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The latest Bond movie, Spectre, touches on an insidious connection between certain vested interests who wish to control intelligence and spy on citizens on a global level. The movie shows how special interest groups create terror throughout countries in an effort to push through and scare the public and governments into enacting stricter surveillance and reducing civil liberties. While the Bond movie makes the baddies out to be nothing more than a bunch of voyeurs who wish to know what everyone is up to, in reality the stakes are much higher. During his farewell address on January 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower warned about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex. This was the union of defense contractors and the armed forces. He explains:

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“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.”

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The Pentagon Collaborates With Hollywood to Glorify War

Back in 1986 the movie Top Gun was released. As a young kid I remember watching Maverick and Goose chase down Russian MiGs. The film went on to become a box office success, turning into the highest grossing film in 1986 and going on to take $353 million in total world box office receipts.(1) I didn’t realize at the time, of course, that I was being subject to some good old fashioned propaganda. War propaganda comes in a few forms — the first being a tool for the military to recruit, the second being in glorifying war and keeping the military industrial complex in business.

While Top Gun was not overt propaganda, since it distorted any historical facts, it did have a significant influence on young people. Top Gun was made in collaboration with the Pentagon. It was released in the mid-1980s, when polls showed many Americans voicing doubts about the post-Vietnam military experience. The movie’s success of presenting sweaty jocks flying jets not only generated millions at the box office but proved to be a major force in reviving the military’s image. Enlistments went through the roof. The Navy capitalised by setting up recruitment tables at theatres playing the movie. Opinion polls showed rising confidence in the military as America fell in love with Maverick, Iceman, and Goose as they travelled at Mach 2. (2) 

Top Gun is not alone as a propaganda tool for the military. There have been numerous other collaborations which promote the theme of war. Recent movies such as Man of Steel gained access to use military hardware, while state of the art fighter jets were featured in both of the Iron Man movies. The criteria for use of military equipment is pretty straightforward: make the military look good. The movies Pearl Harbour and Golden Eye were other films that received the support of the military. With billions of dollars of tax payer funded military equipment at hand, it is difficult for production houses to produce military films which don’t have the support of the Pentagon. The Pentagon worked closely with the filmmakers in the production of Top Gun, giving the producers access to high-end equipment such as warplanes and aircraft carriers for a meagre $1.8 million. (2a)

Not All Films Are Supported By the Pentagon

Not all films get the green light from the Pentagon, however. Oliver Stone, a military veteran himself and eight times an Academy Award winning filmmaker, has made numerous films about the reality of war. Stone knows all too well how the Hollywood Industrial Complex works. Stone wrote Platoon — the story based upon his experiences as a U.S. infantryman in Vietnam — to counter the glorified vision of war portrayed in John Wayne’s The Green Berets. It was the first Hollywood film to be written and directed by a veteran of the Vietnam War.171  Stone suggests that Eisenhower was correct in his assessment of the power the military-industrial complex, stating it is the single largest economic entity in the United States. (3) 

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Movies that had to go without any military support include Forest Gump, Platoon, Apocalypse Now, Independence Day, and Thin Red LineAny movie script which denigrates the military, harms recruitment efforts, refers to drugs or alcohol, or where any enemy overpowers the military (including aliens), is a big no no when it comes to receiving potential military involvement. Hence, only stylised celluloid dreams of heroic American myths of imperialism and the rewriting of history is portrayed to audiences across the globe. The big loser in all this propaganda is, of course, the audience. The movie going public is exposed to a partial reality, which is a Pentagon glorification of war, funded by the U.S taxpayer.

