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Here it is: OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE — Preliminary Assessment:Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (link below)

Here’s the link to the Report at Black Vault:

Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

Poring over this right now and will update this post as I find interesting details.


On Page 6, there is an interesting detail:

The UAPTF has 11 reports of documented instances in which pilots reported near misses with a UAP


Still reading the report but one thing stands out. This report is an admission by the DOD and the ODNI that they cannot identify what is invading at will our secure airspace around ships, military facilities, and aircraft carrying our most advanced systems and we have absolutely no way of preventing it.

Based on this report, these UAP’s pose a massive unknown, unassessable, and unpreventable threat AND we don’t know what they are, whose they are, or what their purpose, potential, or destructive capability is.

Correct me if I’ve missed something, but this sounds like a big deal.

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UFO/UAPs: The best way for the Pentagon to release classified information to the public is to give it to Congress in classified briefings.

We’ll see if this old maxim is true. That said, it is hard to imagine a bunch of Congressmen and Senators being able to conceal something as explosive as the truth about UFO/UAPs.

A raised eyebrow, a furrowed forehead, a smirk…a wink and a nod. And all that alcohol-fueled pillow talk.

Well, here it comes:

On Wednesday, members of the House Intelligence Committee received a classified briefing with U.S. Navy and FBI officials on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), which some of the lawmakers have said may represent a threat to national security.

The briefing came in advance of the release of a highly anticipated report, which looked at more than 100 instances of what have been classed as unidentified aerial objects observed by the military.

Foreknowledge of Wednesday’s briefing was first learned of by CNN, who noted that UFOs have recently become an issue that government officials have struggled to remove “from the world of science fiction and consider its actual national security implications.”

The briefing with members of the House Intelligence was conducted within a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF), according to Fox News.

Source: The Debrief

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Newt Gingrich: Doubtful that UAP/UFO’s are Chinese or Russian. Could be non-human “visitors.”

This is an interesting development. Newt Gingrich chimes in on the UAP/UFO matter (“Newt Gingrich Audio Update: UFOs – The Next National Security Threat“).


[C]ertainly some of the things that these unidentified flying objects are doing are so extraordinary that it’s kind of hard to believe they’d [China or Russia] have that kind of technology without us knowing. I would not rule out the possibility that these are visitors from another planet.

Here’s a link to the audio of Newt’s speech (pretty amazing stuff):

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Sen. Martin Heinrich, member of the Senate Intel Committee, says UAP’s appear too advanced for humans…and, if they’re not human, we should be worried.

Sen. Heinrich, D-NM, is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and he had this to say when asked about UAP/UFOs,

[If] there is a foreign government that had these kinds of capabilities, I think we would see other indications of advanced technology. I can’t imagine that what has been described or shown in some of the videos is of…belongs to any government that I’m aware of…

Source: Daily Caller/TMZ

The story continues,

When asked…if people should be more worried about UFOs being from foreign governments or aliens, Heinrich responded without hesitation, “Oh, option B. Much bigger thing to worry about.”

Hmmm. Senate Intel Committee member, you say?

Here’s the video embed:

“Sen. Martin Heinrich Says New UFO Videos Appear Too Advanced for Humans”

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UFO reported by police officers to UK Ministry of Defence (drawing included)

I don’t usually post items like this but, with all the excitement caused by the FOIA release of docs by the Ministry of Defence, I thought it might be fun. BTW, I have never seen a UFO and have not formed an opinion as to what such phenomena might be.

This report was included in the information released by the Ministry of Defence under the Freedom of Information Act (UK). Tip o’ the hat to Nick Pope who discovered this report in DEF 31/173 (we sifted through the pdf and found this info starting at page 240).

The reason this report is so interesting is because not only was the sighting witnessed (in April, 1984) by a local resident and her neighbor, but by the local police (when they arrived to take her report, the object was still visible). The police viewed the object with binoculars and then made a drawing of what they saw (pic of drawing is below).

So…we have the civilian report, the police report, an actual drawing made by the police (included below), and a transmittal letter by New Scotland Yard to the Ministry of Defence.

I present the evidence below. Have fun! BTW, a “Section 40” is where a name has been withheld to protect the person’s privacy.

Here’s the New Scotland Yard notice to MOD…

Here’s the report filed by the officers that saw the object…

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Here’s the officer’s sketch of the object…

Here’s the report to the Chief Superintendent by the local resident who called the police…

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UPDATE: Here’s a LINK to another interesting article on this subject…

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“Orwell Does the Hamptons” (Jeffrey Lord)

We have posted excerpts of and links to Jeffrey Lord’s articles in The Spectator on several occasions and confess to being great fans of his work. This article demonstrates how our freedom can evaporate in the blink of an eye (even in the Hamptons)…

“Orwell Does the Hamptons”

By Jeffrey Lord
The Spectator

The Hamptons.

