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Cold War Radar to Search for UFOs

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Image: William Sachiti via Reddit

William Sachiti, a British millionaire entrepreneur and expert in robotics, wants to look for UFOs. And what better way to do it than to use a powerful, decommissioned, Cold War-era radar station. The saga began back in 2015, when Royal Air Force base Neatishead went up for sale. For decades, the RAF installation served as an early-warning system should the Soviets decide to launch a surprise attack on Warsaw Pact nations.

Mr. Sachiti, who owns and operates 'Kar-go', a self-driving electric vehicle that delivers packages all over Britain, was in need of a facility where he could continue the development and testing of his technology. Packed with factories, roads, and underground bunkers, the decommissioned base was exactly was Sachiti needed to house his operation.

As a purchase bonus, the base came equipped with an AMES Type 84 radar unit. Designed to emit a powerful...

Tomb of 'Bluetooth' Found

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That's right. The short-range wireless technology is named after a famous Viking king you've probably never heard of. Harald “Bluetooth” Gormsson, ruled as King of Denmark from AD 958 to 986. Known for his bravery in battle, Harald is credited with consolidating the economic and military power of Scandinavia, as well as introducing Christianity to Denmark. But even though his wealth and might were exceedingly abundant, it were no match for tooth decay. According to lore, King Harald earned the nickname "Bluetooth" for having an unsightly blue-black tooth - a clear sign of dental deterioration.

For many decades, archaeologists and historians searched for clues leading to the final resting place of King Harald. The actual burial place of "Bluetooth" was lost to historical record due to the fact that pagan traditions placed the king's tomb among the many royal mounds...

Alien Hanky-Panky

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Image: Peter Khoury/Nordic Female/Bill Chalker

For some time now, experts who study the alien abduction phenomenon have postulated that some sort of covert hybridization program is under way. The extraction of human bodily fluids and tissue can no longer be attributed to a mere scientific curiosity on the part of the visitors, but rather to an extensive DNA extraction and manipulation enterprise which may ultimately lead to a total, silent, and consensual colonization of our planet via the pleasures of the reproductive process. In other words - aliens are conquering us through sex!

As exhibit one, we present the strange case of Peter Khoury. Born in Lebanon, young Mr. Khoury emigrated to Australia with his family in 1973. By 1992, Peter had already settled in his new country and was engaged to his fiance Vivian. It is at this period in his life that a bizarre nighttime sexual encounter took place...

Incident at Devil's Den

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Image: Terry Lovelace

Accepting an invitation to camp out at a place with such an ominous name should give even the most daring a smidgen of apprehension. With places like Skinwalker Ranch and Blindfrog Ranch now permeating popular culture thanks to reality television and online podcasts, many thrill seekers forgo common sense in the hopes of experiencing that which lies just beyond our senses but eagerly awaits to manifest itself in order to feast on our deepest fears.

Terry Lovelace and Toby could be forgiven for not heeding to the subtle warning signs, tho. Back in 1977, the trappings of the information age had not yet come to full maturity, and the call to explore the physical world around us had not yet succumbed to the siren song of mobile screens. No, for Terry and Toby, two enlisted airmen out of Whiteman Air Force Base with an upcoming vacation leave, a much-deserved outing to the Arkansas' woods...

75 Years Since Roswell

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Image: Charles H Forgus/Phillip Mantle

Today, people all over the world are celebrating UFO Day. The city of Roswell in New Mexico is abuzz with activity as people gather to commemorate the famous 'extraterrestrial' crash that put the small town in the global spotlight. Events and conferences are taking place all over the city and prominent figures in our community - such as Luis Elizondo, the former Director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) - have been spotted attending the festivities.

Not to be left behind in this potential lucrative business that UFOs have become, news media outlets are publishing stories revisiting the famous UFO incident with new revelations that are sure to earn them some much-needed clicks. Earlier today, the British publication The Sun posted an exclusive snipped of an upcoming, never-before-seen interview with a now-deceased witness to the...

Space Delta 18

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"Outwit, outreach and win in the space domain." That's the ambitious motto of the Space Force's new unit. Space Delta 18 was created with a specific purpose in mind: to provide "critical intelligence on threat systems, foreign intentions and activities in the space domain."

Not only that, but it will also gather orbital data on potential "kinetic" and "non-kinetic" space platforms; that is to say, it will detect whether some form of projectile or energy weapon from another nation is used against our current defense and commercial satellite networks.

Monitoring potential disruptions of satellite operations is vital to the security interests of the United States. Over the past decades, our orbital systems are increasingly being threatened by near-peer adversaries who continuously look for ways to gain a tactical advantage in the space domain.

While the above is the official narrative as stated...

The Kenneth Arnold Sighting

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Image: Kenneth Arnold/USAF/Commons

This past Friday, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the famous Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting. On June 24, 1947, an spectacular encounter with several unidentified flying objects ushered in the modern UFO era and put the phenomenon in the hearts and mind of Americans and citizens of the world. Mr. Arnold, a traveling salesman who was fortunate enough to own and fly an airplane, observed a string of nine, shiny unidentified flying objects while flying past Mount Rainier. In the chapters below, Mr. Arnold recounts in his own words and in vivid detail the event that transpired on that fateful day.

