Sunday, July 31, 2022

Coast to Coast AM - Changes to the AARO Directive


First, an update from last week. The Bruce, South Dakota, sighting on June 19, has been positively identified as a SpaceX launch. Tim Printy found a picture of it.

Second, it seems there has been a bit of a change in the latest version of the government’s directives on the investigation of UFOs. The House of Representatives has included a requirement that the agency with the responsibility to investigate UFOs include a section on crash retrievals.

Specifically, the new language in the House version requires, and I quote:

…compile and itemize a complete historical record of the intelligence community’s involvement with unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena, including successful or unsuccessful efforts to identify and track unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena, efforts to recover or transfer related technologies to United States-based industry or National Laboratories, and any intelligence community efforts to obfuscate, manipulate public opinion, hide, or otherwise provide unclassified or classified misinformation about unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena or related activities, based on the review conducted …

The key words here refer to efforts to the recovery or transfer of related technologies to United States industry or National Laboratories. Or, in other words, debris from crash retrievals.

The problem here is that I don’t think they understand the complexity of that investigation. Working on my book, Crash: When UFO’s Fall from the Sky, I listed more than one hundred alleged crashes. Most are single witness with no supporting evidence. I have seen lists that suggest there are more than 300 crashes. At best, there are only a handful and by that, I mean fewer than five. Unless they truly understand the nature of the problem, they are going to be overwhelmed by these mistakes and miss the important crash evidence.

The home of the UFO crash/retrieval information?

While the tales of crash retrievals are interesting and might provide the physical evidence, we still have good sightings going on. For example, in American Fork, Utah, on July 19 of this year, the witness said that he was outside smoking and looking up into the twilight. He noticed a bright object that he thought was Venus and then realized it was in the eastern sky. As he watched, it came closer and he saw that it was disk shaped, with blue and yellow lights. It made no sound that he could hear. It crossed the sky turned to the north and disappeared. He thought it was in sight for two to three minutes.

Finally, two couples at a backyard BBQ near Dallas, Texas, on July 7 of this year reported spotting three dim red lights slowly approaching. At first, they thought nothing of it, believing it was some type of aircraft. As it got closer, they could see a dim, triangular-shaped object that seemed to connect the three lights, which had become slightly brighter and had taken on a yellow glow. They said that the craft made no noise and its movements were steady, crossing the sky in four or five minutes. They all got a good look at the object but the lights were so dim that they couldn’t get an image on their cell phones. This is just one more example of the triangular objects that have become more common in the world today.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Understanding Roswell - Addendum 1

 As has become normal, in reviewing one thing, I find another that is of interest to all of us here. To get to that point, let me explain that for decades, I have believed that the Glenn Dennis tale of a call from the Army about small coffins and later of a nurse who had seen the bodies of the alien flight crew killed in the Roswell crash, was bogus. I believed that because, after we had proven there was no nurse in Roswell named Naomi Self and that there had been no nurse anywhere in the Army named Naomi Self, Dennis changed the name. Not exactly a small difference.

Glenn Dennis

I’ve laid all this out in several arenas, explaining why this, and a few other things, led me to the conclusion that the Dennis testimony was fabricated. There was some evidence to the contrary. L. M. Hall, a former military police man at the Roswell Army Air Field, and later a motorcycle police officer and then police chief in Roswell provided some confirmation of the Glenn Dennis tale. Hall signed an affidavit about his experience. He wrote:

One day in July 1947, I was at Ballard’s on a break, and Glenn and I were in the driveway batting the breeze. I was sitting on my motorcycle, and Glenn stood nearby. He remarked, “I had a funny call from the base. They wanted to know if we had any baby caskets.” Then he started laughing and said, “I asked what for and they said they wanted to bury those aliens,” something to that effect. I thought it was one of those “gotcha” jokes, so I didn’t bite. He never said anything else about it and I didn’t either.

Ballard's Funeral Home in Roswell, New Mexico.

