UFOs are flying back into the news…, again!

This seems to be a growing trend.  And most of the news has been coming directly from the government or the military…, which is quite unusual.

Typically they are the ones denying this or denying that, or just refusing to comment altogether.

So what’s going on?

According to Sam Dorman of Fox News, “The Defense Department reportedly briefed Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., on Wednesday, along with two other senators as part of what appeared to be heightened efforts to inform politicians about naval encounters with unidentified aircraft.”

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This is highly unusual!  The Defense Department initiating briefings and volunteering information!  Unheard of!

“As part of a program investigating the issue, Navy personnel reportedly told Pentagon officials that they encountered aircraft that appeared to ‘defy the laws of physics and aerodynamics while in military airspace.’”

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“Navy strike group pilots also reported seeing strange objects flying above 30,000 feet at hypersonic speeds with no visible engine or infrared exhaust fumes, according to the New York Times.”

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These comments don’t leave much room for doubt, do they?  The Navy is obviously beginning the process of covering its backside, because they don’t know what else to do at this point.

“Asked if he knew if there was evidence of extraterrestrial life, President Trump said: ‘I think our great pilots would know. And some of them see things a little bit different from the past. We’re watching, and you’ll be the first to know.’”

“Christopher Mellon, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, has said that the U.S. knew UFOs existed. ‘We know that UFOs exist. This is no longer an issue,’ he said. ‘The issue is why are they here, where are they coming from, and what is the technology behind these devices that we are observing?’”

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This is a “former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence” saying this.

As I have discussed in previous blogs, if these things are extraterrestrial in nature, we’re dealing with beings that are FAR more advanced than we are.

If we’re dealing with UFOs that have earthly origins, from other countries, then we are in big trouble as well…, because we obviously are lagging far behind someone technology-wise.

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Stay tuned.  I’ll keep you posted on the whole subject of UFOs as more information comes out.

The truth is out there…, and it’s getting closer all the time.

 

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UFOs are back in the headlines!

I must admit that I have an interest and a curiosity in the subject of UFOs.

On one hand my interest and curiosity lies with the possibility that we are being visited by extraterrestrials, and on the other hand we have the U.S. government seemingly trying to cover up this possible UFO activity, which peeks my interest as well.

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Taking the “laws” of nature and physics into consideration, it is extremely likely that there are other intelligent life forms out there in the universe, but it is also extremely unlikely they’ve been able to visit us.

The closest star system to Earth is Alpha Centauri, which is 4.22 million light years away; meaning if we could travel at the speed of light (which we can’t) it would take us 4.22 million years to get there.

And that’s the closest star!

See what I mean when I say “it is also extremely unlikely they’ve been able to visit us.”

But…, we make those assumptions based only on knowing what we know.  We don’t know what we don’t know yet!  Science learns more every day, and Man’s limitations are changed every day as well.  So who knows?

But that begs the question, if nothing is happening regarding UFOs, why the need to cover anything up?

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If nothing is happening regarding UFOs, why the need to draft new guidelines to report these “encounters?”

According to Christopher Carbone for Fox News, this is exactly what the U.S. Nay is currently doing.  “The U.S. Navy is drafting new guidelines for pilots and other employees to report encounters with ‘unidentified aircraft.’”

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“The new effort comes in response to more sightings of unknown, advanced aircraft flying into or near Navy strike groups or other sensitive military facilities and formations, according to the Navy.”

‘“There have been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated air space in recent years,’ the Navy said in a statement to Politico, which first reported the move.”

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“For safety and security concerns, the Navy and the [U.S. Air Force] take these reports very seriously and investigates each and every report.”

“The initiative comes amid increasing interest from lawmakers and the public following the release of classified files from the Defense Intelligence Agency which revealed the funding of projects that investigated UFOs, wormholes, alternate dimensions and other obscure topics…”

Hmmm.

“That research, first reported by The New York Times in 2017, was funded by the Department of Defense under its Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) and reportedly spent $25 million conducting studies and trying to evaluate multiple unexplained events.”

“Chris Mellon, a former Pentagon intelligence official and ex-staffer on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told Politico that establishing a more structured, official means of reporting what the military now calls ‘unexplained aerial phenomena’ (UAP), rather than ‘unidentified flying objects,’ would be a ‘sea change’ (a profound or notable transformation).”

