Saturday, 16 March 2019

UFO News Article:

30 June 1950
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri)


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On 30 June 1950, shortly after midnight, the Rev. Ross Vermillion of the Cheney (Kansas) Christian Church sighted a UFO about 14.5 kilometres (9 miles) west of KingmanKansas, while driving on U.S. Highway 54.

Vermillion’s wife and Dwayne Mulnix, a druggist, also sighted the UFO.

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UFO News Article:

27 December 1965
(Moss DagbladNorway)


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“One of the most interesting sightings of 1965 occured [sic] at the island of Santa Maria in the Azores on July 9th (1965) when a cigar-shaped object flew over at 20,000 ft. and stopped all the electric clocks at the airport for a period of 45 minutes. (See Flying Saucer Review, September/ October 1965, page 24. Also Daily Express of July 12 and Fate magazine of February 1966.)
Gordon Creighton has translated from the Norwegian newspaper Moss Dagbled [sic] of December 27, 1965, the following remarkable account of another sighting which took place not many miles S.W. of the Azores three days before and may relate to the self-same UFO.
Chief Mate Torgrim Lien of the T.T. Jawesta, owned by the Jahr Shipping Company, had a curious experience while his ship was en route last summer from Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, to the Canary Islands. Lien saw a so-called ‘flying saucer’ only 200 metres above the ship. The incident took place in the North Atlantic on July 6, and a report on it was sent to various authorities, including the Geophysical Institute in Bergen. This report has never been published in any news­paper until now... The report is considered to be a very good one.        

THE REPORT (from Ship’s Log)

T.T. Jawesta. North Atlantic. July 8, 1965. Report regarding unidentified flying object. On Tuesday, July 6, 1965, while en route from Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, to Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, at 2152 hours GMT, the ship’s position being 24° 40’ N 31°15’ W, with wind from N.E., strength 5. Low cloud ceiling travelling with the wind. Barometer 1023. Temperature 23° Celsius.
‘At 2152 GMT (1852 ship’s time), the look-out on the port side, of the bridge reported a bright object in the sky moving in a northerly direction. When I got around to the port side, I saw an intense blue, fiery tongue which was approaching the ship at tremendous speed. I ran to the telephone and rang the captain, and without waiting for an answer, I seized binoculars and ran out on to the starboard side and saw the object through the binoculars as it passed over the ship. It passed straight abaft of the ship and at a height of from 200 to 400 metres, under the low clouds.
‘It was bright like a star, and the moonlight was shining through between the low clouds, and I could clearly see the outlines of the upper part of it. Its shape was that of a cigar, and I could clearly see a row of square windows and the faint golden-orange coloured light from inside it. There was no sign of wings or rudder. The object had a bluish tongue of fire behind it, which was most concentrated near the tail, fanning out a little further back.
‘A little farther back still, behind the body, I could see a tremendous number of globes, and from every globe there was streaming out a blue beam, away from the body.
‘The length of the fiery tongue would, I should think, have been about 100 metres. The object seemed to be far bigger than any aircraft known up to this present day.
‘Its speed was tremendous and it was visible for about 30 to 40 seconds. It was moving at the time in N-S direction, its approximate course being 180°.
‘Despite its enormous speed and the closeness of its passage, we could not hear the least sound from it.
‘The lookout on the port side, seaman Hernandez Ambrosio, maintained that it seemed as though the object had come up out of the sea and that it was travelling northwards and then suddenly changed course towards us.
‘The helmsman, ordinary seaman Narciso GulllĂ©n, saw the object just after it had passed over the ship. And on the poop, fitter Juan Hernandez and mess-hand Ignacio Suarez also saw it. Their accounts tally with mine.
‘I can say with complete certainty that it was no question of an aircraft of conventional type, or rocket, or meteor, or ball lightning.
‘I shall be glad to hear the opinion of an expert on this phenomenon.

(Signed) Torgrim Lien, Chief Mate, on duty at the time.         