I hadn’t thought about this little bit of information in a long time because I didn’t believe Glenn Dennis. However, there is another aspect to this story. After I had published a story about all this in April 2020, in a post to the blog, I received an interesting comment. You can read that story here:

There were 47 comments on that story, some of which were others repeating the same tired arguments about the reliability of the Dennis testimony. However, you can read the comment here (it is number 47):

I'm Chief Halls Granddaughter, Cynthia (Hall) Ortiz. Ramm is my mother's maiden name and an alias. My Granlaw [sic] didn't say anything that he actually saw but just verified what Dennis said. He was a city councilman at the time of his affidavit. That museum makes a ton of money for Roswell so they revived the story for that reason and frankly it was a brilliant idea. The story at home from was that he didn't believe aliens even exist much less that they landed in Roswell and his affidavit is frankly indicative of that as it's basically benign. It's not a smoking gun for sure.

The point is that if Dennis was lying, then the affidavit is in error. Dennis may well have told Hall the story, and Hall believed it but it probably wasn’t told to him in 1947. Dennis didn’t become involved in all this until the 1990s. Prior to that, Dennis was a non-entity in the Roswell tale and now he has been rejected as a participant.

I just thought that it was interesting that we have a different perspective on both Dennis and Hall at this point. All Hall ever did was suggest that Dennis had told him the story about small coffins in 1947 and I believe that is in error. At this point, Hall becomes a footnote in the sorry saga of Glenn Dennis and his ordering child-sized coffins.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Coast to Coast AM: AARO and Current Sightings

It seems that Deputy Secretary of Defense, Kathleen Hicks, in coordination with the Director, National Intelligence, has renamed the nearly incomprehensibly named Airborne Object Identification and Management Group to the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office, which I suspect will be called Arrow by those in the know. The responsibilities of this will be broader than those of the old office whose name I won’t try to pronounce.

Dr. Sean M. Kirkpatrick who was the chief scientist at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center, is the director of AARO.

The mission of AARO will be to synchronize efforts across the DoD and other federal agencies to detect, identify and attribute objects of interest in, on or near military installations, operating areas, training areas, special use airspace and other areas of interest, and to mitigate any associated threats to safety of operations and national security and this includes anomalous, unidentified space, airborne, submerged and transmedium objects.

I will note here that the emphasis seems to be on military and official sites and that this seems to ignore sightings and reports from the civilian population. This seems to be an effort to control the data under the umbrella of national security which will mean that the reports are born classified. It doesn’t scream transparency to me.

Reports that might be ignored are like the one from June 19 this year, in Bruce, South Dakota. The witness said he watched the object, that was about 75 degrees above the horizon for four or five minutes. He said that the object was a bright light behind a “V” shaped object. It was slightly smaller than the full moon. He said that a cloud started to form above the “V.” The cloud was lighted by a glow from the UFO.

Given the date and the description, it seemed that this might be another sighting of the SpaceX launch. However, he mentioned a triangular shaped UFO with an aura or cloud around it. The time, however, seems to suggest the sighting was about two hours after the launch on June 19. If the witness’ timing is off, then a SpaceX launch might be the solution. Without a photograph, and with the witness talking about a distinctive “V” shape, and the timing issue, this is a tough call.

I’ll note here that Project Blue Book would have ignored the differences and listed this as the SpaceX launch. Given the circumstances, and the mission of the new AARO office, this sighting would not be of importance. Blue Book’s mission was to clear UFO sightings, keeping them from the dreaded “unidentified” category. With the new AARO office, similar sightings might not be investigated at all.

Without more information or a photograph, this is more of an insufficient data for scientific analysis sighting than an unidentified one.

A photograph was taken in Utah on May 16 of this year. The witness said that he was taking panoramic views in the area for scenery purposes. It wasn’t until he was reviewing the pictures that the UFO was spotted. He supplied both the panoramic view and the enlarged version of the UFO which shows its triangular shape.

The UFO is the small black dot on the right side of the photograph.

A close up of the UFO.

I currently have no explanation for the object in the photograph, other than to say it doesn’t seem to be an artifact created in the camera or a lens flare or some sort of natural phenomenon. And, I suspect, given there was no visual sighting that the new AARO office wouldn’t be interested in it. There is a real lack of scientific information and no witness testimony to accompany the picture. 

