Board Logo
« NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Funding »

Welcome Guest. Please Login or Register.
Feb 23rd, 2018, 2:45pm


Visit the UFO Casebook Web Site

*Totally FREE 24/7 Access *Your Nickname and Avatar *Private Messages

*Join today and be a part of one of the largest UFO sites on the Net.


« Previous Topic | Next Topic »
Pages: 1 2 3 4  ...  7 Notify Send Topic Print
 veryhotthread  Author  Topic: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Funding  (Read 4160 times)
Swamprat
Gold Member
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 4460
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #15 on: Dec 18th, 2017, 1:47pm »

Former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge hints Pentagon UFO disclosure is only the beginning: 'There's a lot more coming'

Spencer Dukoff
Dec 17, 2017 6:44 PM

Tom DeLonge knows the truth is out there.

And after leaving pop punk band Blink-182 to focus on exploring unexplained phenomena full-time, DeLonge is ready to share that truth — that aliens exist, that UFOs aren't actually “unidentified” and that extraterrestrial technology could save humanity — with the rest of the world.

As the founder of To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science, DeLonge is working with former high-ranking officials from the Department of Defense, CIA, NSA and Lockheed Martin's “Skunk Works” aerospace program.

One of DeLonge's partners is Luis Elizondo, who ran the Pentagon's top-secret UFO investigation program that the New York Times revealed in a bombshell report Saturday.

User Image
Luis Elizondo of To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science. Image by: To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science

According to DeLonge, disclosures like Saturday's report are “only the tip of the spear,” and further “confirmation” of extraterrestrial life will continue to trickle out.

DeLonge claims the U.S. government has not only known about the existence of alien life for decades, but that they've also been actively experimenting with alien technologies.

And while this information has largely been hidden from the general public, DeLonge wants to lead what he believes will be an international - and perhaps, one day, intergalactic — conversation about how these soon-to-be-declassified technologies can benefit mankind.

“I know that it's fun to make snarky comments, but this isn't the kind of thing to joke about,” DeLonge told the Daily News earlier this month. “This is going to really affect a lot of people and a lot of peoples' belief systems.”

The organization has three divisions — aerospace, science and entertainment — and will attempt to “bring transformative science and engineering out of the shadows” free from “the restrictions of government priorities.”

DeLonge wants To the Stars to be owned by the public, which is why the company is relying on crowdfunding to launch. So far, To the Stars has raised over $2.1 million from more than 2,200 individual investors.

“What we're trying to do is make sure the story of the millennia and the technology of the millennia are owned by the people from day one,” Delonge said. "Part of our strategy has always been to throw it all out in the open so people can't come and try to shut it down from some weird office at NATO or the United Nations or the United States or whatever."

DeLonge hopes that To the Stars will use previously classified information about alien technologies to achieve breakthroughs that government agencies like NASA have been uninterested in exploring.

One such innovation is what DeLonge refers to as “engineering the space-time metric,” which is being developed by Dr. Hal Puthoff, a longtime government physicist and a current To the Stars partner.

“It's like a time machine,” DeLonge said. “You get into this craft and you turn it on — boom! — you're in China in one minute as a ball of light.”

Other To the Stars projects will seek to revolutionize human space travel, combat climate change, improve national security, enhance genetics, harness telepathy and more.

“All the things (people have) heard about and seen are the first step of 20," DeLonge said. “There's a lot more s--t coming.”

More info about To the Stars Academy and the Offering Circular can be found here: https://dpo.tothestarsacademy.com/#offering-circular

http://www.nydailynews.com/amp/news/national/tom-delonge-hints-pentagon-ufo-disclosure-beginning-article-1.3705817?__twitter_impression=true

User IP Logged

"Let's see what's over there."
purr
Global Moderator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

..you talkin' to me...YOU TALKIN' TO ME..??!


PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 4842
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #16 on: Dec 18th, 2017, 4:05pm »

on Dec 16th, 2017, 8:55pm, ZETAR wrote:
NYX,

"Well, I was just blown away when TV Saturday night's NBC World News gave this story a lot of air time."

The story was reported very seriously and suggested UFOs reports that have been turned in by the military are very real.