“Right now, we have a situation in which UFOs and UAPs are treated as anomalies to be ignored rather than anomalies to be explored,” he added.

Christopher Wilson of Yahoo News adds that, “The Navy has updated its guidelines for pilots to report unidentified flying objects, the New York Times reported, following a series of mysterious sightings off the East Coast.”

“The Navy pilots [involved with these sightings] will be part of a new History Channel series, ‘Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation.’”

“The newspaper says pilots based on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt saw the objects — some of which they described as spinning like tops and reaching 30,000 feet — during the summer of 2014 through March 2015 in training exercises off the Atlantic coast from Virginia to Florida.  In 2014, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot reported nearly colliding with one [a UFO]. Two pilots were quoted by name in the story. They said they began to see the objects after receiving upgraded radar systems.”

‘“People have seen strange stuff in military aircraft for decades,’ Lt. Ryan Graves said. ‘We’re doing this very complex mission, to go from 30,000 feet, diving down.  It would be a pretty big deal to have something up there.’”

Ya…, I’d say so.

A scene from the History Channel’s “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation.” (Image: History Channel)

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There have been other such reports over the years.

The truth is out there my friends.

The truth is out there.

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Harvard professor insists that the space object named “Oumuamua,” which is zipping through our solar system as we speak, could be extraterrestrial in origin!

Abraham (Avi) Loeb, a distinguished Harvard University professor, is not backing down from his claims that a piece of extraterrestrial spacecraft technology may be flying past the orbit of Jupiter at this very moment.

Avi Loeb, one of the top astronomy professors in the world, boasting of decades of Ivy League professorships and hundreds of publicized works in respected astronomy publications, is remaining defiant that the space object, dubbed as “Oumuamua,” first noticed by Hawaiian astronomers in 2017, could be from another civilization.

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“Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that ‘Oumuamua is a light sail, floating in interstellar space as debris from advanced technological equipment,” Loeb and his colleague Shmuel Bialy wrote in Astrophysical Journal Letters in November, according to the Washington Post.

According to Lukas Mikelionis of FoxNews.com, “Since making the shock claim last year, many scientists have criticized Loeb for offering, in their view, the most sensationalist theory of what the object is.”

‘“Oumuamua is not an alien spaceship, and the authors of the paper insult honest scientific inquiry to even suggest it,’ Ohio State University astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter wrote in a tweet.  Other scientists are more diplomatic and haven’t publicly countered Loeb’s claims, only saying that the object is likely just some sort of rock, whether it’s a piece of an asteroid or a comet.”

Mikelionis adds, “But Loeb remains stubborn on this theory, and dismisses the claims that it’s a rock, noting that it’s moving too fast for an inert rock.  He told the [Washington] Post that the object is long yet no more than one millimeter thick, and that it’s so light that sunlight is moving the object out of the solar system.”

“Many people expected once there would be this publicity, I would back down,” Loeb says. “If someone shows me evidence to the contrary, I will immediately back down.”

“It changes your perception on reality, just knowing that we’re not alone,” he continued.

“Even as his theories attracted attention around the world, despite his colleagues’ criticism, Loeb says he’s not afraid of any possible repercussions for spreading his theories and wears it as a badge of honor, showing his unorthodox approach to science.”

I have written a couple blogs already on this subject, and it does not appear to be going away…, the subject, that is, not the object!

Please go back and check out my previous blogs on this subject for some additional perspective.

So, what do you think?  Email me and let me know.

“The universe is a pretty big place.  If it’s just us…, it seems like an awful waste of space.” – Carl Sagan, from his book, and later the movie, “Contact”

 

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More interesting speculation from scientists about the mysterious interstellar object that is still passing through our solar system!

Note 1: Please refer to my blog of October 30, 2017, “A Mysterious Object from Deep Space passed through our Solar System,” and my blog of July 6, 2018, “NASA said, ‘Your Momma did what?’” for some additional background on this topic.

Note 2: Regarding claims that I am a “space nerd,” I must plead guilty.  I hope some of you find this story as interesting as I do, or at least mildly interesting.