Friday, July 15, 2022

'X' Zone Broadcast Network - The Allende Letters with Blair MacKenzie Blake


Several weeks ago, I learned about a man, Blair MacKensie Blake, who had found an original copy of the Varo Manufacturing reproduction of Morris K. Jessup’s The Case for the UFO that had been filled with bizarre annotations. This book, and several letters that were written about it, created a subset of UFO study known as the Allende Letters. It suggested, in part, that the Navy had successfully teleported a ship during World War II and that those who had annotated Jessup’s book an a unique and insider knowledge of the UFO. You can listen to that interview here:

And for those of a more visual mindset, you can watch the interview here:

Now, I suspect that those of you who are not fully cognizant with the tale of the Allende Letters, might find some of this to be confusing. I have written about the topic in the past. You can read those postings here:

And for those who enjoy chasing footnotes and are interested in another reason not to believe the Allende Letters are anything other than a hoax, you can read another theory here:

And there is even more commentary that you can read here:

With all that background, it will be easier to understand the discussion about the Allende Letters and how the Varo edition of the book came to be. Allende, who was born Carl Allen, had bought a copy (and yes, I am assuming that he bought the copy) of Jessup’s book and then filled it with annotations about his beliefs and theories as they might have been postulated by three men rather than one. Because of the nature of the book and because of those notations, and because of the letters, all of which ended up in the hands of several Naval officers, the nature and tone of the book changed. Blair suggested that this made the book better because of the hint of authenticity buried in those annotations. I found that to be an interesting remark.

Anyway, we learn of Blair’s quest to find the rarest UFO book, which is an original copy of the Varo edition. I, of course, have a xerox copy of the book and I know the provenance of it. Sidney Sherby, who was one of the Naval officers responsible for it, loaned me a copy of the Varo edition if I had a way to, well, copy it. I did and I did. This is a mock up of one of the pages from the book so that you can see what was done.

The annotations in the book were not as neatly done as this.

During our discussion, there is some mention of the Philadelphia Experiment, mentioned in the letters, and the disappearance of the Star Dust, a BOAC passenger plane that vanished on a routine flight. Rather than go into the details here, which are interesting, you can read about that here:

Anyway, it turns out that Blair hadn’t conducted an in-depth investigation of the Allende Letters case, but he was able to provide some interesting insights to aspects of it. His real purpose was to find the book, which took about 35 years. He had found other copies, and I even had an edition that had been produced by the French years ago, thought the notations were in blue rather than the red of the Varo edition or the colored inks used by Allende. You can see a sample of that here, courtesy of Blair:

A book annotated by Allende, but not the Jessup book.

And yes, I did write a magazine article about all this that Allende found and annotated. A sample follows here:

For those interested, I believe that provide an interesting perspective on this narrow aspect of the UFO world.

Coast-to-Coast AM: SETI, Proxima Centauri, and Recent Sightings


We’ve talked about the SETI program of searching for intelligent signals from other planets in the past. We’re not necessarily looking for a message directed out into the cosmos, but any electronic signal that is not natural, though some sort of message would be a bonus. On Earth, we’ve been beaming these radio waves out for about a century and a quarter, meaning that scientists on worlds 125 light years radius of Earth might be able to detect a signal sent from here. That incorporates a lot of space because this is a bubble around the planet, not just a linear distance.

We’ve talked about the WOW Signal that was detected in 1977 that has not been explained as either a natural signal or interference from all the electronic devices in use at the time. You can read more about that here:

There have been other examples, none quite as famous, and we just learned about the Chinese detection that has now been explained as some of that electronic interference.

There are other examples including a detection of a signal coming from Alpha Centauri C, better known as Proxima Centauri, which is not all that far from Earth. Just 4.2 light years. There is information suggesting this too, might be electronic interference from Earth, but there are important points to be made. There are two planets circling Proxima Centauri, one of them in the Goldilocks Zone, meaning it is warm enough for liquid water, and it is a rocky planet about one and a half times the size of Earth.

