Betty and Barney Hill, 1961

divendres, 7/12/2018

Betty and Barney Hill lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Betty (1919-2004) was a social worker, with a degree from the University of New Hampshire, and Barney (1923-1969) was a postal worker. The couple were catapulted into the international spotlight when in September 1961 they claimed to have been abducted by aliens in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The two were returning home to Portsmouth from a trip to Montreal, Canada, when as they were driving in the middle of the night, they saw lights approaching from the sky.

What followed is said to be the first well-documented, feasibly legitimate UFO abduction in history. The couple claimed that they saw bipedal humanoid creatures in the window of a large spacecraft that landed in a field, after which they had no recollection of the next two hours. They returned home to Portsmouth unable to explain the two missing hours. Both Betty and Barney had physical changes from the night before, including Betty’s torn and stained dress, Barney’s scraped shoe, and a broken binocular strap. But neither of them had any memory of these things having happened.

About a year after their abduction, Betty and Barney sought hypnosis therapy to help reveal to them the events of the two missing hours. Through many hypnosis sessions, both were able to recall what had happened and both had similar stories. Betty Hill, through her experience, became one of the most well-known voices in UFO research. The publicity she received from her abduction made her internationally famous. She continued her research into UFOs for the remainder of her life, even after Barney’s sudden death in 1969.

The Hills, though best known for their association with UFOs and their abduction, were also active civil servants in their seacoast New Hampshire community. Both were members of the NAACP and belonged to a local Unitarian church. Barney sat on a local board of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.


The purpose of this site is to present to the public interesting information that has been released


Astronomer Tabetha Boyajian

dijous, 6/12/2018

TED  | February 2016


Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and it is my job, my responsibility, as an astronomer to remind people that alien hypotheses should always be a last resort.Now, I want to tell you a story about that. It involves data from a NASA mission, ordinary people and one of the most extraordinary stars in our galaxy.
It began in 2009 with the launch of NASA’s Kepler mission. Kepler’s main scientific objective was to find planets outside of our solar system. It did this by staring at a single field in the sky, this one, with all the tiny boxes. And in this one field, it monitored the brightness of over 150,000 stars continuously for four years, taking a data point every 30 minutes. It was looking for what astronomers call a transit.This is when the planet’s orbit is aligned in our line of sight, just so that the planet crosses in front of a star. And when this happens, it blocks out a tiny bit of starlight, which you can see as a dip in this curve.
And so the team at NASA had developed very sophisticated computers to search for transits in all the Kepler data.At the same time of the first data release, astronomers at Yale were wondering an interesting thing:What if computers missed something?
And so we launched the citizen science project called Planet Hunters to have people look at the same data. The human brain has an amazing ability for pattern recognition, sometimes even better than a computer. However, there was a lot of skepticism around this. My colleague, Debra Fischer, founder of the Planet Hunters project, said that people at the time were saying, “You’re crazy. There’s no way that a computer will miss a signal.” And so it was on, the classic human versus machine gamble. And if we found one planet, we would be thrilled. When I joined the team four years ago, we had already found a couple. And today, with the help of over 300,000 science enthusiasts, we have found dozens, and we’ve also found one of the most mysterious stars in our galaxy.02:45
So to understand this, let me show you what a normal transit in Kepler data looks like. On this graph on the left-hand side you have the amount of light, and on the bottom is time. The white line is light just from the star, what astronomers call a light curve. Now, when a planet transits a star, it blocks out a little bit of this light, and the depth of this transit reflects the size of the object itself. And so, for example, let’s take Jupiter. Planets don’t get much bigger than Jupiter. Jupiter will make a one percent drop in a star’s brightness. Earth, on the other hand, is 11 times smaller than Jupiter, and the signal is barely visible in the data.03:26
So back to our mystery. A few years ago, Planet Hunters were sifting through data looking for transits, and they spotted a mysterious signal coming from the star KIC 8462852. The observations in May of 2009 were the first they spotted, and they started talking about this in the discussion forums.

They said and object like Jupiter would make a drop like this in the star’s light, but they were also saying it was giant. You see, transits normally only last for a few hours, and this one lasted for almost a week.

They were also saying that it looks asymmetric, meaning that instead of the clean, U-shaped dip that we saw with Jupiter, it had this strange slope that you can see on the left side. This seemed to indicatethat whatever was getting in the way and blocking the starlight was not circular like a planet. There are few more dips that happened, but for a couple of years, it was pretty quiet.

And then in March of 2011, we see this. The star’s light drops by a whole 15 percent, and this is huge compared to a planet, which would only make a one percent drop. We described this feature as both smooth and clean. It also is asymmetric, having a gradual dimming that lasts almost a week, and then it snaps right back up to normal in just a matter of days.

And again, after this, not much happens until February of 2013. Things start to get really crazy. There is a huge complex of dips in the light curve that appear, and they last for like a hundred days, all the way up into the Kepler mission’s end. These dips have variable shapes. Some are very sharp, and some are broad, and they also have variable durations. Some last just for a day or two, and some for more than a week. And there’s also up and down trends within some of these dips, almost like several independent events were superimposed on top of each other. And at this time, this star drops in its brightness over 20 percent. This means that whatever is blocking its light has an area of over 1,000 times the area of our planet Earth.

