This post over at Blue Blurry Lines is a must-read (and must-see visuals) for anyone interested in UFOs. It’s pretty conclusive proof that the photo is real, but has misunderstood and misused. Here’s the photo (just as you’ll usually see it):
Here’s a pretty compelling UFO video — from the cockpit of a Navy F/A 18 Super Hornet:
As the captioning notes the UFO video comes to the public via the Department of Defense (DOD). I found it reading an article in the NY Times about the DOD’s secret program to investigate UFOs. It was called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. It cost an annual $22 billion and was hidden away in the $600 billion DOD budget. The program was pushed through to approval by Nevada’s former senator Harry Reid. The Nevada billionaire Robert Bigelow — whose name is well known to UFO enthusiasts — benefited directly from the program and provided the DOD with documentation of incidents such as that in the video.
The article is well worth a read.
Breaking news …
Please don’t send this to me or post it on social media where I’ll see it. It’s fake, folks.
Here’s the video. Watch it and you’ll see something very odd (not the “UFO”) that tells you it’s a fake:
What’s the tell-tale sign? The star-shaped lights in the foreground never move or flicker. NOTHING in the video ever moves or flickers or reflects light. It’s static — except for the UFO. That tells you it was superimposed on a still photograph and then made to look like a video. Anyone who’s ever looked at a city skyline at night will know how unnatural the video looks.
I can recall the first time this was circulating on Christian ministry “research” sites. Embarrassing. Still is.
Robert Hastings recently posted an essay that intertwines these two familiar UFO research topics: UFOs Filmed Hovering Over U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Storage Area: Important New Revelations about the Paul Bennewitz Affair.
The connection? In a sentence: “. . . Bennewitz became a casualty of the Air Force’s determined efforts to direct attention away from the real story—repeated UFO incursions at the Manzano nukes storage site—evidence of which he had captured on film.”
It’s a fascinating (and important) read.
Below is one of the most well-known FBI documents associated with UFOs. It’s known as the Hoover-Tolson (or, Ladd-Hoover) memo and is dated July 15, 1947. The chronological proximity to the Roswell case is, of course, what makes it famous. UFO researchers say it’s proof that the government retrieved a flying saucer from Roswell.
It isn’t. First, what some researchers interpret as “Sw” in Hoover’s handwriting isn’t “Sw” (for “Southwest”; i.e., New Mexico). It’s “La” for “Louisiana.” The disk also isn’t what you may have been led to think. Check out this link for what’s really going on.
This film documentary is about UFO incidents involving multiple military witnesses at U.S. nuclear weapons facilities. It is based on the research of Robert Hastings, one of the serious people in ufology. The documentary — widely praised for the quality of the research behind it — has been out for a while and is only now available on Amazon Prime.
The content of the documentary is serious material whether one agrees with any conclusions drawn or not. Cases involving prolonged, dramatic UFO encounters over some of the nation’s most sensitive nuclear bases have only come to light after de-classification. Many of the principals involved in the incidents are still alive and have provided detailed testimony of the events in addition to documentation obtained after de-classification. Prior to the documentary Hastings chronicled this evidence in a lengthy book UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites.
I recently found an article on how the recent YouTube Ad / Monetization policies have rocked the “Secure Team 10” UFO Hoax site and came across a list of “related links” that was too interesting to pass up. Seems the UFO Hoaxing community (and those who vigilantly debunk such material) have been busy lately. Check out these links:
This has been quite a while in coming, and I had to keep it under wraps. My employer, Faithlife (makers of Logos Bible Software) has a relatively new streaming TV channel called Faithlife TV. They’re about to launch a documentary featuring some of my thoughts on an immensely popular fringe topic of UFOs and alleged alien contact. You can watch the trailer here.
As many readers till know, I’ve had a presence in the UFO community since the publication of my first novel, The Façade. (For why I bother with writing paranormal science fiction, blogging on UFO Religions, podcasting on paranormal topics, and participating in fringe communities like this, read this).
Those familiar with my involvement / ministry in know that I don’t think the question of an ET reality is a problem for Christian theology. I’ll be lecturing in Roswell, NM this summer during the festival for the 70th anniversary of the “Roswell event” on that and other topics. That said, what passes for contactee messaging and alien abductions is, in my view, quite sinister, and demonization is one (strong) possibility in my mind for explaining those phenomena. The trailer page describes the documentary in part this way:
In a series of four provocative interviews Dr. Heiser draws together UFOs, Roswell, government conspiracies, alien abductions, ancient alien theories, and enigmatic biblical passages. The documented overlaps between alien abductions, occult rituals, and ancient texts . . .
Faithlife TV is hoping to launch a subscription model to the channel via Aliens and Demons. I hope many of you will subscribe to watch the entire documentary. It’s inexpensive ($4.99 a month). For those wondering, none of that goes in my pocket. The Roswell conference this summer is the ONLY place, so far as I know, that this documentary will be available in DVD. So if you want it in that form, come to Roswell! Otherwise, it will be exclusively Faithlife TV streaming content.
The subscription gives you access to a lot more content than the documentary. The channel is in its beginning stages, but there’s actually a lot on it already. As the site notes, the channel aims to be “the premier video library for students, scholars, and self-proclaimed Bible geeks. Faithlife TV has more than 1,000 Bible documentaries, dramas, biographies, kids videos, and more.”
Check it out!
That’s the title of an essay by Robert Hastings. It’s well worth the read, as it does more than beat a dead horse. It has a number of salient details that should convince any clear-thinking person that the Majestic documents should not be trusted.
This paragraph captures the gist:
While [Barry] Greenwood and [Kevin] Randle believe that a simple hoax, designed to make money, was perpetrated by researcher Bill Moore and U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Special Agent Richard Doty, I contend the available evidence strongly suggests that the MJ-12 fraud, while originating as a hoax, was quickly co-opted by AFOSI and perhaps other intelligence groups, as a means to disinform/misdirect ufologists and the public-at-large, regarding the nature and extent of the U.S. government’s involvement with the UFO phenomenon.
Back in November I posted about an essay (Part 1) by Robbie Graham, author of the intriguing book, Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood’s UFO Movies. Robbie’s post was about the misguided saga of Tom DeLonge, rock musician turned UFO Disclosure advocate.
Here’s Part 2 of Robbie’s thoughts on the Tom DeLonge delusion. It includes a nice review of the William Moore and Richard Doty disinformation fiasco (one reason the Majestic documents should not be trusted).
It’s all a sad, twisted saga about willing people being played like a fiddle.