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  • The New York Times Appears to Be Preparing Another Huge UFO Revelation


    Paul Seaburn July 21, 2020
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    If the rumors circulating amongst the UFO research community are real, the New York Times may have to add a second motto: “All the ‘UFO News’ That’s Fit to Print.” After being the leader in breaking the USS Nimitz Tic Tac UFO videos and stories and the existence of the Pentagon’s secret Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, a number of sites are dropping hints that The New York Times has another blockbuster revelation on the verge of being released to the public. What could it be? Get ready to be shocked/disappointed/overwhelmed/underwhelmed/other.
    “I don’t know if you saw it, but in the last few hours an indiscretion has begun to circulate in the UFO world: that the New York Times is preparing to document the existence of a government program to recover crashed UFOs.”

    UFO Hoje (UFO Today) dropped this news this morning, along with links indicating this rumor has been in play for some time. In early July, UFO Joe interviewed George Knapp about the aforementioned Wilson/Davis documents (about a 2002 meeting between astrophyscist, Eric Davis retired director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Admiral Thomas Wilson about the retrieval of crashed UFOs and re-engineering the technology) and the possibility of The New York Times releasing more information.
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    https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020/...fo-revelation/
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    • Partly to archive the embedded links;

      Quantum Physicist Recalls His Strange Encounter With Extraterrestrials


      Jocelyne LeBlanc December 10, 2019
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      Quantum physicist Deep Prasad previously hinted that he had an encounter with extraterrestrials which is why he became so interested in UFOs and aliens. And just recently he came forward with his story. On Thanksgiving, Prasad posted his experience to Twitter and it is one interesting story to say the least.

      It’s a pretty lengthy story (the full transcript can be read here as well as on Prasad’s Twitter account), so I’ll just summarize the most important and highly interesting parts.
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      https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2019/...aterrestrials/
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      • Jul 22, 2020

        Huge, Hovering and Silent: The Mystery of 'Black Triangle' UFOs

        Some speculate they are super-secret US spy craft. Others question whether they might be from elsewhere, conducting some kind of surveillance.
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        Within the larger mystery of the UFO phenomenon is another, still-unsolved puzzle: Why do so many reports involve strange, triangular-shaped craft—often described as dark in color, virtually noiseless and the size of a football field or larger? What, exactly, are they? And why are so many witnessed hovering or moving slowly and methodically, with no visible contrails?

        In the years after the U.S. Air Force coined the term “unidentified flying object” in 1952, reports often referred to UFOs generically as flying saucers. But witnesses then, and since, have described a wide array of shapes: saucers (or two saucers put together), eggs, hats, cigars, boomerangs, lightbulbs—even Tic Tac candies.

        Among the most commonly reported shapes were V-shaped, arrowhead-like or triangular. David Marler, UFO researcher and author of Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation, says he has reviewed more than 17,000 case files involving unidentified triangular craft, sometimes called “black triangles.” Whether the sightings represent advanced U.S. spy craft—as some speculate—or something of unknown origin, their purpose remains mysterious. Given their consistent hovering behavior, Marler says, they might be engaged in “surveillance of some nature—or scanning. Or analyzing the topography.”
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        https://www.history.com/news/black-triangle-ufos-facts
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        • Do We Believe in U.F.O.s? That’s the Wrong Question
          Reporting on the Pentagon program that’s investigating unidentified flying objects is not about belief. It’s about a vigilant search for facts.
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          • July 28, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ET
          Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.
          We were part of The New York Times’s team (with the Washington correspondent Helene Cooper) that broke the story of the Pentagon’s long-secret unit investigating unidentified flying objects, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, in December 2017.

          Since then, we have reported on Navy pilots’ close encounters with U.F.O.s, and last week, on the current revamped program, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force and its official briefings — ongoing for more than a decade — forintelligence officials, aerospace executives and Congressional staff on reported U.F.O. crashes and retrieved materials.

          We’re often asked by well-meaning associates and readers, “Do you believe in U.F.O.s?” The question sets us aback as being inappropriately personal. Times reporters are particularly averse to revealing opinions that could imply possible reporting bias.

