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NASA Searching for Moon Landing Tapes
August 17, 2006, ABC News
Red-faced because the best pictures of its glory days are missing, NASA said Tuesday it was launching an official search for more than 13,000 original tapes of the historic Apollo moon missions. Everything from all 11 missions from launch to splashdown is on the videos. What's missing are the never-before-broadcast clear original videos not the grainy converted pictures the world watched on television more than three decades ago. The tapes aren't lost, insists the NASA official put in charge of the search. But he doesn't know where they are. The original video, taken directly from the moon and beamed to deep space network observatories in Australia, has never been seen by the general public or even NASA officials. There are 15 reels (three boxes) for just Apollo 11's stay on the moon. "It's the whole history of the entire mission, of everything that went on."
Note: Does this seem strange? If you are ready for something even stranger, see the documentary "Dark Side of the Moon" available free at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3288261061829859642. Though some claim this is a "mockumentary," consider the large amount of money that went into making this very professional, sophisticated film. I believe it is likely very sophisticated disinformation put out purposely to lead investigators astray. Like all good disinformation, I suspect much of what is covered is true, but what is not true is meant to lead viewers astray. The documentary certainly would explain the missing tapes above.
Hacker fears 'UFO cover-up'
May 5, 2006, BBC
In 2002, Gary McKinnon was arrested by the UK's national high-tech crime unit, after being accused of hacking into Nasa and the US military computer networks. He says he spent two years looking for photographic evidence of alien spacecraft and advanced power technology. America now wants to put him on trial. He could face 60 years behind bars. Spencer Kelly: You hacked into the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Department of Defense, and Nasa. Why? McKinnon: I was in search of suppressed technology...UFO technology. Secretive parts of the secret government are sitting on suppressed technology for free energy. SK: Did you find what you were looking for? GM: Yes. There was a group called the Disclosure Project. They published a book which had 400 expert witnesses ranging from civilian air traffic controllers, through military radar operators, right up to the chaps who were responsible for whether or not to launch nuclear missiles. They are some very credible, relied upon people [saying] we've captured spacecraft and reverse-engineered [them]...What came on to the screen was amazing. It was a culmination of all my efforts. It was a picture of something that definitely wasn't man-made. It was above the Earth's hemisphere. It was cigar-shaped and had geodesic domes above, below, to the left, the right and both ends of it.
Note: At the BBC link above there is a video clip of the entire interview that is quite fascinating.
Former Canadian Defense Minister Discusses UFOs on MSNBC
December 9, 2005, MSNBC
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10439223 - Written transcript
http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=73f6c962-ac45-47df-ae8c-7e1a15a4970f&f=copy - Video clip
[TUCKER] CARLSON: Paul Hellyer is a former minister of defense and deputy prime minister of the country of Canada. He joins us now from Toronto. PAUL HELLYER: For the last two or three years, I have been looking at the evidence and assessing it...and trying to determine who was telling the truth and who wasn‘t. I finally concluded, especially after reading a book called "The Day After Roswell" written by Colonel Philip Corso, that unidentified flying objects are, in fact real. I have concluded unequivocally that the people, who claim that they have either seen UFO‘s or have seen classified documents about UFO‘s or have seen wreckage from the crash at Roswell, on or about July 4, 1947, are the ones telling the truth. And consequently, I am basing my policy considerations on that. I am hoping that we can persuade the Canadian Senate to hold hearings and listen to some of the 400 witnesses that...Dr. Steven Greer, has compiled.
of Larry King's CNN Special on UFOs and More
[Posted 10/18/05] July 6, 2005, CNN
CNN HOST: Tonight, are UFOs real or fake? Have they actually been here? Some
say the truth is out there. Others say there is no proof at all. Now we'll go
inside some 60 years worth of sensational, controversial reports about people
who say they saw UFOs, and those who even claim they were abducted by them.
Investigators on both sides of the UFO question will take your calls.
HOPKINS: The most important point here, Larry, is that [in a] conversation
I had years ago with the late Carl Sagan, we agreed that the UFO phenomenon
was an extraordinary phenomenon. What I said to Dr. Sagan was: shouldn't we
be saying an extraordinary phenomenon demands an extraordinary investigation?
We're not getting an investigation here. We're getting, unfortunately, lots
of arm chair theorists who sit away from the investigation process, who have
actually never really gone out to examine the site, the physical marks, or to
do any medical work. KING: I will confirm that, because I interviewed the late
Dr. Sagan many times, and he was open to the possibility and to more investigation
coming. Are we ready?
September 24, 2005, Globe and Mail (One
of Canada's leading newspapers)
Toronto will host some of the UFO community's more level-headed types. The
day-long symposium, dubbed Exopolitics Toronto, is an effort by the UFO community's
more moderate and serious adherents to prod officialdom into opening its own
X-files. To them, official disclosure would not only help to silence the
skeptics, but also the wackier elements of the UFO community, who only make
the issue easier for the rest of us to laugh off and for governments to avoid.
J. Allen Hynek, the astrophysicist who set out to debunk UFO claims for the
U.S. Air Force in the 1950s...[found] that he couldn't. Dr. Hynek, who coined
the term "close encounters of the third kind" before Steven Spielberg
made it famous, was among the first scientists to lend credibility to UFO study.
