it is mined for drinking water. If it is really seven thousand feet long you'd need a huge refrigerated pen. Would running that be any less expensive and energy consuming than simply sticking to the desalination plants? If the water operation is successful, the company even suggested bringing more and more icebergs to Dubai in order to create a microclimate where it will rain. I'm not sure that would work, or even be desirable if it did. It might have unintended side effects on the local wildlife. Also it would need to be a regular supply of icebergs. Could the company really manage that? This sounds to me like a publicity stunt that will never actually happen. What's more, for reasons I have addressed many times before, for example see the background links below, the means exists to desalinate seawater in plants powered by free energy, making their capacity virtually limitless. It simply needs to be declassified.  

Friday, 28 September 2018

Watch The Lake Drain

The remarkable feature film The Lake Drain is now available to watch:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-lake-drain/id1181339605.
This film combines surreal science fiction with drama, comedy and documentary scenes relating to CERN, deep underground military bases, psychic warfare, electromagnetic weapons, archons and mind control in a unique and imaginative style. It is not easy to follow and you might need to see it more than once to understand it, but it is well worth the effort. There are no sound-bite answers when it comes to these subjects. The Lake Drain was nominated for a Bases Project Film Festival Award® in 2015. See here for more details: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2015/08/bases-2015.html.
See here for my HPANWO Radio interview with the director Jerry Griffin: https://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.com/2016/01/programme-170-podcast-jerry-griffin.html.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The Roswell Conspiracy by Boyd Morrison

This HPANWO book review is of The Roswell Conspiracy by Boyd Morrison, see: http://www.boydmorrison.com/roswell-conspiracy.php.
This book was recommended to me by a friend on Facebook who I'll simply call "John". That is not his real name; his real name is Paul Armstrong. I've known John for a while online and have even met him once. One of his characteristics is that he enjoys generating drama. Unfortunately quite a few people like to do that, but unlike most of them, John does not seem to be motivated by any malice. For him it is more something playful, therefore I tolerate and even humour him. John describes himself as a "recovering woo" or "woo-lite"; which sounds to me like he means he is moving away from the conspirasphere over to the skeptic side of things. This does happen occasionally, in fact both sides make converts from the other, see here for more details: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2018/01/skeptics-2018.html. John posted a link to the above title because he thought I might be concerned that I was not the only author to write a fictionalization about the Roswell Incident. As it happens I am already aware that I am not. In fact Bryce Zabel has announced that he is writing his own "what if?" alternate history of Roswell, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9BZybEhtCg. I don't have a problem with this. I believe Bryce and I can both do this without either of us displacing the other. If John's intention was to make me worried then it didn't work. There is plenty of space for many people to write original works on this theme. It's not exactly a shoulder-jostling market. Nevertheless I was curious, so I ordered the book. It turned out to be very different indeed from my own. It is a fast-paced techno-thriller about a race between the good guys and a gang of international criminals to recover a special mineral with extraordinary properties that can be used as a deadly weapon. The race begins a hundred years ago during the Russian Civil War where the White and Red armies fight each other while trying to track down the remains of the Tunguska meteorite, to 1947 in Roswell where a young girl witnesses the crash of a mysterious craft she has never seen before. It ends in the present day where the girl, now an old lady, helps the two heroes on their mission across the world from New Zealand, to Easter Island, to central Australia. I've tried to avoid spoilers, but cannot completely; so stop reading now if you plan to read the book... because the Roswell incident in the setting is not caused by anything ET. In fact, if anything, it seems to be more inspired by Annie Jacobson's theories about Roswell. I did enjoy the book as a bit of light entertainment though, so I appreciate John for recommending it to me; but I don't consider Boyd Morrison to be a rival. His field of topics lies so far away from mine.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Nick Pope on the ADX Files

Nick Pope has been interviewed on The ADX Files radio show with Alyson Dunlop, see: https://www.spreaker.com/user/enemywithinradio/adx-100-nick-pope.
Not the Burnley and England goalkeeper I'm afraid! I mean of course the Nick Pope, the one and only Nick Pope, the UFO expert extraordinaire bar none. This comes just a few days after Peter Robbins was on the same show, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/09/peter-robbins-on-adx-files.html. There's an interesting connection here because it was following an interview I did with Peter in the old CMR days when he was sticking up for Larry Warren, see: https://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.com/2014/10/programme-109-podcast-peter-robbins.html, that I asked Nick Pope if he wanted to be a guest on the HPANWO Show too so that I could hear his side of the story. I intended to conduct the interview in a polite and professional manner; after all I am pro-unconditional free speech. He declined, telling me that he was too busy with other things at that moment. Obviously since then his workload must have eased significantly because he was only too pleased to be on the ADX Files.

