Saturday, February 21, 2015

EXOPOLITICAL DISCLOSURE: "#TheTruthIsOutThere" - Author Leslie Kean Says John Podesta Is Pulling Back The Curtain On UFOs!

February 21, 2015 -  UNITED STATES
 - It was the tweet heard round the worlds. On John Podesta's last day at the White House on February 13th, the longtime Presidential counselor, who is likely to chair a 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign, dashed off a confession that lit the blogosphere with thousands of retweets and comments: "Finally, my biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files."

Along with the media, which couldn't resist a spoof by late-night comedian Jimmy Fallon, conspiracy theorists are having a field day. Taking Podesta's barb as confirmation of fantastic coverups by operatives with knowledge of extraterrestrials and twisted political agendas, they imagine Podesta himself holds devastating secrets. Some are claiming with bravado that their own activism is what prompted his recent lighthearted remark.

The facts hardly bear that out.

Actually, as surprising as the tweet was, Podesta's position on the controversial issue was not exactly news. A staunch proponent of open government, he has previously called for the release of any government files on unidentified flying objects, or more broadly, unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), that merit such action under existing law. As Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton, Podesta pressed for Executive Order 12958 which declassified broad categories of information formerly withheld on the grounds of national security.

In 2002, Podesta began publicly supporting what became a landmark Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by the Coalition for Freedom of Information, an independent advocacy group. NASA had been stonewalling and refusing to release its records concerning a significant 1965 UFO incident in Kecksburg, PA. Many witnesses described seeing a fireball in the evening sky, followed by a controlled landing and the systematic military recovery of a spacecraft-like object, rushed away on the back of a flatbed truck. As reported by local radio and newspapers, U.S. military personnel cordoned off the area, investigated the site, and left without ever providing a full report of the incident other than to dismiss it as a meteor.

One of many witness drawings of the Kecksburg object. Cell phones were not in use then.
(Credit: courtesy Stan Gordon)

During the lawsuit's final hearing in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 2007, the exasperated Presiding Judge, Emmet G. Sullivan, declared that "heads should roll" at NASA and that NASA's case was a "ball of yarn." He approved a settlement that required NASA to comb through hundreds of documents in specified locations, and provide them to journalist and plaintiff Leslie Kean, under the watchful eye of the court.

Success at forcing an agency to do this kind of extensive historical search under FOIA without Congressional intervention was unprecedented. Podesta called the victory "a triumph for open government and the spirit of inquiry."

John Podesta provided public support during the FOIA lawsuit against NASA, filed by the
Coalition for Freedom of Information in 2003. (Credit: courtesy SCI FI Channel)

But - there was one problem. The resulting documents did not include one iota of information relating to the Kecksburg case, despite an earnest and thorough effort by NASA staff. Three hundred boxes were searched, on top of the hundreds of pages released during the court proceedings prior to the settlement. Yet they revealed nothing about the case at hand.

Could these be the "UFO files" that Podesta was alluding to in his tweet? Might there be others as well, stored in locations inaccessible to the FOIA in violation of the law?

Podesta has been a brave voice for sanity and objectivity on a subject that is generally considered unworthy of serious discussion. In a foreword for Kean's 2010 book, UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, Podesta wrote: "The time to pull the curtain back on this subject is long overdue." Describing himself as "a curious skeptic" who understands the difference between fact and fiction, he said the American people "want to know, and they can handle the truth."

Official investigations around the world have consistently found that a small but significant percentage of sightings defy conventional explanation, most of them involving police officers, military personnel, pilots and air traffic controllers. Physical evidence such as radar returns, measurable effects on the environment, or scientifically analyzed photographs accompany the best cases.

In 2011, Podesta hosted a private meeting of government officials, scientists, and military and intelligence experts, organized by Kean and her coalition, at his liberal think tank, the Center for American Progress. A panel presented expert briefings backing the establishment of a modest official project to evaluate UAP in cooperation with other countries.

"The official position of the U.S., which has denied the existence of any abnormal aerial phenomena since 1969, is a weighty handicap and has a negative influence on the attitude of many governments," wrote Yves Sillard, former Director General of the French National Space Center, in his briefing paper. "If this position could be modified, the U.S. would probably play a leading role in this necessary international effort."

Ricardo Bermúdez, a retired Air Force general who directs the Chilean investigative effort, agrees. "United States participation would be beneficial for all countries," he stated.

A U.S. agency is long overdue. The Air Force's official investigation, Project Blue Book, was terminated in 1970 after two decades, since no sightings were determined to pose a national security threat. Yet over 700 cases remained unexplained. Since then, no branch of the government has investigated UAP.