AS PURR WOULD SO ELOQUENTLY SAY...grin

User Image



SHALOM...Z





User Image
'To purr or not to purr, that is the question'




ZETAR, how easy you can make eloquence look at times wink AND super awareness...




User Image
Again, as these military pilots report, the great wheels MOVING ON THEIR SIDES are seen in the heavens.




From a disclosure standpoint I think the efforts by Senator Reid and Robert Bigelow are laudable and sincere, and NYT publishing (parts of) this research, especially pilot sighting reports (some of the juiciest footage inevitably has been withheld) is still amazing and great for UFOlogy.

That said (as in your MISSION ACCOMPLISHED allusion): we have been here before. Asking if we REALLY..REALLY..huh are being visited by unidentified flying objects. The answer (again) is simply YES. Was "yes" in Blue Book too (its dismissive conclusion notwithstanding). It stands to reason that the reality of UFOs is found to be real whenever you go back (and back and back) again to look at it. Sadly the reality question answered in the affirmative imo amounts to unfinished science, and continuing to ask and answer it seems like a tactic to put off, even hide (at least for the general public) the only one that ever REALLY mattered:

WHO ARE THEY?



purr
« Last Edit: Dec 18th, 2017, 4:07pm by purr » User IP Logged

Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.

-RONALD REAGAN
GusB
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM


Posts: 632
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #17 on: Dec 18th, 2017, 4:42pm »

Paradigm Research Group, Government Lobby Group sent out an email today stating that the Pentagon is currently in serious discussions about ET contact.

https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2017/11/10/
« Last Edit: Dec 18th, 2017, 4:59pm by GusB » User IP Logged

ZETAR
Mod Director
Global Moderator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

GREAT SPIRITS ALWAYS ENCOUNTER THE MOST VIOLENT OPPOSITION FROM MEDIOCRE MINDS E=MC2


PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 8649
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #18 on: Dec 18th, 2017, 7:09pm »

PURR,

"ZETAR, how easy you can make eloquence look at times AND super awareness"

THANK YOU! ~ DANK JE!

"WHO ARE THEY?"

IT SEEMS OBVIOUS ~ WHOMEVER THEY ARE ~ THEY ARE QUANTUMLY ENTANGLED WITH US wink

User Image

SHALOM...Z
User IP Logged

GREAT SPIRITS ALWAYS ENCOUNTER THE MOST VIOLENT OPPOSITION FROM MEDIOCRE MINDS E=MC2
Swamprat
Gold Member
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 4460
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #19 on: Dec 18th, 2017, 7:37pm »

Alien Hunter/UFO Skeptic Seth "Shostop" Enters the Discussion!


Alien Hunter Reveals the Most Disturbing Part of the Pentagon's UFO Program

By Rae Paoletta
December 18, 2017

When the New York Times reported Saturday that the Pentagon had spent several years and $22 million researching the possible existence of UFOs, tinfoil hat believers breathed a sigh of relief. The rest of us were surprised, but accepted the news nonetheless because it’s 2017 and nothing makes sense. All that said, an alien hunter-slash-scientist in California tells Inverse that there is something unnerving about this story, but it’s not the UFOs.

“There are a couple examples of really puzzling phenomenon,” SETI Institute Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak tells Inverse. “I mean, I get it, but there’ve always been puzzling cases. There are always plenty of interesting cases, and they make for great television shows. But this doesn’t mean they involve phenomena we’ve never seen before.”

According to the Times, the Pentagon recently confirmed that it had taken part in a partially declassified program to investigate UFOs, called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). The project — which was launched primarily at the request of former Nevada Democrat Harry Reid — ran from at least 2007 through 2012, though some involved believe it’s still alive in a less organized form.

Reid had apparently been influenced by his friend Robert Bigelow, a billionaire and aerospace entrepreneur who told CBS’s 60 Minutes back in May that he’s “absolutely convinced” UFOs have visited Earth.

According to Shostak, Bigelow’s obsession with extraterrestrials has gone back much longer.

“I know him a little bit; he’s a nice guy!” Shostak explains. “But he’s thought there’s been evidence of an alien visitation for a very long time, as least as long as I’ve known him, and that’s been about 15 years.”