In the background links I provide more information on "the man from the ministry" or "Britain's Fox Mulder" and the many other names he travels under. His Royal Popeness occupies a unique position being one of the few official government UFOlogists in the world and the pundit everybody in the media has on speed-dial whenever a UFO story is passed over the news desk. He begins the interview by taking about the Phoenix Lights, the Advanced Aerial Threat Identification Programme and the To The Stars Academy. He makes some good points about the subjects. Nevertheless he does it with typical Papal caution, dropping tacit disclaimers every few sentences. It would be nice if there could be the congressional hearings he talks about; indeed this is what Stephen Bassett has called for, see: https://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.com/2013/05/programme-45-podcast-citizen-hearing.html. But would other people be allowed to testify along with Pope? Like the people who testified at the Citizen Hearing? This would be the bombshell I'd like to see. Nick then points out another opinion he shares with Steve Bassett, that things would have been a lot better for UFO-related matters if Hilary Clinton had won the 2016 election and become the US President. According to Bassett she was "the Disclosure President" and her defeat was a massive setback for the advocacy process. However, Nick leaves the door ajar for President Trump. I personally have swung it wide open, which is where I clash with Steve, see: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2016/12/ufo-disclosure-2016-what-about-trump.html. Nick then delves into the area of SETI- the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence. He believes that the upcoming switch-on of the Square Kilometre Array, a huge radio telescope operating from two sites in Australia and South Africa, might provide a breakthrough for the discovery of intelligent life out there in the universe. As I describe here: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2018/02/seti-and-ufos.html, that revelation would have a knock-on bonus effect for UFOlogy. Nick then moves on to his speciality, the declassification of the British Ministry of Defence UFO files. Nick does not believe there is anything revolutionary among them because if there was they would have told him, wouldn't they? After all, he ran the MoD's Secretariat AS-2A, the UFO desk. Personally, if I had a "saucer in a hangar", to use his catchphrase, Nick Pope, the public face of the UFO phenomenon who is always on television, would be the last person on earth I would tell. He subsequently quotes another of his clich├ęs: "We can't rule it out."