War is Good for Corporations

The big winners are the corporations which support and provide the know-how, services, and equipment to the military. Some of the big players such as Lockheed Martin, a global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company, with worldwide interests, take home some serious dollars from the U.S government and taxpayers. In 2013, 82% of Lockheed Martin’s $45.4 billion in net sales were from the U.S. Government, either as a prime contractor or as a subcontractor (including 61% from the Department of Defense [DoD]). 17% of Lockheed’s revenues were from international customers (including foreign military sales [FMS], contracted through the U.S. Government), and 1% were from U.S. commercial and other customers.(4) 

Another key player in the military stakes is the Boeing Corporation, better known for its design and manufacture of commercial airlines. Under its Defence Space and Security Arm, it develops military aircraft, military communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, satellites, and rockets, as well as providing services such as integrated logistics and supply chain management. This arm of the business constitutes approximately 40% of all operating revenues, contributing $33 billion to the Boeing’s bottom line. (5) 

Another lesser known company is Northrop Grumman. Northrop Grumman is a global security company who provide an array of military aircraft systems, unmanned systems such as the maker of Global Hawk surveillance drones, cyber security, communications and computers, (C4) intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems and installations. In 2013 Northrop Grumman’s revenue exceeded $24 billion, most of which (86%) was from U.S. government contracts.(6) These are just a few of the corporations which form part of the military industrial complex Eisenhower warned about in his farewell speech back in 1961.

Military Contractors Reliant on Government Contracts

In his book How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives, Nick Turse outlines how “the military has grown from 22,000 prime contractors doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD) in 1970, to 47,000 + prime contractors and more than 100,000 sub-contractors in 2008.” (7) It is easy to see how lines can become blurred. Many of these large corporations are completely reliant and vulnerable to maintaining government contracts. With such exposure and risk involved with operating these businesses it is easy to see why corporations have such close alliances with government. This close alliance of corporation and government may not always be in the best interest of democracy and the general population. So when we see terrorist attacks and our politicians promoting and coercing the citizens of countries to war, the question begs, who is benefiting from such actions and who is ultimately behind such aggression?

excerpts taken from Rethink…Your world, Your future.

Article by Andrew Martin, author of  Rethink…Your world, Your future. and One ~ A Survival Guide for the Future… 

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(1) boxofficemojo.com”. Top Gun (box office).

(2) David Sirota, The Washington Post, 25 years later, how ‘Top Gun’ made America love war, August 26, 2011.

(2a) http://original.antiwar.com/sean-a-mcelwee/2013/04/28/propaganda-and-censorship-the-hollywood-industrial-complex/

(3) http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/hollywood-war-machine/

(4) http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/corporate/documents/2013-Annual-Report.pdf

(5) http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/companyoffices/financial/finreports/annual/2014/annual_report.pdf

(6) http://www.northropgrumman.com/AboutUs/AnnualReports/Documents/pdfs/2013_noc_ar.pdf

(7) http://www.cla.purdue.edu/slc/main/documents/TheComplex.pdf

 

 

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Senior D.O.D Official Says UFOs “Are Demonic & We Shouldn’t Be Pursuing Them”

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    The former director of the Pentagon's UFO program recently gave an interview to the NY Post. The discussion was about the UFO phenomenon, and how the topic is quite vast and may change humanities perception of reality in cultural and religious ways.

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    Why have governments kept the phenomenon a secret? Why ridicule it for so many years, and then start talking about it? Who decides whether or not humanity is ready to look into and deal with this very real phenomenon?

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Lue Elizondo is a former intelligence officer with the Department of Defense, and former director of AATIP, the Pentagon’s previous UFO program, from 2010-2017. No, it is not Lue who believes UFOs are demonic, he instead tells a story of someone else within government who had this belief.

Elizondo, along with his colleague Christopher Mellon, the Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Steve Justice, a recently retired Director of Advanced Systems at Lockheed Skunkworks when they all began speaking publicly about the UFO phenomenon in 2017. In doing so they joined many others with verified high ranking backgrounds from within government who publicly comment on the subject, voicing their concerns that the phenomenon is real and that the public has a right to know about it.

From the perspective of a citizen, ‘why have UFOs been kept secret?’ is a difficult question to answer. Yes, there is the possibility that there are corporate and financial elite interests tied to this phenomenon, who would like to capitalize on it, and/or influence the perception of citizens regarding the phenomenon for ulterior motives. But perhaps that’s not true, it’s not something we hear about from all whistleblowers who have come forward. So what is going on? It’s difficult to know, and only a small group of people seem to control the secrecy around the subject.

