Article by Gary Heseltine July 3, 2021 (rt.com)
• In December 2017, the New York Times published an article about a strange aerial objects encountered by US Navy pilots from the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier off the West Coast of the United States. The FLIR cockpit video and radar images provided physical evidence of these UFOs operating in US airspace. The highly trained Navy pilots had never encountered anything remotely like what they observed. The flight characteristics of the object seemed to defy the known laws of physics and aerodynamics. The New York Times article went on to reveal that other UFOs had been seen and recorded on both the East and West Coasts in 2015.
• Then we learned that a secret UFO research program existed within the Pentagon. The head of this program, Luis Elizondo, described what he and his team witnessed in a television interview: “Imagine a technology that can do 600 to 700 G-forces, that can fly 13,000 miles an hour, that can evade radar and can fly through air and water and possibly space, and oh, by the way, has no obvious signs of propulsion, no wings, no control surfaces and yet still can defy the natural effects of Earth’s gravity. That’s precisely what we are seeing.”
• Confirmation of a secret government UFO study program was, in itself, a complete contradiction to the long-standing officially held US policy regarding UFOs, which stated that since the closure of ‘Project Blue Book’ in 1969, no such military/government research had ever been undertaken. The government’s official policy of denying and debunking any evidence of UFOs or the extraterrestrial presence seems to be crumbling as well, being replaced by a more open, grown-up approach to these phenomena.
• The mainstream media has also begun to realize that there may be something to the UFO story and have been keenly following developments. Many scientists have become interested in the topic as well. The subject is finally being treated seriously on mainstream TV.
• While the media, scientific and academic world may try to pass this series of recent UFO evidence off as a completely new revelation, in reality they are nothing new. Such UFOs have been observed by credible witnesses around the globe for over 70 years. For instance, between 1989-91, Belgium received approximately 2000 UFO reports from members of the public, police officers and military pilots. On the night of March 30/31, 1990, two F16 fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a ground visual and radar-confirmed target. In a 70-minute-plus pursuit of the UFOs, one of the jets was able to record its flight instrument data of the incident. In addition, radar systems of three military bases and four civilian airports all confirmed the pursuit and the UFO.
• Top military officials publicly confirmed that an unauthorized, unidentified craft of unknown origin had entered Belgium airspace that night. Subsequent research confirmed that during the pursuit the object had been able to evade/break numerous lock-ons achieved by the chasing aircraft.
• The Chief of Air Staff for the Royal Belgium Air Force, Colonel Wilfried de Brouwer, held a press conference where he disclosed details of the incident and the videotape of the cockpit instrumentation taken during the event. At the press conference, Col. de Brouwer stated: “The day will come, undoubtedly, when the phenomenon will be observed with technological means of detection and collection that won’t leave a single doubt about its origin. This should lift a part of the veil that has covered the mystery for a long time. A mystery that continues to the present. But it exists, it is real, and that is an important conclusion.”
• Col. de Brouwer continued: “The Air Force has arrived at the conclusion that a certain number of anomalous phenomena has been produced within Belgian airspace. The numerous testimonies of ground observations… reinforced by the reports of the night of March 30-31 , have led us to face the hypothesis that a certain number of unauthorized aerial activities have taken place. Until now, not a single trace of aggressiveness has been signaled; military or civilian air traffic has not been perturbed nor threatened. We can therefore advance that the presumed activities do not constitute a direct menace.”
• The top civilian radar specialist in Belgium, Professor Emile Schwietzer, was brought in to examine the accumulated data obtained during the pursuit. Schwietzer said that the UFO had made one particular maneuver that had impressed him greatly: a sharp high-speed turn that pulled a g-force in excess of 30G – well above the tolerance for humans to survive.
• In September 2019, physicist Michio Kaku spoke at a UFO conference in Barcelona, Spain. On the subject of the US Navy UFO revelations, Kaku said that the explanations usually invoked — meteors, weather balloons, even the planet Venus — can’t explain these incidents. They are either of human origin, representing cutting-edge technology, or it is “evidence of an advanced outer-space civilization”. “We’ve reached a turning point,” Kaku concluded. “It used to be that believers had to prove that these objects were from an intelligent race in outer space. Now the burden of proof is on the government to prove they’re not from intelligent beings in outer space.”
