Tag Archives: hoax

Perpetrators of National UFO Hoax Reunite

Perpetrators of National UFO Hoax Reunite

Trainee engineers from the former Royal Aircraft Establishment
put the nation on high alert in 1967 with their flying saucers

      Masterminds of a national alien hoax cooked up in Farnborough in 1967 are holding a reunion on the eve of its 50th anniversary.

A band of mischievous trainee engineers from the MoD’s ( Ministry of

By Fergus McEwan
www.getsurrey.co.uk
8-27-17

Defence ) Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) in Farnborough were behind the audacious prank.

The ringleaders, aged just 21 at the time, came up with the idea to raise money for charity as part of the college’s Rag Week.

They also wanted to see how the authorities would react if there was an alien invasion, and to find out just how prepared Britain was.

Read more »

Read More

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: GUILTY!

Stan Romanek found guilty of felony possession of child pornography!

Stan Romanek was “found guilty of felony possession of child pornography.”

     A more than three-year-long child pornography case that gained national notoriety came to a close Tuesday with a split verdict.

At least, for now.

By Saja Hindi
The Coloradoan
8-8-17

Stanley Tiger Romanek, a 54-year-old Loveland man, was found guilty of felony possession of child pornography but not guilty of distribution of child pornography.

[…]

Continue Reading ►

See Also:

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Defense Presents Witnesses in Child Porn Trial

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Attorneys Present Opening Statements | VIDEO

Stan Romanek’s Child Pornography Trial Begins Monday (7-31-17)

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Now Facing Child Pornography Charges Is Subject of Netflix Documentary

‘New Evidence’ in Romanek Porn Case Precipitates Another Trial Delay

Prosecutors Find ‘New Evidence’ in Romanek Porn Case; Pre-Trial Conference Postponed

UPDATE: Attorneys Postpone Romanek Trial

Ufology Indicted

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Trial Date Set in Child Porn Case

UPDATE: Stan Romanek Back in Court for Preliminary Hearing

UPDATE: Stan Romanek Declared Competent To Stand Trial

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor Appears in Court Today (12-1-14) for [Mental] Competency Hearing

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Second [Mental] Competency Evaluation Requested By Defense

Stan Romanek, Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor Goes Back To Court This Wednesday (8-6-14)

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Evidence in Alleged Attack on Accused Child Porn Distributor & Self-Described Alien Abductee Inconsistent with Claim, Case Suspended

UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor, Stan Romanek’s Mental Competency To Be Determined

Continue Reading . . .

Self-Proclaimed ‘Alien Abductee,’ Stan Romanek Arrested for Child Porn

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Police Reports Reveal Heinous Allegations in Child Porn Case Against Self-Described Alien Abductee

UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee, Stan Romanek Appears in Court on Child Pornography Charges

Man Claims Aliens Send Him Messages

Space Alien Video Lands in Denver: Was it Real or Fake?

Lost in Space

The Stan Romanek Saga

“Jeff Peckman May be Spaced Out, but Alien Expert Stan Romanek is The Real Little Green Man”

Man Claims Aliens Send Him Messages

Stan Romanek:
Point – Counterpoint With James Carrion Vs Rick Nelson

Stan Romanek Threatens Lawsuit

Are You ‘Fallowing’ Me?

Digging Away

REPORT YOUR UFO EXPERIENCE

Read more »

Read More

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Jury Will Begin Deliberations in Child Pornography Trial

     A jury will begin deliberations Tuesday in the trial of a Loveland man accused of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Defense attorneys made their closing arguments to jurors Monday

By Saja Hindi
The Coloradoan
8-7-17

afternoon, urging them to look at the evidence in its entirety and not base their verdict solely on the felony charges against 54-year-old Stanley Romanek, reinforcing their opening arguments.