A common theme seems to be that, one large reason for the secrecy is perhaps the implications it has on culture and religion. Multiple whistleblowers over the years have told us that governments know that the phenomenon is controlled by non human intelligence.

At the 15 minute mark of an interview with The NY Post, Elizondo speaks about a meeting he had with a senior Department of Defense official who told him that there are people within government who do not want information about the subject to get out due to their (the officials) philosophical and religious belief systems.

I remember the conversation very well, um, this is a person I respected tremendously, very very senior person…He told me he said…”We already know what it is.” I said OK sir, so it’s ours? And he said no, that’s not what I’m saying. And he said, he asked me point black “have you read your bible lately?” And I wasn’t quite sure where he was going with that and I said…where are you going with this? And he said “well then you know that these are demonic and we should not be pursuing them.”…He wasn’t kidding, that’s exactly how he felt…

Lue then goes on to emphasize that “no matter what it is, we need to figure it out.”

There was a time when the church wouldn’t even look through the telescope of Galileo because it conflicted with their narrative…This is something we have been dealing with for a long time…Imagine the first person that decided to get on a boat and sail over the horizon, right, and there’s discussion of sea monsters and krakens that will devour you and destroy your boat. And yet, we did it anyways, we did sail and explored the world and it turns out, you know, 500 years later yeah there really are sea monsters except for we call them the great squid of the pacific and we call them great white sharks and whales…Now they’re just a part of nature they have a scientific name. But, you know, those sea monsters still exist, they’re there, we just learned to understand them and maybe this is the same thing maybe this is just yet another expedition over the horizon in which we’re going to realize what we thought were monsters are really just neighbours.

Be sure to check out the full interview here if interested.

This begs the question. Is humanity ready for the disclosure? Regardless of the answer, it’s happening. Personally, I believe we are and I do not like the idea of high ranking officials who are guided by their belief systems dictating what these objects represent. I do not feel comfortable with a small group of people determining whether or not humanity is ready for such exploration. Why should they decide?

Throughout history we continually go through paradigm shifting moments, and every time we deny them and shy away from them as a way of holding on to beliefs. Is this human nature? Or something we can overcome with awareness? The UFO subject and its disclosure of it at the mainstream level represents just that, a paradigm shifting moment that calls into question what we thought we knew about nature of our reality.

Are we open to it?

Here’s another great quote from Dr. Eric Davis that may provide some insight as well. Davis, a renowned astrophysicist who worked with the Pentagon UFO program stated that he gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department Agency, as recently as March 2020 about retrievals from “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.”

I think there’s a lot of evidence that the government has known, but the problem is, it’s so outside the realm of human comprehension that they can’t deal with it on a legislative basis, they can’t deal with it on a military, operational basis, they can’t can’t deal with it on the basis of a presidential policy. (source)

Being a researcher in the field for more than 15 years, stories of “beings” associated with these objects range from what can be perceived as very benevolent, to malevolent. There are all kinds of stories out there, some which have very interesting corroborations among multiple supposed “experiencers.” Perhaps all of these objects are not from “one” place or the “same” species, perhaps we have been visited by intelligent life from other galaxies universes, dimensions? Perhaps some are interplanetary? There is so much of our “reality” that we cannot perceive with our senses, perhaps they exist here, on Earth, but in these other realms we cannot perceive with our senses? The topic is quite vast and leaves no aspect of humanity untouched.

The latest program disclosed by the U.S. Defense Department is the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force (UAPTF). The Department of the Navy, under the cognizance of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, is currently leading that program UAPTF.

In the NY Post interview Elizondo explains many things, and something that’s not novel. One of them is that the Navy, as well as other military branches, have encountered these objects on “a daily basis.” Prior to the “mainstream” UFO disclosure we’ve seen in the past couple of years, this was already quite evident. There are tens and thousands of pages of declassified documents describing military encounters with UFOs. These documents contain radar tracking data, pictures and now videos that have been released, as well as testimony from the pilots involved. This is nothing new, although it may be new in the public eye, it’s been something that’s been happening since man was able to take flight.