This is truly remarkable. And so the citizen scientists, when they saw this, they notified the science team that they found something weird enough that it might be worth following up. And so when the science team looked at it, we’re like, “Yeah, there’s probably just something wrong with the data.” But we looked really, really, really hard, and the data were good. And so what was happening had to be astrophysical, meaning that something in space was getting in the way and blocking starlight. And so at this point, we set out to learn everything we could about the star to see if we could find any clues to what was going on. And the citizen scientists who helped us in this discovery, they joined along for the ride watching science in action firsthand.

First, somebody said, you know, what if this star was very young and it still had the cloud of material it was born from surrounding it. And then somebody else said, well, what if the star had already formed planets, and two of these planets had collided, similar to the Earth-Moon forming event. Well, both of these theories could explain part of the data, but the difficulties were that the star showed no signs of being young, and there was no glow from any of the material that was heated up by the star’s light,and you would expect this if the star was young or if there was a collision and a lot of dust was produced. And so somebody else said, well, how about a huge swarm of comets that are passing by this star in a very elliptical orbit? Well, it ends up that this is actually consistent with our observations.But I agree, it does feel a little contrived. You see, it would take hundreds of comets to reproduce what we’re observing. And these are only the comets that happen to pass between us and the star. And so in reality, we’re talking thousands to tens of thousands of comets. But of all the bad ideas we had, this one was the best. And so we went ahead and published our findings.


Now, let me tell you, this was one of the hardest papers I ever wrote. Scientists are meant to publish results, and this situation was far from that. And so we decided to give it a catchy title, and we called it: “Where’s The Flux?” I will let you work out the acronym.


So this isn’t the end of the story. Around the same time I was writing this paper, I met with a colleague of mine, Jason Wright, and he was also writing a paper on Kepler data. And he was saying that with Kepler’s extreme precision, it could actually detect alien megastructures around stars, but it didn’t. And then I showed him this weird data that our citizen scientists had found, and he said to me, “Aw crap, Tabby. Now I have to rewrite my paper.”

So yes, the natural explanations were weak, and we were curious now. So we had to find a way to rule out aliens. So together, we convinced a colleague of ours who works on SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, that this would be an extraordinary target to pursue. We wrote a proposal to observe the star with the world’s largest radio telescope at the Green Bank Observatory.


A couple months later, news of this proposal got leaked to the press and now there are thousands of articles, over 10,000 articles, on this star alone. And if you search Google Images, this is what you’ll find.


Now, you may be wondering, OK, Tabby, well, how do aliens actually explain this light curve? OK, well, imagine a civilization that’s much more advanced than our own. In this hypothetical circumstance, this civilization would have exhausted the energy supply of their home planet, so where could they get more energy? Well, they have a host star just like we have a sun, and so if they were able to capture more energy from this star, then that would solve their energy needs. So they would go and build huge structures. These giant megastructures, like ginormous solar panels, are called Dyson spheres.


This image above are lots of artists’ impressions of Dyson spheres. It’s really hard to provide perspective on the vastness of these things, but you can think of it this way. The Earth-Moon distance is a quarter of a million miles. The simplest element on one of these structures is 100 times that size. They’re enormous. And now imagine one of these structures in motion around a star. You can see how it would produce anomalies in the data such as uneven, unnatural looking dips.


But it remains that even alien megastructures cannot defy the laws of physics. You see, anything that uses a lot of energy is going to produce heat, and we don’t observe this. But it could be something as simple as they’re just reradiating it away in another direction, just not at Earth.


Another idea that’s one of my personal favorites is that we had just witnessed an interplanetary space battle and the catastrophic destruction of a planet. Now, I admit that this would produce a lot of dustthat we don’t observe. But if we’re already invoking aliens in this explanation, then who is to say they didn’t efficiently clean up all this mess for recycling purposes?



You can see how this quickly captures your imagination.

Well, there you have it. We’re in a situation that could unfold to be a natural phenomenon we don’t understand or an alien technology we don’t understand. Personally, as a scientist, my money is on the natural explanation. But don’t get me wrong, I do think it would be awesome to find aliens. Either way, there is something new and really interesting to discover.


So what happens next? We need to continue to observe this star to learn more about what’s happening. But professional astronomers, like me, we have limited resources for this kind of thing, and Kepler is on to a different mission.


And I’m happy to say that once again, citizen scientists have come in and saved the day. You see, this time, amateur astronomers with their backyard telescopes stepped up immediately and started observing this star nightly at their own facilities, and I am so excited to see what they find.


What’s amazing to me is that this star would have never been found by computers because we just weren’t looking for something like this. And what’s more exciting is that there’s more data to come.There are new missions that are coming up that are observing millions more stars all over the sky.

And just think: What will it mean when we find another star like this? And what will it mean if we don’t find another star like this?


Thank you.