[…]

Continue Reading ►

See Also:

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Defense Presents Witnesses in Child Porn Trial

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Attorneys Present Opening Statements | VIDEO

Stan Romanek’s Child Pornography Trial Begins Monday (7-31-17)

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Now Facing Child Pornography Charges Is Subject of Netflix Documentary

‘New Evidence’ in Romanek Porn Case Precipitates Another Trial Delay

Prosecutors Find ‘New Evidence’ in Romanek Porn Case; Pre-Trial Conference Postponed

UPDATE: Attorneys Postpone Romanek Trial

Ufology Indicted

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Trial Date Set in Child Porn Case

UPDATE: Stan Romanek Back in Court for Preliminary Hearing

UPDATE: Stan Romanek Declared Competent To Stand Trial

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor Appears in Court Today (12-1-14) for [Mental] Competency Hearing

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Second [Mental] Competency Evaluation Requested By Defense

Stan Romanek, Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor Goes Back To Court This Wednesday (8-6-14)

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Evidence in Alleged Attack on Accused Child Porn Distributor & Self-Described Alien Abductee Inconsistent with Claim, Case Suspended

UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor, Stan Romanek’s Mental Competency To Be Determined

Continue Reading . . .

Self-Proclaimed ‘Alien Abductee,’ Stan Romanek Arrested for Child Porn

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Police Reports Reveal Heinous Allegations in Child Porn Case Against Self-Described Alien Abductee

UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee, Stan Romanek Appears in Court on Child Pornography Charges

Man Claims Aliens Send Him Messages

Space Alien Video Lands in Denver: Was it Real or Fake?

Lost in Space

The Stan Romanek Saga

“Jeff Peckman May be Spaced Out, but Alien Expert Stan Romanek is The Real Little Green Man”

Man Claims Aliens Send Him Messages

Stan Romanek:
Point – Counterpoint With James Carrion Vs Rick Nelson

Stan Romanek Threatens Lawsuit

Are You ‘Fallowing’ Me?

Digging Away

REPORT YOUR UFO EXPERIENCE

Read more »

Read More

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Defense Presents Witnesses in Child Porn Trial

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Defense Presents Witnesses in Child Porn Trial

Prosecutors have established police noticed child pornography for years at Romanek’s IP address

     FORT COLLINS — Witnesses in a child pornography trial against Loveland resident Stanley Romanek called into question the defendant’s whereabouts during suspicious computer activity on his home internet connection Friday.
By Sam Lounsberry
Reporter-Herald
8-4-17

Romanek was arrested in 2014 after a long-term investigation into files containing child pornography on his home internet service provider address. Police were led to search the Loveland home on April 12, 2013, which yielded hundreds of illicit images stored on computers in the home, according to police arrest documents.

[…]

Continue Reading ►

See Also:

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Attorneys Present Opening Statements | VIDEO

Stan Romanek’s Child Pornography Trial Begins Monday (7-31-17)

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Now Facing Child Pornography Charges Is Subject of Netflix Documentary

‘New Evidence’ in Romanek Porn Case Precipitates Another Trial Delay

Prosecutors Find ‘New Evidence’ in Romanek Porn Case; Pre-Trial Conference Postponed

UPDATE: Attorneys Postpone Romanek Trial

Ufology Indicted

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Trial Date Set in Child Porn Case

UPDATE: Stan Romanek Back in Court for Preliminary Hearing

UPDATE: Stan Romanek Declared Competent To Stand Trial

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor Appears in Court Today (12-1-14) for [Mental] Competency Hearing

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Second [Mental] Competency Evaluation Requested By Defense

Stan Romanek, Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor Goes Back To Court This Wednesday (8-6-14)

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Evidence in Alleged Attack on Accused Child Porn Distributor & Self-Described Alien Abductee Inconsistent with Claim, Case Suspended

UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor, Stan Romanek’s Mental Competency To Be Determined

Continue Reading . . .

Self-Proclaimed ‘Alien Abductee,’ Stan Romanek Arrested for Child Porn

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Police Reports Reveal Heinous Allegations in Child Porn Case Against Self-Described Alien Abductee

UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee, Stan Romanek Appears in Court on Child Pornography Charges

Man Claims Aliens Send Him Messages

Space Alien Video Lands in Denver: Was it Real or Fake?

Lost in Space

The Stan Romanek Saga

“Jeff Peckman May be Spaced Out, but Alien Expert Stan Romanek is The Real Little Green Man”

Man Claims Aliens Send Him Messages

Stan Romanek:
Point – Counterpoint With James Carrion Vs Rick Nelson

Stan Romanek Threatens Lawsuit

Are You ‘Fallowing’ Me?

Digging Away

REPORT YOUR UFO EXPERIENCE

Read more »

Read More

Update on Jaime Maussan’s Phony Peruvian Alien Mummy

If you’re following this story, this post from Archaeology Review is quite worthwhile: A Review of Jaime Maussan’s Alien Mummy from Peru.

