Tuesday, 13 August 2019

UFO Article (Blog):
“Major Tiger Joe Thompson, WW II UFO Witness”


2 August 2019
(The Saucers That Time Forgot, U.S.A.)

Curt Collins writes about the 1944 UFO sighting of U.S. Army Air Forces/Corps P-51 Mustang pilot Joe Thompson, Jr. (1919 - 2012) and his UFO lecturing work.

Thompson, Jr. was a WWII photo reconnaissance pilot.

Collins also presents several news articles.

Quote from the 30 October 1966 The Nashville Tennessean Magazine article, “Joe Thompson and the Foo-Fighters”:
“He and his wing man were on a mission over the Rhine Valley, photographing German troop movements, when he saw them.

‘We had made some pictures, and I was looking ahead to our next photo target,’ Thompson recalls, ‘when my wing man broke radio silence and said, ‘Bogeys at 9 o'clock!’ ’

(A bogey, in air force parlance, is an unidentified flying object — UFO — which could turn out to be either friendly or hostile.)

‘Off my wing, a little below us, in the direction of Cologne, I saw four or five objects that looked like silvery footballs,’ he says.

‘They didn’t seem to be moving. but they must have been, for they stayed even with us.

‘It flashed through my mind that they were something the Germans had put up there.”


“VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT: Joe Thompson, Jr.”

(Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.)







Nashville’s Joe Thompson in the cockpit of a
photo reconnaissance plane in World War II
(text by The Nashville Tennessean)
(The Nashville Tennessean Magazine/project1947.com photo)













Satellite photo of Cologne (Köln), Germany (tageo.com)
(tageo.com photo)

UFO News Article:
“Joe Thompson and the Foo-Fighters”


30 October 1966
(The Nashville Tennessean Magazine, Tennessee)

Source: PROJECT 1947 (project1947.com)

The article reports on the 1944 Rhine Valley, Germany, UFO sighting of U.S. Army Air Forces/Corps P-51 Mustang pilot Joe Thompson, Jr. (1919 - 2012).

Thompson, Jr. was a WWII photo reconnaissance pilot.

Quote from the article:
“He and his wing man were on a mission over the Rhine Valley, photographing German troop movements, when he saw them.

‘We had made some pictures, and I was looking ahead to our next photo target,’ Thompson recalls, ‘when my wing man broke radio silence and said, ‘Bogeys at 9 o'clock!’ ’

(A bogey, in air force parlance, is an unidentified flying object — UFO — which could turn out to be either friendly or hostile.)

‘Off my wing, a little below us, in the direction of Cologne, I saw four or five objects that looked like silvery footballs,’ he says.

‘They didn’t seem to be moving. but they must have been, for they stayed even with us.

‘It flashed through my mind that they were something the Germans had put up there.”


“VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT: Joe Thompson, Jr.”

(Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.)






Nashville’s Joe Thompson in the cockpit of a
photo reconnaissance plane in World War II
(text by The Nashville Tennessean)
(The Nashville Tennessean Magazine/project1947.com photo)



















Satellite photo of Cologne (Köln), Germany (tageo.com)
(tageo.com photo)

UFO News Article:
“Surprise fills the skies near South Texas oil well
sites - There have been reports of possible UFOs”


Updated: 23 January 2013
(Houston Chronicle, Texas)

The article (contains a UFO photo) reports on UFO sightings over the Eagle Ford Shale (Eagle Ford Group) and in the skies between San Antonio and the Rio Grande.

Three photos that were taken by an unattended wildlife camera near Nixon on 29 December 2012 – appear to show a series of anomalies in the sky and near the ground, according to the newspaper.

The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) has investigated these UFO cases.


Wikipedia article: “Eagle Ford Group”:


Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“The Eagle Ford was one of the most actively drilled targets for unconventional oil and gas in the United States in 2010,[5] but its output had dropped sharply by 2015.[6]”

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Eagle Ford outcrop map (text by Wikipedia)
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Satellite photo of Nixon, Texas (tageo.com)
(tageo.com photo)

Sunday, 11 August 2019

UFO Thread (Forum):
“UFOs and the NRO (National
Reconnaissance Office).”