Las afirmaciones extraordinarias requieren pruebas extraordinarias, y es mi trabajo, mi responsabilidad, como astrónoma, recordar a la gente que las hipótesis extraterrestres siempre deben ser el último recurso.Quiero contar una historia al respecto. Esta incluye datos de una misión de la NASA, gente común y una de las estrellas más extraordinarios en nuestra galaxia.
Se inició en 2009 con el lanzamiento de la misión Kepler de la NASA. El principal objetivo científico de Kepler era encontrar planetas fuera de nuestro sistema solar. Se hizo esto mirando un solo campo en el cielo, este, con todas las pequeñas cajas. Y en este un campo, se supervisó el brillo de más de 150 000 estrellas de forma continua durante cuatro años, teniendo un punto de datos cada 30 minutos.Buscaba aquello que los astrónomos llaman un tránsito. Esto es cuando la órbita del planeta está alineada en nuestra línea de visión, para que el planeta pase por delante de una estrella. Y cuando esto sucede, bloquea un poco de luz de las estrellas, que se puede ver como un baño en esta curva.
Y por eso el equipo de la NASA ha desarrollado equipos muy sofisticados para buscar tránsitos de todos los datos de Kepler.Al mismo tiempo de la primera publicación de los datos, los astrónomos de la Universidad de Yale se preguntaban algo interesante: ¿Qué pasa si las computadoras perdieron algo?
Por eso se inició el proyecto de ciencia ciudadana llamada cazadores de planetas para incorporar a gente observando los mismos datos. El cerebro humano tiene una capacidad asombrosa para reconocer patrones, a veces incluso mejor que una computadora. Sin embargo, había mucho escepticismo al respecto. Mi colega, Debra Fischer, fundadora del proyecto Planet Hunters, dijo que la gente entonces decía: “Están locos. No es posible que una computadora pierda una señal. Y así continuó el clásico juego de azar humano contra la máquina. Y si encontramos un planeta, estaríamos encantados. Cuando me uní al equipo hace cuatro años, ya habíamos encontrado una pareja. Y hoy, con la ayuda de más de 300 000 entusiastas de la ciencia, hemos encontrado docenas, y también hemos encontrado una de las estrellas más misteriosas en nuestra galaxia.
Así que para entender esto, les enseñaré cómo es un tránsito normal en los datos de Kepler. En este gráfico en el lado izquierdo representa la cantidad de luz, y en el fondo es el tiempo. La línea blanca es la luz solo de la estrella, lo que los astrónomos llaman una curva de luz. Al transitar un planeta por una estrella, bloquea un poco de esta luz, y la profundidad de este tránsito refleja el tamaño del objeto en sí. Y así, por ejemplo, tomemos Júpiter. Los planetas no llegan a ser mucho más grandes que Júpiter. Júpiter disminuiria del 1 % el brillo de una estrella. La Tierra, por otra parte, es 11 veces más pequeña que Júpiter, y la señal es apenas visible en los datos.
Así que de vuelta a nuestro misterio. Hace unos años los cazadores de planetas depurando datos en busca de tránsitos, vieron a una misteriosa señal procedente de la estrella KIC 8462852. Las observaciones en mayo de 2009 fueron las primeras, y empezaron a hablar de esto en los foros de discusión.Decían que un objeto igual que Júpiter haría una caída como esta a la luz de la estrella, pero también se decía que era gigante. Los tránsitos normalmente solo duran unas pocas horas, y este se prolongó durante casi una semana.

También decían que se ve asimétrica, que significa que en vez de limpieza por inmersión en forma de U como en Júpiter, tenía esta extraña pendiente que se puede ver en el lado izquierdo. Esto parecía indicar que todo lo que estaba en el camino y que bloqueaba la luz de las estrellas no era circular como un planeta. Surgieron unas cuantas lagunas, pero hace un par de años, todo estaba bastante tranquilo.

Y luego, en marzo del 2011, vemos esto: gotas de luz de la estrella caen en un 15 %, y esto es enorme en comparación con un planeta, que solo haría un descenso del 1 %. Hemos descrito esta característica como algo suave y limpio. También es asimétrica, con una atenuación gradual que dura casi una semana, y que luego vuelve a encajarse con normalidad en solo cuestión de días.

Y de nuevo, después de esto, no sucede gran cosa hasta febrero de 2013. Las cosas empiezan a ser realmente de locos. Hay un enorme complejo de pequeñas caídas en la curva de luz que aparecen, y duran unos 100 días, todo el tiempo hasta el final de la misión Kepler. Estas caídas tienen formas diversas. Algunas son muy afiladas, y otras son anchas, y también tienen duraciones variables.Algunas duran solo un día o dos, otras más de una semana. Y también hay tendencias hacia arriba y abajo en algunas de estas caídas, como si superpusieran varios eventos independientes. Y en este momento, esta estrella cae en su brillo más del 20 %. Esto significa que todo lo que bloquea su luztiene una superficie de más de 1000 veces la superficie de nuestro planeta Tierra.

Esto es verdaderamente notable. Y por lo que los científicos voluntarios, al ver esto, notificaron al equipo científico que encontraron algo bastante raro que podría valer la pena hacer un seguimiento. Y así, cuando el equipo científico lo observó, pensamos: “Sí, es probable que haya algo malo con los datos”. Pero nos parecía muy, muy, muy difícil, y los datos eran buenos. Y así lo que estaba pasando tenía que ser astrofísico, lo que significa que algo en el espacio estaba en el camino bloqueando la luz estelar. Y así, en este punto, empezamos a aprender todo lo posible sobre la estrella para poder encontrar pistas sobre lo que estaba ocurriendo. Y los científicos ciudadanos que nos han ayudado en este descubrimiento, se unieron a lo largo del paseo viendo la ciencia en acción en primera persona.