The following story of what I observed over the Cascade Mountains, as impossible as it may seem, is positively true. I never asked nor wanted any notoriety for just accidentally being in the right spot at the right time to observe what I did. I reported something that I...

USAF Routinely Battles UFOs

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Stories of battlefield engagements with unidentified aerial phenomena go back decades. Since the second World War, unknown craft have flown close to military assets in provocative ways, which have prompted a retaliatory response from aggrieved and often spooked military personnel. For the most part, reports of these bizarre skirmishes have remained behind a curtain of secrecy, and the accounts of such incidents rarely see the light of day.

During the Vietnam War era, for example, it is reported that several US gunboats conducting a covert operation in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam engaged in a heavy firefight with two saucer-shaped UFOs which were apparently blocking the passage to enemy territory. Rather than utilizing some sophisticated extraterrestrial ray weapon to engage the human aggressor, the alleged alien craft simply redirected back all the ordnance that was fired...

UFOs Light Up San Diego

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Image: Ronald Carlson/Pixabay

The San Diego coastline is being illuminated by strange unidentified objects and residents of the southern California city are convinced aliens are behind the strange light show. In the early evening hours of June 27th, hovering, bright orange-reddish lights began to appear over the shorelines of Sand Diego, and preliminary reports indicate they could be seen all the way north to Orange County, and as far south as the Mexican cities of Tijuana and Rosarito Beach.

The uproar generated over the mysterious light phenomenon is causing hundreds to upload videos of the alleged UFOs to social media platforms, which are being inundated with intriguing footage taken from several vantage points. Local news outlets reached out to the San Diego Police Department for some explanation and the station's watch commander told FOX 5 that "lifeguards believe it is flares in use for a military...

Is the NRO Hiding UFOs?

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That appears to be the case according to a recent report by our friend John Greenewald from The Black Vault. Created back in August 25th, 1960, the National Reconnaissance Office's (NRO) existence was finally declassified and publicly acknowledged in 1992. Tasked with monitoring activities of interest to the United States across the surface of the globe, the office makes use of a sophisticated constellation of spy satellites which capture high-fidelity imagery across multiple spectra. This tremendous capability puts the NRO at the center of attention of UFO researchers, who have decried the reticence of the office to release any data having to do with unidentified objects.

In recent times, multiple credible sources, including the former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, have alluded to the existence of satellite imagery depicting UFOs. Although it was never specified which...

UFOs descend on Guam

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The island of Guam in the Western Pacific is an important enclave of strategic defense for the United States. Should China or North Korea decide to launch a surprise attack on neighboring nations, Guam is more than capable of responding with overwhelming firepower. Home to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), the island boasts of a number of military bases equipped with the latest and greatest deterrence and offensive systems.

Of particular interest to us, is the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery. This marvel of bellicose technology is an "anti-ballistic missile defense system designed to shoot down short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase (descent or reentry) by intercepting with a hit-to-kill approach."The presence of such a formidable defense platform on the Micronesian archipelago seems to have attracted the attention of...

Dr. Travis Taylor Revealed as UAPTF Scientist

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The UFO community is abuzz after learning that Dr. Travis Taylor, of Ancient Aliens and The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch fame, was actually the chief scientist for the Pentagon's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF). Dr. Taylor, a child prodigy who earned two doctorates in science at a young age, has spent the majority of his adult life working in defense-related research and development for the US Government.

A household name to many UFO aficionados, Taylor is a familiar scientific face on television. His ongoing appearances on the aforementioned History Channel's two very successful series has elevated the subject of serious UFO research to new heights in addition to making the topic more familiar and palatable to mainstream academia, which is slowly beginning to embrace the 'scientific' side of the phenomenon.

The revelation of Dr. Taylor's involvement in the UAPTF dropped out of the blue thanks to...

Quiet & Grabby Aliens

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A new provocative hypothesis postulated by Social Science Prof. Robin Hanson is renewing public interest in the possibility of extraterrestrial visitation to our planet. In a scientific paper published by Prof. Hanson and colleagues, the group analyzed two potential kinds of alien civilizations inhabiting the known universe. "Quiet" and "Loud" aliens, as the collaboration taxonomized these exolifeforms, each have a different way of exploring their galactic surroundings. The "Quiet" ones, for example, refrain from exponential galactic expansion while the "Loud" ones become "Grabby' in their endeavors to expand their cosmic territory as much as possible in a relatively short amount of time, thus, making them visible across large swaths of space.

The "Quiet" aliens are of particular interest to us because they sort of conform to our current observations, or lack thereof. "Loud" or...

The Collins Elite

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Mark Twain once said: "The glory which is built upon a lie soon becomes a most unpleasant encumbrance." This could very well describe the current situation the US Government is facing about the UFO subject. For over seven decades, the steadfast denial of this strange reality has become a burden to the Department of Defense and Washington politicians, who are now scrambling to make sense of what is going on in our skies as they feel the pressure from their constituency to deliver answers.