Proxima Centauri as seen through the Hubble Telescope.

There is another aspect that affects the Barney and Betty Hill abduction, or rather the identification of Zeta I and Zeta II Reticuli, as the home world of the grays. Remember, Marjorie Fish, using the information that Betty Hill had provided on the Star Map shown by the leader, attempted to determine the alien’s home world. She created a three-dimensional model of our section of the galaxy, looking for the same pattern among the stars.

Here's the problem. Fish rejected putting red dwarf stars into her models because there are so many of them, and she could think of no reason for the aliens to visit red dwarf star systems. However, if Proxima Centauri has planets, including one in the Goldilocks Zone, then that suggests that there might be something of interest there. The latest estimates that there are 1.5 planets for each star. This means, frankly, that Fish elimination the red dwarf stars was a mistake. It means that her identification of the Zeta Reticuli system is flawed and we should reassess this. You can read more about this here:

Getting back to Proxima Centauri, if the signal recently detected is from an alien race, it means that our galaxy might be teeming with life, and if so, then that increases the possibility that some UFOs are alien visitors, though not necessarily from Proxima Centauri.

My thinking here is if the star closest to the Earth (other than the sun) had intelligent life on it, then it provides a good case for life throughout the galaxy. That doesn’t mean that every star system that has planets in the Goldilocks Zone will have intelligent life, but it certainly suggests that intelligent life will not be overly rare.

So, while SETI searches for radio signals and other electronic emissions, there are still important UFO sightings such as the one from Lamoni, Iowa, on March 26 of this year. According to MUFON’s Cases Management System and the Iowa MUFON Assistance State Director Jason Moran, the witnesses, a man and his wife, had been observing strange lights in the late evening and early morning for a number of years.

On March 26, the lights were spotted about midnight and remained in sight for about two hours. They moved slowly, mostly in an east west path but often stopped to hover for short periods. The objects emitted a sparkling star-like light of various colors. The lights were observed through a telescope and the witnesses took pictures through the telescope, using a cell phone. Moran closed the case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.

I’ll note here that such cases, of repeated observations, usually result in the identification of a terrestrially based source or some astronomical object just as Venus. However, in this case there are photographs that do not resemble anything in the area, and both the observations by the witnesses and the photographs tend to rule out many astronomical objects especially since it was viewed and photographed through a telescope.

In another report that is also part of the MUFON Case Management System, Florida MUFON State Section Director Vincent Maynard, reported on a sighting made on April 14 of this year in Davenport, Florida. The witness was taking a photo of a sunset and when reviewing the picture later, spotted a triangular-shaped UFO that he had not seen at the time. Maynard, who labeled the case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle wrote, “…there is no way on Earth this [object could be confused] with anything terrestrial… it is either a craft from another world, dimension, time, deep within the planet or from light years away or something made… on Earth that the government owns and is it secret.”

The dark triangular-shaped UFO with a blunt nose and no visible surface features, resembles sightings made of such craft for the last several years. David Marler has cataloged many such sightings. This does not appear to be an artifact from the digital camera or some sort of lens flare or internal reflection.

I will note here that the photographs from both cases appear in the latest issue of the MUFON Journal.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Pascagoula Perspective


While I was doing research on the Internet, I found a reference to me about the Charles Hickson – Calvin Parker abduction in Pascagoula, Mississippi on October 11, 1973. This was in a skeptical magazine, but it was based, apparently, on a reference I had supplied to Ron Story’s The Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters, published in 2001. What I had written there was:

The landing site of the UFO was only a few hundred yards away from and in full view of a heavily traveled highway. No one ever came forward to corroborate the story, or to suggest that he or she had been on the highway and saw the UFO.

This bit of analysis was based on the skeptical argument that had been offered over the years. Turns out to be wrong. First, the location site of the UFO landing and the abduction is only briefly visible from the highway, given the construction of the bridge that must be crossed, the surrounding terrain, and the vegetation in the area. In other words, it is in a location that is in view of the highway for only seconds and it is difficult to see.