After forty-eight minutes, the subject of Larry Warren comes up. Alyson introduces it by calling it "the Warren fraud" which is hardly unbiased and also legally inaccurate. We are still waiting patiently for Larry to be convicted of fraud by any description. As I've said before, see the background links, I find it very strange that Nick Pope is shoving in his twopence-worth on this matter. I had assumed that it would be far beneath his usual list of priorities. Nick then claims that the "Larry Warren fraud" has been exposed over a year ago, despite the fact that researchers including myself have comprehensively disputed that there was any fraud at all, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2016/12/is-larry-warren-fraud.html. Despite this, he uses the word "fraud" twice while opening his case. Interestingly, just before this matter is tabled Nick confirms that government files relating to the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident of 1980 were improperly destroyed. He claims that this was not a conspiracy and was just an inadvertent confusion over file names. As reason for this he cites John Alexander, a man who has curious connections to the 9/11 attacks, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2015/07/hellyer-checks-evidence.html. He claims "most of (Warren's testimony) was made up" and the rest was stolen from other people. If by "other people" he means Adrian Bustinza, I've explained why I don't think this is true, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/07/ben-emlyn-jones-on-ghostly-hour-podcast.html. He reckons "Warren lies effortlessly... If he told you it was a sunny day we would all instinctively reach for our umbrellas!... How can you tell Warren is lying? His lips are moving!" He really thinks that rhetoric like that can replace rational argument. Sadly, for too many people, it often does. Nick then repeats a truly stupid accusation that the film Capel Green is trying to "rebrand" the Rendlesham Forest incident when this is simply false. He calls Capel Green "shameful!" and in doing so joins Col. Halt, Peter Robbins and dozens of others in presenting a precognitive review... Perhaps he would be so kind as to give me a tip for the 2.30 at Doncaster. He then accuses Gary Heseltine of knowingly promoting a false story or presenting one that he ought to know was false after "three and a half seconds of checking!" However this is a gross misrepresentation of Gary's research project into this case which has run parallel to my own and has reached many of the same conclusions: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-larry-warren-controversy-part-22.html. He compares Larry's case to the Roswell Slides when I detail in the background links below how that is totally unfair. He says the UFO community will be furious when they find out that Gary and others, which includes myself of course, are trying to con them. However, a full house at the recent UFO Truth Magazine conference in Holmfirth would suggest otherwise, see here for details: (coming soon). Pope's defamation reaches a new nadir when he states that Gary has a "problem with women", in other words: misogyny. In this day and age such an accusation is only one notch up from paedophilia or terrorism; and I consider this a slanderous attack on Gary's character. No doubt Pope includes me in this, being the other principle Larry Warren researcher. He says that Gary is only out to "make a buck" off the UFO community and I suppose he thinks that is original... He also then adds Larry to the list of women-haters along with reiterating the nasty slur Col. Halt mentioned in 2014, that Larry is a drug addict. He also calls him an alcoholic. Like Peter Robbins, he passes judgement on Larry's living arrangements with Sacha Christie, when he was not there and so does not know a thing about what really went on. And surely there is no need for me to discredit the memorabilia and threats again. They are a lie and I've explained why so many times in my Larry Warren research project. In the last part of his interview Nick states which UFO events he thinks are truly unexplained and then Alyson asks if humans are ready for ET contact. He answers "yes and no." He then gives his own view of how Disclosure would affect the world and human society. I feel quite horrified by Nick Pope's conduct during this interview. What he said about Larry Warren is merely what he has repeated before, or rather what Sacha Christie has repeated before. However I have never heard him smear Gary Heseltine on such a vicious personal level. He clearly means me too when he says "and others" several times. I would like to think that the UFO community would recoil from Pope in the same way I feel like doing as a result of his wickedness, but I've discovered to my dismay that this community suffers from endemic indifference, see here for details: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2017/12/is-there-any-hope.html. Clearly Sacha Christie is not a government disinformer. She is simply motivated by a personal grudge. However she may have inadvertently hit the right note, the one that the government want to amplify. I think this explains the interference of Nick Pope.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

QAnon on Roswell and Apollo

Over the last few months I have covered the QAnon phenomenon, posts on the 4-Chan and 8-Chan boards allegedly coming from an insider in the Trump administration who predicts the ultimate defeat of the New World Order. See the background links for more information. "Q", whoever he or she is... or they are, has spoken in detail about the inner politics of the US Government and its relationship with other states; yet a few days ago they answered two questions on a more unusual subject, the conspiracy theories of outer space. This is of course the staple for HPANWO, yet this is the first time I'm aware of that Q has referred to it. Indeed, the "Q-tuber" Dustin Nemos says in his commentary that it's not an issue that interests him because he is "so focused on evil on the ground", see: https://youtu.be/D_jyJi3zG2s?t=14m15s. However, as I've said many times, lies in the sky and evil on the ground are intimately connected. The two Q-drops can be seen above. The first begins with a question from an 8-Chan poster: "Q, are we alone? Roswell?" Roswell naturally refers to the Roswell incident in which an extraterrestrial artefact crashed on the earth's surface at Roswell, New Mexico USA in July of 1947 and was secretly salvaged by the government. The cover-up endured to this day. If Roswell were a real flying saucer, which I think it is, then it represents decisive proof that earth is not the only living planet in the universe; also that other life has travelled to the earth already. The reply is typical of QAnon, very brief and suggestive: "No. Highest classification. Consider the vastness of space. Q." This probably means Q is confirming the Roswell incident. "Highest classification" is the level secrets about UFO's are kept at, "higher than the H-bomb" to quote Wilbert Smith. Does this mean Q has access to that secrecy level, or have they just consulted with those who do? "Consider the vastness of space" is the same argument made by proponents of both UFOlogy and SETI- the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence, see: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2018/02/seti-and-ufos.html. Then the subject of the moon landings comes up: "Q, did NASA fake the moon landings? Have we been to the moon since then? Are there secret space programmes? Is this why the space force was created?" That is a whole list of questions. QAnon answers: "False, moon landings are real. Programmes exist that are outside the public domain." The first sentence seems unequivocal; as far as Q is concerned, the Apollo moon landings happened as they were portrayed by the mainstream. However, that does not tally with what I have learned, see: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-moon-landings-second-reply-to-steve.html. Dustin also wonders if this is a bit of intentional disinformation by Q. As for the secret space programme, Q confirms it. That would then beg the question why the United States would risk letting NASA do the job with its crude rockets and therefore the considerable chance of failure and disaster. This was right in the middle of the Cold War. Wouldn't it be better to use the secret space programme and fake the tricky bits?

