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It’s UFO! (not UAP)

On March 24th of 2016 while campaigning for the presidency of the United States, Hillary Clinton was on the Jimmy Kimmel show talking about the UFO phenomenon. She told Jimmy the term isn’t called UFO anymore, but the latest nomenclature is, Unexplained Aerial Phenomenon or UAP. Like Jimmy, I also prefer the term UFO, for Unidentified Flying Object, because it’s more traditional. But on my website, I changed the acronym to, “Unconventional Flying Objects” reflecting the book, “Unconventional Flying Objects: A Scientific Analysis”, written by a respected NASA scientist, Paul Hill (1995).

(Excerpt from Amazon Books)

Paul Hill was a well-respected NASA scientist when, in the early 1950s, he had a UFO sighting. Soon after, he built the first flying platform and was able to duplicate the UFO’s tilt-to-control maneuvers. Official policy, however, prevented him from proclaiming his findings. “I was destined,” says Hill, “to remain as unidentified as the flying objects.”

For the next twenty-five years, Hill acted as an unofficial clearing house at NASA, collecting and analyzing sightings’ reports for physical properties, propulsion possibilities, dynamics, etc. To refute claims that UFOs defy the laws of physics, he had to make “technological sense … of the unconventional object.”

After his retirement from NASA, Hill finally completed his remarkable analysis. In Unconventional Flying Objects, published posthumously, he presents his findings that UFOs “obey, not defy, the laws of physics.” Vindicating his own sighting and thousands of others, he proves that UFO technology is not only explainable, but attainable.

The term UFO or “Unidentified Flying Object” goes back to the early 1950’s in which US aviator Donald Keyhoe had referenced the term in his book. The term, “Flying Saucers” derived from the June 24th, 1947 Kenneth Arnold citing, in which he had seen multiple objects fly past Mount Rainier, Washington State. Arnold described the objects shaped as “flat like a pie pan”, “shaped like a pie plate”, “half-moon shaped, oval in front and convex in the rear”, “something like a pie plate that was cut in half with a sort of convex triangle in the rear, or simply “saucer-like or “, “like a big flat disk”.  From these multiple descriptions, the press compressed the term down to, “Flying Saucers”.

The term UAP was actually derived from a 400 page document titled, “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” created from Project Condign, a secret UFO study undertaken by the British Government Defense Intelligence Staff (DIS) between 1997 and 2000. The project was released into the public on May 15th, 2006 after a September 2005 Freedom of Information Act was requested by UFO researchers, Dr David Clarke and Gary Anthony.

NARCAP, or the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena, is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the studying UAP’s and aviation safety for the public. Their website was down at the time of the writing of this blog, and their Facebook page hadn’t been updated since November 27th of 2016, so I’m going by memory. One of the things they boasted was, this website was the place where airline pilots could report a UAP sighting. I believe they re-adjusted the Project Condign report name from, “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” to their name, “Unexplained Aerial Phenomenon”.

The general thought was, airline pilots, especially commercial airline pilots, had no place they could officially report a UFO sighting, so NARCAP was one place they could report it. But… in the book, “The 37th Parallel”, written by Ben Mezrich about my personal life pertaining to Ufology, Ben found an actual FAA handbook showing there was a place where airline pilots, especially commercial ones, could report a UFO sighting without dire circumstances.

So who do they report sightings to? A government agency? Maybe the FAA themselves? No… The manual clearly states to report the sightings to BAAS, a division of Bigelow Aerospace Company, a private company.

Excerpt from the book, “The 37th Parallel”.

What would conspiracy theorists and the general public think if they realized that, right in the FAA handbook, there was a section on what a pilot was supposed to do when he encountered a UFO? Even more astonishing, the pilot was ordered to report the sighting, not to a government agency, but to Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies, a sister company to Bigelow Aerospace…

The section describing this is [ 4-4-4, Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) Reports].

For more information on this, see Chapter 22, from the book “The 37th Parallel”, Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, released September 6th, 2016.

Now jump forward to May 28th, 2017, on CBS News 60 Minutes show, Lara Logan interviewed Robert Bigelow founder of Bigelow Aerospace, in which he admits on TV, the UFO phenomenon is real!

(Excerpts from the 60 minutes show, courtesy CBS News)

Lara Logan: Do you believe in aliens?