En primer lugar, alguien dijo: ¿y si esta estrella era muy joven y todavía tenía alrededor la nube de material de la que nace? Y entonces otro dijo: ¿qué pasaría si la estrella tuviera planetas ya formados,y dos de estos planetas hubieran colisionado, similar a la formación de la Tierra-Luna. Pues bien, estas dos teorías podrían explicar parte de los datos, pero las dificultades eran que la estrella no parecía ser joven, y no había resplandor de cualquiera de los materiales que se calentaban por la luz de la estrella, y que se puede esperar, si la estrella era joven o si hubo una colisión y se produjo una gran cantidad de polvo. Y así que alguien más ha dicho, ¿Y si hay un enorme enjambre de cometaspasando por esta estrella en una órbita muy elíptica? Esto realmente es consistente con nuestras observaciones. Pero estoy de acuerdo, parece algo artificial. Se necesitarían cientos de cometas para reproducir lo que observamos. Y estos son solo los cometas que pasan entre nosotros y la estrella. Y así, en realidad, estamos hablando de miles a decenas de miles de cometas. Pero de todas las malas ideas que teníamos, esta fue la mejor. Y así seguimos adelante y publicamos nuestros hallazgos.


Este fue uno de los artículos más difíciles que he escrito. Se supone que los científicos deben publicar resultados, y esta situación estaba lejos de eso. Por eso decidimos darle un título atractivo, y lo llamamos: “¿Dónde está el flujo?” Voy a dejar que Uds. resuelvan el acrónimo.


Pero esto no es el final de la historia. Casi al mismo tiempo que yo escribía este artículo, me encontré con un colega mío, Jason Wright, que también estaba escribiendo un artículo sobre datos de Kepler. Y decía que con la extrema precisión de Kepler, podría detectar megaestructuras alienígenas alrededor de las estrellas, pero no fue así. Le mostré los datos que los voluntarios científicos habían encontrado,y me dijo: “Tonterías, Tabby. Ahora tengo que reescribir mi artículo”.

Así que sí, las explicaciones naturales eran débiles, y ahora teníamos curiosidad. Así que tuvimos que encontrar una manera de descartar alienígenas. Así que juntos, convencimos a un colega nuestro que trabaja en SETI, la búsqueda de inteligencia extraterrestre, que este sería un objetivo extraordinario para perseguir. Escribimos una propuesta para observar la estrella con el mayor radiotelescopio del mundo en el Observatorio de Green Bank.


Un par de meses más tarde, la noticia de esta propuesta se filtró a la prensa y ahora hay miles de artículos, más de 10 000 artículos sobre esta estrella sola. Y si se busca Google, se encontrará esto.


Ahora, podrían preguntar: “Bien, Tabby, así ¿cómo se explican los alienígenas esta curva la luz?”Bueno, imaginen una civilización mucho más avanzada que la nuestra. En este caso hipotético, esa civilización habría agotado la energía de su planeta de origen, Entonces, ¿dónde podrían obtener más energía? Ellos tienen una estrella madre al igual que nosotros tenemos el sol, y si fuesen capaces de capturar más energía de esta estrella, entonces eso resolvería sus necesidades energéticas. Así que irían y construirían estructuras enormes. Estos gigantes, megaestructuras como los paneles solares descomunales, se denominan esferas de Dyson.


Esta imagen de arriba contiene un montón de impresiones artísticas de las esferas de Dyson. Es muy difícil ofrecer una perspectiva sobre la inmensidad de estas cosas, pero se puede pensar de esta manera. La distancia Tierra-Luna es de unos 400 000 km. El elemento más simple en una de estas estructuras es 100 veces ese tamaño. Son enormes. Ahora imaginen una de estas estructuras en movimiento alrededor de una estrella. Se puede ver cómo se produciría anomalías en los datos como, por ejemplo, disminuciones irregulares, poco naturales .


Pero lo cierto es que incluso las megaestructuras exóticas no pueden desafiar las leyes de la física.Cualquier cosa que usa gran cantidad de energía produce calor, pero eso no observamos. Pero podría ser algo tan simple como que están irradiando en otra dirección, no hacia la Tierra.


Otra idea que es una de mis favoritas es que hemos sido testigos de una batalla en el espacio interplanetario y de la destrucción catastrófica de un planeta. Ahora, admito que esto produciría una gran cantidad de polvo que no se observa. Pero si invocamos a alienígenas en esta explicación,entonces ¿quién puede decir que no limpiaron eficientemente todo para reciclar?



Se puede ver cómo esto rápidamente capta su imaginación.

Bueno, ahí lo tienen. Estamos en una situación que podría revelarse como un fenómeno natural que no entendemos o una tecnología alienígena que no entendemos. En lo personal, como científica, voy por la explicación natural. Pero no me malinterpreten, creo que sería increíble encontrar extraterrestres. De cualquier manera, siempre hay algo nuevo e interesante para descubrir.


