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Renowned Physicist & “Father of Astronautics” Believed UFOs Were Extraterrestrial

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    Known as the founding father of rocketry and astronautics, as well as modern day spaceflight, Hermann Oberth believed UFOs were extraterrestrial visitors observing Earth.

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    Why were so many brilliant minds aware of the UFO phenomenon when the majority of society ridiculed them and placed them in the "conspiracy" bucket? Do we look into topics for ourselves or simply listen to what government/media tell us?

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Many decades ago, the mentor of Wernher Von Braun, Hermann Oberth (both seen in the picture above), the founding father of rocketry and astronautics, also known as the ‘father of Spaceflight’ stated his belief that “flying saucers are real” and that “they are space ships from another solar system.” He went on to say that “I think that they possibly are manned by intelligent observers who are members of a race that may have been investigating our Earth for centuries.” He wrote these words in “Flying Saucers Come From A Distant World”, The American  Weekly, Oct 24, 1954. At the time, academics like Oberth were well aware of the reality of UFO phenomenon. Carl Jung, for example, accused the air force of covering up the UFO phenomenon at the time.

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Braun seemed to be concerned about a “false flag” alien invasion. You can read more about that here. Nikola Tesla was also highly interested in the subject.

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According to a paper published in the Journal History and Technology titled Extraterrestrial encounters: UFOs, science and the quest for transcendence, 1947–1972,

At the Internationaler UFO/IFO-Kongress, hosted in Wiesbaden and organized by Karl Keit (1907-2001), credulous UFO-impresario and president of the Deutsche UFO/IFO-Studiengemeinschaft (DUIST), Oberth repeated claims first made in 1954 that he was no longer willing to exclude the possibility that UFOs could indeed be of extraterrestrial origin. Having examined all existing arguments, Oberth proclaimed in front of ‘many hundreds of people who apparently believe that the Earth has been visited by emissaries from outer space,’ as The Times wrote, that he was now convinced that flying saucers were ‘very real,’ and carrying visitors from outer space.

Oberth later repeated that ‘the UFOs are a kind of sentinel, here simply to observe and report; because a humankind which is as gifted as inventors and researchers as we are, yet has remained politically and morally on our stage of development, constitutes a threat to the entire cosmos.’

It’s interesting to contemplate who Oberth was around. The highest ranking military people in the country at the time, and more. Fast forward to today decades later, and we now know that military agencies have been covering up the phenomenon for quite some time. I have no doubt that his “beliefs” are in fact knowledge gained not only through his work but through the knowledge of his colleagues as well.

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A brief discussion about the phenomenon: UFOs, once considered a “conspiracy theory” and subjected to, as I’ve emphasized in many of my other articles on this topic, an “official campaign of ridicule and secrecy,” (first CIA director Roscoe Hillenkoetter)  have now exploded within the mainstream. What the majority of people constitute as “proof” has been released into the public domain. This proof comes in the form of video footage, high ranking military witness testimony, pictures, and even supposed debris captured from some of these mysterious objects, as well as whole objects themselves. In the mainstream they are now known as UAPs or, Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon. Multiple governments around the world have admitted to their existence, with the latest example being the United States with multiple videos that have been released (see videos here) from the U.S. Navy through the Pentagon. Mainstream media outlets like the New York Times and CNN are covering the topic with extreme credibility. The question is no longer whether or not they exist, it’s, what are they?

To those who believe UFOs are not real, and that this is some sort of deception agenda, I ask you, why would the government and intelligence agencies spend so many resources trying to cover up their existence and ridicule the idea that they are real and place them into the “conspiracy bucket” if they wanted to use them for deception? They’ve been doing this for decades. Granted, we can never rely on governments and mainstream media for any type of truth these days it seems, as they often take real events, or staged events, and try to shape our perception of the event. I believe this may happen and may be happening with UFOs, that they may be portrayed in a light that is not representative of truth. We’ve seen this with various other global issues, and we may get a ‘sanitized’ version of “disclosure” from the government, when in reality this is a vast topic with a wealth of information and examples behind it. There are tens and thousands of incidents, if not hundreds of thousands of documented incidents and stories to examine.

So, what are they? Based on my research, just as there was evidence for the existence of UFOs when they were a “conspiracy theory”, there is, in my opinion, abundant evidence that some of these objects are from life that does not originate on Earth, be it extraterrestrial, extradimensional, or whatever you want to call it. I believe this is known, and if it’s presented in “mainstream UFO disclosure” that these objects are most likely advanced technology from another country, I do believe that will be a lie. If these objects are presented as some sort of threat, I also believe that will be very suspicious given the fact that the behaviour of these objects are not at all indicative of that. Perhaps that’s where mainstream media deception will come in?

 If you want to scroll through our UFO/extraterrestrial articles you’ll see what I mean and why I strongly believe the extraterrestrial hypothesis is legitimate, we’ve written numerous articles on the subject for more than 11 years.

You’d be surprised at how many people shared this belief, and have for many years. For example, in 1974, Margaret Mead stated.

“There are unidentified flying objects. That is, there are a hard core of cases – perhaps 20 to 30 percent in different studies – for which there is no explanation…We can only imagine what purpose lies behind the activities of these quiet, harmlessly cruising objects that time and again approach the earth. The most likely explanation, it seems to me, is that they are simply watching what we are up to.”  “UFOs – Visitors from Outer Space?,” Redbook, vol. 143, September 1974.)

When asked if she “believed” in UFOs, she is also quoted as saying:

I think this is a silly question, born of confusion. Belief has nothing to do with matters of faith; it has nothing to do with the kind of knowledge that is based on scientific inquiry. We should not bracket UFOs with angels, archangels, devils and demons. But this is just what we’re doing when we ask whether people believe in UFOs; as if their existence were an article of faith. Do people believe in the sun or the moon, or the changing seasons, or the chairs they’re sitting on? When we want to understand something strange, something previously unknown to anyone, we have to begin with an entirely different set of questions. What is it? How does it work? Are their recurrent regularities? Beginning in this way, with an open mind, people can take a hard look at all the evidence.

Many people have looked at the “evidence” when it comes to the extraterrestrial hypothesis, the idea that these objects, or at least some of them, are extraterrestrial in origin. Mead was certainly one of them.

The particular quote above from Mead reminds me of another I’ve used before,

“There seems to be a deep concern that the whole field will be tarnished by studying a phenomenon that is tainted by its association with superstition, spiritualism and magic. Protecting against this possibility sometimes seems more important than encouraging scientific exploration or protecting academic freedom. But this may be changing.”
 Cassandra Vieten, PhD and President/CEO at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (source)

These days, it seems belief rules. If an investigation or scientific data shows something that challenges what we currently believe, it may be discarded, labelled as “pseudoscience” or simply unacknowledged. This begs the question, is science today really science?

That being said, it’s good to see the collective mind opening up. We’re living in exciting times! This topic is a big game changer, it has the potential to push humanity into another paradigm shifting realization, one that has us ask more questions about the nature of our reality, and why we live the way we do here on planet Earth when we have the potential to do so much better, and create a human experience where all life can thrive.

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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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