1. First UFO related Wikileaks?

    Skip the introduction and go straight to Afterposten’s alleged cable leak

    In a December 3 article of The Guardian, Julian Assange answered readers questions. To one question on UFOs he answered:

    Many weirdos email us about UFOs or how they discovered that they were the anti-christ whilst talking with their ex-wife at a garden party over a pot-plant. However, as yet they have not satisfied two of our publishing rules.
    1) that the documents not be self-authored;
    2) that they be original.
    However, it is worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the cablegate archive there are indeed references to UFOs.

    So realistically speaking some cables may mention UFOs, but its unlikely any claim direct contact with extraterrestrials, disclosure, or anything beyond UFOs simply being Unidentified Flying Objects.

    There some interesting gems in the Wikileaks cables such as Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi parties hard like Andrew WK, Saudi King urged chips for GitMo inmates, and an elderly dentists escape from Iran on horseback. This is all the equivalent of international high school rumors, nothing damning or unexpected.

    So what of the UFO cables? Alan Boyle of MSNBC writes:

    And what about the pending WikiLeaks disclosure? Well, several countries — including Britain,CanadaFrance and New Zealand — have been releasing their UFO files over the past few years, so it wouldn’t be surprising if U.S. diplomats cabled back some of the inside scoop about those files as they were coming to light.

    Hell, we even know one UFO sighting caused Winston Churchill to issue a coverup.


    Afterposten claims to have the first UFO related Wikileaks.

    In an alleged cable from December 21 2007:

    BKGB Chairman Yuriy Zhadobin on why his organization no longer
    investigates paranormal phenomena:
    Unlike during the USSR, the department is not engaged in studying paranormal phenomena. [Back then,] we had greater means and opportunities which we could spend on anything and everything. Today the situation is different. Then, when society was excited by something, it entered our sphere of interest. But when it comes to healers, UFOs and such, we just can´t deal with them any more.

    Stewart

    This cable isn’t in Wikileak’s list of December 2007 cables, so its authenticity is questioned. Its banality is not. We’ve known for sometime that both the US and USSR dabbled in free wheeling experiments of the psychic and paranormal. We also know with the end of the Cold War there isn’t the money or interest in this stuff.

    Even if this cable is legitimate, its nothing new. Move along, nothing to see.


  2. NASA to Hold News Conference on “Astrobiology Finding”

    Graffiti on an advertisement spotted this week at Morgan Avenue Subway in Brooklyn suggesting this is the year.

    We’ve covered alien disclosure in November 29, 2009 and UFO disclosure October 13, 2010. Nothing has happened on those days. No, balloons in Chelsea New York does not count as a UFO sighting. The objects were identified. This is damn interesting though. NASA is calling the press to deliver a recent discovery in astrobiology, aka the study of aliens and ETs. Sentient or not.

    Though rumors always circulate, as Google’s spike in “alien disclosure” shows for the end of 2009 and (so far) 2010 nothing results.

    So what is NASA going to say this week?

    From NASA’s Press Release Archive:

    NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.

    Wozers. Before anyone jumps to fantastic conclusions, it’s unlikely they are going to say “Hey, here’s the guys we caught at Roswell. We gave them a shot and they are alright guys once you get pass the whole giant-head-and-giant-black-eye-thing.” Or anything like that.

    There’s been some recent traction that our own galactic backyard might have alien life, life we may have come from. Saturn’s Moon Rhea has an oxygen-rich atmosphere, Mars is mysteriously producing methane, and undiscovered life even in our own stratosphere.

    There may be life out there that we just never noticed. It may not be sentient and calling us, but maybe it’s there. If they announce the recent finding is life at all. It’s easy to invent fantasy, hard to invent banality. Could be something so much as a more efficient way for probes to detect life. Or just a new committee to investigate the possibility of extra terrestrial life. Which is still fantastic.

    Either way, this is one press conference that perked my interest more than any turtleneck wearing CEO’s unveiling of an iProduct.


  3. Worst. Disclosure. Ever.

    Yeah yeah, white spots over Manhattan, let’s all get loopy and waste my damn time.  If that’s all the show-stopping “save yourselves before it’s too late” power the ETs can muster, I’ll wait around for the Vulcans to come snooping around.

    Seriously.  Why can’t it ever be like it is for Nic Cage?

    If anyone needs me I’ll be in the basement making a warp drive out of an Arduino, a whippet and a female condom.

    via wtfjapanseriously


  4. Friendly Reminder: Worldwide UFO Sightings Tomorrow

    Update: Looks like the aliens took a wrong turn at Saturn. They were a no show yesterday October 13, 2010.

    Just a friendly reminder: tomorrow October 13, 2010 we’ll know for certain there are extraterrestrials among us! So make sure that fits in with dinner plans tomorrow.

    That is according to former NORAD officer Stanley A. Fulham. He claims tomorrow has “a massive UFO display over the world’s principal cities” in store for us. Not excited? Not pumped? It’s probably because you are sane and may have thought you heard about disclosure about UFOs and extraterrestials before.

    Here’s a hint to those promising UFO disclosure: don’t be precise on your dates. You don’t want you kookiness to have a shelf date.