What I have learned about this in the world today is that there were others in the area who saw the bright blue light that surrounded the UFO. I learned, in talking to Calvin Parker, that he had talked with people who told him they had seen the UFO that night in 1973. Among those witnesses were Vernon and Maria Blair, crane operator Louis Lee, and a carload of people including Ray Broadus, Emmanuel P. Sigalas and finally a fellow named Larry Booth.

Vernon and Maria Blair at a much younger age.
Photo courtesy Philip Mantle and Calvin Parker.

The Blairs and Louis Lee had not talked about their observations until decades later. They said they wanted to avoid the ridicule that is associated with reporting a UFO. They could read the newspapers and see the news reports and they just were not comfortable with dragging the spotlight to them.

I asked Calvin Parker about this, because he was talking about new witnesses, and that there were newspaper articles and other documentation that provided dates. I, of course, was of the opinion that these new witnesses had just appeared on the scene recently and to me, that was a problem.

However, there is a document dated October 12, 1973, created at Keesler Air Force Base by officers at the base. It mentions the military personnel who were involved in the interrogation of Hickson and Parker while they were at the base to be checked for radioactive contamination. But more importantly, it provides the names of two men who had reported seeing something in the area of the abduction on the night of the abduction.

That document names, specifically, Ray Broadus, and another, independent witness identified only by his first name, and that he owned a gas station. Later, Ralph Blum reported on a fellow named Larry Booth who owned a gas station. In other words, here were the names of two witnesses who made reports the very next day.

Add to that, in interview conducted with Emmanual P. Sigalas, months after the abduction. That doesn’t matter, because, as noted he was in the car with Broadus and that gives us the date.

My point here is simple. When I wrote those words most recently quoted, it was that I had accepted the words printed by Philip Klass and other skeptics. Given these criticisms, that is, no one saw the object from the highway and there were no other witnesses to the event, I had believed them. When Parker told me that this wasn’t true, I investigated and found that there were other witnesses, and some of them were interviewed the day after the abduction. That certainly changes some of the problems with the case and provides, well, a different perspective. I just thought I would mention it.

Saturday, July 09, 2022

Roswell Revisited or I Fly Solo on the 'X' Zone Broadcast Network


This week, because it was the 75th anniversary of the Roswell crash, and because everyone that I would have wanted for a guest was either celebrating the 4th  of July, recovering from that celebration, or had travelled to Roswell, I flew solo. My plan was to cover some of the high points… and low points in my investigations into the Roswell crash.

But first, I had a rant or two. I mentioned that I was not a fan of Amazon’s new rating system for books. You could give one star but didn’t have to give a reason. While I appreciate four- and five-star ratings, when we fall to the other end, I’d like to know why the rating was so low… And many times, when there is a review, it has nothing to do with the quality of the writing or information, but with the condition of the book. I have no control over that. One of those who actually provided a review mentioned that the pages were falling out. Not my fault. You need to take that up with publishers and book binders. I just wonder how often the reader is offended by something I don’t control.

I did mention that the negative reviews, as opposed to just the negative ratings, sometimes provide feed back that does help. One of those suggested that one of my books just seemed to be an excuse to denigrate other researchers. While that wasn’t the intent, I could understand the comment and could, next time, be cognizant of that and tone down the rhetoric.

The second rant came about because I had just seen an unqualified comment on another website in which the host said that Project Mogul was the cause of the debris and that it was top secret which was why there had been such an effort to recover it. I just wish these people would do a little research and learn that what was going on in New Mexico was not highly classified. It wasn’t classified at all and that negates this excuse. For those interested in the on-going arguments, just type Project Mogul into the search engine on the left and you can sort through all my postings on it.

From there, I moved onto the meat of the program, explaining how I had become involved in the original Roswell investigation. It was an outgrowth of a purposed debate about UFOs between science fiction writers and investigators from the Center for UFO Studies. It looked as if it was going to be one-sided, so I jumped to the pro side. It’s all explained in the show, which, of course, you can listen to hear:

Or watch here, if you want to see me talk about UFOs and Roswell for an hour:

In the second segment, I did talk about our first trip Roswell and how it didn’t look all that good until we met with Bill Brazel. Here was a guy who had handled the debris and who had gotten part of the story from his father, Mack.