‘The report is confirmed by a number of the ship’s crew who themselves also saw the peculiar flying object. The report was accompanied by a sketch, which, however, we unfortunately did not find clear enough for reproduction in our newspaper. The original report and sketch were sent to the Geophysical Institute at Bergen by the ship’s Captain, H. A. Trovik.
‘What the Institute’s reply about it was, we do not know at present.’

Credits to Dr. P. M. H. Edwards and to Nils J. Jacobsen who each supplied a copy of the original news item.
This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 12, No. 5, September/October 1966, p. 32
Original: Gaceta Ilustrada, July 31, 1965, and Norwegian newspaper Moss Dagbled [sic] of December 27, 1965”         

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UFO Article (Blog):
“ ‘Foreign Aerospace Threats’, ‘Emerging and Disruptive Technologies’, ‘Potential Capabilities’, ‘Technological Surprise’.....

AAWSAP and AATIP Dwarfed by the Air Force’s Massive National Air and Space Intelligence Center”

By Paul Dean, 17 February 2019
(UFOs – Documenting The Evidence, MelbourneAustralia)

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“For over a year, the so-called ‘UFO community’, and the wider population in general, has been consuming a constant diet of frequently startling information regarding a 2007 to 2013 partnership of American military intelligence programs that were largely based at America’s Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA). Managed first by a James T. Lacatski, and then by a Luis Elizondo, the larger, more formal of the two was known as the Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Application Program (AAWSAP). The smaller, less solidified program was known as the Advanced Aerospace Threat and Identification Program (AATIP). These efforts, from what we know thus far, analysed unexpected aerospace threats, breakthrough physics, associated foreign developments, and even the possible application and use of next generation principles in America’s military apparatus. Also studied, at least within AATIP, was the issue of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO). In fact, the more we find out about the entire AAWSAP/AATIP affair, the more it seems that the study of the core UFO phenomena very much overlapped with the investigation of these foreign aerospace developments, emerging technologies, and cutting-edge physics. For the purposes of this piece, it is paramount that we look at some of the precise wording contained in the available information on the AAWSAP/AATIP saga.

Obviously, some commentators keenly noted that much of the available information regarding AAWSAP/AATIP has centred around the aforementioned subjects of ‘far-term aerospace threats’, ‘breakthrough technologies’, ‘threat identification’, and ‘emerging’ or ‘disruptive’ foreign aerospace developments. These tantalising phraseologies aren’t just repeated loosely or occasionally. There is consistency and purpose to much of what has been released. Moreover, some critics have effectively proclaimed that it should be no surprise whatsoever that someone, somewhere, in America’s military-intelligence community would be looking into foreign or threatening aerospace developments, or emerging aerospace technologies. This is entirely true, but the notion that such investigations could be solely handled by just one single under-resourced person, who in this case was DIA employee and AAWSAP/AATIP manager Luis Elizondo, is of course preposterous. Even with outside contractual assistance, the workload would be insurmountable.

Students of the UFO topic are well aware that the United States Air Force’s (USAF) old UFO investigation programs, like Project Sign and Project Blue Book, were largely placed within the old Air Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC), and its successor, the Foreign Technology Division (FTD). Based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, these entities served as the USAF’s focal point for technology development and technical intelligence. Importantly, this included the assessment of foreign aerospace systems and the exploitation of foreign hardware. In other words, the UFO problem was being handled at precisely the same location as where ever more advanced military technology was being developed, and where breakthroughs were being made on foreign capabilities. This organisation, after numerous name changes, exists today as the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC). Knowing already that some of NASIC’s core mission seemed like that of a portion of what AAWSAP/AATIP apparently did, I wanted, at first, to demonstrate that NASIC may have been doing what AAWSAP/AATIP did, albeit on a much larger scale. Further, when I began reviewing official documentation and other reasonable sources of information, it became evident that AAWSAP/AATIP and Elizondo frequently use identical language to that of NASIC and its recent predecessors.