"We think we're bringing forth the best people on the planet," [organizer
Mr. Bird] says of the five speakers on the bill. Most anticipated, perhaps,
is the latest addition to that list: Paul Hellyer, a former defence minister...who
believes that UFOs exist, and that officials have been too quiet about it.
For quotes from many top officials on the UFO Cover-up: http://www.WantToKnow.info/ufocover-up
UFOs are real, but the Tories are acting
September 3, 2005, Globe and Mail (One
of Canada's Leading Newspapers)
has been a Liberal and a Conservative, has run for the leadership of both parties
and founded two more, and will announce this month that he believes UFOs exist.
Yes, indeed, the 82-year-old former defence minister in Lester Pearson's
government is to address the Exopolitics Toronto Symposium on UFO Disclosure
and Planetary Directions. "My role is really to say publicly for the first
time that I believe that what we call unidentified flying objects are real,"
he said, ". . . and that people
should know more about them and some of the implications of the fact they
exist and that they've been observing our planet for more than half a century
The nerd who saw too much
July 13, 2005, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia's
geek faces 70 years in jail for hacking into the top levels of US defence. He
had, the US prosecutors said, perpetrated the "biggest military computer
hack of all time". What McKinnon was hunting for, as he snooped
around NASA, and the Pentagon's network, was evidence of a UFO cover-up.
"What was the most exciting thing you saw?" I ask. "I found a
list of officers' names," he says, "under the heading 'Non-Terrestrial
Officers' …. It doesn't mean little green men. What I think it means is not
Earth-based. I found a list of 'fleet-to-fleet transfers', and a list of ship
names. I looked them up. They weren't US Navy ships. What I saw made me believe
they have some kind of spaceship, off-planet." "The Americans have
a secret spaceship?" I ask. "That's what this trickle of evidence
has led me to believe." 'The whole world thinks it's cooperating in building
the International Space Station, but you've already got a space-based army that
you refer to as Non-Terrestrial Officers'."
Risk Career, Reputation in Revealing Information on UFOs
Posted June 11, 2005, Websites of Two Respected MDs
"[On] March 13, 1997,
thousands of Arizona residents witnessed a mile-long, v-shaped formation of
lights flying in the skies overhead. The UFO sightings garnered headline news,
catching the attention of both
USA Today and the 'CBS Evening News with Dan Rather'. One person,
however, was not surprised. Dr. Lynne Kitei was simply grateful that a phenomenon
she'd been witnessing - and documenting - for months was being validated. After
the incident, Dr. Kitei preferred to stay in the background, anonymously feeding
information and video clips to the many news organisations. Now, Dr. Kitei comes
forward to tell her own story."
float like a stone
May 11, 2005, The Guardian (One
of the UK's leading newspapers)
scientists have developed an antigravity machine that can float heavy stones,
coins and lumps of metal in mid-air. Based around a powerful magnet, the device
levitates objects in a similar way to how a maglev train runs above its tracks.
The device exploits diamagnetism. Place non-magnetic objects inside a strong
enough magnetic field and they are forced to act like weak magnets themselves.
Generate a field that is stronger below and weaker above, and the resulting
upward magnetic force cancels out gravity. Scientists have used diamagnetism
to make wood, strawberries and, famously, a living frog fly. "That force
is strong enough to float things with a density similar to water, but not things
with the density of rocks."
an Astronaut, and a CIA Chief Talk About UFOs
[Posted] March, 24, 2005, Disclosure Project
Kingdom Chief of Defense (1971 - 73), Admiral Lord Peter Hill-Norton: "I have frequently
been asked why a person of my background—a former Chief of the Defense Staff,
a former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee—why I think there is a cover-up
of the facts about UFOs. Governments fear that if they did disclose
those facts, people would panic. I don't believe that at all. I've said so in print. There is a serious
possibility that we are being visited—and have been visited for many years—by
people from outer space, from other civilizations. It behooves us to find out
who they are, where they come from, and what they want. This should be the subject
of rigorous scientific investigation, and not the subject of rubbishing by tabloid
newspapers." Apollo 14 Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, Ph.D. (Sixth Man to Walk on Moon): "Yes, there have been ET visitations. There have been crashed craft. There have been material and bodies recovered. People in high-level government have very little, if any, valid information about this. Most have no more knowledge than the man in the street."
The UFO Phenomenon
-- Seeing Is Believing
February 4, 2005, ABC News
Almost 50 percent of Americans,
according to recent polls, and millions of people elsewhere in the world believe
that UFOs are real. For many it is a deeply held belief. For decades there have
been sightings of UFOs by millions and millions of people. On Feb. 24, "Peter
Jennings Reporting: UFOs — Seeing Is Believing" takes a fresh look at the UFO
phenomenon. "As a journalist," says Jennings, "I began this project with a healthy
dose of skepticism and as open a mind as possible. After almost 150 interviews
with scientists, investigators, and with many of those who claim to have witnessed
unidentified flying objects, there are important questions that have not been
completely answered — and a great deal not fully explained." "Peter Jennings
Reporting: UFOs — Seeing Is Believing" airs Thursday, Feb. 24 from 8-10 p.m.