• Of course, other scientists remain locked in the debunking mindset. One is American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who, in March, posted onto Facebook an image from one of the FLIR videos, saying: “Not knowing what it is, does not count as evidence for knowing what it is.” In the world of UFO research, such inexplicable contrasts of opinion are borne out by the history of prominent ‘debunkers’ deliberately being given huge coverage in the media – from scientist Donald Menzel in the 1950s to aviation expert Philip Klass, who was known as the world’s leading debunker for many years until his death in 2005.
• Now, for the first time in nearly 70 years, the stigma of talking about the UFO phenomena is finally beginning to dissipate. We are no longer being called cranks or kooks. It’s time for the best UFO research accumulated over the last 70 years to be recognized and studied. Scientists, academics and researchers should have an adult conversation about the subject and move forward together. This is what ‘ICER’, the International Coalition for Extraterrestrial Research is attempting to do. (see previous ExoArticle here)
• Mainstream scientists and academics have a choice to make. They can either stick their heads into the sand and dismiss everything out of hand, ignoring the mass of scientific data that’s been recorded and continues to be collected on an almost daily basis by a vast array of military technology, or for the first time really open their minds to the possibility that ‘non-human intelligences’ may have found us and are currently interacting with humankind, and seek out the diligent work of long-standing UFO researchers whom they have largely ignored. Surely, now is the time for all of us to work together for the benefit of the human race and help us prepare for a new reality.
In the second and concluding part of my series of what’s happening in the world of UFOs/UAPs, I set out the astonishing proof that indicates we are regularly being visited by super-intelligent visitors from outer space.
In my previous article, I outlined how the official policy of denying and debunking the evidence that our planet is being engaged by extraterrestrial/non-human intelligences is – at last – crumbling. And being replaced by a more open, grown-up approach to these phenomena, with even US senators, ex-presidents and former CIA directors admitting these ‘contacts’ cannot be explained.
The first indication of this shift came in December 2017 when the New York Times, no less, published an article about a hitherto unknown secret Pentagon program that had researched strange aerial objects encountered by a number of US Navy pilots off the east and west coasts of
the United States.
The first of these involved the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and its carrier escort of ships in 2004. What made this highly significant is that the fighter aircraft involved used Forward Looking Infrared Radar (FLIR) video to visually capture an actual object that had been seen both visually and on radar.
The video provided corroborative physical evidence of an unknown object flying around in US airspace.
The pilots have described the object seen as similar to a Tic Tac sweet i.e., white, pill shaped, with rounded ends. David Fravor, the first pilot to go public about the incident, estimated the craft to be approximately 40 feet in length, not too dissimilar to the size of the F18 Super Hornet he was flying.
Significantly, the highly trained Navy pilots had never encountered anything remotely like what
they observed. The flight characteristics of the object seemed to defy the known laws of physics and aerodynamics.
The New York Times article went on to reveal that on two further occasions, US Navy pilots had encountered similar objects in 2015 off the east and west coasts of America and that they too had been recorded on FLIR video.
Once again, the videos provided corroboration of what the pilots had observed and matched the ship-based radar data. The audio commentary of the pilots involved in these incidents makes it perfectly clear that the objects moved in ways unlike any object they had ever witnessed before.
Unusually, the three videos, which have become known as the ‘FLIR1’ (Tic Tac), ‘Gimbal’ and ‘Go Fast’ respectively, were released into the public domain.
The person who ran that secret program was identified as Luis Elizondo, a former military intelligence specialist, who had recently resigned from the Department of Defense. Later, in a TV programme, Elizondo described what he and his team witnessed: “Imagine a technology that can do 600 to 700 G-forces, that can fly 13,000 miles an hour, that can evade radar and can fly through air and water and possibly space, and oh, by the way, has no obvious signs of propulsion, no wings, no control surfaces and yet still can defy the natural effects of Earth’s gravity. That’s precisely what we are seeing.”
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