The phenomenon reported is something real and not visionary or fictitious…There are objects probably approximating the shape of a disk, of such appreciable size as to appear to be as large as man-made aircraft….The reported operating characteristics such as extreme rates of climb, maneuverability, (particularly in roll), and the actions which much be considered evaise when sighted or contacted by friendly aircraft and radar, lend belief to the possibility that some of these objects are controlled either manually, automatically or remotely – General Nathan Twining, 1947.

The phenomenon has also been documented in the printing press in times of antiquity, prior to the time of modern day technology. It’s even seen in historical pieces of artwork. It’s safe to say that the phenomenon has been observed for a very long time – yet only now are we taking it seriously.

It’s quite clear that governments around the world have been studying this phenomenon while keeping humanity in the dark about what they’ve discovered. Intelligence agencies in the US are set to disclose what they know about the phenomenon very soon, but any information beyond what is already known among many ufologists is not to be expected. It’s safe to assume that a wealth of information will still be kept “classified” for “national security” purposes. I put “national security” in quotations because, in my opinion, I feel in many cases ‘national security’ has become and umbrella term to justify the concealment of information due to it’s implications on the human belief and culture, or to protect corporate and perhaps “elitist” agendas. Perhaps I’m wrong?

We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it….And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. – JFK

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UFO “Crash Retrievals” Hits The Mainstream Discussion, What’s Going On?

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    A recent article in published in the New Yorker brings up the topic of UFO crash retrievals. This article summarizes what was said by a former U.S. senator, and much more.

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    Why is so much information about this topic, and many others concealed from the public, is it really about "national security" or is there another reason for all of the secrecy?

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A recently published article in The New Yorker written by Gideon Lewis-Kraus, previously a writer-at-large for the New York Times Magazine, goes quite in-depth into the UFO phenomenon. It’s always great when the topic attains more “legitimacy” within the mainstream, but it’s unfortunate that something has to be presented in this fashion for it to receive legitimacy.

The article mentions the topic of UFO crash retrievals, which is the idea that governments have, in this case the U.S. government, recovered debris from crashed UFOs. It mentions Harry Reid, a retired American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator in Nevada from 1987 to 2017. Reid has been quite active in trying to get congress and others within the government to look into this issue more in order to bring it out into the public domain.

We already know that the Pentagon has, and has had, programs to study the phenomenon. This is a matter of public record. The agency disclosed to the public is called  “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force”, but remember that the United States has a history of government agencies existing in secret for years. The National Security Agency (NSA) was founded in 1952, its existence was hidden until the mid 1960’s. Even more secretive is the National Reconnaissance Office, which was founded in 1960 but remained completely secret for 30 years.

According to the article, Reid states that he,

“was told for decades that Lockheed had some of these retrieved materials, […] And I tried to get, as I recall, a classified approval by the Pentagon to have me go look at the stuff. They would not approve that. I don’t know what all the numbers were, what kind of classification it was, but they would not give that to me.”

Kraus reached out to Lockheed but there was no response.

Speaking of Lockheed, Steve Justice, a recently retired Director of Advanced Systems at Lockheed Skunkworks, has also alluded to the idea that this type of technology is real. He has been quite outspoken about the “black budget” world, and crafts that can mimic the capabilities that are observed in unidentified aerial phenomenon by, as he once said, employing a driver system that alters the space-time metric. He once stated:

“We have glimpses of how the physics of this works, but we need to harvest technologies from the Science Division to realize the capability.” (source)

I saw him state this during a livestream as well, when he was with To The Stars Academy. He has since left this organization.

His statement is  another way of saying that these technologies exist within the “science division”, wherever that may be.

This is an idea that has been given credibility by many “high ranking” people from within various governments. For example, Apollo 13 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell once told the world that “Yes there have been crashed craft, and bodies recovered.” He is seen making these statements in this documentary.

