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A320 Airbus Captain Reports Near Miss With A UFO Over Heathrow Airport

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pilotsThe captain of an A320 Airbus reported an intense encounter with what, according to the pilot, looked like a metallic, unidentified flying object (UFO). The pilot reported the object as a cigar-shaped/ball like metallic object that passed within a few feet of the passenger jet while flying near Healthrow airport in London, England in the summer of 2013. The official report however, was just released to the public by British Aviation authorities, and you can take a look at it in full  here. (1)

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Here is a brief summary of the  incident taken from the report:

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“The A320 PILOT reports transiting in level cruise at FL340, just to the west of Heathrow. The First Officer (FO) in the RH seat, was looking down at the PLOG. The Captain, in the LH seat, looked to the west out of the flight deck “Direct Vision” window. As he turned to look ahead, he perceived an object traveling towards them, at what appeared to be the same level, slightly above the flight deck windscreen. Having very little time to focus, he was under the apprehension that they were on a collision course with no time to react. His immediate reaction was to duck to the right and reach over to alert the FO; there was no time to talk to alert him. The captain perceived an object pass within a few feet above the aircraft, it could best be described as cigar/rugby ball like in shape, bright silver, and metallic like in construction.” (1)

British Aviation authorities were brought in to investigate the incident, and the report was issued by the UK Airprox board, which investigates any aircraft near-misses in British airspace.

“The Ministry of Defense has been investigating UFOs since the 1950’s, and has about 12,000 reports in its case files. When I was doing the job in the 90’s, I received about 200-300 reports each year. It is clear to me, given that these things are seen by police officers, pilots, military personnel, given that they are sometimes tracked on radar, it is clear to me that whatever the UFO phenomenon involves there are serious defence, national security and air safety issues at stake.” – Nick Pope, Former UK Ministry of Defense, 21 year veteran.

 It’s a similar process in North America. In the United States for example , the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has a high interest in UFOs. In section 8 of their air traffic control manual, it states that:

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“Persons wanting to report UFO/unexplained phenomenon activity should contact a UFO/unexplained phenomenon data collection center, such as Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS).” (1)

When Mike Gold, the Director of Operations for Bigelow Aerospace was asked about their involvement with UFO reports, he said that “he cannot comment on what they do with UFO reports,” he was also glad that somebody is taking the reports because it’s an “important issue that deserves serious attention .” (2)

The investigation by British aviation authorities who have investigated the incident have not been able to establish any identity, or explanation for the mysterious object. The incident occurred at 34,000 feet approximately 20 miles west of the airport.

The official report states that “the pilot was subject to a powerful impression of the immediate danger, caused by his perception of an object closing rapidly on his aircraft.” After much discussion, again, it was determined that  with the amount of information available relating to the event, a meaningful and conclusive finding was impossible.

In this particular case, there was no UFO tracked on radar. In dozens of other cases, UFO’s have been tracked on ground radar, air radar, and have ground and air visual confirmation. This isn’t the first time a pilot has reported a UFO, it’s a common occurrence, although many are still reluctant to do so.

Anecdotal evidence suggests aircrew are reluctant to file air-miss reports, but in this case, the pilot did because he believed the risk of a collision was high. In the absence of any Ministry of Defence interest in UFO reports, the Airprox Board is the only remaining official body in the UK with a remit to conduct detailed investigations of puzzling incidents like this one.” – David Clark, Sheffield Hallman academic and National Archives Consultant

Here is an interview with John Callahan, a retired Federal Aviation Administration Senior Division Chief. This is a remarkable story of another incident known as the “Anchorage” incident, where the UFO was seen by pilots as well as tracked on radar, and directly involved one of the highest ranking members of the FAA at the time.

Bigelow Aerospace is a space technology company that is known for it’s work on expandable space station modules. They are now owrking on space habitats for space agencies and corporate clients.  They are known for their development of Genesis I, Genesis II, Beam and the BA 330. They have a long history of working for NASA. – See more at: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/05/27/bigelow-aerospace-director-of-operations-shares-thoughts-on-ufos/#sthash.Kxj4Oire.dpuf

Sources:

(1) http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/ATC/atc0908.html

(2)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ9fWIBzEIo

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/01/06/jet-pilot-flying-near-heathrow-saw-rugby-ball-shaped-ufo-pass-within-a-few-feet-of-plane-report-says/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/6/pilot-reports-ufo-around-londons-heathrow-airport/

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New UFO Film Questions What The US Government Is Hiding

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The US recently released its highly anticipated Pentagon UAP report, but it wasn’t much more than a 9 page rundown of what has been known for decades. Regardless, for many, what was promising was that the UFO subject was being taken seriously again – and perhaps many more scientists might get involved.

For decades many have been warning about leaving UFO disclosure in the hands of a government that likes to use crisis’ or current events to expand its defense budgets. Further, why would we suddenly expect a government, who has been lying about this subject for 70 years, to suddenly come forth with the truth? What would inspire them to suddenly change their mind?

Perhaps it’s because the search for ET is an idea who’s time has truly come. We’ve reporting on this for over 13 years, and are mongst a community of researchers who have been encouraging humanity to look at the evidence for more than 70 years. It feels like an idea that human collective consciousness is more than ready to explore.

The impact the ET question has on our individual and collective worldview has the power to truly change the way we view ourselves and the meaning of life here on earth. Think of the implications answers to this question could have on how we set up and run our society as well. Technology, culture, collaboration etc – I spoke about this more in great detail in my extended interview for Greer’s. prior film Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind here.