The highlight is an X-Ray of the three-fingered alien hand hoax perpetrated by Maussan. Here’s a portion of the essay on that point:

Finally, there’s an excellent report written by Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi from the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Natural History Museum in Lima, Peru titled, “Esta Es La Falsa Mano “alienígena” Que Los Científicos De Maussan Determinaron Anatómicamente Correcta Y Funcional (This the fake “alien” hand that Maussan’s scientists determined anatomically correct and functional).” The report is in Spanish, but here are some of the highlghts:

X-rays and expert identification says that the bones of the mummy’s “hand” are from two individuals. At least one is a sub-adult, probably a neonate.

The bones of the “hand” are actually arm and leg bones of a neonatal child. the bones of the “fingers” are from the metacarpal and phalanges of an adult. The bones are also arranged poorly with phibulas on either side of metacarpels. This is the sort of mistake you could expect from amateurs creating a plastered, fake alien/mummy. Maussan and company mixed the long bones of a child with the finger bones.

There are some fine X-ray images that show just how Maussan and his minions faked the hand.

And to add insult to injury, the review concludes with a note about the DNA report for the mummy. Yes, that’s a teaser …. (sort of).

Read More

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Attorneys Present Opening Statements | VIDEO

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Attorneys Present Opening Statements

     Defense attorneys asked jurors in the opening statements of Stanley Romanek’s trial on Tuesday to pay attention to the facts in the case, despite the gravity of the charges.
By Saja Hindi
www.coloradoan.com
8-1-17

“No one is here to say child pornography is OK in any shape or form,” attorney Elizabeth McClintock said.

[…]

Romanek was first charged in 2013 and pleaded not guilty to the charges in March 2016.

Continue Reading ►

See Also:

Stan Romanek’s Child Pornography Trial Begins Monday (7-31-17)

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Now Facing Child Pornography Charges Is Subject of Netflix Documentary

‘New Evidence’ in Romanek Porn Case Precipitates Another Trial Delay

Prosecutors Find ‘New Evidence’ in Romanek Porn Case; Pre-Trial Conference Postponed

UPDATE: Attorneys Postpone Romanek Trial

Ufology Indicted

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Trial Date Set in Child Porn Case

UPDATE: Stan Romanek Back in Court for Preliminary Hearing

UPDATE: Stan Romanek Declared Competent To Stand Trial

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor Appears in Court Today (12-1-14) for [Mental] Competency Hearing

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Second [Mental] Competency Evaluation Requested By Defense

Stan Romanek, Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor Goes Back To Court This Wednesday (8-6-14)

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Evidence in Alleged Attack on Accused Child Porn Distributor & Self-Described Alien Abductee Inconsistent with Claim, Case Suspended

UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor, Stan Romanek’s Mental Competency To Be Determined

Continue Reading . . .

Self-Proclaimed ‘Alien Abductee,’ Stan Romanek Arrested for Child Porn

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Police Reports Reveal Heinous Allegations in Child Porn Case Against Self-Described Alien Abductee

UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee, Stan Romanek Appears in Court on Child Pornography Charges

Man Claims Aliens Send Him Messages

Space Alien Video Lands in Denver: Was it Real or Fake?

Lost in Space

The Stan Romanek Saga

“Jeff Peckman May be Spaced Out, but Alien Expert Stan Romanek is The Real Little Green Man”

Man Claims Aliens Send Him Messages

Stan Romanek:
Point – Counterpoint With James Carrion Vs Rick Nelson

Stan Romanek Threatens Lawsuit

Are You ‘Fallowing’ Me?

Digging Away

REPORT YOUR UFO EXPERIENCE

Read more »

Read More

The Racism Behind Ancient Alien Mummy Hoaxes

Yep. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. When ancient alien theorists (or Christian North American nephilim “race” theorists) insist those are the explanations for impressive engineering and architectural work (think Nazca lines, mounds), what they’re saying is that indigenous populations were too stupid to accomplish these things. It’s embarrassing and misguided.

And people notice. But Jaime Maussan will make some money off it.

Here’s a recent piece from the Atlantic that’s worth the read: The Racism Behind Alien Mummy Hoaxes: Pre-Columbian bodies are once again being used as evidence for extraterrestrial life.