Eric W. Davis, a renowned astrophysicist who worked with the Pentagon UFO program stated that he gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department Agency, as recently as March 2020 about retrievals from “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.” Christopher Mellon, a former Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary for Intelligence from 1997 to 2002 has confirmed that he was  present during this testimony. He himself has been quite outspoken about the phenomenon over the past few years.  Dr. David Clarke, an investigative journalist, reader and lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University who was also the curator for The National Archives UFO Project from 2008–2013, came across some interesting documents suggesting that the UK was desperate to capture UFO technology. Paul Hellyer, former Canadian defence minister claimed that the protocol when military jets were scrambled to intercept a UFO was to “shoot first and ask questions after.”

These are simply a few of many examples that lend credibility to how government has viewed UFOs over the decades. Interestingly, the most viewed document in the FBI archive is about a supposed crash of three UFOs that contained bodies inside.

Have governments done anything with this technology? 

Documents obtained by The Drive show that revolutionary technology that has the capability to alter space-time may actually be “operable”, according to Naval Aviation Enterprise Chief Technology Officer Dr. James Sheehy, seen in the picture above. You can read more about that story here.

What about the supposed bodies? How did these objects crash? Were they brought down by us? I hope not, but given the nature of our race it’s not unlikely to assume that we would be more of a threat to life in the cosmos than an extraterrestrial space faring race would be to us, but that’s just me speculating. I don’t know. What I do find interesting about the phenomenon is that most of the examples that are available in the public domain show that they perform evasive maneuvers.

This has been emphasized by many, like Canadian Defense Minister Paul Hellyer in 2008General Nathan Twining in the 1940’s, and more recently Richard F. Haines, a senior NASA research scientist for more than two decades now.

In my research I haven’t really come across anything that is indicative of a threat, so I hope mainstream coverage and government disclosure doesn’t take it there. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t legitimate “national security” concerns, but to take the stance that these objects represent a threat doesn’t seem to be evidence based in my opinion.

Why This Is Important

Mainstream UFO disclosure can be confusing. For example, why is the military witness testimony of certain pilots involved in a UFO incident that was released and confirmed by the Pentagon a few years ago credible and worthy of mainstream coverage, but the testimony of a high ranking Air Force Colonel, like Ross Dedrickson, not brought up at all?

Is this because Dedrickson claimed to have knowledge about extraterrestrials and what they are concerned about? Is this going too far for people? Again, who dictates and determines “what is too much” for people to handle? Why determines what is credible and not credible? Is it because there is no data about ETs? Or is it because data about ETs has been withheld, just as data about UFOs were withheld?

When UFOs were ridiculed, there was a lot of “evidence” for their existence. There is a lot of “evidence” for the idea that some of these objects are not human in origin, but again, a lot of people still have “feelings” about taking it there.

Will we ever get the entire truth?

Kraus states in his article that,

The government may or may not care about the resolution of the U.F.O enigma. But in throwing up its hands and granting that there are things it simply cannot figure out, it has relaxed its grip on the taboo. For many, this has been a comfort.

It’s great to see and know that this topic is no longer taboo to discuss. But again, it’s unfortunate that there seems to be a “mainstream culture”, for lack of a better word, that dictates what can be spoken about still. Why does this culture get to decide when something is taboo or not? Furthermore, if governments and intelligence agencies come out and say “this is what we know” can we really trust them at this point? Is it really all they know? Is releasing some information a way to stop the conversation about it, or at least limit it?

For example, when a program or information is declassified, how can we be so certain that that’s all there is to it? Is more information concealed for national security purposes, or other purposes? What implications might that secrecy still have?

Media and government manipulation is something citizens always have be be wary of. A CIA document pertaining to media and government relationship states that the CIA task force:

“now has relationships with reporters from every major wire service, newspaper, news weekly, and television network in the nation, [and that] “this has helped us turn some ‘intelligence failure’ stories into ‘intelligence success” stories,’ and has contributed to the accuracy of countless others.” [the agency has] “persuaded reporters to postpone, change, hold, or even scrap stories that could have adversely affected national security interests or jeopardized sources and methods.”