Entonces, ¿qué pasa después? Tenemos que seguir observando esta estrella para aprender más sobre lo que pasa. Pero los astrónomos profesionales como yo, tenemos recursos limitados para este tipo de cosas, y Kepler está en una misión diferente.


Y estoy feliz de decir que, una vez más, los ciudadanos científicos han entrado y salvado el día. En esta ocasión, astrónomos aficionados con sus telescopios caseros intensificaron y comenzaron a observar esta estrella nocturna en sus propias instalaciones, y estoy muy emocionada de ver lo que encuentran.


Me sorprende que esta estrella nunca fue detectada por las computadoras porque simplemente no buscábamos algo así. Y lo que es más emocionante es que hay más datos en el futuro. Hay nuevas misiones que están surgiendo que están observando a millones de estrellas por todo el cielo.

Y piensen: ¿Qué significará cuando nos topemos con otra estrella de esta manera? Y ¿qué significa si no encontramos otra estrella de esta manera?


Pilots and Shannon controllers alert

dimecres, 5/12/2018

On November 9 at around 7:40 UTC

The pilot of a British Airways flight #BA94 from Montreal contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control (ATC) to ask if there were military exercises taking place in the airspace through which her Boeing 787 was passing.

Shannon ATC replied: “There is nothing showing on either primary or secondary [radar].”
The pilot responded: “OK. It was moving so fast.”
The controller then asked: “Alongside you?”
The BA pilot, flying from Montreal to Heathrow, describes how the UFO came up along the left-hand side of the aircraft, “then rapidly veered to the north”.
She said it was “a very bright light” that “disappeared at very high speed”.
She said they were “wondering” what it could be, that it did not seem to be on a collision course.

A Virgin Airlines pilot of #VS76 from Orlando to Manchester reported seeing the same thing.
He described it as a “meteor or another object making some kind of re-entry.”
He said it appears to be “multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory – very bright from where we were.”
Another pilot also reported a sighting.
The planes were flying in high level airspace – which extends upwards from 28,500ft to 42,000ft.The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) said it had filed a report on the sightings which will be “investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process.”


Over County Kerry

dimecres, 5/12/2018

BBC News, 13 November 2018

The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating reports of bright lights and UFOs off the south-west coast of Ireland.
It began at 06:47 local time on Friday 9 November when a British Airways pilot contacted Shannon air traffic control.She wanted to know if there were military exercises in the area because there was something “moving so fast”.

The air traffic controller said there were no such exercises. The pilot, flying from the Canadian city of Montreal to Heathrow, said there was a “very bright light” and the object had come up along the left side of the aircraft before it “rapidly veered to the north”.

She was wondering what it could be but said it did not seem to be heading for a collision. Another pilot from a Virgin plane joined in and suggested it might be a meteor or another object re-entering the earth’s atmosphere.

He said there were: “multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory” and that they were very bright.

The pilot said he saw: “two bright lights” over to the right which climbed away at speed.

One pilot said the speed was: “astronomical, it was like Mach 2″ – which is twice the speed of sound.

Published on Nov 12, 2018

Air traffic control audio of a sighting of a very bright object travelling rapidly across the sky above Ireland has emerged. Numerous pilots in the airspace notified Shannon ATC about the mysterious object.

… muy, muy ordinario! —SUPREMACISME—

dimecres, 5/12/2018

Tan ordinario como que, en este contexto:

“El exrector de la URJC ha asegurado que “el Trabajo de Fin de Máster no era obligatorio”.

Y que  el exdirector del Instituto de Derecho Público de la URJC se ha negado a declarar (no se sap si per ignorància o vergonya).

El que no jutgen els jutges es queda sense jutjar?

… o significativamente ordinario? —SUPREMACISME—

dimarts , 4/12/2018

Pablo Casado plagió páginas enteras para un libro.

Cuatro de las nueve páginas del artículo del líder supremacista -sobre la Marca España- están llenas de texto “apropiado” sin citar.

 Los párrafos completamente plagiados se intercalan con otros parafraseados, pero siempre de tal forma que el texto sigue la estructura de la información dispuesta en diferentes páginas de la web del Congreso de los Diputados.


Significativamente superior al ordinario… —SUPREMACISME—

dimarts , 4/12/2018

Pablo Casado Blanco obtuvo el título de Derecho en 2007 tras aprobar en cuatro meses doce de las 25 asignaturas de la carrera.

Casado consiguió el título tras aprobar 12 asignaturas del plan de estudios de Derecho de 1953, que constaba de 25 asignaturas en cinco cursos. Pero él lo hizo entre junio y septiembre de 2007.

Un superdotado:
El dirigente popular había iniciado sus estudios en el ICADE en 1999 y había agotado convocatorias en esa universidad. En 2005 decidió trasladar su expediente a un Centro de Enseñanza Superior, más acorde a su nivel. Él lo ha justificado por razones de cercanía. Lo dicho, un supremo galáctico del conocimiento.


Hearing on ET Disclosure, in Brantford

dimarts , 4/12/2018

Published on Jul 13, 2016


On Saturday June 25, 2016 a major story was revealed at the Alien Cosmic Expo’s – “A Hearing on ET Disclosure,” in Brantford, Ontario.  As you will see, if you read this whole article, it may just point to the operations center of the UFO cover-up.