Yes, those Hamptons. The bucolic, upscale precincts of Eastern Long Island that provide so much fodder for the tabloids, particularly in the golden days of summer. The place where at any given moment the media’s A-list of rich and powerful celebs can be found shopping, sipping, and supping. The home of Steven Spielberg’s manse with the dinosaur weather vane, a sly reference to his hit film Jurassic Park. The space shared at any given moment by such as Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld or Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joel or Ms. Martha Stewart or that well-known Amagansett resident Sir Paul McCartney. If you have a hankering for celebrities, charity, and softball, this is the place to be for the every-August Writers and Artists softball game that features Alec Baldwin in the outfield with Carl Bernstein at the plate and Rudy Giuliani calling the balls and strikes.

Yet there’s something disturbing going on in the Hamptons lately, cautionary tales not of celebrity but freedoms lost and privacy invaded.

As it happens, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Hamptons and elsewhere on Eastern Long Island purely out of the accident of birth to two parents who are natives of the area. This has bequeathed to me a large and beloved extended family spread over Long Island’s two “forks” that is decidedly not among the super-rich or super-famous. Long before the Hamptons morphed from a collection of sleepy villages into some sort of cross between Beverly Hills and an international resort, this meant a lifetime of summers, holidays, spring and fall vacations in a geographic location that is without doubt one of the most beautiful in the nation, getting to know every beach and back road with the intimacy that is only possible over decades.

WHICH BRINGS ME to cautionary tale number one, an incident involving the namesake of a much treasured Long Island institution called Dan’s Papers. Founded in 1960 by a young Dan Rattiner, the paper is free, found weekly in just about every commercial institution imaginable from grocery stores to gas stations. Chock full of news stories about the South Fork (which stretches to Montauk Point, harbors the Hamptons and borders the Atlantic Ocean) and the North Fork (the area that reaches to Orient Point and borders the Long Island Sound — my personal favorite where I hang my hat in decidedly un-Hamptons surroundings since I’ve seen lots of celebrities and have more fun with family), it blends local news, commentaries and restaurant reviews with schedules for art events, movies, fishing updates, used book sales, and the happenings at local vineyards. This is added to lots of real estate ads, info on where to pick up a good second-hand boat and, but of course, celebrity news of the local variety. (One of the more recent read “…Jerry Seinfeld was involved in a car accident on Skimhampton Road in East Hampton last week.” Note here to worried Seinfeld fans…the brakes failed, the car flipped, but he was OK.) Dan’s became such a successful institution, now stuffed with expensive ads, that Dan himself (the spitting image of Sir Richard Attenborough in Jurassic Park) was eventually bought out. He still writes for the paper, though. Surely one of the most prolific writers on the planet, his byline is liberally salted throughout each issue. A few years back I had the pleasure of spending an evening in his company at a barbeque, and I understand he is now happily engaged, has a dog named Moo, and a new book that will surely be a great beach read. In the Hamptons it has even been favorably blurbed by Spectator favorite Tom Wolfe.

To our tales.

It seems that back at the end of March, Dan, his fiancee, and Moo set out of a late Saturday afternoon to perform the usual chores. Pick up the eye glasses, stop at the dry cleaners etc. A quick drive from house to the center of East Hampton village, carefully parking the car on the street (relatively easy in the off-season) and Dan was on his way for the eye glasses. Retrieved, he emerges for the short walk to the dry cleaners when he notices a policeman carefully studying Dan’s new Chevy Tahoe. Approaching, he is addressed by name (the cop seemed not to recognize Dan yet knew his name). He notices two police cars are now stopped, blocking one lane of traffic. Within a minute or so Dan is told: “You are lucky I caught you before you drove off. We’re only going to impound your car. You won’t be arrested.”

He won’t be arrested?!!! Hello! For what?

Says the cop: “There was a lapse in your insurance. We now have radar sensors on the roofs of police cars. And we can check the license plates of every car on the road just by driving by. Your registration was suspended. The insurance had lapsed. The plates have to be taken off and sent to the Department of Motor Vehicles. And the car goes to the impound.”

Suffice to say, knowing all his paperwork was in the Tahoe and was completely current — and then producing same for the cop — Dan was astonished. Yes, the paperwork certainly did seem in order, but, well, too bad. No go. Literally. If Dan got behind the wheel of the Tahoe now and tried to drive away he would be arrested. “So we’re just dumped out here on the street?” asks an incredulous Dan.

Yep. Moo too.

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