If Bigelow wanted to spend his own money to fund a real-life X-Files, that’d be one thing. But according to the Times, the $22 million appropriated to AATIP — which came from taxpayer money — went to Bigelow’s company, Bigelow Aerospace. With this cash, Bigelow hired people to construct buildings to house items that came from supposed UFOs and brought on researchers to study people who said they’d encountered extraterrestrial objects.

For Shostak, what’s “a little disturbing” about the ordeal is that Bigelow, who has collaborated with NASA despite having no scientific background, has received so much money from the project.

“[Bigelow] doesn’t need more money,” he explains. “He’s a very likeable guy, but he’s been convinced all along that we’re being ‘visited.’ And it doesn’t mean [aliens are visiting us] just because a person of note thinks it’s true. The thing that’s a little disturbing about this is that it seems a lot of the money for this study went to Bob Bigelow. I think that if you really wanted to investigate this stuff, the thing to do is to give this to scientists or experts in the field that don’t have a dog in the fight.”

While some of the AATIP mission remains classified, at this point, a few things remain true. One, Harry Reid is good at campaigning on behalf of his friends’ pipe dreams. Two, Robert Bigelow is seriously invested in finding aliens among us. And three, we haven’t found proof of any extraterrestrial beings, as badly as we all want that to happen.

“If the aliens were actually visiting us since 1947, when they made that navigation error in New Mexico, you’d have really good evidence,” Shostak says. “It wouldn’t all be in the hands of the government — and not just the government, our government. If the aliens had bothered to visit any other countries, wouldn’t they have evidence? I find it hard to believe that everybody’s covering it up.

“The bottom line is somebody spent 20 million dollars of your tax dollars to look into this and they didn’t come up with anything.”

https://www.inverse.com/article/39533-alien-hunter-reveals-disturbing-pentagon-ufo-program

(No, the bottom line is, Seth is PO'd that HE didn't get the money for SETI!)
User IP Logged

"Let's see what's over there."
ZETAR
Mod Director
Global Moderator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

GREAT SPIRITS ALWAYS ENCOUNTER THE MOST VIOLENT OPPOSITION FROM MEDIOCRE MINDS E=MC2


PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 8649
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #20 on: Dec 18th, 2017, 8:24pm »

INDEED PRUDENT TO KEEP THIS IN THE BACK OF ONES MIND cool

User Image

The infamous NASA Blue Beam Project has four different steps in order to implement the new age religion with the antichrist at its head.

https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_bluebeam01.htm

We must remember that the new age religion is the very foundation for the new world government, without which religion the dictatorship of the new world order is completely impossible.

I’ll repeat that: Without a universal belief in the new age religion, the success of the new world order will be impossible!

That is why the Blue Beam Project is so important to them, but has been so well hidden until now.


YA GOTTA THINK! THROWING THESE BREAD CRUMBS IN LIEU OF DECADES OF DENIAL...THE QUESTION FOR THE INT/21'S AND OTHER SKEPTICS...

Step One of the NASA Blue Beam Project
The first step concerns the breakdown of all archeological knowledge...

Step Two of the NASA Blue Beam Project

The second step involves a gigantic "space show" with three-dimensional optical holograms and sounds, laser projection of multiple holographic images to different parts of the world, each receiving a different image according to predominating regional national religious faith...

Step Three of the NASA Blue Beam Project

The third step in the NASA Blue Beam Project is called the Telepathic Electronic Two-Way Communication...

Step Four of the NASA Blue Beam Project


The fourth step concerns the universal supernatural manifestation with electronic means. It contains three different orientations...

User Image

Will Dalai Lama Join Pope Francis in Disclosing Extraterrestrial Life?

http://exopolitics.org/will-dalai-lama-join-pope-francis-in-disclosing-extraterrestrial-life/

On June 14, 2017, Pope Francis joined the Dalai Lama and other world religious leaders in a joint statement promoting friendship and unity among diverse faiths. The joint statement emerged around the same time as claims began circulating that the Pope was involved in a secret initiative with two other religious leaders to disclose the existence of human looking extraterrestrials.

According to Secret Space Program insider, Corey Goode, he has received briefings from a multiple reliable sources, including Ka Aree, an alleged representative of an Inner Earth civilization, that the Pope and two other religious leaders are planning to appear together publicly alongside a human looking extraterrestrial.