The Hearing on UFO Disclosure, arranged by Victor Vigianni, involved a panel of UFO researchers presenting best evidence and a panel of reporters who listened and asked questions. Literally hundreds of people, cameras, and reporters jammed the large ballroom.

I was one of the presenters at the Hearing. I presented very statements from the Canadian Government Top Secret memo on flying saucers, and statements made by high ranking United States officials, and from officials with connections to the White House.

There may have been a lot that the reporters had not heard but there was nothing new being presented. Hellyer had two important remarks in reply to the questions:

1)      The first thing that he mentioned is that he only saw sighting reports as Minister of Defense which would hint at the fact that the head of Defense in Canada is not briefed or read in on the UFO program. Hellyer stated that he saw UFO sighting reports but he did not pay any attention to them as he was not interested in the subject and was busy trying to combine all the military branches of the Canadian military into one combined force. Then he pointed out a key piece of evidence stating that if he had been interested, and had requested files or a briefing, he could not have been refused. This completely contradicts the conspiracy belief held strongly in the UFO research community that some Wizard of Oz or deep black cabal actually runs the government and that elected officials are simply puppets pretending to be in charge.

2)      The more important and dramatic piece of evidence presented by Hellyer was a story he told about the day he was called to listen to some death bed confession. Paul did not provide dates for the events but he received a call from a man who said that the former head of emergency measures in Canada (let’s call him official X) was dying of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and that he has a story he wanted to get off his chest. He had decided that Paul Hellyer was the man he wanted to tell the story to. This is the story recounted by Hellyer

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Lord Peter Hill-Norton

dilluns, 3/12/2018

British Admiral was tireless UFO advocate at the House of Lords

Admiral Lord Hill-Norton

The release of UFO files from the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) include two files, DEFE 24/2033/1 and DEFE 24/2034/1, dealing with Parliamentary Questions. A substantial amount of these—over 350 pages—show the tireless advocacy for UFOs in general and the December 1980 incidents in the Rendlesham Forest near the RAF bases of Woodbridge and Bentwaters in particular, by Admiral of the Fleet Peter Hill-Norton, a former Chief of Defence Staff and a peer in the House of Lords until his death in 2004.

Because of his senior military rank, his parliamentary position and his stubborn personality that wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer, Lord Hill-Norton was a formidable foe to the MOD bureaucrats trying to spin and minimize the significance of UFO incidents over British airspace. The people at MOD knew this, as shown by the amount of drafts with careful editing in their official responses to the various UFO questions raised by Lord Hill-Norton. However, this never seemed to satisfy him and the exercise was repeated over and over again.

The frustration of an official from D/Sec(AS)—the name has been censored as usual in the MOD files—with Lord Hill-Norton’s persistence is shown in a hand-written comment on a “Loose Minute” from October 1998 (see document) in which the “Issue” itself was scratched and replaced with the following: “Lord Hill-Norton’s dissatisfaction with the Department’s limited interest in ‘UFO’ phenomena.” Then in the “Background” section, the unnamed official wrote the following:

“4. Lord Hill-Norton believes in UFOs and has taken on himself the mission of persuading Government to take seriously the notion that we are being visited by craft of extra-terrestrial origin. He pursues this with evangelical fervour through numerous PQs [Parliamentary Questions] and PEs [Parliamentary Enquires], and is something of a champion of the cause of ‘ufologists’ in this country.”

Before describing some of these PQs and PEs, let’s take a brief look first at the illustrious military career of Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Peter Hill Norton, and why he was able to intimidate so many government officials regarding the UFO issue. Although he certainly never used the term, Lord Hill-Norton was practicing—particularly during the last years of his life—exo-politics, raising the issues concerning UFOs and possible ET intervention in the realm of politics and government.

English newspapers are famous for using sharp language in their obituaries of public figures. When Lord Peter Hill-Norton died on May 16, 2004, the obituary by Toby Hamden in The Independentbegan with these words:

Peter Hill-Norton was a fierce, ramrod-backed naval officer of the old school. An aggressive, diminutive character, he was lean and fit throughout his life, his piercing blue eyes missing nothing and striking terror into the hearts of his subordinates. Ruthlessly ambitious and never afflicted by false modesty, he rose to become Chief of the Defence Staff before ending his career as Chairman of the Nato Military Committee. Hill-Norton was a ferociously hard taskmaster, but he also sought perfection in himself and devoted his formidable intellect and boundless energy unstintingly to the Royal Navy’s cause.

Lord Hill-Norton

Peter Hill-Norton was born in South Africa in 1915, the son of a pilot in the then brand new Royal Flying Corps and, on his mother’s side, a family of naval officers going all the way back to 1635. He entered the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1928 and served as an officer in various ships in the Far East and Pacific Fleets during World War Two, being promoted to Lt. Commander in 1944. His military career continued to climb rapidly: in 1957 he was appointed Director of Tactical Weapons and Policy at the MOD; after commanding the aircraft carrier Ark Royal, he was promoted Rear-Admiral and appointed Assistant Chief of Naval Staff in 1962. The titles kept coming: Commander-in-Chief Far East, 1969-70, Chief of the Naval Staff and First Sea Lord, 1970-71, Chief of Defence Staff, 1971-73, and his final crowning military post, Chairman of the Military Committee of NATO, 1974-79.