Robert Bigelow: I’m absolutely convinced. That’s all there is to it.

Lara Logan: Do you also believe that UFOs have come to Earth?

Robert Bigelow: There has been and is an existing presence, an ET presence. And I spent millions and millions and millions — I probably spent more as an individual than anybody else in the United States has ever spent on this subject.  

Lara Logan: Is it risky for you to say in public that you believe in UFOs and aliens?

Robert Bigelow: I don’t give a damn. I don’t care.

Lara Logan: You don’t worry that some people will say, “Did you hear that guy, he sounds like he’s crazy”?

Robert Bigelow: I don’t care.

Also in the 60 Minutes news show, this is stated:

The FAA confirmed to us that for years, it referred reports of UFOs and other unexplained phenomena to a company Bigelow owns. He told us he’s had his own close encounters, but declined to go into detail.   

So there you have it, not only can pilots report unusual sightings through official FAA guidelines, but the guidelines still referred the objects as, “UFOs”, not “UAPs”!  Not only that, but Ben Mezrich’s book, “The 37th Parallel” released information about the FAA reporting guidelines pertaining to UFO sightings, 6 months before the CBS News 60 Minutes TV show went public with it. I wonder if they had read the book?

So let’s drop the UAP term and use the term the FAA and Bigelow Aerospace still use today, UFO; Because any other term would be… just wrong.

Link to 60 Minutes Interview with Robert Bigelow.
60 Minutes Bigelow Interview

 

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Secret Truth Behind America’s ‘UFO Highway’ | VIDEO

Secret Truth Behind America's 'UFO Highway'

     Flying saucers and visits from extraterrestrials have long been a source of fascination in American culture. There are many who believe aliens and their ability to visit Earth are a fact, and some are willing to
By CBS NEWS
9-10-16

go to great lengths to prove it. That’s the subject of author Ben Mezrich’s new book, “The 37th Parallel,” which tells the story of one man’s 30-year quest to prove aliens are real. Mezrich joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the book and the so-called “UFO Highway.” …

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The 37th Parallel

Standing next to The 37th Parallel book.

On September 15th, 2011, I printed a web site Press Release on my 37 Degree Latitude Theory, because I started to see a pattern of mutilation cases and UFO sightings not only here in Colorado, but in other states as well. I focused on the 37 Degree Latitude, because of its associations with some pretty interesting places and past events occurring along that stretch.

My “37th Degree Theory” encompasses obviously the 37 Degree Latitude, but also dips into the 36 and 38 as well. Consider the 37 latitude to be a center line of a two lane highway with part of 38 and part of 36 being the left and right lanes. Naming it the 37th was just for simplicity rather than saying, “The 37th with some 36 and some 38 too!”

Now I’m not saying that all animal mutilations or UFO encounters only happen on the 37th which would be ridiculous, because we know these events happen everywhere. For example, I’m currently working on a mutilation case that’s sitting near latitude 42, so what I’m saying is; “The 37 latitude or 37th Parallel, is the most important latitude for sightings”, and this is why.

The 37th Parallel or Paranormal Highway name was coined by Science Channel’s, “Unexplained Files season 2”, “Paranormal Highway of America” episode. This was a one hour episode in which the Science Channel gave me an opportunity to test my theory backing it up with data. This “Highway 37” is what I consider one of many traveled UFO-related highways in the US. Just like the current Interstate 40 or 70, or the past Highway 66 or the Transcontinental Lincoln Highway Interstate 80, we too have many routes that we take travelling across this great country; but some routes are more travelled than others. This too is what I see while investigating UFO’s.

There is a current theory, a pretty damn good one that states: “There is an underground tunnel stretching from at least Taos, New Mexico, past Dulce New Mexico, all the way to Area51, in Nevada!” Researchers like, John Lear son of Lear Jet inventor released the Dulce Papers, and John Rhodes, Dulce Base researcher, both confirm this. Other research claims this underground tunnel possibly travels East as well, all the way to Virginia! This all sits on the 37th Parallel!

Now you may say, “What are you smokin’ in Colorado?” Well you know what Coloradans are smoking, and yes it’s legal here, but that’s not what vapors this theory.