Let’s not forget about operation Mockingbird.

Although it is a document outlining their desire to become more open and transparent, the deception outlined by various whistleblowers and pieces of evidence requires us to read between the lines and recognize that the relationships shared between intelligence agencies and our sources of information are not always warranted and pose inherent conflicts of interest.

Herein lies the problem: What is “national security,” and who determines that definition? JFK bravely told the world that the:

“dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweigh the dangers which are cited to justify it. […] there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.”

What are the justifications for UFO secrecy?

Don’t get me wrong, I am quite convinced that there are many people within government, normal people like you and me, who simply want to know what this phenomenon is all about and are passionate about truth and transparency. It’s a complicated topic that’s been drenched in secrecy for years. As far as why this secrecy has occurred is an entirely different discussion. Perhaps this campaign of secrecy was done with the best of intentions? Perhaps not? Perhaps it is and was a mix of both? I don’t know, but there’s nothing wrong with discussing and speculating, especially in a time when speculation and opinion are being condemned in multiple fields.

I also believe there are other reasons for secrecy that go beyond “it’s too much for the people to handle” and that “it’s a national security issue.” These reasons may go into protecting certain interests, like profits of the energy industry among others. Based on my research, any type of technology that can release humanity’s dependence on big corporations is somehow always kept on the back-burner, at least until it can be monopolized and put out in a way that benefits those who control it.

UFO technology could perhaps collapse the entire economy and our way of life as we know it by offering new modes of energy generation that, as Tesla once said, use the “wheelwork of nature.” Maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe there are ways to provide abundance to all without requiring us to work within our current demanding lifestyles? Perhaps we don’t have to be dependant on money?

Reasons like this are sometimes hard for people to examine. It can be scary for some to even contemplate the idea of a government or powerful set of people who are actively taking measures to prevent humanity from thriving. Perhaps that is a conspiracy theory? Perhaps it’s not. I do believe there is enough information and evidence to at least have that conversation, and I think it’s an important one to have and consider.

But as you could note by my above statements, the UFO topic has the potential to change how we live our day to day lives in society due to what abundance it could provide for the average person. While this is not obvious when exploring the subject, this has been one of the drivers of our passionate research over the years.

The Takeaway

As I’ve said many times, I don’t think we will ever get anything significant from government disclosure than what’s already known about the phenomenon among researchers who have been studying it for decades. So don’t get your hopes up. Perhaps the fact that these objects are real is all we will get, but who knows?

Is this an issue where the citizenry has to take initiative to find out more? Why is the idea, for example, of trying to make contact with these objects in a citizen initiated way taboo or “crazy” within the mainstream? If we want to find out more about this topic, perhaps we have to try and do so ourselves? Why is it that when government tries to find out, it’s “official” but when citizens try and do it, it’s a “cult?”

Are human beings at a point in our culture where we are capable of exploring this topic without labelling phenomenon as “demonic” or “angelic.” Can’t we just accept that there may be other consciousness’ in the universe that takes on a similar, but different physical form? The discussion of what these objects are seems to be the next step, and it’s being had, but it’s taken decades for the topic to exit the “taboo” realm, how long will it take for the implications of the phenomenon and deeper questions that it leads to, to be considered no longer taboo?

It leaves no aspect of humanity untouched, it goes into consciousness, physics, the nature of our society, history, other dimensions and more, but many people within this community don’t want to go there until it is “confirmed” by a “credible” source. This in my opinion is a problem.

Some sources the masses rely on as “credible” are more manipulative than credible, and that’s something we have to come to terms with. It’s OK to speculate. Perhaps our definition of “evidence” needs to change in order to go above and beyond the limitations of “science.”

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Footage of Alleged UFO Filmed In Pordenone, Italy Shows Lighting Fast Departure

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    There are a number of pictures and videos of UFOs out there, but only some are 'confirmed' as real. Other sightings like this one from Pordenone, Italy are intriguing, and we may not want to wait for government to tell us it's OK to consider it.