 

Read More

Stan Romanek’s Child Pornography Trial Begins Monday (7-31-17)

Stan Romanek's Child Pornography Trial Begins Monday (7-31-17)

     A Loveland man, who gained fame for a documentary depiciting his experience with aliens, will attend on Monday for the possession and distribution of child pornography.

[…]
By Haley Candelario
The Rocky Mountain Collegian
7-28-17

A report obtained by the Huffington Post indicates that Romanek was under investigation for child pornography since 2008. Homeland Security Agent Darrel Franklin traced an internet protocol address back to Romanek and discovered that Romanek possessed child pornography from April to December of that year, according to the Huffington Post. Franklin also found child pornography on Romanek’s computer in 2013.

[…]

Continue Reading ►

See Also:

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Now Facing Child Pornography Charges Is Subject of Netflix Documentary

‘New Evidence’ in Romanek Porn Case Precipitates Another Trial Delay

Prosecutors Find ‘New Evidence’ in Romanek Porn Case; Pre-Trial Conference Postponed

UPDATE: Attorneys Postpone Romanek Trial

Ufology Indicted

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Trial Date Set in Child Porn Case

UPDATE: Stan Romanek Back in Court for Preliminary Hearing

UPDATE: Stan Romanek Declared Competent To Stand Trial

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor Appears in Court Today (12-1-14) for [Mental] Competency Hearing

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Second [Mental] Competency Evaluation Requested By Defense

Stan Romanek, Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor Goes Back To Court This Wednesday (8-6-14)

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Evidence in Alleged Attack on Accused Child Porn Distributor & Self-Described Alien Abductee Inconsistent with Claim, Case Suspended

UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee & Accused Child Porn Distributor, Stan Romanek’s Mental Competency To Be Determined

Continue Reading . . .

Self-Proclaimed ‘Alien Abductee,’ Stan Romanek Arrested for Child Porn

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Police Reports Reveal Heinous Allegations in Child Porn Case Against Self-Described Alien Abductee

UPDATE: Self-Described Alien Abductee, Stan Romanek Appears in Court on Child Pornography Charges

Man Claims Aliens Send Him Messages

Space Alien Video Lands in Denver: Was it Real or Fake?

Lost in Space

The Stan Romanek Saga

“Jeff Peckman May be Spaced Out, but Alien Expert Stan Romanek is The Real Little Green Man”

Man Claims Aliens Send Him Messages

Stan Romanek:
Point – Counterpoint With James Carrion Vs Rick Nelson

Stan Romanek Threatens Lawsuit

Are You ‘Fallowing’ Me?

Digging Away

REPORT YOUR UFO EXPERIENCE

Read more »

Read More

Update on Jaime Maussan’s Fake Alien Mummy Circus

The UFO Watchdog blog recently posted an update on the alleged alien mummy brought to Gaia TV by Jaime Maussan. Jaime of course has a long, glorious history of hoaxing.

You can read the update here in full, but it’s basically about how the World Congress on Mummy Studies (yes, that’s a real scientific organization) has issued a statement calling Jaime’s latest circus act a disinformation fraud. One wonders why Christian researchers focused on Peruvian elongated skulls haven’t tried to work with these professionals. . . . but let’s not digress. Here’s a Google translation of the World Congress on Mummy Studies statement posted at the UFO Watchdog site (original here):

Statement by the scientific community
About the fraud of alien mummies

Adherents to this document, members of the national and international scientific community, experts in the study and preservation of human remains (mummies and skeletons), communicate the following:
1.- for some time now, the alleged discovery of “Alien mummies” in our country has been publicized through an irresponsible organized campaign of disinformation.
2.- the published testimonies and images make it possible to affirm that these findings correspond, without any doubt, to human remains Colombian – the cultural heritage of the nation. Furthermore, the exclusion of the entire related archaeological context is absolutely contrary to the scientific research of this kind of cultural property.
3.- it is up to the authorities to make the corresponding complaints, since this ‘production’ has violated numerous national and international standards which ensure the defence of cultural heritage. We hope that these same authorities will ensure the proper protection and proper investigation of these remains, as well as their place of origin, in order to stop the huaqueo and trafficking of human remains. We also expect exemplary sanctions for those responsible for this predation of the heritage which is of all Peruvians and humanity.
4.- Finally, these illegal and criminal actions in a human body violate human dignity. In particular, the exploitation of pre-Columbian mummies carried out by these people, assaults and offends the Andean Culture, implying that their achievements were due to so-called ‘External Aid’.
The undersigned offer our best offices to work with the authorities to demonstrate our statements in the relevant bodies. We also offer to participate in activities that contribute to defending and highlighting the importance of our cultural heritage, legacy of our ancestors.