This lack of both transparency and responsive action to alarming UFO incidents undermines public trust. Some unidentified objects may be attributable to foreign military aircraft or drones, and should be of general defense interest. Other phenomena display such unusual characteristics that they are of broader scientific interest. Under certain circumstances, UAP can even raise air safety concerns. Still, the FAA discourages pilots from reporting any such incidents, in stark contrast to policy in Europe and South America.

Official agencies in France and Chile, along with other South American countries, conduct rigorous, open UAP investigations. In 2014, the heads of these offices met in Paris for the first time, to begin a cooperative venture. The U.K. spent decades collecting data, but closed down its office in 2008 due to the overwhelming stream of Freedom of Information requests besieging the staff. Interest was so great that the Ministry of Defense decided to simply release all its documents online.

Xavier Passot, director of the French UAP agency GEIPAN, and Ricardo Bermúdez of Chile's CEFAA met on
Oct. 30, 2014 to initiate a cooperative effort (Credit: courtesy CEFAA)

Yet here at home, a 2012 poll showed that nearly 80% of Americans believe the government has concealed information about UFOs. As a result, frustrated citizens turn to fringe conspiracists seeking some way of understanding our irrational denial of this very real phenomenon.

When UFO events occur here, civilian groups do the best they can in battling the obstacles to investigating them. At Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Nov. 7, 2006, a metallic disc was observed hovering over the United Airlines terminal for at least five minutes, before shooting straight up in the sky, at great speed, cutting a hole in the cloud bank. This was not a flying machine known to any of the aviation experts who witnessed or later analyzed the event.

On March 13, 1997, hundreds if not thousands of citizens, including the governor at the time, saw massive delta-shaped objects gliding silently over Arizona. Like the Kecksburg case, this event has never been explained despite a class action lawsuit filed in 2000 by witnesses in Phoenix. A court-ordered search for information was issued to the Department of Defense, but once again, no pertinent records were obtained.

Nonetheless, much more data on UFOs has been accumulated than ever before, and files have been released around the world. The phenomenon's physical reality is now firmly established. But its nature and origin remain a problem. Meanwhile, astronomers have reported that there could be as many as 40 billion habitable Earth-size planets in our galaxy; one out of every five sunlike stars has a planet the size of Earth orbiting it in the Goldilocks zone.

We need to join the other countries taking responsible action in addressing this persistent mystery, preferably at the White House level where The Office of Science and Technology Policy is well positioned to take on this task. John Podesta supports the effort to appoint a government staffer for this purpose - and that is no surprise. - Huffington Post.

UFO SIGHTINGS: The Latest UFO Sightings Across The Globe - February 21, 2015!

Mysterious sphere seen across the globe.

February 21, 2015 - EARTH
- The following videos constitutes several of the latest sightings of unidentified flying objects across the globe.

WATCH: Orbs seen over battle between Egyptian army and ISIS in Libya - February 17, 2015.


Original footage:


WATCH: Disc-shaped UFO sighting near Seatec Airport, Washington, United States.United States - February 17, 2015.


 WATCH: Orb fires weapons into a chemtrail - February 17, 2015.

Eye-witness report:
This clip zooms in on an orb shooting a gun or something into a chemtrail. Orbs like this object are some of the strangest UFOs I have filmed to date. What are they?

 WATCH: Fleet of UFOs over Florida, United States - February 17, 2015.

WATCH: Amazing triangle-shaped UFO sighting above Austria- February 11, 2015.

WATCH: UFO near Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, Canada - February 10, 2015.

WATCH: Mysterious sphere seen over South Carolina, Alabama and across the globe - February, 2015.

  WATCH: Mysterious spirals observed over Australia - February, 2015.

SPACE: The Final Frontier - Professor Stephen Hawking Says "Colonize Planets To Save The Human Race"!

February 21, 2015 -  SPACE - World famous physicist Stephen Hawking says humankind should colonize other planets to ensure the future of the species. He claimed armed aggression could end civilization and that space travel would provide somewhere to go.

While taking an American visitor on tour of London’s Science Museum, the physicist said colonizing other planets could be “life insurance” for whatever embattled remnants of the human race still existed following a nuclear apocalypse.

Sending humans to the moon changed the future of the human race in ways that we don't yet understand,” he said.

It hasn't solved any of our immediate problems on planet Earth, but it has given us new perspectives on them and caused us to look both outward and inward.”

I believe that the long term future of the human race must be space and that it represents an important life insurance for our future survival, as it could prevent the disappearance of humanity by colonizing other planets,” he added.

Stephen Hawkingю (Reuters/Andrew Winning)
His remarks came while he escorted Adaeze Uyanwah, from Palmdale, California, around the museum, a prize she won after producing a blog and video describing her “perfect day” in the capital.

Hawking also said, were it possible, he would eradicate aggression from the list of human shortcomings, saying it had the capacity to end humanity.

The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression. It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or a partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.”

“A major nuclear war would be the end of civilization, and maybe the end of the human race.”

