Thursday, March 16, 2023

New AARO Information and UFO Sightings


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.

They 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.”

There 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.

I 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.

There 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 were gone.

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.

I 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.

According 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.

I 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.

I’m 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.

1 comment:

Jur said...

Dear Mr. Randle,

First off: I hope you will forgive my entirely unrelated response, but I wasn't able to find an e-mail address I might send my question to.

At the risk of intruding upon your time, I would like to inform you about a case I have come across from November 26, 1980, occuring just one month prior to the Rendlesham Forest event in the neighboring county of Norfolk.

The reason why I'm now contacting you, is basically to ask you for some advice as I'm quite the novice in research of the ufological kind, so to speak.

In the course of researching a short but sweet ufo flap that occured from mid- to late November of 1980, a rather interesting (but possibly not the most unique case that was ever reported on) popped up in three consecutive editions of a local Norfolf newspaper (The Lynn Advertiser). The event has some basic ingredients of a good case, but is still far from an altogether solid one. It involves multiple witnesses observing a diamond-shaped/triangular object hovering over a local road, and a hint of an electromagnetic effect, causing (in one case) the gas pedal and/or acceleration to malfunction.

I then started a probe into other newspapers at the time, both locally and nationally, but there do not appear to exist any more reports in other news publication of the time. I then proceeded to scour the many ufo-related UK-based newsletters of the time, among which quite a few BUFORA issues as well as the many Jenny Randles editions (Northern UFO News) within the relevant period.

Nothing whatsoever turned up.

In the past week I contacted Philip Mantle, who was kind enough to put me in contact with John Hanson who was, for his part, kind enough to send me an extensive report on all the sightings/cases that are part of that particular wave in the month of November in England, but here also the 26 November case was conspicuous by its absence.

As I mentioned there was indeed a ufo flap in November of 1980, culminating into the famous Todmorden case of the 29th. It goes without saying that the Rendlesham Forest incident was less than a month away, by itself no reason to suggest any sort of direct relation between both cases, but still: I was very much surprised by the absence of any contemporary investigations into the event. The only reference to it I did find, after literally days of searching, was written down in David Marler's splendid "Triangular Ufo's: an estimate of the situation".

Could I send my preliminary findings to you via e-mail? If I could, I would be very much interested to learn how you assess this particular case, as far as cases go and if you think it's worthwhile for me to further pursue my research on the event.

Thank you in advance for your time and attention,

Jurriaan Maessen
The Netherlands