What my trigger point or light-bulb moment was; In 2011 while seeing a pattern between my UFO and mutilations cases here in Colorado and comparing them to similar cases in Missouri, Colorado had an earthquake, a very shallow earthquake.

On 08/22/2011, I saw that an earthquake occurred at the Sangre de Cristo Fault, and the coordinates were 37.0412, -104.4726782.

Then within 15 hours another very shallow earthquake occurred, but not in Colorado, but 1600 miles away!

The Virginia earthquake on 08/23/2011, occurred at the Central Virginia Seismic Zone, it’s coordinates were 37.557787, -77.554492.

Two separate faults perpendicular to each other causing two separate shallow earthquakes 1600 miles away from each other. Why?

Colorado earthquake depth, 2.5 miles.

Virginia earthquake depth, 3.7 miles.

Earthquakes occurring at a depth of less than 70 kilometers (43 miles) are classified as “shallow-focus” earthquakes. Both Colorado and Virginia earthquakes were extremely shallow occurring less than 6 kilometers (3.7 miles). Could these two earthquakes which occurred within 15 hours of each other at such a shallow depth be related to each other in a way we’re not aware of? Fracking? Or underground drilling to create underground tunnels? I started looking at what sits on “The 37th Parallel”.

(some examples)

San Jose; California.

Mono Lake, UFO sightings; California.

Area 51; Nevada.

US Naval Undersea Warfare base; Hawthorne, Nevada.

Taos, Home of the “Taos Hum”; New Mexico.

Dulce’ Underground possible human/alien base; New Mexico.

1948 UFO crash; Aztec, New Mexico.

Alamosa, San Luis Valley/Blanca Peak, UFO sightings/base; Colorado.

Trinidad/Westin/San Luis/ cattle mutilations; Colorado.

1897 Leroy, Coffey County cattle mutilation; Kansas.

1896 Howell County, cattle mutilation; Missouri.

1973 Piedmont, UFO case, over 500 sightings; Missouri.

1941 Cape Girardeau UFO crash and retrieval; Missouri.

Joplin Spook Lights; Missouri.

2000 Highland Black Triangle sighting; Illinois.

Fort Knox; Kentucky.

1948 Mantell UFO Encounter; Owensboro, Kentucky.

Late 1980’s Wytheville, Mass UFO Sightings; Virginia.

Greenbrier massive underground bunker for Congress; Virginia.

I then started looking at Native American Spiritual sites, caverns, aquifers, current UFO sightings, and wondered;

“Is there a Transcontinental Underground Highway across the United States, residing on the 37th Parallel?”

Map of The 37th Parallel

Maybe portions of this Transcontinental Highway existed before the Europeans migrated to North American, because the Native Americans speak of Star Travelers, and some spiritual sites like Chaco Canyon and Cahokia Mounds, just dip into this theory. This underground highway would have entrances and exists just like our existing auto highways, which would increase stealth capability when venturing outside the highway. Think of Interstate 40 being completely enclosed with cars just popping out from time to time to visit cities. sounds familiar when investigating UFO’s. A lot of sightings appear to be travelling east to west and visa-versa. Connection to a highway travelling the same route?

Could this previous highway be a current Black Project work-in-progress completion? And is it being shared by foreigners? Foreigners not of this planet?

Well I wrote about this theory, talked about it on TV, and now Ben Mezrich’s book, “The 37th Parallel” explains the steps involved throughout my life which gave me the experience, that drove me to this analysis.

All the information I post on my website, and all the information and experiences written in Ben Mezrich’s book is true. It all happened, some names are changed on my blogs to protect the witnesses, but no names were changed for the book. The book tells it like it is.

When reading “The 37th Parallel” book, keep an open mind, and please don’t shoot the messenger, Ben Mezrich, he’s just writing about my true life events while being a New York Times Best Selling Author. Remember, life is much bigger than most perceive, and only a fool thinks we’re the only intelligent living beings in the Milky Way Galaxy.

UFO related stories have been around throughout Earth’s history, at least 74% of people polled believe intelligent life exists outside this planet, and in 2011, 80 million Americans, or 36% of the population believe UFOs are real! Go get the book… I don’t profit from it or my blogs, it’s just personal satisfaction knowing I can share these events with you, and you can decide for yourself.