When asked which human facets he valued the most, he said “empathy.”

The quality I would most like to magnify is empathy. It brings us together in a peaceful, loving state,” Hawking said.

Uyanwah, who is a teacher and a creative writer, beat tens of thousands of contestants to win the prize.
She said the opportunity to meet the professor was “incredible.”

“It's incredible to think that decades from now, when my grandchildren are learning Stephen Hawking's theories in science class, I'll be able to tell them I had a personal meeting with him and heard his views first hand. It's something I'll never forget.”

Hawking has previously issued other bleak warnings about the future of the human race. In December last year, he said artificial intelligence had the capacity to spell the end of civilization. - RT.

UFO SIGHTINGS: UFOs Seen Over San Isidro, Peru - February 20, 2015!

February 21, 2015 -  PERU - Two alleged UFOs (unidentified flying objects) were seen and recorded last Sunday in San Isidro.

The video, uploaded to the YouTube account of Antonio Cayo Torres, shows two intermittent lights in the sky.

Social media commentary suggests that the "apparition" of the alleged UFOS was around 19:00 hours over the sea.

Another alleged UFO was seen on 11 February over Miraflores. - Inexplicata.

WATCH: UFOs over Peru.

UFO SIGHTINGS: NASA Mission Captures - The Latest Images Of Giant UFOs, Mysterious Structures And Aerial Anomalies In Space!

February 21, 2015 - SPACE
- In the  following video, taken from NASA's multimedia archives, UFOs, mysterious structures and various aerial anomalies can be seen on or around the Sun, the Moon, Planet Mars, in Earth's orbit and around the International Space Station (ISS).

WATCH: More anomalies on Mars- February 18, 2015.

See original images HERE.

See original images HERE.

See original images HERE and HERE.

WATCH: Green circle-shaped UFO seen above Earth near the International Space Station - February 18, 2015.

Watch NASA TV on UStream HERE.

UFO SIGHTINGS: MUFON Cases - Oklahoma Witnesses Describe Two UFOs Near Ground Level; And South Carolina Witnesses Report Cloaking UFO!

February 21, 2015 -  UNITED STATES - The following reports constitutes the latest sightings of UFOs from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) .

Oklahoma witnesses describe two UFOs near ground level

Illustration by FW.

An Oklahoma witness at Ada reported watching two objects hovering under 300 feet just south of his home, according to testimony in Case 63403 from the MUFON witness reporting database.

The reporting witness was in his living room at 9:32 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015, when he noticed that his son had driven onto his property, but his vehicle was stopped near the gate approximately 300 feet east of the house.

“He sat there about 10 minutes or so,” the witness stated. “I thought it was a bit unusual, but I have seen him drive past the house down into the pasture checking out deer or coyotes, so I didn’t think much of it.”

The father and son witnesses at Ada, OK, first noticed two UFOs silently hovering under 300 feet near their property beginning about 9:32 p.m. on February 13, 2015. Pictured: Ada, OK. (Credit: Google)
The father and son witnesses at Ada, OK, first noticed two UFOs silently hovering under 300 feet near their property
beginning about 9:32 p.m. on February 13, 2015. Pictured: Ada, OK. (Credit: Google)

A short while later the son came into the house.

“He said, ‘Dad you need to come take a look at this.’ So I got up and we went outside. He pointed to the south of the house and about 300 yards or so away were two objects, one a diamond-shaped object about 300 or so feet above the ground and the other a thick donut-shaped object about 150 feet up and maybe 100 feet west of the diamond-shaped object.”

The witness described the objects.

“Both were a dull orange color. The diamond-shaped object seemed to ‘sparkle’ while the donut remained a dull orange the entire time we observed it.”

The witness went back inside to retrieve binoculars hoping to see more details, but they only made the objects seem brighter.

One of the objects was diamond-shaped about 300 or so feet above the ground and the other was a thick donut-shape about 150 feet up and maybe 100 feet west of the diamond-shaped object. Pictured: Ada, OK. (Credit: Google)
One of the objects was diamond-shaped about 300 or so feet above the ground and the other was a thick donut-shape
about 150 feet up and maybe 100 feet west of the diamond-shaped object. Pictured: Ada, OK. (Credit: Google)

The larger object then began to move.

“After approximately 10 minutes or so we noticed the larger object, the diamond-shaped one, started moving very slowly to the east. Soon it was behind the trees.”

The two then moved to the front or east side of the house for a better look.

“We couldn’t see it at this point but could see the glow behind the trees, so we moved out by the road in front of the house just as the object moved east out of the trees.”

The witness described the object’s movement.

“As it moved across the road it started to rise. By the time it had crossed the road it was maybe 700-800 feet up. It sat there maybe 10 minutes or so. At this point we noticed a plane maybe five miles or so east of the house moving north to south and it was at this time that I noticed we could hear the plane, but there was absolutely no noise coming from either object we were looking at.”