    Fulham’s website for Challenges of Change, the 352 book outlining what will go down tomorrow, October 10, 2010 has an olde-tyme Geocities feel. You’ll swear you’re back in 1997 catching up on episodes of The X-Files.

    The truth is out there. Tomorrow. Keep watching the skies…




  5. Scandinavian Ghost Rockets & Lights

    Between Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway and these mysterious lights in northern Norway much is going on in Norway. The Daily Mail has photos and videos of this oddity.

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    As the Daily Mail reports, the lights were not seen by many. Lenticular Clouds, Northern Lights, and other natural phenomenon could be a cause. Some are propose the mysterious lights are caused by a missle from Russia. The Russian military of course denies this. Others say it might be a UFO of extraterrestrial origin.

    This would not be the first time Scandinavia had a flap with ghost rockets and UFO’s. During World War II, Nazi scientists tested V1 and V2 rockets over Sweden and Norway. After the war reports of mysterious lights and objects emerged. At its height in the late 1940′s the Swedish Defence Research Agency (Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, FOI) stated “nearly one hundred impacts have been reported and thirty pieces of debris have been received and examined by FOI.” Some hypothesized these UFOs tests by Russia and a few wondered at the possibility of an out of this world phenomenon– including the US Military. A 1948 USAF document states: “we are inclined not to discredit entirely this somewhat spectacular theory [extraterrestrial origins], meantime keeping an open mind on the subject.”

    Who knows maybe its a natural phenomenon, missile, or UFO. Or maybe Sarah Palin is pissed at Obama and summoned her buddy Thor.

    EDIT: Yeah, it was a rocket. But a rocket spewing out tiny sapphires!  Not Thor, but still cool.


  6. UFO Disclosure on Friday November 27, 2009?

    The crackpots have been clamoring lately in the tubes of the Internet that Friday, November 27, 2009 will be the day the United States government comes clean– that President Obama will announce there is not one but six (6) alien races humankind has been in contact with. Sounds far fetched? It is, but its a fine example of logical fallacy.

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    Jeanne Dixon

    There’s something called the Jeane Dixon Effect named for astrology and psychic Jeane Dixon who advised President Richard Nixon and First Lady Nancy Reagan. Nixon, who called her “the soothsayer,” even went as far as to prepare for a terrorist attack based on a premonition. Her numerous erroneous predictions include the Soviet Union winning the space race to the moon and the start of World War III in 1958.

    Psychics are easy to verify: either an event happens or it does not. Basic Karl Popper falsification.

    Dixon scored a win though when she predicted in 1956 a Democrat would take office and would die or be assassinated in office. This one “lucky guess” has sticking power whereas false promises or incorrect predictions go into the brain’s garbage can. Apparently our brains are used to being let down.

    The source of the information on disclosure is Dr. Pete Peterson of Project Camelot and David Wilcock of well, bat guano crazy land. Both claim to have ‘sources’ who have informed them that not only is disclosure happening, the TV time has already booked. Peterson annouced this on his website and Wilcock annouced this on the syndicated radio program Coast to Coast AM with George Noory on October 6, 2009. Anyone who knows how TV stations or logistics in business works that its highly unlikely– especially in the competitive world of journalism– that stations could “keep quiet” about a mysterious and seemingly unprovoked address by President Barack Obama.

    David Wilcock

    David Wilcock (kinda looks like David Spade selling a timeshare condo)

    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. With this claim there is no evidence whatsoever. What’s more, just over a year ago a woman named Blossom Goodchild and a kindrid spirt named Dannion Brinkley predicted a mass UFO sighting October 14, 2008 would force disclosure. Just one of many false predictions such as the Air Force announcing disclosure in the 1960s, Y2K, terrorist attacks, and everything Nostradamus said that didn’t happen. Oh, and the woman over at ZetaTalk claimed the world would end in 2003. In case you are wondering, none of that happened.

    Chances are (and I’ll be the first to gladly admit I was was wrong) we will not see disclosure on November 27, 2009. I would certainly welcome anything novel like 6 alien species to spice up the doldrums. They claimed that a UFO would be sighted by a large number of people in Florida this weekend November 21, 2009 or November 22, 2009 and that did not happen. Or maybe CNN is still obsessed with Jon & Kate to ignore the greatest news story in mankind’s history.

    Both Peterson and Wilcock have stated that if too many people get excited about this, we will not have disclosure. So, sorry everyone. By acknowledging their predictions I’ve blown it for them. Just like how 2012 is the new Y2K, they’ll have to move on to more D Grade scifi plots. Just next time, put some more imagination into it, please?


  7. The Backroads of Eating at Taco Bell

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    Mental Floss drags ten secret menus out from the memory hole of fast food legend.  While I’m a card-carrying fancy Dan who only eats triple organic sustainably grown congealed oxygen from Williams-Sonoma, something about fast food ‘secret menus’ really get me going in that James Bond of the Strip Mall sorta way.  Plus, animal style s a genius term to name anything.

    Also: word from The Underground indicates Taco Bell offers more than just that mythical green sauce for breast-men in the know.