The 37th Parallel

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“NBC KOAA News” Local UFO investigator inspiration for new book and movie.

COLORADO SPRINGS –
Monday, July 20, 2015 10:47 PM
By Andy Koen

The life of a UFO investigator from Southern Colorado will be the subject of a new Hollywood thriller. The book and movie deal will feature former El Paso County Reserve Sheriff’s Deputy Chuck Zukowski. He’s researched dozens of animal mutilation cases, many of them right here in Colorado, and posted his findings in his blog ufonut.com.

“Since 1967 we’ve had over 10,000 cases across the US and out of all the cases that were investigated by law enforcement, no one’s ever been caught,” Zukowski said.

Several of the animals he encounters don’t appear to have died naturally. There are incisions in the bodies that appear cleanly cut rather than the rips and tears expected from wildlife attacks. Some carcasses are devoid of blood and most cases lack the presence of scuff marks on the ground suggesting a fight or tire tracks and footprints suggesting human activity.

In 2011, Zukowski plotted out the locations of known animal mutilations on a map and compared his data with UFO sightings and saw a trend emerge.

“I started seeing this pattern across the US that there’s these events, paranormal events, happening and so it’s almost as if there’s a paranormal highway,” Zukowski said.

Large clusters of the cases appear to run along the 37th degree north latitude. It was a stunning enough find that Zukowski was featured in an episode of the Science Channel’s Unexplained Files last summer. Now, even bigger things are in store.

“There have been thousands, thousands of cattle mutilations that have never been explained, nobody’s ever been arrested for, that nobody knows why or how this is going on and Chuck is the expert on this,” said best selling author Ben Mezrich.

His previous work includes titles such as Bringing Down the House about MIT students who beat the Vegas casinos and Accidental Billionaires, the literary counterpart to the movie Social Media.

“I’m always intrigued by that, really smart people who do something really unusual or who break ground or go into that gray area,” he said.

There’s more to the story than just a map of animal mutilations. In fact, Ben and Chuck hinted at a conspiracy involving a multi-billion dollar corporation, but they couldn’t elaborate further.

“I don’t want to go into it too much here yet because it might make it more difficult to write the book, but there’s definitely some over-arching conspiracy that needs to be explained,” Mezrich said.

As for Chuck, he’s a bit surprised by the all the attention.

“I stay up late at night thinking about that, you know I’m always thinking, God what have I really done that’s that exciting.”

The book is expected to be released sometime next year. Mezrich is working with Flynn Picture Company, the producers of San Andreas, for the film adaptation.

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New Line Studios Picks Up Author “Ben Mezrich’s” Sci-Fi Book Proposal on Chuck Zukowski’s ’37th Parallel’ (Exclusive)

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The Hollywood Reporter; April 10th,2015

Beau Flynn, who discovered the true-life figure behind the book, will produce via his New Line-based banner.

New Line has pre-emptively picked up The 37th Parallel, a book proposal by one of Hollywood’s favorite authors, Ben Mezrich, for a feature adaptation to be produced by Beau Flynn and his FlynnPictureCo. The project is based on the true story of Chuck Zukowski, an extraterrestrial investigator. In a true-life crossing of elements from X-Files and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the story focuses on Zukowski’s incredible findings of alien sightings, cattle mutilations, Native American holy sites and secret government activity located on the 37th degree of latitude. Coupled with that is conspiracy involving a multibillion dollar corporation. The project’s roots sprouted from Flynn, who found Zukowski. He pitched the idea to Mezrich, who sparked to it, and at the same time acquired Zukowski’s life rights. The life rights have now been transferred to New Line. Brett Ratner and his RatPac Entertainment, which publish many of Mezrich’s books, will come on to produce in some capacity. Wendy Jacobson is overseeing for FlynnPictureCo. The deal marks the second one this week for Mezrich, coming on the heels of Warner Bros. optioning his upcoming book, Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs — A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder. Mezrich’s books have inspired adaptations 21 and, more famously, The Social Network. And the project reunites FlynnPictureCo. with Mezrich and RatPac. The trio already have Seven Wonders, an adventure project based around the Seven Wonders of the World, set up at Fox. FlynnPictureCo.’s next movie is the Dwayne Johnson disaster movie San Andreas, which opens May 29.
CAA brokered the deal on behalf of Mezrich.

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