These rather contradictory statements from QAnon will on doubt add confidence to the tendency who believes the entire Q phenomenon is just a hoax, a massive larp by the channers. It would not be the first time; the chans are notorious for their shitposting and trolling. My good friend and fellow radio show host Kev Baker is absolutely convinced that QAnon is a scam, for example see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZv0_ZT50Oc and: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFLZp5XNabI. However, there is another side to this confusing story. This debate is very interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQAo-eIC_Qw. Dustin Nemos has made other videos on this subject. I've also had private conversations with several people about this matter. These pieces of information appear to negate some of the concerns people like Kev and Unirock raise. The way I see it, the proof of the pudding is in the eating and the good news is that this day is not far off. The recurring point Q makes is that the destruction of the Deep State is imminent. Therefore whether this outcome occurs will inevitably either completely vindicate or completely discredit QAnon in the very near future.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Sunspot Observatory Update

There has been a press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation relating to the closure of the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico USA. The reason the FBI placed the entire facility under lockdown and ousted all the personnel from the observatory and local post office is because a member of staff was suspected of downloading child pornography using Sunspot's wireless network. They then distributed it to others on the same service. The staff member was a cleaner, of course. Unlike hospitals which have porters to blame everything bad on, the observatory has to make do with second best. The individual concerned has not yet been arrested or charged. Source: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/09/19/sunspot-new-mexico-solar-observatory-evacuation-explained-fbi-docs/1365325002/. This might be true, and of course if the person is guilty then they have committed an appalling crime; but it still sounds to me rather like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. It's odd that they have not been arrested or charged; surely there's evidence isn't there? The abuse of workplace internet for criminal activity is not an unusual offence and it has happened many times in the NHS, and indeed once at my hospital... and despite what I said above, the culprit was unfortunately a porter. However the procedure when that happened was very different. The head porter ordered the porter off duty and suspended him, and the police then arrested him at his home. No helicopters were necessary; the hospital was not closed and evacuated. Nearby post offices continued operating normally. Therefore I wonder if this latest news is just a smokescreen, the equivalent of the Roswell weather balloon or the Bentwaters lighthouse.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Peter Robbins on The ADX Files