NASIC, like its predecessors, is based at Wright-Patterson AFB, and serves as one of America’s premier intelligence organisations. According to the ‘AboutUs’ section of NASIC’s website, the organisation is the Defence Department’s ‘…primary source for foreign air and space threats…’ information. Further, NASIC creates ‘…integrated, predictive intelligence in the air, space and cyberspace domains…’. With over three thousand staff, NASIC’s mission ensures that ‘…the nation is at the cutting edge of understanding foreign threats to US air and space operations…’, and their ‘…all-source analysts are national experts on threats that span air, space, and cyberspace domains…’. Quoting from a July, 2017, booklet, titled ‘NASIC: An Overview’, which was published by their Public Affairs office, NASIC’s responsibilities include the generation of ‘classified intelligence products’ to assist the US military in ‘…evolving with, and combatting, future air and space threats…’. Further, a 2014-era USAF ‘Order of Battle’ volume, titled ‘USAF/AFHRA Order of Battle: National Air and Space Intelligence Center’, states that NASIC ‘…aids in shaping national and defense policy…’ and plays ‘…a key role in ensuring that US forces avoid technological surprise…’.

NASIC is currently and directly assigned to the USAF’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AS/A2). Earlier, from June, 2007, to September 2014, NASIC was assigned to the USAF’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (AFISRA). NASIC’s contemporary organisational structure comprises of four “Intelligence Analysis Groups”. Currently, these are the Air and Cyberspace Intelligence Group, the Geospatial and Signatures Intelligence Group, the Global Exploitation Intelligence Group, and the Space, Missiles and Forces Intelligence Group. Subordinate to these four groups are a total of eighteen squadrons, the exact and current make-up of which I am yet to finally ascertain. Moreover, this organisational configuration is supported by four Directorates. These are the Communications and Information Directorate, the Human Resources Directorate, the Logistics Directorate, and the Plans and Programs Directorate. Finally, NASIC also oversees the Civil Aviation Intelligence Analysis Center, though this center is now physically located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington DC.

In conclusion, AAWSAP/AATIP’s myriad catchphrases are emulated, sometimes precisely, in NASIC’s core vernacular. Currently, one could be forgiven for assuming that phraseology like ‘foreign aerospace threats’, ‘disruptive technologies’, ‘new physical principles’, ‘potential capabilities’, and ‘technological surprise’ were all AAWSAP/AATIP terms. In fact, they are all NASIC references, and have been for a very long time. Indeed, NASIC contains entire squadrons seemingly dedicated to such efforts. What do we make of the Threats Analysis Squadron? Or its Emerging and Disruptive Technologies Flight? Even one of NASIC’s fundamental ‘missions’ is that of ‘Disruptive Technologies’, and it’s aim is to assess ‘emerging technologies’ in the air and space domain. One could argue that the terminology used by AAWSAP/AATIP and NASIC may seem to refer to the same sort of concepts, but in fact mean very different things. Does NASIC only have a vision of, say, ten years versus AAWSAP/AATIP’s forty years? Maybe, but the 18th of August, 2008, DIA solicitation for AAWSAP tenders stated ‘from now through the year 2050’ in regard to understanding advanced applications, foreign threats and new physics. Having said that, the same document also states that AAWSAP’s focus ‘is not on extrapolations of current aerospace technology’, so how does one really know? Indeed, it’s difficult to verify anything at the moment. One thing is for certain: The line between AAWSAP/AATIP and NASIC may be very fuzzy. And the line between UFO’s and everything else going on here may be fuzzier still.”

NOTE: The U.S. Department of Defense programmes were called Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program, according to the U.S. journalist George Knapp, and Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, according to Luis Elizondo and (


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UFO News Article & TV News Report:
“Pascagoula UFO: A new witness comes forward”

Updated: 15 March 2019
(ABC WLOX News Now, Boloxi, Mississippi)

WLOX News Now presents an interview with Maria Blair. She saw the UFO which was involved in the Charles Hickson/Calvin Parker case.

The Pascagoula, Mississippi, UFO incident occurred on the evening of 11 October 1973.

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