Bill Brazel in 1989. Photo by Kevin Randle

I also talked about my conversations with Edwin Easley, the Roswell Provost Marshal in 1947. I believe I have mentioned this on several occasions, but for this program, I wanted to hit the high points.

In the third segment, because it was necessary, I addressed some of the problems with the Roswell story. These were embodied by Frank Kaufmann, Glenn Dennis and the Plains of San Agustin. Although Don and I had accepted the tales told by Frank Kaufmann, and how they were backed by Walter Haut, we were the ones that finally exposed his stories. True, others had denounced him earlier, but they based it, not on evidence, but in their belief there was no alien component to the Roswell story. Mark Rodeghier, Mark Chesney and Don Schmitt had gathered the initial evidence, and I provided some documentation that ultimately proved the case.

Glenn Dennis. Not the most credible source.

In the final segment, I mentioned one of the things on which we all agree and that is that something fell in Roswell. Once again, because it is part of the story, I touched on the Project Mogul nonsense.

I also mentioned, because there is a note of irony in it, that the Air Force, during their investigation confirmed many of the things that we had said about the alternative explanations. In other words, we agreed that it wasn’t an errant missile or rocket from White Sands, it wasn’t an experimental aircraft, it wasn’t some kind of accident involving atomic weapons or that it was an early experiment in space flight that had gone horribly wrong. Of course, we disagreed with their final conclusion about Project Mogul.

Next time, I’ll be talking with Blair MacKenzie Blake about the Allende Letters and our separate investigations into them, including getting copies of the Varo edition of Morris K. Jessup’s book that might have sparked this whole controversy.

Friday, July 08, 2022

Coast-to-Coast AM: The Mystery Rocket and Some UFOs


Here’s what I learned about the rocket impact on the Moon. This apparently happened on March 4 of this year but NASA didn’t release the images until June 24. The impact left double, overlapping craters suggesting a mass at each end of the rocket, meaning, the engines at one end and a payload of some sort at the other.

Using my training as an Intelligence Officer, including a system in which all possible scenarios are explored even the most ridiculous, I wondered about two things. Who would be launching the rockets in secrecy and what was the possible payload? The answers, at the far end of the scale, was that some nation with atomic weapons and a space program might have attempted to place some of those weapons in orbit. That would account for no one coming forward to claim the rocket and what the heavy payload might have been.

But, I have since learned that the leading theory, at the moment, is that it was the third stage of a Chinese rocket that had been launched in 2014 which accounted for the lack of ownership. The third-stage rocket was originally listed by the 18th Space Control Squadron that it had burned up after it was used but they later changed the status to in orbit.

For those interested, the 18th Space Control Squadron is part of the United States Space Force Domain Awareness unit located at Vandenberg AFB, California, and is currently commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Lintker. The mission of the 18th SDS is to provide and advance a continuous, comprehensive, and combat-relevant understanding of the space situation and to keep track of some 45,000 pieces of space junk, which is a lot of space junk and might explain why no one is sure about the identity of the rocket that hit the moon.

Moving on, I wasn’t going to mention these types of UFO sightings any more, but I found a number of additional photographs from around the country for the June 19 UFO sightings. Looking at the photos, it is clear that they are additional SpaceX launches. I am surprised at the number of reports and the wide distribution of the witnesses. This picture is from Mesquite, Nevada, as just one more example.

There are pictures of things other than the SpaceX launches. On June 4 of this year, the witness spotted what he thought, at first, was a falling star. It swooped down at high speed until it was about fifty feet over his house in the Killeen, Texas, area.

He described the UFO as tube-like and later as a tic tac with a rainbow of colors swirling around its center. As he got his phone out to photograph it, the UFO shot up into the sky. He said that it seemed to split into two, then balled up, turning into a rectangle with multiple lights.