Peter Robbins has been interviewed on The ADX Files radio show with Alyson Dunlop, see: https://www.spreaker.com/user/enemywithinradio/adx-99-peter-robbins. He repeated a lot of the same points he made in previous interviews, for example: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/05/peter-robbins-on-podcast-ufo-may-2018.html. However his discussion about Larry Warren was his longest yet and he and Alyson raise some additional points. The first part of the programme is about 9/11 of which we have just passed the seventeenth anniversary. Peter is a native New Yorker and so it has hurt him very badly. This is something he and Larry still share. Despite claims to the contrary, Larry did visit Ground Zero personally and I'll say more about that in the future. Peter then explains in a tone of great authority that Larry was given a place to stay when he was homeless by Sacha Christie and her family, and he abused their hospitality and kindness. This is what inspired Sacha to revise the material in Left at East Gate. However, Peter did not live with Sacha at the same time; he is merely relaying Sacha's family's side of the story. Larry describes the situation very differently. How can we judge? Of course Peter has experience of Larry through his own independent relationship with him, as he explains in intricate detail, and considerable extent, in his "War and Peace" statement, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-larry-warren-controversy-part-16.html. However, again Larry's side of the story is totally different and if we automatically believe Peter or Larry we are making a call on a personal interaction we are not a part of. It's impossible to do that correctly or fairly. Peter says that "(Larry) lied easily, convincingly, in written form and to your face; in spoken form etc. Larry is brilliant at what he does, which is confabulate, exaggerate, make things up, and I bought it." However all the actual evidence of Larry's supposed deception does not stand up to scrutiny, as I have detailed in my research project on the subject, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2016/12/is-larry-warren-fraud.html; also see background links below. Peter also claims that Ronnie Dugdale has backed up Sacha's conclusion about Larry through his own research; however I have not seen this. The first I heard Dugdale even mention this subject was in the comments boxes of Sacha's blog.

After half an hour of the show, Peter then settles down into his list of objections. He complains about the fact that Larry Warren insisted on sending his manuscript for Left at East Gate in handwritten form when Peter asked him to type it double-spaced. I don't see why that is relevant to the authenticity of Larry's story, but it does inadvertently address a separate point. Larry has enormous trouble using a typewriter or a computer word processor application. He even needs instructions to log into his email. Yet despite this, his detractors are convinced that he is some kind of genius at producing faked photographs of himself with John Lennon and other rock stars. Tino has made a video with Larry countering the smears regarding Larry's relationship with the music industry, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SLMYr9vI3I. Alyson then compares people who support Larry to members of a religious cult, which is ironic seeing as the opposition to the attacks on Larry has been completely based in logic and reason; at least from the two principle investigators, Gary Heseltine and myself. Peter then brings up Capel Green, the upcoming documentary, and claims it will "contaminate" the Rendlesham Forest Incident. How does he know? He has never seen the film; nobody has. I think his statement counts as yet another precognitive review. Peter says that just because Larry knew where the landing site in the field it does not prove he was there. He mentions Adrian Bustinza and it is Sacha's assertion that Bustinza saw the UFO and Larry merely purloined his story. However, there are distinct differences between the accounts of the two airmen, especially when it comes to the debriefing. I think the two stories sound like separate accounts of two witnesses who experienced the same incident. The differences in how they were treated afterwards might be because of their difference in rank. See here for important details: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/07/ben-emlyn-jones-on-ghostly-hour-podcast.html. Since that interview we now know that there is a new witness who supports Larry's testimony, Steve Longero, who spoke at the recent UFO Truth Magazine Conference, see here for the HPANWO TV reportage: (coming soon). Just before the halfway break, Alyson says that she thinks Gary Heseltine is proofreading Larry's social media contributions. I'm not sure exactly what point she is trying to make here. Is that a bad thing? Larry's writing, especially when he's using a keyboard, is full of mistakes in spelling, grammar and punctuation. It's possible he's asked somebody to correct them; maybe it's Gary or maybe somebody else. I don't think it's relevant unless the editor is changing the meaning of Larry's text and I've not heard him complain about that. The next topic of conversation is Larry's alleged hawking of counterfeit rock-and-roll memorabilia. We are still waiting for Larry to be arrested and questioned over that very serious alleged offence. Like all the other accusations of criminal activity made by his opponents, Larry has never been questioned, let alone prosecuted, for any of them. If even some of these allegations were true, Larry would be in jail by now. One new piece of information Peter tables is that one of the fake items Larry traded was an autograph of the punk-rock singer songwriter Helen Wheels. This is a personal affront because she is Peter's sister and she died in 2000 aged just fifty-one. Has Peter been to the police about this? If not, why not? Do people think Larry has some kind of immunity from prosecution as if he were a defecting spy? It's time to get real! Peter claims that auction houses cover up frauds like this because they're afraid of a scandal; they pay off the victims etc. I doubt that this is possible with fraud on this scale. These are surely criminal matters involving a huge amount of money. Peter reckons one deal netted Larry £19,000. The Crown Prosecution Service could never let Sotheby's or Christie's (an ironic name!) etc take the law into their own hands, any more than they could in the case of any other kind of fraud, such as banking embezzlement etc. How come Bernie Madoff didn't try that, simply using his vast fortune to reimburse the people he robbed and walk free? No way. I repeat: Larry would have been imprisoned years ago if one word of this is true. Something does not add up with what Peter and others are saying. As if often the case, there's a Newtonian-type reaction in social issues. Because Larry's story is being supported by further evidence, including new documents, a polygraph test and additional witnesses; the opposition undergoes a distillation process. They have shrunk in number over the last two years, but the remaining stalwarts have become more vocal and dedicated. Nothing can change this situation. The hardcore trolls will never change their position no matter what evidence is put before them. We can only present the rational truth to people willing to listen. I'm pleased to relate that this is happening; the current estimated release date for Capel Green in next spring. Peter ends the interview by talking about his new book, a UFO anthology of incidents other than Rendlesham Forest. He says he wants to move on and leave Rendlesham behind, but he is showing no signs of doing so at the moment.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Solar Observatory Shutdown