User Image

WE POST ~ YOU DECIDE

SHALOM...Z

EDIT TO ADD:

User Image
« Last Edit: Dec 18th, 2017, 8:39pm by ZETAR » User IP Logged

GREAT SPIRITS ALWAYS ENCOUNTER THE MOST VIOLENT OPPOSITION FROM MEDIOCRE MINDS E=MC2
GusB
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM


Posts: 632
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #21 on: Dec 18th, 2017, 9:10pm »

Open Minds just posted important read!

Tom DeLonge strikes UFO gold
Posted by: Alejandro Rojas December 18, 2017 0

The U.S. government has not acknowledged that it has investigated a UFO case and have been unable to identify it since 1969 when they closed Project Blue Book, the U.S. Air Force’s last official UFO research project. However, this weekend it was revealed that the Department of Defense (DoD) has had a secret UFO investigation project since 2007, and this revelation might not of come had it not have been for the efforts of rock star Tom DeLonge.
DeLonge has had a long time interest in UFOs, and OpenMinds.tv has been along for some of the ride. DeLonge sponsored a website dedicated to fringe topics where they reposted, with permission, many of our stories. We have interviewed him and have kept in contact.

Keep reading here http://www.openminds.tv/tom-delonge-strikes-ufo-gold/41423
« Last Edit: Dec 18th, 2017, 9:11pm by GusB » User IP Logged

Nyx
Gold Member
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM


Posts: 1960
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #22 on: Dec 18th, 2017, 9:18pm »

Well Purr,

You asked "who are they"?

My UFO encounters started in the fourth grade and escalated from there.

My opinion is that we are dealing with another dimension or parallel beings.

The one fact I do know is that these beings have their own agenda, and I think they are stealing resources from our earth and sun.
User IP Logged

GusB
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM


Posts: 632
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #23 on: Dec 18th, 2017, 9:31pm »

So these guys were working at the Pentagon from 2007 to 2012.

Then they must have looked into the Stephenville Lights, Texas on January 8, 2008, Stephenville.

There was a clear cover up and the reports were massive large glowing UFO being chased down by US Jets.

Impressive event.

G
User IP Logged

Swamprat
Gold Member
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 4460
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #24 on: Dec 19th, 2017, 09:59am »

Gee, even LiveScience has joined the chorus!


Do You Want to Believe? Government UFO Search Never Stopped

By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer
December 18, 2017

The U.S. government has been secretly investigating unidentified flying objects — UFOs — since 2007. And despite officials' claims that the classified UFO-hunting effort shuttered in 2012 after funding evaporated, the group is still active, The New York Times reported Saturday (Dec. 16).

Known as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), the initiative was launched by the U.S. Department of Defense in 2007 and operated with an annual budget of $22 million from 2008 to 2011, the Times discovered during a recent investigation.

Pentagon officials revealed that the program existed, but added that it ceased to operate in 2012, the Times reported. HOWEVER, THE FORMER LEADER OF THE PROGRAM SAID THAT AATIP REMAINED ACTIVE IN THE YEARS SINCE; HE CONTINUED TO OVERSEE THE EFFORT UNTIL HE RESIGNED IN OCTOBER — CITING THE DEPARTMENT'S "EXCESSIVE SECRECY AND INTERNAL OPPOSITION" AS THE CAUSE — AND HE WAS SUCCEEDED AFTER HIS DEPARTURE, according to the Times.

Under the program, aerospace experts investigated and described sightings and video recordings of mysterious objects that defied easy explanation; they also conducted tests on people who reported glimpsing UFOs, to see how they might have been affected by the experience, according to the Times.

One video example — the time and date of which was withheld by government officials — showed a fast-moving, spinning and glowing aircraft, recorded midair by Navy pilots in an F/A-18 Super Hornet, the Times reported.

The nascent program was ushered into existence by Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid, then the Senate majority leader. His interest in UFOs was piqued by conversations with billionaire entrepreneur Robert Bigelow, whose aerospace company was tapped to conduct much of the research for AATIP's UFO sightings, Reid told the Times.

Reid further explained that he had also spoken about UFOs years earlier with astronaut John Glenn, the Times reported. Glenn suggested to Reid that the government should take a closer look at reports of UFO sightings by members of the military service; these reports were often not widely shared, because people who saw UFOs thought that no one would believe them.