          But in this case we have no problem responding, “No, we don’t believe in U.F.O.s.”

          As we see it, their existence, or nonexistence, is not a matter of belief.

          We admire what the great anthropologist Margaret Mead said when asked long ago whether she believed in U.F.O.s. She called it “a silly question,” writing in Redbook in 1974:
          “Belief has to do with matters of faith; it has nothing to do with the kind of knowledge that is based on scientific inquiry. … Do people believe in the sun or the moon, or the changing seasons, or the chairs they’re sitting on? When we want to understand something strange, something previously unknown to anyone, we have to begin with an entirely different set of questions. What is it? How does it work?”

          That’s what the Pentagon U.F.O. program has been focusing on, making it eminently newsworthy. And to be clear: U.F.O.s don’t mean aliens. Unidentified means we don’t know what they are, only that they demonstrate capabilities that do not appear to be possible through currently available technology.
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          https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/i...reporting.html
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          • Pentagon Has ‘Off-World Vehicles Not Made on This Earth’

            Bombshell: The government’s once-clandestine UFO program will reveal findings on unexplained materials and crashes.

            By Andrew Daniels

            Jul 26, 2020
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            Update 7/26: We've updated this story to include official comments provided by the Pentagon to Popular Mechanics, as well as a clarification of Senator Harry Reid's original comments in the New York Times report.


            For years, the U.S. government has repeatedly changed its tune regarding its official involvement with UFO research.

            As recently as February, a Pentagon spokesperson told Popular Mechanics that, while a government program did investigate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and other unexplained aerial phenomena for some time last decade, funding dried up in 2012. But when Popular Mechanics thoroughly investigated the covert program, multiple sources said it’s still ongoing to this day.
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            In a June Senate Committee Report, the Senate authorized appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for the task force, supporting its efforts to reveal any links that unidentified aerial phenomena “have to adversarial foreign governments, and the threat they pose to U.S. military assets and installations.”

            From the report:
            The Committee remains concerned that there is no unified, comprehensive process within the Federal Government for collecting and analyzing intelligence on unidentified aerial phenomena, despite the potential threat. The Committee understands that the relevant intelligence may be sensitive; nevertheless, the Committee finds that the information sharing and coordination across the Intelligence Community has been inconsistent, and this issue has lacked attention from senior leaders.
            Therefore, the Committee directs the DNI, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of such other agencies as the Director and Secretary jointly consider relevant, to submit a report within 180 days of the date of enactment of the Act, to the congressional intelligence and armed services committees on unidentified aerial phenomena (also known as ‘‘anomalous aerial vehicles’’), including observed airborne objects that have not been identified.

            Senator Marco Rubio, who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, told a CBS affiliate in Florida that he’s most interested to learn from the task force who’s responsible for unidentified aircraft spotted over American military bases. Rubio said he hopes “the Chinese or Russians or some other adversary” hasn’t made “some sort of technological leap” that “allows them to conduct this sort of activity.”
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            Harry Reid, the former Nevada senator who was instrumental in funding the original UFO program, told the Times he believes that “crashes of objects of unknown origin may have occurred and that retrieved materials should be studied.” From the article:
            “After looking into this, I came to the conclusion that there were reports— some were substantive, some not so substantive—that there were actual materials that the government and the private sector had in their possession.”

            (An earlier version of the Times article said Reid believed “crashes from other worlds” had indeed occurred, and that retrieved materials had been “studied secretly for decades, often by aerospace companies under government contracts.” The Times has corrected Reid's account, and Reid has since clarified his statements in a tweet, below. Popular Mechanics has updated this section of the article accordingly.)

            The astrophysicist Eric Davis, who consulted with the Pentagon’s original UFO program and now works for the defense contractor Aerospace Corporation, told the Times that after he examined certain materials, he came to the conclusion that “we couldn’t make [them] ourselves.” In fact, Davis briefed a Department of Defense (DOD) agency as recently as March about retrieving materials from “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”
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            https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...ials-vehicles/

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