Why did the UFO phenomenon become a forbidden subject of inquiry in the first place is a question of historical significance. No single cause can be attributed to it, but rather to a confluence of data-driven deductions and personal worldviews that over time cemented the official discourse (or lack thereof) and the stigma that proceeded to permeate the topic.

According to noted paranormal researcher Nick...

Clinton Looked for Aliens

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But apparently found none. The former U.S. President told Late Night Show host James Corden that during his administration, he and Chief of Staff John Podesta "made every attempt to find out everything about Roswell." The power duo went as far as to try to pry open the "alien" secrets of the infamous USAF base Area 51, but were not successful in their quest to find hidden extraterrestrials, living or otherwise.

This is not the first time President Clinton has expressed his deep curiosity about the subject. During an overseas trip to the UK back in the late 90s or early 2000s, Clinton alluded to the fact that the Air Force may have given him the runaround in order to keep him out of the loop on the whole UFO issue. Although Clinton did not address the current UAP situation developing in Washington, he nevertheless gave tacit confirmation that UFOs are a serious subject worthy of inquiry.

Has LaMDA Become Self-Aware?

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One of our biggest joys and fears will be realized when the works of our hands take on a life of their own. For decades now, scientists have strived to create an artificial intelligence that goes beyond its complex lines of code and machine-learning algorithms. A true sentient machine able to relate to us in every way will not only demonstrate how close we are to unraveling the mystery of consciousness, but potentially change our culture in ways we could've never imagined.

Yesterday, The Washington Post published a story that has gone viral due to its possible dystopian implications. Google's LaMDA, an acronym for Language Model for Dialogue Applications, is "sentient," says a now-suspended Google whistleblower. Blake Lemoine, a computer scientist formerly in charge of Google’s Responsible AI organization, began conducting a series of cognitive tests on LaMDA late last year to determine how...

The Wow! Signal

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NASA's recent announcement that it will begin to study UFOs has created quite a buzz across mainstream media and social networks. Many critics of the national space agency cite its long historical reticence to address the subject as a red flag that should not be ignored. After all, if conspiracy aficionados are right, NASA already has ample evidence not only of the existence of UFOs spanning decades, but even possibly exopolitical ties to various alien civilizations. Whether true or not, one thing is certain: NASA is definitely a reluctant late-comer to the UFO party.

With news of NASA's involvement in UFO research, various online media platforms are beginning to include in their suggestions algorithms, historical cases of potential alien contact. While browsing YouTube for more details of this new UFO study being launched later this year, a remarkable documentary about the 1977 Wow! Signal was offered as a possible topic of...

Strange Creature Roaming Texas Zoo

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Image: City of Amarillo

What started as an intriguing Reddit post featuring an image which many believed was nothing but a doctored visual effect, turned out to be legitimate and bizarre. Yesterday, the City of Amarillo, Texas, confirmed the authenticity of the image and took to social media to enlist the public's help in identifying what appears to be a wolf-like creature standing on its hind legs.

The footage was recorded by a security camera inside the perimeter fence of the local zoo. The individual who posted the screen capture to the popular social media platform is rumored to be an employee of the animal facility, though sources are yet to confirm if that is the case.

As expected, the image went viral across several news outlets, prompting the City of Amarillo to put out a press release claiming ownership of the snippet and in the process quelling down the ever-increasing online...

UFO at Miami Beach Air & Sea Show

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Image: David Sugarman

This year's (2022) Memorial Day weekend was jam-packed with celebrations throughout the continental US. Citizens across America attended various events sponsored by their local governments and industry partners in order to pay festive homage to the brave men and women of our armed forces who lost their lives defending the freedom we enjoy.

The Hyundai Air & Sea Show - an annual event sponsored by the automobile manufacturer - returned to the City of Miami Beach with an spectacular event of military showmanship. The two-day festivities included street parades featuring all five branches of the service as well as cigarette boat racing, Motocross stunts, top jet skiers, parachute teams, and all manner of military equipment displays.

Attending this noteworthy occasion, was David Sugarman, a Florida resident and retired NBA agent who managed to capture incredible footage of what appears...

Fringe Network: Alien State

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For more than seventy years, ufology languished on the fringes of popular culture. A slight resurgence and a modicum of respectability was achieved back when the Air Force's Project Blue Book took it upon itself to study a complex phenomenon that confounded mainstream science and challenged the supremacy and might of the United States armed forces.

Although Project Blue Book was later found to be nothing but a premeditated, prolonged, and relatively expensive whitewashing endeavor, it nevertheless brought the UFO issue to the forefront of mainstream media and managed to convert many skeptical scientific luminaries, who proverbially "saw the light" as they muddled their way out of an institutionalized pernicious culture of secrecy and ridicule we have yet to fully recover from.

With the termination of Project Blue Book, many reputable independent UFO investigators continued to carry...