Reid referred to the proposed budget for AATIP as "black money," a special type of budget maintained by the Pentagon for classified programs, and one that was not debated publicly by Senate members, according to the Times.

UFO sightings have been investigated by government agencies since the 1940s, and in January 2016, the CIA released a number of previously classified documents describing some of the most unusual UFO encounters on record, most of which took place in the 1950s.

But belief in UFOs is still widespread; according to a survey conducted in 2012, an estimated 80 million people in the U.S. think that UFOs are real, and 1 in 10 responders claimed to have personally witnessed what they describe as an extraterrestrial spacecraft.

In an interview, the now-retired Reid said that he was "not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry" to have pushed for the investigation of potential threats posed by UFOs, according to the Times.

"I think it's one of the good things I did in my congressional service. I've done something that no one has done before," Reid said.

https://www.livescience.com/61221-secret-government-ufo-program.html

User IP Logged

"Let's see what's over there."
LoneGunMan
Global Moderator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Sgt. Major of the Deadly,Evil, Reptilian Hunters of America


PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 3391
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #25 on: Dec 19th, 2017, 12:06pm »

I ain't buying it! Harry Read had his hand in it so I doubt 22 mil was spent on any research on ET. It was probably a slush fund to pay off his bent nose buddies in Vegas so he didn't get the other eye smacked !

wink wink grin

Lone !
User IP Logged

De Opresso Libre! I Have Been many Men, In Many Times, I Shall Be Again!
\"The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.\"
Plutarch



Swamprat
Gold Member
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 4460
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #26 on: Dec 19th, 2017, 9:05pm »

DE VOID

The day the Earth didn’t stand still

Posted by Billy Cox
on December 18, 2017

I haven’t felt like this since the Berlin Wall went down in 1989. But even then, there were signs that something massive was afoot, judging from the fissures running the entire length of the Iron Curtain. When that bell tolled, I was still disbelieving. The wall had been with me since childhood, since I’d begun considering the world at large, and in my mind, that sprawling bloody divide was as intractable as a mountain range. Tuning in to its dismantling was like watching the Grand Canyon dissolve in a time-lapse blur.

On Saturday, just nine shopping days before Christmas, shortly after noon, I logged on to discover the Earth had shifted again. Only, this time, there was no warning. Yeah, there was that To The Stars Academy video presentation thing back in October, with an impressive cast of insiders issuing brief statements about their knowledge of and/or interest in UFO activity, and their intentions of bringing sobriety to the controversy. But they presented no evidence. And over the decades, we’ve seen plenty of other bright, informed people stepping forward to lend true skepticism to the stalemate, only to fade away due to a lack of media oxygen. Furthermore, if a breakthrough was going to happen, it was primed for a Hillary Clinton administration, but certainly not under what we’re dealing with now.
It’s been more than a year since Clinton and campaign manager John Podesta tried – and failed – to turn The Great Taboo into a campaign talking point. Not one major mainstream media wheel bothered to take the bait and ask what they meant, or why neither feared losing credibility or political capital by confronting this historically toxic issue. Trump came to town instead. And competence in virtually every department proceeded to fall apart immediately. Who wants to talk UFOs now?

Yet, there it was, suddenly, in the dead-news zone of a Saturday afternoon, The New York Times and Politico, lighting up the Internet with a one-two punch about a hidden, $22 million, Pentagon special access program (SAP) instigated by three powerful veteran U.S. Senators, exposed by a whistleblower attached to something called the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, and accompanied by authentic government footage of an F-18 jet fighter giving chase to what appears to be an axis-tilting, heat-emitting UFO at 25,000 feet, complete with cockpit chatter.

Finally. After half a century of worthless press releases and a mullet wrapper called Project Blue Book, the Pentagon owns up. Extraordinary – a highly compartmented SAP that makes uninformed Defense Department PIOs look like liars or stupid, and guaranteed to reinvigorate the most sensationalist paranoid conspiracy mongers. But it does in fact beg many questions: How many other related SAPs are researching this stuff? And how much more gun-cam footage exists? For starters.