ET on ABC.
sightings of strange flying objects found in britain's 'X-Files'
January 22, 2005, The Independent (One
of the UK's leading newspapers)
contain britain's very own X-Files: thousands of classified documents detailing
credible observations of unidentified flying objects reported by RAF personnel,
british Airways pilots and senior police officers. Now under the Freedom
of Information laws, files previously held by the Ministry of Defence's special
UFO department, known as SF4, are being released to the public. Among the
most credible reports...is one made by an RAF pilot and two NCOs at RAF Boulmer
in Northumberland. In July 1977 Flt Lt A M Wood reported "bright objects
hanging over the sea". The MoD document adds that the RAF officer said
the closest object was "luminous, round and four to five times larger than
a Whirlwind helicopter". The UFOs were reported to be three miles out to
sea at a height of about 5,000ft. The officer, whose report is supported by
Cpl Torrington and Sgt Graham, said: "The objects separated. Then one went
west of the other, as it manoeuvred it changed shape." The men...were able
to observe the strange objects for an hour and 40 minutes. At the same time
a radar station detected the objects in exactly the same position as the men
had observed them. This account was deemed so sensitive to the national interest
that the MoD had delayed its release for an extra three years. But under the
Freedom of Information Act, which came into force on 1 January, the file has
been reviewed and declassified. Some of the other reports are equally compelling.
Gordon Cooper Dies – Exposed UFO Cover-up
[Posted 10/17/04] October 4, 2004, CNN
Gordon Cooper, one of the nation's first astronauts who once set a space endurance
record by traveling more than 3.3 million miles aboard Gemini 5 in 1965, died
on Monday. Cooper served
on the boards of directors as a technical consultant to a number of companies
in the aerospace, electronics and energy fields. He also was the vice president
for research and development for Walter E. Disney Enterprises Inc., from 1974-1980.
In his post-NASA career, Cooper became known as an outspoken believer in UFOs
and charged that the government was covering up its knowledge of extraterrestrial
activity. "I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their
crews are visiting this planet from other planets, which obviously are a little
more technically advanced than we are here on Earth," he told a United
Nations panel in 1985. "I feel that we need to have a top-level, coordinated
program to scientifically collect and analyze data from all over the Earth concerning
any type of encounter, and to determine how best to interface with these visitors
in a friendly fashion." He
added, "For many years I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed
on all specialists and astronauts. I can now reveal that every day, in the
USA, our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to
Military and Government Officials Testify on UFO Cover-up
[Posted] January 8, 2004, Disclosure Project
Army, General Stephen Lovekin—Col. Holomon brought out a piece of what appeared
to be metallic debris. He explained that this material had come from the 1947
crash of an extraterrestrial craft….I got an opportunity to travel with President
Eisenhower. He was very interested in what made the UFOs go….But Eisenhower
got sold out. He realized that the study of these technologies was not going
to be in the best hands. FAA Division Chief of Accidents and Investigations,
John Callahan—the UFO was bouncing around the 747....Well, I've been involved
in a lot of cover-ups with the FAA. When we gave the presentation to the Reagan
staff, they had all those people swear that this never happened. But they never
had me swear it never happened. I've got a videotape. I've got the voice tape.
I've got the reports that were filed. Russian Air Force, Space Communications
Center, General Vasily Alexeyev—They came up with a table with pictures of all
the shapes of UFOs that had ever been recorded - about fifty....The study of
UFOs may reveal some new forms of energy to us, or at least bring us closer
to a solution.
Government is covering up UFO evidence, group says
May 11, 2001, Washington Times
http://www.WantToKnow.info/ufosgovernmentwitnessestestify - (Original disappeared, verify here)
The U.S. government has been covering up evidence of extraterrestrial visits for more than 50 years, an array of 20 retired Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration and intelligence officers said Wednesday. They demanded Congress hold hearings on what they say is long-standing secret U.S. involvement with UFOs and extraterrestrials. Calling it the "greatest secret of the 20th century," the officials, who termed themselves "witnesses" of UFO-related events, described a series of military investigations they said they saw: crashes of alien spacecraft, bodies of alien beings, secret government documents, even James Bond-style "erasures" of people who knew too much. "The field is filled with hoaxes and scams," said Dr. Steven Greer, director of the Disclosure Project, which had gathered the witnesses. "But it doesn´t mean all of it is." The 20 witnesses, he said, were a fraction of the 400 people who are willing to testify under oath and under congressional immunity about a secretive portion of the government they say has gone out of control.
Air Force Order on Saucers Cited [by Former CIA Chief]
February 27, 1960, New York Times
http://www.WantToKnow.info/600228nytimes - link to original provided (fee required by NY Times)
Vice Admiral R. H. Hillenkoetter (Ret.), a committee board member and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said..."It is time for the truth to be brought out in open Congressional hearings. Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official
secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying
objects are nonsense," the retired admiral said. He charged that "to hide the facts, the Air Force has silenced its personnel.
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