1/10/19: SIGN W/ SAM CHORTEK AND DONALD SCHMITT
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
Yesterday, my e-mail and Twitter accounts were being bombarded by listeners who sent me a story which had a headline that did not leave much to the imagination.
The headline read, “Mysterious fast radio bursts from deep space ‘could be aliens.’” I thought, well, of course, it could and we have reported that these anomalies have prompted scientists to consider that they are technosignatures that are from an ancient race or something else.
The origin of fast radio bursts, millisecond-long pulses of radio waves, is unknown, but most scientists say they are generated by powerful astrophysical phenomena emanating from billions of light years outside our galaxy, the Milky Way.
This is the second time that scientists have detected them and more of them are leaning towards saying that they are a sign that we are not alone.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget how massive the universe is. I don’t mean purely in terms of the distances involved – I mean, there are around 100-400 billion stars in our galaxy and around the same number of galaxies in the universe, meaning we’re possibly looking at upwards of one sextillion stars. Try and imagine every grain of sand on Earth. Well, there are more than 100 stars out there for every one of those grains.
Put it in perspective and there has to be a planet in a star system somewhere where there is intelligent life – either like ours or in some other form.
Of course, not all of those will be similar to our sun, but even if you go with scientists’ conservative estimates, you’re looking at around 500 quintillion suns that are a bit like ours. Some of these will have planets orbiting them, and some of those may have a position in what is called the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for life.
Forty years ago, there was a project where scientists not only wanted to gather information about space, they were sending information out. It was sort of a cosmic message in a bottle.
We sent a map from Earth sailing deep into the cosmos. Copies of this map are etched into each of the twin Voyager spacecraft, which launched in the late 1970s and are now the farthest spacecraft from home. One of the probes has already slipped into interstellar space, and the other is skirting the fringes of our sun’s immediate neighborhood.
If it’s ever intercepted and decoded by extraterrestrials, the map will not only reveal where to find our world but also it will tell them when the space probe that delivered it to alien hands left home.
The maps are also accompanied by a phonograph record made of gold with instructions on how to play it. The records have pictures and samples of the sounds of earth. There are also greetings from all over the world as we reach out to our possible extraterrestrial brothers and sisters in hopes of getting an answer.
When the Voyager spacecraft launched, astronomers had no evidence that other planets even existed outside our solar system, much less worlds capable of hosting alien life.
Last year, if you were to read the science journals, you would think that we are preparing for some kind of contact – and in the first weeks of 2019, there seems to be a lot of reports of unidentified aerial phenomena that has been responsible for shutting down airports, creating bright lights and booms, and more fast radio bursts that a lot of observers are no longer hiding the fact that they believe are coming from alien technologies.
The mainstream press reported a few days ago reported that Gatwick, London’s second airport, was forced to close for 36 hours, stretching over three days because of what have been reported to be drones buzzing the area.
Over the past three weeks, the region’s police, air traffic controllers, and even its armed forces have been squinting at the sky, trying to work out if tiny airborne intruders are heading for its runways.
The first reports were all about UFO’s that buzzed over the area and in order to silence hysteria, the media and the airport issues a statement clearing up the notion that anything alien was involved with the sightings.
At Gatwick on December 19, over 60 people claimed to have spotted a UFO over the airport.
Now, while drones have been reported to be in the area and shutting down the airport no drone or UFO was ever caught on camera, although police insist they were indeed present.
This is how strange it has been.
People have started to wonder if the drones are a collective figment of the imagination, or that the drones are simply elusive UFOs.
That would be chilling to know that a major airport is covering up a massive UFO event.
The east coast has also been reporting that there have been UFO’s that have buzzed airports. There have been reports of bright flashing strobes over Pennsylvania, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts.
This is a surveillance spying operation, a psy-op or a UFO flap.
Of course the latter would be written off entirely by those who believe that it is outrageous to claim that zebras are galloping by when they are really horses but it appears that the outrageous has been documented as of late – and there has been a video released that shows some of the most amazing footage that has been shot near Beaver, Utah, a remote area that is as the crow flies not too far from Area 51.
Recently, a 2016 clip was released by filmmakers Sam Chortek and Jimmy Chappie that shows a fast moving UFO maneuvering near a mountainous sage brushed landscape somewhere in rural Utah.
The crew was shooting B-roll for a landscape shot with a drone and a fast moving UFO intercepted it, making for one of the most vivid and clear shots of a fast-moving flying object.
Type, “loud Boom heard all over” into Google news and you will find numerous reports of these possible fireballs and UFOs seen accompanied by rumbling booms from coast to coast.
I would say that there seems to be another UFO flap that can now be reported and it is only two weeks into the New Year.
The other night I eagerly awaited the History Channel’s new television series about Project Blue Book.
