Back in 1947, as
General Nathan Twining was ordering the creation of an office to investigate
flying saucers, the theory of interplanetary travel was not high on the list of
explanations. They were thinking in terms of a terrestrial vehicle. In today’s
world, that isn’t necessarily the thinking.
Sean Kirkpatrick, who
is the director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office and Dr. Avi Loeb,
who exploded onto the UFO scene a couple of years ago, co-authored a research
paper suggesting, “An artificial interstellar object could potentially be a
parent craft that released many small probes during its close passage to Earth,
an operational construct not too dissimilar from NASA missions.”
The research paper,
entitled “Physical Constraints on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” comes after
a month of intense scrutiny of unidentified flying objects inspired by the
Chinese balloon invasion.
wrote, “With proper design, these tiny probes would reach the Earth or other
solar system planets for exploration, as the parent craft passes by within a
fraction of the Earth-Sun separation — just like ‘Oumuamua’ (o mooa Mooa) did. Astronomers
would not be able to notice the spray of mini-probes because they do not
reflect enough sunlight for existing survey telescopes to notice them.”
were calls for more funding but, according to various sources, “The Biden
administration’s previous funding request for fiscal year 2023 failed to fund
anything beyond the office’s basic operating expenses.” This one fact doesn’t
bode well for AARO.
will point out here that I wrote a science fiction novel, The Rat Trap,
published in 1993, in which an alien space probe was discovered. Its mission
was to determine the level of technology of a sentient species. If that species
could detect it, it was one level. If they could hit it with a probe, that was
another. If they could reach it and get inside, that suggested a higher level
of sophistication. The point was a such a probe could travel through space at
sub-light speeds for centuries. If it encountered another intelligent lifeform,
it could test them and send the data back to the home world at the speed of
light. There is an ironic twist at the end.
are still many sightings of UFOs inside our atmosphere such as the one from
Myrtle Beach, SC, from March 6 of this year. The witness said that he was on
top of a parking garage and looking for Venus and Jupiter. The witness saw two
bright slanted disks in the south, and not the west where the planets were and
he took a picture. He took a second picture only seconds later but the UFOs
|Two glowing disks above the bend in the road.
|Same view with the objects now gone. Jupiter and Venus were in a different
part of the sky.
|Close up of the disks.
On February 25 of this year, near Thornton, Colorado, a married couple were stargazing in their hot tub when the man saw a black, triangular object moving at what he described as three times the speed of an airliner. He said it was around 20,000 feet up, and made no sound. He pointed it out to his wife and she said saw it too. He said that the only military aircraft that resembled the UFO was the controversial TR-3b Black Manta, an Air Force black project.
say controversial because there are those who don’t believe the project or
aircraft exists. In the past, the Air Force has leaked information about a next
generation of military aircraft to divert attention from the real thing. The
Aurora aircraft that was all the rage a decade or so ago was one of those
leaked but nonexistent projects.
to the conspiracy theories, the TR-3 is a spy plane created to make contact
with alien creatures and cement relations with them. It supposedly has an
anti-gravity system for propulsion, but there is no evidence that the system
has been invented.
|Stylized illustration of the TR-3b, which looks like one of the mock-ups
of the UFO that crashed in Roswell.
could go on, but the Pentagon denies the existence of the aircraft. This highly
classified project, which is so secret, knowledge of it is kept from our
closest allies, seems to be well known outside the Pentagon and Air Force which
contradicts the claims of highly classified. The Colorado man, for example,
knew enough about it to use the design of the TR-3 for the UFO he had seen.
And, of course, there is the illustration of what it is supposed to look like.
going to mention this again. I was reviewing the National UFO Reporting Center
database and noticed many of the sightings were of two, glowing lights near one
another. The solution, according to the Reporting Center, is Jupiter and Venus.
More than half of the 80 sightings reported so far in March, were of Jupiter
and Venus. It just proves that we have an educational problem with UFO
sightings. Too many people are unaware of what is in the night sky and that
does confuse the issue.