1 January 2018
(AboveTopSecret.com, U.S.A.)

The question of whether the National Reconnaissance Office’s sophisticated satellites pick up UFOs has been debated by many UFO researchers from time to time.


Wikipedia article: “National Reconnaissance Office”:


Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is a member of the United States Intelligence Community and an agency of the United States Department of Defense. NRO is considered, along with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), to be one of the ‘big five’ U.S. intelligence agencies.[2] The NRO is headquartered in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia,[3] 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Washington Dulles International Airport.

It designs, builds, and operates the reconnaissance satellites of theUnited States government, and provides satellite intelligence to several government agencies, particularly signals intelligence (SIGINT) to the NSA, imagery intelligence (IMINT) to the NGA, and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) to the DIA.[4]

The Director of the NRO reports to both the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense[5] and serves as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Intelligence Space Technology). The NRO’s federal workforce consists primarily of Air Force, CIA, NGA, NSA, and Navy personnel.[6] A 1996 bipartisan commission report described the NRO as having by far the largest budget of any intelligence agency, and ‘virtually no federal workforce,’ accomplishing most of its work through ‘tens of thousands’ of defense contractor personnel.[7]”

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(wikimedia.org image)



NRO ground station at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, CO
(text by Wikipedia) (wikimedia.org) (wikimedia.org photo)

UFO Article (Blog):
“TTSA - a new filing with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission”


By Keith Basterfield, 15 July 2019
(UFOs – scientific research, Campbelltown,
New South Wales, Australia)

Quote from the article:
Offering circular

On 12 July 2019, the To The Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences [sic] (TTSA for short) undertook a further filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As with all these filings, there are always a few new pieces of information.

New Director

"In May 2019 the company appointed J Christopher Mizer to serve on the company’s Board of Directors...Mr Mizer will be considered an independent contractor and will receive a monthly fee of $5,000 as well as 300,000 shares of the company's class A common stock..."

The current staffing is:

Thomas Delonge - President, Interim CEO.
James Semivan - Vice President, Operations.
Harold Puthoff - Vice President, Science and Technology.
Louis Tommasino - Treasurer, CFO.
Stephen Justice - Director of Advanced Programs and Technology, COO.
Kari Delonge - Chief Communications Officer.
Lisa Clifford - Secretary.
Luis Elizondo - Chief of Security and Special programs.

The Board of Directors is:

Thomas Delonge; James Semivan; Harold Puthoff; J Christopher Mizer. (‘There is one additional director to be appointed.’  ‘We are looking for a CEO...to take over from T Delonge.’)

New member of the Advisory Board

There is one member of the TTSA Advisory Board, listed in the offering circular, who does not appear on the TTSA’s website list of their team. This is one, Chris Herndon. The offering circular provides the following information on Herndon:

‘Chris Herndon is a C-level Executive and Entrepreneur and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of TechCentrics Inc. Previously he served for more than twenty years in the federal government, most recently as Deputy Assistant to the President and the Director of White House Information Technology...He began his career in telecommunications as a Department of the Navy civilian, where he supported organizations such as the National Reconnaissance Office, Office of Naval Research, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the White House Communications Agency...’

My comment: Note that Herndon’s background was with the US Navy. This is interesting to me in that TTSA has been claiming success with influencing the US Navy to update its guidelines on reporting unidentified aircraft; and in briefing members/staffers in Congress. Note also, the reference to supporting agencies such as the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

The role of the NRO, according to their website is ‘the U.S. government agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites.’

Given this role, the question of whether or not its sophisticated sensor network picks up UAP has been debated from time to time in the UFO literature.”





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Chris Herndon, Member of the TTSA Advisory Board
(linkedin.com photo)

UFO News Article:
“UFO Spotted By Officers”


15 March 1972
(Observer News Enterprise, Newton, North Carolina)

Sources: UFO Research Committee, Seattle, Washington and AFU.se

The whole article (Page 2):
“An unidentified flying object was spotted around midnight Tuesday in Newton.