Equally extraordinary is that the Times – huzzahs to Leslie Kean – bothered to show up and play it straight. The Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) thermal imaging acquired by the Navy Hornet is the same technology employed by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol when it videoed an equally freaky UFO as it hurtled through the night sky over Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, in 2013. That thing not only sliced into the water, it split into two separate flying objects after reemerging. The sequence hit the Internet shortly thereafter, and the provenance of the footage was established several years ago, but the media ignored it. The same way it ignored a radar-record analysisconfirming eyewitness reports of F-16s checking out a UFO that beelined for the no-fly zone over President Bush’s ranch in Crawford in 2008.

The big difference this time around, of course, is the willingness of a former intelligence officer and DoD Aerial Threat analyst named Luis Elizondo to man up and risk the consequences of going public. That’s huge. It also helps to have a “donor class” bigwig, i.e., Las Vegas hotel magnate Bob Bigelow, offering cover for the research. When it comes to UFOs, Bigelow and his data collection project – to which the Federal Aviation Administration has deferred all public inquiries about “flying saucer” encounters – have been operating in plain sight forever. In 2010, for instance, Bigelow told the NY Times that “people have been hurt [by UFOs]. People have been killed.” But the Times reporter never asked WTF? As recently as May, the man who wants to put tourists in space reiterated his belief to “60 Minutes” that ETs have been and are continuing to visit our planet.

Salon.com – one of the many news platforms to follow the leader after the story broke – pointed out that the $22 million used to finance Elizondo’s SAP amounts to less than 0.004 percent of the U.S. budget. Still, taxpayers are going to want to know what $22 million buys in the UFO arena these days, especially since that funding went to Bigelow Aerospace. And that’s where, according to the Times, we can presumably find “metal alloys and other materials that Mr. Elizondo and program contractors said had been recovered from unidentified aerial phenomena.” Since taxpayers paid for it, we deserve to see it.

Where we go from here depends on major-media stamina. Much of the followup coverage of this weekend’s bombshell was predictable. There were the usual “truth is out there” clichés, blatant mistakes (one even said the Pentagon spent $22M a year during the program’s official run from 2007-2012), and a few knuckle-headed takeaways. One of the dumbest and sadly typical offenders, The New York Post, weighed in with a “We’re Not ‘A Loan’” banner and a subhead that read “Pentagon spent $22M to study alien ‘visits.’” The piece is illustrated with a mug shot of a little green man, along with a photo from the 1985 “Cocoon” movie with a caption that reads “Far Out!” Where are these dingbats drawing their inspiration? Putin? This is the sort of lame detritus likely to prevail unless the Fourth Estate gives this story the sort of attention it deserves.

Regardless of what happens next, however, the foundations of this debate have changed. This is not something the DoD can jam back into the bottle, at least not without some major explaining, which it hasn’t had to do since boarding up Blue Book in 1969-70.

For generations, in the face of accumulating evidence to the contrary, American taxpayers have been patronized by glib Authorities & Experts assuring us that nothing beyond our control is unfolding in our atmosphere. The media have been complicit housecats. But that all went sideways in the blink of a single news cycle. With any luck, what happened on Saturday afternoon should be the beginning of an overdue accounting on the limits of even our most advanced technologies. It’s time we face our future honestly, and start acting like adults.

See 22 comments on “The day the Earth didn’t stand still”: http://devoid.blogs.heraldtribune.com/15603/day-earth-didnt-stand-still/


User IP Logged

"Let's see what's over there."
GusB
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM


Posts: 632
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #27 on: Dec 20th, 2017, 01:57am »

The reaction has been more than perfect so far. No wide public panic, no religious breakdown and no social chaos or economic collapse. The American Journalists have been ok so far. I hope this excellent reaction helps move forward the next stage of dislosure. That’s what we are seeing roll out before us. Amazing
« Last Edit: Dec 20th, 2017, 01:58am by GusB » User IP Logged

Swamprat
Gold Member
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 4460
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #28 on: Dec 20th, 2017, 7:42pm »

I-Team Exclusive: Sen. Reid discusses UFO study

By: George Knapp
Posted: Dec 19, 2017

LAS VEGAS - The existence of the UFO study was first reported by the I-Team back in October. That's when a high-ranking intelligence officer in charge of the program quit to take a job with a private company.