The National Solar Observatory is in New Mexico USA, in a town appropriately named Sunspot. Since 1952 it has played a major role in advancing our knowledge of the sun. It observes the sun throughout daylight hours, studying radiation, light and other properties of our local star. On September the 6th something strange happened. The Federal Bureau of Investigation forced the institute to close. They literally swooped down on the establishment in a helicopter and took the place over. All the staff were evacuated, even those in the nearby post office. Nothing at all was said for over a week and then the observatory's management, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, released a statement saying that they had decided to close the facility as a precautionary measure to deal with a "security issue" and that the observatory reopened today. They reported "criminal activity" and a "suspect" being at large on the site. Source: https://www.kvia.com/news/new-mexico/breaking-sunspot-solar-observatory-to-reopen-after-fbi-investigation/795918049. However, the need for the FBI to become involved would indicate very serious criminal activity indeed, probably involving far more than a suspect-singular. Normally the local police would have handled such matters.

There is a massive amount of material online speculating on the real cause of this incident, everything from Nibiru to Chinese spies. There have been some worrying claims that the US government is trying to cover up an impending catastrophe caused by a massive solar flare or a similar cosmic apocalypse to prevent public panic. There are rumours that the National Solar Observatory spotted the rogue planet Nibiru; however, as I explain in the background links, Nibiru does not exist. In fact as I've said many times, cover-ups cannot happen in astronomy. It is the one truly democratic science. There are hundreds of solar observatories in the world and most of them are still operating normally. It would be necessary to shut all of them down, as well as silence the millions of amateur hobbyists, to suppress this kind of upcoming doom. That would be impossible, see background links below. Nevertheless, Secure Team Ten reports that live webcams went down in other observatories at the same time, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sk65sXlO4A. It is certainly possible that the National Solar Observatory saw something it shouldn't have, but if so it was something closer to home. This could be a UFO-related phenomenon or possibly an issue connected with the nearby White Stands and Holloman Air Force Base military reservations. I have a feeling there is a lot more to find out about this, and indeed I have done a HPANWO TV livestream about the subject, see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2018/09/sunspot-observatory-shutdown-livestream.html.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Ben Emlyn-Jones on the Kev Baker Show 38

I have been interviewed again on the Kev Baker Show (aka MrGlasgowTruther) on Truth Frequency Radio, see here for the podcast: http://tfrlive.com/looking-back-on-that-day-in-september-truth-division-80138/.
And here for the illustrated YouTube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lvJfDlj6yc.
Subjects discussed include: 9/11 seventeen years on, strange visions in the sky, Queen's homeopathic doctor is killed and much much more.
See here for my previous appearance on the Kev Baker Show: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/08/ben-emlyn-jones-on-kev-baker-show-37.html.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Capel Green Update