The first report to Catawba County Communications Center was from Newton Police officers Sgt. Mike Moore and Tommy Huffman, who saw a glowing object moving southward.

Members of the State Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officers on duty also witnessed the object and Maiden Police Officer Kenneth Elliott reported it over Maiden (located 10 kilometres (6 miles) south of Newton).

According to reports, the glowing thing passed over Newton and Maiden between midnight and 1 a.m. today (15 March 1972).”


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Satellite photo of Newton, North Carolina (tageo.com)
(tageo.com photo)

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

U.S. Government Press Release:
“Media Center: Press Releases:
Walker Discusses Reports of UAP Encounters,
Sends Letter to Navy Secretary Asking Questions”


29 July 2019
(Congressman Mark Walker (walker.house.gov), Washington, D.C.)

The press release is about Mark Walker’s 26 July 2019 interview on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” show and the letter Walker sent to Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer. Walker presents the whole letter.




















U.S. Congressman Mark Walker (Republican) (2017)
(wikimedia.org photo)

UFO Article (Blog):
“Congressman Mark Walker and UAP”


By Keith Basterfield, 27 July 2019
(UFOs – scientific research, Campbelltown,
New South Wales, Australia)

Quote from the article:
US Congressman Mark Walker was recently interviewed by Fox Newsman Tucker Carlson about UAP. The interview aired on Fox News Channel’s ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ on 26 July 2019. As there were a number of interesting exchanges during the interview, I have chosen to present my transcript of the entire interview for blog readers to digest. After the transcript, I will, as usual, have a few comments to make.”

Basterfield presents a transcript of the interview.

http://ufos-scientificresearch.blogspot.com/2019/07/congressman-mark-walker-and-uap.html



















U.S. Congressman Mark Walker (Republican) (2017)
(wikimedia.org photo)

UFO News Article:
“Congressman Has Written An Official Letter
To The Navy Demanding Answers On UFOs”


30 July 2019
(The Drive, U.S.A.)

U.S. Congressman and pastor Mark Walker (Republican) has asked Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer for more details about what the U.S. Navy is doing to record and asses unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) sightings, Joseph Trevithick writes.

It is very refreshing to see that a politician is taking the UFO phenomenon seriously.

Kudos to Mark Walker for doing a great job.


Wikipedia article: “Mark Walker (North Carolina politician)”:




















U.S. Congressman Mark Walker (Republican) (2017)
(wikimedia.org photo)

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

UFO News Article:
“MYSTERIOUS OBJECT SEEN OVER TAUNTON”


26 May 1962
(Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser, UK)

Source: ufonewspaper.blogspot.com

The whole article:
“What was the object an airline pilot saw in the sky over Taunton on Monday? He is wondering whether it was a flying saucer.

Captain Gordon Pendleton was flying a Viscount airliner from Cork to Brussels when he saw the object.

‘I have never seen anything like it,’ he said. ‘It passed nearly 3,000 feet underneath me. I have always been sceptical about flying saucers.

‘If it had been a plane I should have seen the wings. It didn’t appear to have any.’

None of the 60 passengers, nor the two stewardesses saw the object.

The object was also seen by the plane’s first officer, Peter Murray, who described it as ‘large, brown and irregularly shaped.’ ‘It was smaller than a Viscount and travelling at more than 500 miles an hour,’ he said.

Captain Pendleton’s report was flashed from London Airport to the Air Ministry, where a spokesman later said it was being investigated.

Mr. Roy Julyan, chief air traffic controller at Filton, Bristol, aerodrome said: ‘There was a lot of cloud about, and at the height the thing was reported, no one would have seen it from the ground. I don’t believe in flying saucers, but there must be something in what the pilot has said.’ ”

The UFO incident occurred on 21 May 1962.


Wikipedia article: “Vickers Viscount”:


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Viscount 701 of Cambrian Airways at Bristol Airport, 1963
(text by Wikipedia) (wikipedia.org) (wikimedia.org photo)

















Satellite photo of Taunton, UK (tageo.com)
(tageo.com photo)