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    What are the implications of waiting on government and intelligence agencies, who have long covered up this subject, to tell us which sightings are real and which are not? Why are they the authority?

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As many of you reading this probably already know, the Pentagon recently confirmed a video of multiple triangle shaped UFOs. According to the Pentagon, this video was taken by Navy personnel, and it’s authentic. They do not provide an explanation of the phenomenon seen in the video however.

Many UFO skeptics, and UFO researchers who are not skeptics have responded, claiming that the footage may be fake but fail to address the why they came to that belief. Perhaps some feel the Pentagon is lying to the public, claiming that their footage is authentic when it really isn’t. But what would be the purpose of that? This is not a bad thought to have. This would suggest that Pentagon may be deceiving the masses about the reality of the UFO phenomenon not only with this footage, but also with three previous videos filmed by Navy pilots released a few years ago, which have also been confirmed as “real” by the Pentagon.

On top of this, one has to acknowledge the fact that the UFO phenomenon has been ridiculed by government and mainstream media for a number of years. It’s been chucked into the “conspiracy” bucket many times, so why all of a sudden are they giving all of this legitimacy to it? It’s a complicated topic, one that is known to be plagued with government agencies spreading disinformation about what seems to be a very real phenomenon.

Having researched this topic for more than 15 years, and having a few “UFO” experiences myself, I am no doubt convinced of the reality of the phenomenon. I recognized many years ago that there is more evidence for the reality of these unidentified flying objects, now known within the mainstream as Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAPs), than there is for many things society accepts as fact. It was quite clear when UFOs were considered a conspiracy theory that they were real, there was a lot of evidence suggesting it. The phenomenon has actually been documented for thousands of years in various forms. Today, it comes in the form of pictures, video footage, high ranking and civilian witness testimony, radar tracking data and more. A few hundred years ago and in antiquity it came in the form of incidents documented within the printing press and artwork, as well as stories passed on orally.

All this being said, I do not believe mainstream media and government are reliable sources of information, as there are a number of examples of perception manipulation when it comes to various global issues, why should UFOs be any different? Will they take this, in my opinion very real phenomenon and try and control the masses perception about it? We shall see. You can read more about that discussion here.

The main point is, why does something have to be shared by mainstream media for it to become legitimate? Why does certain information and pieces of evidence have to come from these “official” sources?” This is a great example of how governments and mainstream media have such a large stranglehold over the perception of the masses. The pictures and videos released by various governments as of late are not the only examples. There are probably thousands of intriguing pieces of footage out there, although not verified by any government or mainstream media sources, they have not been debunked. Sure, many of them may be fake, many of them may be real,  but they are no doubt interesting to look at and speculate.

The Footage: The footage below comes from an unknown source, apparently from Italy. It seems be quite old judging by the quality, and it was posted on YouTube in 2008.  It could very well be fake, again, you never know these days. If anybody has any information about this footage, whether it has been “debunked” or not,  I would love to hear from you.

Here is a clip of the same footage on what appears to be a news broadcast about the incident. Some of the footage in this link appears to be slightly more clear. In it we see Silvano Ferronato, a popular UFO researcher in Italy, sharing his opinion. The footage must have caused quite a stir in order for it to get this type of media coverage, but again, there seems to be very little information about it at all, and like so many others, it’s impossible to claim whether it’s real or fake. It does come from what appears to be at least 25 years ago, I am not sure what the capability of ” CGI” technology was back then.

The Takeaway: As I’ve said before, this topic is very complex, and one we’ve written it about since our inception in 2009. It touches on all aspects of humanity, and has the potential to shift human consciousness. This topic is pushing us to question what we think we know about our world, ourselves, the cosmos, and the overall nature of reality. Our curiosity is heightened like never before, and as always, we must do our best to avoid having our perception of this phenomenon given to us by sources that may not have our best interests at heart. Independent research and investigation is the way to go if you are curious about it.

Collective Evolution has been covering this topic since 2009, if you’re interested in going through our article archive, you can do so here.

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