After retiring from military affairs, he was made Baron Hill-Norton in 1979, becoming a peer in the House of Lords. While there is no evidence that he was at all involved with UFOs during his long military career, the issue of the day was then the Cold War and its ramifications throughout the world, he became acquainted with ufology as soon as he entered the House of Lords. Shortly before he joined this august body, there was a famous four-hour debate on UFOs on January 18, 1979, convened by the Earl of Clancarty, the well known British ufologist and author Brinsley Le Poer Trench, who passed away in 1995. Following the debate, Clancarty formed the House of Lords All-Party ‘UFO’ Study Group, which functioned through the eighties and where Hill-Norton had his apprenticeship in ufology. This was not an official committee but an informal study group which invited speakers, both British and foreign ufologists, to address the group.

It was during this period that Lord Hill-Norton struck a close friendship with famous author Timothy Good, writing the foreword to his bestseller Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-Up and for a couple of his other books. Later on, he also cooperated with author Georgina Bruni, who published in 2000 a massive book about the Rendlesham affair titled, You Can’t Tell the People. Many details and documents contained in this book became the source of some of Hill-Norton’s Parliamentary Questions about this famous case and the shortcomings of its official investigation by the MOD.

The Admiral of the Fleet also maintained a correspondence with Marie Galbraith, who was coordinating the Laurance Rockefeller-funded UFO Briefing Document in the mid-90s at the time I was working in that project. She met him at least once during a trip to London in 1996, giving him a few copies of the recently published report to distribute to VIPs of his choosing. In one of the letters in my files, dated 9 November 1995, Lord Hill Norton makes the following fascinating comment to Marie Galbraith:

I do hope that you will be successful in opening this very stubborn oyster, even if you could get it half open it would be a great step forward. You will know better than I what the chances of “hearings” may be, but it seems to me that they will not do the trick unless the President can be persuaded to issue “immunity certificates” (if that is the right term) to several of the key witnesses.

The Admiral’s relentless UFO advocacy

Lord Gilbert

The bulk of the latest MOD UFO papers released dealing with Lord Hill-Norton are contained in the two DEFE files on “Parliamentary Questions.” I am not an expert on the British political system, but the way I understand it is that at any given time there is a member of the House of Lords with the rank of Under-Secretary of State for Defence, who deals with all military issues, including the unwelcomed UFO child. The current batch contains copious correspondence with three of these Under-Secretaries from the Labour Party: Lord John Gilbert, who served in the House of Lords as Minister of State for Defence Procurement, 1997-99, during Tony Blair’s administration; Baroness Elizabeth Symons of Vernham Dean, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, 1999-2001; and Lord William Bach, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, 2001-05.

When Lord Hill-Norton would raise certain questions to the current Minister of State, the paperwork would go to the MOD desk for preparing a proper response and then the final answer would be signed by the Minister. Below you can see the first page of the many sheets of “Written Answers” published by the House of Lords (equivalent to our Congressional Record) dealing with the “Rendlesham Forest Incident” and other UFO matters, dated 30 January 2001:

MOD Answers                            Baroness Elizabeth Symons

Baroness Symons

You see Lord Hill-Norton asking a number of uncomfortable questions such as whether there was “any involvement by Special Branch personnel,” “whether they are aware of any uncorrelated targets tracked on radar,” whether there were any “underground facilities at the former RAF Bentwaters installation,” what they know about an investigation carried out by the USAF “Air Force Office of Special Investigations or any other United States agency,” and so on. Baroness Symons responds to each one of these questions, but her answers are rather meager. In one key statement, she writes:

No additional information has come to light over the last 20 years to call into question the original judgment by the Ministry of Defence that nothing of defence significance occurred in the location of Rendlesham Forest in 1980. Accordingly there is no reason to hold an investigation now.

We include also the MOD’s “Background Note” following the “Written Answers,” as it shows the techniques and methods used by the Ministry in dealing with these types of parliamentary enquires. The bottom line is that the party line of “nothing of defence significance” drove the Admiral of the Fleet mad and in one particular letter to Baroness Symons he really lost the polite language you would expect from a peer in the House of Lords. He hits the tone right at the beginning of the letter to Lady Symons, dated 17 April 2001: “I have now had time to have a proper look at your letter dated 22nd March, and I find it not so much disappointing as absurd. This for various reasons but mainly because you seem unable to grasp what we are arguing about.” Click here to read Lord Hill-Norton’s letter to Baroness Symons.

Lord Hill-Norton's Letter to Baroness Symons

Point b. in the letter deals with the common official argument that “the events [at Rendlesham] were of no Defence interest. But over the past 20 years a wealth of new evidence has been uncovered by serious, diligent, and experienced investigators… If, indeed, your Ministry has taken no steps to re-open the alleged military investigation at the time, that would amount to gross dereliction of duty. But I know that your assertion is simply untrue.” He then raises the issue involving “a former prison officer at Hollesley” (a youth correction facility very close to RAF Woodbridge known officially as HM Prison Hollesley Bay) concerning “the apparently unauthorized removal of certain pages of records covering the time of the incident.”