Over the weekend, news of Harry Reid's role in the study surfaced in news reports. The senator gave his only on camera interview to the I-Team's George Knapp.

Harry Reid's interest in UFOs dates back to 1989 because that is when George Knapp first had conversations with him on the topic.

In the years since, Reid quietly collected more information, met with scientists, intelligence officials, and other experts, and finally authorized a study that was carried out by a company created by a Las Vegas billionaire.

Since the story broke on Saturday, Reid has been bombarded with media requests, but he gave his only on camera interview to the I-Team.

The release this weekend of videos recorded by military pilots is unusual because, officially, the U.S. government stopped collecting information about UFOs back in 1969, when the Air Force canceled Project Blue Book. But in the decades since, pilots and others continued to encounter technology that is beyond anything known on earth.

Video footage of unidentified aerial phenomenon coi.tothestarsacademy.com/

"If China, Russia, Japan, other countries are doing this and we're not, then something is wrong because if the technology, as described and the way people see this movement took place in anything we have available to us, it would kill everybody. They couldn't withstand the G-forces. something sitting there, whom, down it goes," says former U.S. Senator Harry Reid.

His interest in UFOs extends back to the 1980s. It was rekindled in the 90s when Reid spoke to senator and former astronaut John Glenn about unknown aerial objects. Reid eventually met in a secure room in the U.S. capitol to ask Senators Daniel Inouye and Ted Stevens if they would authorize funds for a quiet but serious study of UFOs. Both agreed.

I-Team Reporter George Knapp: "Are you glad the story is out?"

Harry Reid: "I'm very glad, because now we have scientific evidence."

Reid says he is proud to have had a hand in kickstarting the Pentagon study, and contrary to some media reports, the information collected was impressive.

"For nearly the next decade, I ran sensitive aerospace identification program focusing on unidentified aerial technologies, it was in this position that I learned the phenomena is indeed real," says Luis Elizondo, To The Stars Academy.

Until three months ago, Elizondo worked directly for the secretary of defense and was the Pentagon's point man for collection of data about mysterious encounters. When he announced in October that he'd been in charge of a 10-year UFO study, the news was largely ignored by mainstream media. Now, it has blossomed into a huge story, in part because Reid acknowledges his own role in getting the funds approved.

"Even though this was a secure program,we wanted to make sure people couldn't complain about it that it was some sweetheart deal. No, it was put out to bid," Reid says.

The contract was posted for months. The winning bid came from Las Vegas space entrepreneur Robert Bigelow, a billionaire who had funded his own UFO studies for years. Bigelow built secure facilities inside his aerospace company.

At its peak, the study had 46 scientists working at the Nevada facility, writing reports and analyzing data that came in from the military. Rapid response teams were dispatched to the scene of UFO events. Over five years, the project cost a total of 22 million. it wasn't a money maker for Bigelow.

"I'm sure the reason it helped is that he gave the best cost. He was willing to build the infrastructure and build everything on his own because he liked the topic," Reid says.

In some news stories about the UFO study, anonymous staffers say Reid stopped supporting the study because it produced no solid information.

So, why did the study end? Reid and others involved in the project say one factor is that intelligence officials were petrified that someone would find out about it and it would end up on the front page of a newspaper.

And there were other officials who had religious objections.

The I-Team will have more exclusive content Wednesday, including specifics on what was learned during the study, and which UFO incidents were the most unusual.

WATCH VIDEO: www.lasvegasnow.com/news/i-team-exclusive-sen-reid-discusses-ufo-study/883885259

User IP Logged

"Let's see what's over there."
GusB
Senior Member
ImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM


Posts: 632
xx Re: NYT Puts Big Article Out On Pentagon UFO Fundi
« Reply #29 on: Dec 20th, 2017, 9:27pm »

That was really cool to watch. These guys have done the impossible and I hope their names go down in the history books.
User IP Logged

Pages: 1 2 3 4  ...  7 Notify Send Topic Print
« Previous Topic | Next Topic »

Become a member of the UFO Casebook Forum today and join our more than 19,000 members.

Visit the UFO Casebook Web Site

Donate $6.99 for 50,000 Ad-Free Pageviews!

| |

This forum powered for FREE by Conforums ©
Sign up for your own Free Message Board today!
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Conforums Support | Parental Controls