Now, a new documentary from Dr. Steven Greer, directed by my good friend Michael Mazzola, seeks to explore what the films calls “the current government and media disinformation campaign promoting 3 big lies:”

1. We do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. WE DO.
2. Humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. WE CAN and WE DO.
3. The UFOs are a threat. THEY ARE NOT.

Bold statements. Watch the film below and see what resonates most with you.

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Pentagon UFO Report: Explanations Fall Into One of Five Categories. Aliens Not Ruled Out

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So is it aliens? The long awaited Pentagon UFO report is here, and the executive summary alone gives insight into the nature of this report from US Intelligence Communities.

The limited amount of high-quality reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) hampers our ability to draw firm conclusions about the nature or intent of UAP. The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) considered a range of information on UAP described in U.S. military and IC (Intelligence Community) reporting, but because the reporting lacked sufficient specificity, ultimately recognized that a unique, tailored reporting process was required to provide sufficient data for analysis of UAP events.

Essentially, the report aims to acknowledge 16 years of this phenomenon, while leaving out the 70 years it has been studying this phenomenon.

Still, as per the report, the U.S. government can’t explain 143 of the 144 cases of unidentified flying objects reported by their own military planes.

It acknowledges that “a handful of UAP appear to demonstrate advanced technology.”

In 18 incidents, described in 21 reports, observers reported unusual UAP movement patterns or flight characteristics. Some UAP appeared to remain stationary in winds aloft, move against the wind, maneuver abruptly, or move at considerable speed, without discernible means of propulsion. In a small number of cases, military aircraft systems processed radio frequency (RF) energy associated with UAP sightings.

The UAPTF holds a small amount of data that appear to show UAP demonstrating acceleration or a degree of signature management. Additional rigorous analysis are necessary by multiple teams or groups of technical experts to determine the nature and validity of these data. We are conducting further analysis to determine if breakthrough technologies were demonstrated.

It goes on to drop the last 16 years of measuring this phenomenon into 5 key categories, non of which mention non human intelligent life, but that is technically a bin for it.

The five categories are,

Airborne Clutter: These objects include birds, balloons, recreational unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or airborne debris like plastic bags that muddle a scene and affect an operator’s ability to identify true targets, such as enemy aircraft. Natural

Atmospheric Phenomena: Natural atmospheric phenomena includes ice crystals, moisture, and thermal fluctuations that may register on some infrared and radar systems.

USG or Industry Developmental Programs: Some UAP observations could be attributable to developments and classified programs by U.S. entities. We were unable to confirm, however, that these systems accounted for any of the UAP reports we collected.

Foreign Adversary Systems: Some UAP may be technologies deployed by China, Russia, another nation, or a non-governmental entity. UNCLASSIFIED 6 UNCLASSIFIED

Other: Although most of the UAP described in our dataset probably remain unidentified due to limited data or challenges to collection processing or analysis, we may require additional scientific knowledge to successfully collect on, analyze and characterize some of them. We would group such objects in this category pending scientific advances that allowed us to better understand them. The UAPTF intends to focus additional analysis on the small number of cases where a UAP appeared to display unusual flight characteristics or signature management.

The report does state, rather predictably, that some observations could be the result of sensor errors, spoofing, or observer misperception and require additional rigorous analysis.

As expected, they are claiming that “UAP clearly pose a safety of flight issue and may pose a challenge to U.S. national security.” What’s odd about this statement is that this phenomenon has been known about for 70 years, yet not a single aviation incident has occurred that anyone knows of, so why are they a threat to flight all of a sudden?

Further, one could expect “a threat to nation security” would be mentioned  for two reasons: on a political level this means more attention will be paid to the issue, and there has long been political leverage gained from presenting certain global events as a threat to ‘get other things done.’

In this case, the report makes mention of foreign adversary threats should these incidences fall under that category, claiming these could be breakthrough or disruptive technology.

The report contends that further scientific analysis and more focused measurement apparatus would be required to answer some of the unanswered questions surrounding ‘the few’ instances where UAP performed ‘impossible’ maneuvers.

There is likely a classified version of this report that would be in much greater detail. The question is why after 70 years is the public still in the dark?

Perhaps the takeaway here is that although this is essentially a repeat of Project Blue Book of the 50s and 60s, we are now in a time where it’s being talked about again. Further, we are in an age where information spreads a lot faster and a lot further then back then. Perhaps that will be the kicker this time around.

We’ll have more detailed coverage throughout the day and into tomorrow.

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Senator Marco Rubio Issues Statement Moments Before Pentagon UFO Report Released

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The long awaited Pentagon UFO report is set to be released from the U.S. Intelligence Community. Some of those waiting expect a moment of acknowledgment, but perhaps nothing all that new, while others are hoping for a much deeper admission of non-human intelligent life. Time will tell.

In the wake, Senator Marco Rubio has issued the following statement:

Rubio Statement on UAP Report

Miami, FL — Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement on the unclassified report on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

“For years, the men and women we trust to defend our country reported encounters with unidentified aircraft that had superior capabilities, and for years their concerns were often ignored and ridiculed,” Rubio said. “This report is an important first step in cataloging these incidents, but it is just a first step. The Defense Department and Intelligence Community have a lot of work to do before we can actually understand whether these aerial threats present a serious national security concern.”

In 2020, Rubio, as Acting Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, included report language in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 directing ODNI to submit a report to congressional intelligence and armed services committees on unidentified aerial phenomena.

We’ll have full coverage of the what’s in the report later today, if the report is released, and of course in the coming days as it will inevitably require much analysis and discussion. Sign up to our email list and follow us on Twitter for more to come.

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