“I suggest that all this,” continues Lord Hill-Norton, “and there is a great deal more, now in the public domain which makes it beyond any possible doubt that the incident most certainly was of considerable Defence interest, and it is absurd of you to pretend otherwise.”

In a letter to the previous Minister of State for Defence, Lord Gilbert, dated 22 October 1997, the admiral tells him, somewhat patronizingly, that “I do not want to go on and on, but because you are new to this particular matter I would like to put you more fully in the picture.” He then makes his central argument that the Rendlesham incident has to be of military interest. The Admiral of the Fleet and former NATO Defence Chief writes:

My position both privately and publicly expressed over the last dozen years or more, is that there are only two possibilities, either:

a.      An intrusion into our Air Space and a landing by unidentified craft took place at Rendlesham, as described.


b.      The Deputy Commander of an operational, nuclear armed, US Air Force Base in England, and a large number of his enlisted men, were either hallucinating or lying.

Either of these simply must be “of interest to the Ministry of Defence”, which has been repeatedly denied, in precisely those terms. They, or words very like them, are used again in your letter and I believe, in the light of the above, you would not feel inclined to sign your name to them again.

In case Lord Gilbert missed the point about Rendlesham’s defence implications, Lord Hill-Norton raised once again a number of “Parliamentary Questions” which are covered in the House’s “Written Answers” of 28 October 1997. Besides raising the issue of allegations “that nuclear weapons were stored at RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge in violation of UK/US treaty obligations,” a highly sticky point considering the strong anti-nuclear climate in Western European countries, “Lord Hill-Norton asked Her Majesty’s Government”:

Whether they are aware of reports from the United States Air Force personnel that nuclear weapons stored in the Weapons Storage Area at RAF Woodbridge were struck by light beams fired from an unidentified craft seen over the base in the period 25-30 December 1980, and if so, what action was subsequently taken.

Lord Gilbert responded: “There is no evidence to suggest that the Ministry of Defence received any such reports.” Gilbert’s response to the question of nuclear weapons was far more ambiguous, the classic “neither to confirm nor to deny where nuclear weapons are located either in the UK or elsewhere, in the past or at the present time.”

The bulk of Lord Hill-Norton’s UFO-related correspondence dealt with the Rendlesham Forest incident, but he also raised a number of other questions concerning both specific UFO cases and the general status and classification of UFO reports received by MOD, at a time when the Ministry had not yet put in place its policy of systematically releasing its UFO files to the public. One particular case of interest was a report of an alleged UFO crash in Northern Ireland on 13 February 2001, raised by Hill-Norton on the House of Lords’ “Written Answers” of 16 October 2001. The Minister of State Lord Bach made the following response:

Following reports of smoke being seen at Benaughlin Mountain, near Kinawy on the afternoon of 13 February 2001, police and troops conducted a search of the area, assisted by a helicopter, but nothing was found. A further search was carried at the following morning but nothing was found to indicate a downed aircraft or a fire and the incident was closed.

The MOD files include the police reports of this little known incident. You can consult the DEFE 24/2033/1 and 24/2034/1 files on “Parliamentary Questions” at the UK’s National Archives here, but bear in mind that the files can be downloaded free only for a limited time, afterwards you have to pay a fee. For a full military biography of the admiral, including his interest on UFOs and friendship with Tim Good, you can read the obituary in the Navy Days website here (link has been removed by source).

There is no doubt that the Admiral of the Feet, Lord Hill-Norton, was a formidable advocate of the UFO cause and that nobody replaced him in that role after his passing in 2004. Nevertheless, his tireless efforts can now be studied and celebrated by all those interested in ufology not only in Britain but anywhere in the world, where there is a dire need for more leaders like him in political circles.

The Disclosure Project

diumenge, 2/12/2018

Llista de testimonis:

Nick Pope: Ex-ministre de Defensa britànic
Dr. Roberto Pinotti: ufòleg itàlià.
Edgar Mitchell: astronauta.
Gordon Cooper: astronauta.
Monsenyor Corrado Balducci
Dr. Carol Rosin
Dan Willis: militar USA.
Lord Hill-Norton: almirall britànic.
Gordon Creighton: Funcionari d’Exteriors.
Dr. Robert Wood: enginyer.
Dr. Alfred Webre: antic analista del Stanford Research Institute.
Denise McKenzie: antic empleat del SAIC.
Colonel Phillip J. Corso: militar USA. (retirat)
Colonel Ross Dedrickson: militar USA. (retirat)
Teniente Walter Haut: militar USA.
Dr. Hal Puthoff
Dr. Eugene Mallove:  science writer
John Callahan: senior FAA official
Larry Warren, militar britànic.
Major George A. Filer III militar USA. (retirat)
John MaynardDefense Intelligence Agency (retirat)
Captain Robert Salas: militar USA.
Don Phillips: enginyer.
Lt. Col. Charles Brown: militar USA.
Mark McCandlish: artista conceptual.
James Kopf: criptògraf.
Major-General Vasily Alexeyev: militar rus.

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