He said that his wife got out her phone and began recording as well, until the UFO disappeared. He said that they could see another object appear and disappear. Once the first object had disappeared, the second came down and flew off in the same direction as the first.

They then jumped into their car and gave chase. It was too low and they lost sight of it. Following is the photograph:

Also on June 4, the witness was walking the dog on the north edge of Davis, California. The witness spotted something that at first appeared to be a balloon. It was a metallic object, only six to eight feet in diameter that looked like a clam shell with spikes coming out of the rim. The UFO was only two to three hundred feet over head. The witness said that it flew straight and level.

The witness also said, “I held up the phone to the object, observing both it and my screen at the same time, but the object would not show up on my screen… I watched it cruise out of sight… at maybe thirty to fifty miles an hour.”

The witness walked back to the car and checked the footage but the image wasn’t there. At home, the witness used photoshop, trying out filters that can find the edge of things, but they found nothing.

Friday, July 01, 2022

Coast-to-Coast AM: Roswell Information and Current Sightings

I see where the mainstream media has finally started reporting on the story that drones might be responsible for some of those 144 incidents that started the latest interest in UFOs if we are to believe what they say. I, of course, reported on that last week. Now, however, some of the sailors are saying that it wasn’t drones.

That too is something I have seen before. There are times when witnesses with insist that a sighting is of something alien when there is a good terrestrial explanation for it. That’s not to say the sailors are wrong, only that we need more information and that doesn’t seem to be coming any time soon. I’ll keep an eye on this.

We’re now beginning the 75th anniversary celebration of the Roswell UFO crash. I thought I would point out a couple of facts that have been overlooked by those who wish to push the Project Mogul balloon solution. The mainstream media and the debunkers keep coming back to this solution, rejecting the idea that the documentation refutes it. I always wonder why they ask for documentation and when it doesn’t confirm their beliefs, they reject it.

Mogul Flight #4, the culprit in all this, was cancelled according to that documentation. Charles Moore told me that they couldn’t put the helium back in the bottles, so they ran an experiment with a cluster of balloons, which was not a full flight. The make-up of those clusters did not include rawin targets which supposedly accounted for the metallic debris found by Mack Brazel.

In fact, according to the documentation, there were no rawin targets used on those first flights in New Mexico, which is more proof that the pictures taken of the alleged debris in General Ramey’s office were staged and did not show material brought from Roswell.

When Mack Brazel traveled to the sheriff’s office in Roswell, he brought samples of the material with him. In other words, Major Jesse Marcel saw remnants of the craft and had it been a balloon, he would have recognized it as such and there would have been no reason for him to go to the ranch. That material was sent to Fort Worth according to testimony by Colonel Thomas DuBose, the 8th Air Force chief of staff at the time. I have much more about this on my blog and in my book Understanding Roswell.

While that was 75 years ago, there are interesting sightings today. On June 20 of this year, in Pleasantville, Iowa, the witness was washing his car and taking pictures. Although he didn’t see anything unusual, when he reviewed the pictures later, he found a strange object in one of them. A picture taken moments later had no object in it.

The black UFO just to the right of the tree.

On June 19, in the Queens, New York, area, the witness was traveling southbound over the Whitestone Bridge and saw six to eight bright objects in the western sky. The UFOs were stationary but then would change formation in the blink of an eye. One of the objects broke off, flying off diagonally. The formation was close together and was in sight for about six minutes.

The Queens, New York formation photograph

Also on June 19, this time near Cordova, Alabama, the witness said that while sitting on the back deck, both he and his wife, saw a bright light that had a ring following it. He said that both the light and the ring moved in unison, and were in sight for about ten minutes. It eventually disappeared over the eastern horizon.

The spectacular Cordova sighting of a SpaceX launch.

There was a similar sighting, on the same date in Omaha, Oklahoma. The witnesses were sitting around a bonfire, when they saw a bright light, trailed by a smoke ring. They, of course, took a picture. I suspect these last two are of a SpaceX launch and mention them to let others know what these unusual displays look like.

The Omaha photograph taken about the same time on the same day, proving this
was a SpaceX rocket.