I'm pleased to say that production on the groundbreaking new UFO documentary Capel Green is making excellent progress. Some of the ficitonalization scenes have now been completed and there are some photographs of Larry Warren on location with his alter ego in the film, the actor playing him. Larry appears to be instructing his younger self on how to handle his service rifle. The uniforms and props are very well constructed. There is excellent costume design in this film; see images below.
Capel Green has also been featured on the videocast of LA Marzulli, an author, lecturer and filmmaker; author of eight books, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xaRXPQGZM8. The film's social media presence has been updated with a new Facebook page, see: https://www.facebook.com/IndigoTransmitFilms/?hc_ref=ARQ4frwQUCe80PxxYjCiAEqvzNQMJDj50nl2mK7II459UHhnc-mDAFkUfcOa4GCZChY&fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARA3Y1cQGEI8FZme-0uyC2mHhA2mH8q9TI7TE_K1M2EfWJI3mec-jc_xLqGEgGfTjZibcNUBv5sJ08Uiy0AMwyTRSLA0Ce1q_4hyM09H2cYfAgvztuikZKGF431q1ApIrZnAyxKBgwtc2_xdLzJZP3H5xA-duDAjbKs88fMv7hxxu7TfL1do_G0&__tn__=kCH-R and also a new Twitter account: https://twitter.com/CapelGreen. I'm especially happy about this because the official Vimeo channel was cruelly removed. The precognitive bad reviews are still coming in, but they will not hamper the success of the film when it is released. I know that the original release date has come and gone, but that is a regular problem in the movie industry; we're still waiting for the Avatar sequel years after it was announced. Don't forget to watch the new extended trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q2kYGro4DI. Another project parallel to the documentary is Larry's new autobiography which has the working title Incoming Missile. I've had the privilege of previewing some of the draft. This book will replace the now defunct Left at East Gate; in my view it is a far better volume. It also includes the story of Larry's life after he wrote his first book, including the recent internet attacks on him which he effectively and comprehensively discredits. In fact the book is not so much a missile as a torpedo, one that will sink SS Troll to the bottom of the sea forever. I very much look forward to the release of Capel Green. It is coming to a screen near you, both big and small, very soon!

Sunday, 9 September 2018

The Word "Sheeple"

I have stated several times that I am opposed to using the word "sheeple", a portmanteau of the "sheep" and "people", to describe non-UFO/paranormal/conspiracy theorists because it is derogatory and self-righteous. For example, see: https://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2011/09/nick-pope-his-next-step.html. I am now lifting that moratorium. To fail to do so would be a denial of my present beliefs and observations of current human society. This does not mean I now plan to run all over the place calling everybody "sheeple" left, right and centre. I might not use the word at all, as I have not used it in the past. All I am saying is that "sheeple" now does have a place in my lexicon as an option, to be uttered if and when the appropriate circumstances arise.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Conspiracy Theorists LESS Sane than Average

In 2014 I wrote an article entitled Conspiracy Theorists more Sane than Average because of a study done by a research psychologist called Prof. Karen Douglas. It appeared to come up with the amazing conclusion that conspiracy theorists are more logical and reasonable than skeptics in online debate, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2014/10/conspiracy-theorists-more-sane-than.html. I met Prof. Douglas at the ASSAP Serious Suspicious conference in 2016 and she told me that there was indeed more aggression in the tone of 9/11 official story believers than conspiracists, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2016/11/assap-seriously-suspicious-conference.html. However I met her again last Tuesday at Greenwich Skeptics in the Pub, see here for my HPANWO TV reportage: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2018/09/prof-karen-douglas-at-greenwich-sitp.html. This time she told me it was actually not the case that conspiracists were more rational. She pointed me to the results of research carried out by Snopes.com, a skeptic website that fact checks urban legends. They mention a conspiracy theory website that drew a "series of baseless or incorrect conclusions from a study that looked at the online comments of 9/11 truthers." I wondered in they meant HPANWO, but they were actually referring to Natural News. They say that the claim made by Natural News, and myself, is based on a flawed interpretation of the evidence. The full conclusion of Prof. Douglas' study reads thus:
1. We found that conspiracist commenters were more likely to argue against the opposing interpretation and less likely to argue in favour of their own interpretation, while the opposite was true of conventionalist commenters.
2. Conspiracist comments were more likely to explicitly put forward an account than conventionalist comments were.
3. Conspiracists were more likely to express mistrust and made more positive and fewer negative references to other conspiracy theories.
4. Conspiracists were largely unwilling to apply the "conspiracy theory" label to their own beliefs and objected when others did so, lending support to the long-held suggestion that conspiracy belief carries a social stigma.
5. Conventionalist arguments tended to have a more hostile tone.
We had therefore taken number 5 on its own and assumed a hostile tone always comes from somebody lower on the sanity scale. Source: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/conspiracists-most-sane/.