Sonia Guillén O ‘ Negglio (Identity Card 04649168), Guido Lombardi Almonacín (Identity Card 06959233), Elsa Tomasto-Cagigao (ID 07258405), María Del Carmen Vega Dulanto (ID 10308912), Melissa Lund Valley (ID 07763061), Patricia Maita (ID 25835019), Martha Palma (ID 10537749), Carlos Herz Sáenz (Identity Card 07913390), Alejandra Valverde Barbosa (Identity Card 48813194), Marcela Urizar Vergara (CI 11347428-9), Claudia Aranda (ID: 20056087 ), Leandro Luna (ID: 23511760).

DECLARATION OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY REGARDING

THE FRAUD OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL MUMMIES

The subscribers of this document, members of the national and international scientific community, experts in the study and conservation of human remains (mummies and skeletons), communicate the following:

1.- In the last few months, the alleged discovery of “extraterrestrial mummies” in our country has been publicized through an irresponsible, organized disinformation campaign.

2.- Testimonies and published images on this case, allow to assert that these findings correspond undoubtedly to pre-Columbian human remains – Cultural Patrimony of the Nation, maliciously manipulated and even mutilated to obtain an ‘ad hoc’ appearance for commercial exploitation. Moreover, the exclusion of the entire related archaeological contexts is absolutely contrary to the scientific investigation of this kind of cultural finds.

3.- It is upon our authorities to make the corresponding accusations, since this ‘production’ has violated numerous national and international norms that watch for the defense of Cultural Heritage. We hope that these same authorities will seek the protection and correct investigation of these remains and their place of origin, in order to stop looting and trafficking of human remains. We also expect exemplary sanctions for those responsible of this depredation of heritage that is of all Peruvians and Humanity as a whole.

4.- Finally, the criminal abuse of corpses for petty ends violates human dignity in a profound way. Thus, exploitation of pre-Columbian mummies carried out by this organization, attacks and particularly offends the Andean Culture, implying that its achievements were due to an alleged ‘alien aid’.

We offer our best offices to collaborate with the authorities to demonstrate our statements in the corresponding instances. We also offer to participate in activities that would defend our patrimony and help educate the public about our ancestors and their legacy.

Sonia Guillén O ‘ Negglio (Identity Card 04649168), Guido Lombardi Almonacín (Identity Card 06959233), Elsa Tomasto-Cagigao (ID 07258405), María Del Carmen Vega Dulanto (ID 10308912), Melissa Lund Valley (ID 07763061), Patricia Maita (ID 25835019), Martha Palma (ID 10537749), Carlos Herz Sáenz (Identity Card 07913390), Alejandra Valverde Barbosa (Identity Card 48813194), Marcela Urizar Vergara (CI 11347428-9), Claudia Aranda (ID: 20056087 ), Leandro Luna (ID: 23511760).

I don’t know what laws there are in Peru against mis-using an ancient corpse. That’s one method of how this specimen could have been faked. It may be a serious crime. I can only hope that all those responsible get caught and wind up in jail.

Read More

Mystery UFOs Over Cornwall – The Eden Project | VIDEO

Mystery UFOs Over Cornwall – The Eden Project

A bizarre, swarming UFO “appeared” in multiple places over the English coastal peninsula, but it’s not a sign of an impending alien invasion.

     If you’ve been following social media posts from people in Cornwall over the last week, then you may think the alien invasion of Earth has begun in the English peninsula. Multiple seemingly unconnected people posted videos over Twitter and Instagram showing a strange,
By Amanda Kooser
www.cnet.com
7-25-17

swarming formation hovering in the sky along with the hashtag #ufocornwall. But it wasn’t aliens. It was likely the work of the Eden Project.

The Eden Project is a series of massive greenhouses in Cornwall with connected transparent domes filled with exotic plants. It’s a visually stunning place and it’s about to launch a new attraction called Journey Into Space, which includes an Astronaut Academy, an astronomy photography exhibit and something called “Alien Encounter.”

The swarming UFO videos seem to have been orchestrated by the Eden Project as a publicity stunt tied into the alien-themed part of the experience.

Read more »

Read More