I watched it late two nights ago and was pleased about how the history of J. Allen Hynek and how Project Sign evolved into what eventually became Project Blue Book.
The show bears more than a passing resemblance to “The X-Files,” it also has that feel that we were treated to back when Bryce Zabel brought us Dark Skies.
The series is based on a real-life government operation called Project Blue Book, the series centers on the investigation by the U.S. Air Force into UFO sightings in the 1950s and ’60s. It stars Aidan Gillen as J. Allen Hynek, an astrophysics professor recruited to help with the investigation, and Michael Malarkey as the Air Force captain assigned to debunk the stories.
From 1947 to 1969, the Air Force investigated Unidentified Flying Objects under Project Blue Book. The project, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, was terminated Dec. 17, 1969. Of a total of 12,618 sightings reported to Project Blue Book, 701 remained “unidentified.” The decision to discontinue UFO investigations was based on an evaluation of a report prepared by the University of Colorado entitled, “Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects;” a review of the University of Colorado’s report by the National Academy of Sciences; previous UFO studies and Air Force experience investigating UFO reports during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.
As a result of these investigations, studies, and experience gained from investigating UFO reports since 1948, the conclusions of Project Blue Book were:
(1) no UFO reported, investigated and evaluated by the Air Force was ever an indication of threat to our national security;
(2) there was no evidence submitted to or discovered by the Air Force that sightings categorized as “unidentified” represented technological developments or principles beyond the range of modem scientific knowledge; and
(3) there was no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as “unidentified” were extraterrestrial vehicles.
With the termination of Project Blue Book, the Air Force regulation establishing and controlling the program for investigating and analyzing UFOs was rescinded. Documentation regarding the former Blue Book investigation was penitently transferred to the Modern Military Branch, National Archives and Records Service.
Project Blue Book was literally the military’s attempt in perception management with regards to UFO’s and the public hysteria over what were at the time called, “flying saucers.”
I have always been very interested in J. Allen Hynek, a man who for his time was an amazing and credible scientist and how he was amazed at how the military would issue fake reports and biased reports about unidentified aircraft.
He certainly was skeptical about the flying saucers but also he was able to use discernment and objectivity when it came to what he saw was unexplained and intriguing.
Hynek was also consulted by Steven Spielberg for the film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind; in fact, he was the man who wrote the Close Encounters classifications used in the film.
In Project Blue Book’s seventeen-year history, he oversaw the investigation of over 12,000 reported sightings from all over the United States.
In an era of saucer hysteria, the military seemed to spare little expense in chronicling humans’ reported otherworldly encounters with glowing orbs, spinning spheres, and flying triangles.
All of it had been hidden away in archive files until the government dumped 130,000 documents worth of BLUE BOOK material in a free online database for the first time two years ago.
Now with the articles and the top-secret files no longer top secret we are now beginning to see a resurgence in interests about UFO’s and we are also beginning to see ultimatums by governments and indications that top-ranking US officials are more than ready to make the announcement that we are not alone and that we have been seeking information from these alien beings and it is with that information we have advanced in many technical leaps.
The public’s imagination went wild with UFOs, in the forties and fifties and even though we are in the present are looking for disclosure, President Truman had already acknowledged the presence of UFO’s.
He never really went on the record to disclose who was piloting them, but he most certainly knew of their existence and the hysteria that they were causing around the country.
Between 1947 and 1957 radio and television broadcasts were interrupted by various saucer reports provided by Blue Book. It simply was the government doing a good job with public relations assuring the public that while there were many of these craft that could be explained there were still several that were very mysterious and most certainly had contact with the air force pilots that flew over the United States.
It was a serious attempt to find if there was any validity to a UFO crisis or just mass hysteria.
For the Air Force, it was driven more over concerns that the Soviets created a super secret weapon than if there were little green men. However, that did not stop reports of flying craft landing in various areas with occupants walking out of their various flying craft to see the earth.
In the end, many of the more than 12,000 sightings diligently investigated by the Air Force were chalked up to weather phenomena, meteors, satellites, a bright planet, balloons, birds or overactive imaginations.
This was an act of controlled perception – and it was done to avoid mass panic.
After all of the new information that is out there, all of the data dumps and statements’ by officials.
From the times of Project Sign, to Blue Book and the recent $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, we know what is out there and we know that there may be advanced weapons and aircraft that can be created by our enemies – and there are others that cannot be accounted for.
This is what Hynek had concluded.
This is what many presidents, senators, and astronauts are now admitting to.
From Truman to Eisenhower to other presidents that have been upfront about UFOs what more evidence do you need that this phenomenon is real and that disclosure was made at various times throughout history?
It seems that in the first few weeks of 2019, the information is now blatant and that there are most certainly unknown aerial phenomena and signs in the sky that are being discovered and reported.