The object we’re referring to again here is named “Oumuamua” (Pronounced: ooh-moo-eh-moo-eh.  It is a Hawaiian term meaning “scout,” “pathfinder” or “messenger”).  It is the first interstellar object ever spotted in our system, and it’s been described as a “metallic or rocky object” approximately 1,312 feet in length and 131 feet wide.

NASA and the European Space Agency may have ruled the object to be a comet (A comet with no tail!), but a new study from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CFA) says it could be something much more exciting!  It could be “a light sail of artificial origin” sent from another civilization!

That is definitely more exciting!  Wait…, what’s a “light sail?”

A “light sail,” also known as a “solar sail” or a “photon sail,” is a kind of space propulsion method which uses radiation pressure exerted by sunlight on large mirrors.  It’s kind of like a sail on a sailboat.  The light exerting a force on the mirrors is like a sail being blown by the wind.

The study, which was posted online earlier this month, suggests that Oumuamua’s strange “excess acceleration” could be artificial in nature.

“Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that Oumuamua is a light sail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment,” researchers wrote in the paper.

The paper continues: “Light sails with similar dimensions have been designed and constructed by our own civilization, including the IKAROS project and the Starshot Initiative.  The light sail technology might be abundantly used for transportation of cargos between planets or between stars.”

They even theorized that Oumuamua “may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth’s vicinity by an alien civilization.”

The paper was written by postdoctoral researcher Shmuel Bialy and Professor Abraham (Avi) Loeb, the director at the CFA’s Institute for Theory and Computation.

Other studies have suggested that other “Oumuamua-like objects” will potentially enter our solar system, with some potentially carrying “life.”

Oumuamua was discovered in October 2017 by the PanSTARRS1 telescope after it spotted a new spot of light coming from a strange direction at an unusually fast speed.

Oumuamua is now traveling away from the Sun at a rate of approximately 70,000 mph, towards the outer part of the solar system.  In approximately four years, it will fly past Neptune’s orbit, on its way to exiting our solar system.

 

Thanks to Chris Ciaccia of Fox News for contributing to this article.

 

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You’re saying this iceberg formed naturally?  What you talkin’ ‘bout Willis!?

A huge, flat, iceberg with perfect right angles was spotted on Oct. 16, 2018, by NASA’s “Operation IceBridge,” floating among sea ice, just off the Larsen “C” ice shelf, on the Antarctic Peninsula (the South Pole).

According to NASA, ‘“Operation IceBridge’s’ mission is to record images of our planet’s polar regions, in order to better understand how ice has changed and shifted in recent years.”

Fox News reports that, “This mysterious iceberg’s unique geometric shape has sparked considerable debate on social media.”

According to NASA, however, there’s a simpler scientific reason why the iceberg appears to be a perfect rectangle.

Uh, excuse me, but it doesn’t just “APPEAR TO BE a perfect rectangle,” IT IS A PERFECT RECTANGLE!!!

“We get two types of icebergs: We get the type that everyone can envision in their head that sank the Titanic, and they look like prisms or triangles at the surface and you know they have a crazy subsurface,” Kelly Brunt, an ice scientist with NASA, told Live Science. “And then you have what are called ‘tabular icebergs.'”

“Tabular icebergs are wide and flat, and long, like a sheet cake,” she said. “They split from the edges of ice shelves, large blocks of ice, connected to land but floating in the water surrounding iced-over places like Antarctica.”

“What makes this one a bit unusual is that it looks almost like a square,” Brunt said, adding that it’s probably not very old since wind and water have yet to soften its sharp edges.”

Uh, ya, “a bit unusual” to say the least.  “A bit unusual” is definitely an understatement.

“Although it’s hard to tell the size of the iceberg in this photo,” Brunt said, “it’s likely more than a mile across.”

Now I ain’t no “scientist,” but I am smart enough to realize that this “tabular iceberg” did not just happen naturally, all on its own.

You can say what you want, and come up with all of the scientific explanations you want, but I’m sorry, no one can convince me otherwise.

As with all icebergs, of course, the part visible above the surface is just the top 10 percent of its mass.  The rest is hidden underwater, and I wonder what that looks like!?

What do you think about this?  Please email me and let me know.

Thanks to Christopher Carbone of Fox News for contributing to this article.

 

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