They turned their attention back to the smaller object.

“The donut-shaped object had not moved at all. After about 10 minutes of hovering above the trees east of our county road the larger object started moving east again climbing to about 1,000 feet and then it started moving north, climbed to about 1,500 feet, and started flashing lights. We watched it move north until it was out of sight.”

The smaller object remained in place.

“The donut-shaped object never moved at all and eventually seemed to fade away. After a few more minutes we went back into the house. The diamond-shaped object was maybe the size of a 727 and the donut-shaped object was about one third that size. I spent 27 years in the military and have lived all over the world. I was part of the Third Marine Air Wing and so was around aircraft most of my life and I have never seen anything like what I saw that night.

Ada is a city in and the county seat of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, population 16,810. No photos or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on February 17, 2015. Oklahoma MUFON is investigating.

The larger object slowly moved away while the smaller object remained hovering and seemed to fade away. Pictured: Ada, OK. (Credit: Google)
The larger object slowly moved away while the smaller object remained hovering and seemed to fade away.
Pictured: Ada, OK. (Credit: Google)

Oklahoma is currently a UFO Alert Level 5 – with 0.52 sightings per million population based on MUFON January 2015 statistics. Oklahoma received a total of two UFO reports in January.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

South Carolina witnesses report cloaking UFO

Two South Carolina witnesses at McCornick reported watching a circle-shaped, translucent object that slowly moved across the sky, according to testimony in Case 63235 from the MUFON witness reporting database.

Sunset on Lake Strom Thurmond. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Sunset on Lake Strom Thurmond. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The husband and wife were fishing on Clarkshill Lake – also known as Lake Strom Thurmond – when the object was first noticed. The reporting witness looked away from a contrail in the sky – and then back again – and noticed something to the right of the contrail.

“I could see the whole right side of object, but it was translucent,” the witness stated. “The left side was completely transparent. I could make out the outline of the right side with a pattern on the inside. It must have been tilted because I could make out the whole right side of the circular object.”

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness pointed out the object to her husband.

“I said to my husband, look there is an object, but I knew he would not be able to see it unless his eyes were already fixed on the object. After pointing to the object and telling him it’s to the right of contrail it went completely transparent.”

The witness described the object.

“The object appeared to be very slowly moving to the left of contrail when it went completely transparent. I was completely in awe that I finally had witnessed what I know was a UFO. I have always been a believer and hoped that one day I would witness such an event.”

The witness will continue to watch the skies for future events.

Lake Strom Thurmond is about 27 miles northwest of Augusta, GA. (Credit: Google)
Lake Strom Thurmond is about 27 miles northwest of Augusta, GA. (Credit: Google)

“The fact that I saw what was apparently an object cloaking itself doesn’t leave me questioning what I witnessed. I know what I saw that day and I will never forget it.”

Lake Strom Thurmond, also known as Clarks Hill Lake, is a reservoir at the border between Georgia and South Carolina in the Savannah River Basin. The lake is about 27 miles northwest of Augusta, GA.

South Carolina is currently a UFO Alert Level 5 – with 0.42 sightings per million population based on MUFON January 2015 statistics. South Carolina received a total of two UFO reports in January.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

Please remember that most UFO sighting can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to

- Open Minds.

UFO SIGHTINGS: Can You Help Identify UFO Spotted Over Cornish Beach, Cornwall, United Kingdom - February 17, 2015?!

Close up of the Bude object.

February 21, 2015 -  UNITED KINGDOM
 - A 'UFO' has been captured in a photograph in the skies above Cornwall - which has emerged on the day RAF jets scrambled to intercept two long-range Russian “Bear” planes over the region.

One Cornish beachgoer spotted something in the sky and, despite close scrutiny, it was not obvious what that object was - causing much speculation.
Members of the Cornwall UFO Research Group have been debating a possible extraterrestrial sighting after this image was posted on their Facebook page and began circulating on social media.

Bude object.
The image gained more interest today as RAF fighter jets escorted a Russian bomber plane away from the skies off the Cornish coast.

The picture appears to show a “triangular shape” hovering above the walkers gathered on Summerleaze Beach at Bude.

And David Gillham who posted it to the group, said it was the second sighting of the strange object in as many weeks.

“Just received this photo ... from a person in Bude. Any ideas what this object could be?,” he commented.

“Taken at Summerleaze Beach, Bude, N Cornwall 17th February 2015. Looks triangular....but I have no idea what it is?

“The second sighting I have witnessed around N Cornwall in two weeks!”

Members have discussed the possibility that image depicts a Russia bomber, similar to those spotted off the Cornish coast yesterday.

But as one individual points out, the photograph was taken on February 17 – the day before.

So the strange flying object appears to remain a mystery for now. - Western Morning News.

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