Obviously we did misunderstand what was implied by Prof. Douglas' study; however Snopes is being premature in their celebration of avoiding what they call "a rather harrowing notion". Firstly, a project I've spoken about before by Gallup indicates that when taken as a whole conspiratorial ideas are held by a large proportion of the population. In the case of the Kennedy assassination we are the majority. As for the others; we are a minority, but a fairly sizable one. This means that hardcore firebrands like me are actually a very small vocal tip of a huge silent iceberg. Number 1 is not the case in my experience; for example Dr Judy Wood has put forward an entire account of how the World Trade Centre was destroyed, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2015/07/hellyer-checks-evidence.html. Number 2 sounds like a contradiction to number 1. Number 3 is what you would expect with what Michael Barkun calls "the Cultic Milieu", and I don't deny that, see: https://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2010/12/andrew-johnson-newspaper-ad.html. Prof. Douglas made a similar point in Greenwich; that if you believe 9/11 was an inside job you're more likely to believe in ghosts and UFO's etc. I obviously do not go along with number 4, even though I'm aware that the term has been used as a stick to beat us with; it is still factually true. My own experience of online debates is that they tend to be brutal and usually involve very scathing personal criticism. This can escalate into abusive attacks and threats. I see the skeptic side as being the worst, but that might be because it's the side for which I am a target. I know my own side can almost as bad, or even equally so. Facts are the key here and evidence is what matters; I make this point in my HPANWO TV reportage above. Are the things conspiracy theorists say true or false? Prof. Douglas regards this as outside her remit, but if any conspiracy theories are proven true, and many many have been verified in the past, then would she switch her research to social psychological studies of skeptics?

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Ships in the Desert

The phrase "ship of the desert" refers to the camel, but what if real seagoing ships suddenly turned up in the desert? Of course, this would be impossible. The desert is the last place you'd find them. However the Digiglobe Quickbird earth observation satellite has spotted just that. The four ships are lying on the ground in a desert region of Kazakhstan, almost a thousand miles away from the open ocean. They are is poor condition and covered with rust. All four are of a size one would expect for vessels designed for intercontinental voyages. Transporting them so far from the sea would be extremely difficult; and what would be the reason for doing it? Is there another possibility? There have been many reports throughout history of ships disappearing, especially in the famous Bermuda Triangle. Sometimes these vessels reappear somewhere else, often a long distance from where they vanished. The most likely explanation is that these were ships that sailed on the Aral Sea, a huge lake that has almost completely dried up. This is one of the worst manmade environmental disasters the earth has ever experienced and was caused by an irrigation project in 1960 that diverted the rivers flowing into the lake to feed the new cities built in the region during the Soviet era. Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/scientists-baffled-after-satellite-spots-13189948. There is footage on the ground of some of ships: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNDjL_q7kHU. However these videos are all of smaller vessels like fishing boats. The ones in the satellite images look to be of a different design, ocean-going as I said. This reminds me very much of a scene in the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind where a ship is left in the middle of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia by aliens. It turns out to be the SS Cotapaxi, a cargo ship that vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1925, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTcKFCw2MO0. Could that have happened in real life? Also, this is not the first time strange things have appeared in the desert in that part of the world, see background links. If the aliens are returning earthly objects that they might have taken, then does this mean they are about to show themselves like they did in the movie?

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Ben Emlyn-Jones on Aslan's Roar

I have been interviewed on Aslan's Roar, the official podcast of the British Fight Facebook group, see: https://www.facebook.com/john.white.50596013/videos/2668618829830178/.
The host is an old friend from the early days of the David Icke Forum, John White. Subjects discussed include: QAnon, the state of the online conspirasphere, the dumping of radioactive waste off the coast of Wales and much much more.