Monday, October 12, 2020

The Coyne UFO Incident - A Credible UFO Sighting

 Coyne Incident over Charles Mill Lake was most credible UFO sighting of 1973

On Oct. 18, 1973, north central Ohio residents witnessed strange lights in the sky to the west over Charles Mill Lake. 

The next morning they were shocked to hear that they weren't the only ones -- a military helicopter flying near Mansfield also reported the lights in what is now known as the Coyne Incident. According to the Center for UFO Studies, the Coyne Incident is now considered the most credible incident in a wave of sightings in 1973.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. a UH-1H helicopter with the United States Army Reserve left Port Columbus, en route to Cleveland Hopkins airport, 96 nautical miles to the north-northeast. In command, in the right-front seat, was Capt. Lawrence J. Coyne. He was 36 years old and with 19 years of flying experience.

At the controls, in the left-front seat, sat 1st Lt. Arrigo Jezzi, 26 years old and a chemical engineer. Behind Jezzi sat Sergeant John Healey, 35, a Cleveland policeman who was the flight medic, and the crew chief, Sergeant Robert Yanacsek, 23 years old a computer technician.

The helicopter was cruising at 2,500 feet above sea level at an indicated airspeed of 90 knots, above mixed hills, woods, and rolling farmland, averaging an elevation of 1,200 feet. The night was totally clear, calm, and starry. The last quarter moon was just rising.

Around 11 p.m., 10 miles south of Mansfield, Healey noticed a single red light to the west, flying south. A few minutes later, Yanacsek reported a single red light on the southeast horizon, assuming it was a tower beacon or aircraft port wing light until it then turned toward the helicopter and began rapidly approaching.

Coyne quickly powered descent of 500 feet per minute, simultaneously contacting the National Guard aircraft tower in Mansfield to check if it was one of theirs, but after the initial contact of "This is Mansfield Tower, go ahead Army 1-5-triple-4" all transmissions were lost.

Meanwhile, Coyne increased their descent to 2,000 feet per minute at a speed of 100 knots but still could not outrun the approaching object. Just as the crew braced for impact the light halted and began hovering above and in front of the helicopter.

Coyne, Healey and Yanacsek all described a cigar-shaped, slightly domed but otherwise featureless, grey metallic structure. Yanacsek described what appeared to be windows along the top of the dome. There was a red light at the bow and an indented light at the stern, and then while the object hovered over the helicopter (plexiglass windows in the roof allowed the flight crew to view it from below) a green 'pyramid-shaped' beam similar to a spotlight appeared -- first passing over the helicopter's nose and then up through the windshield and upper window panels enveloping the cockpit in green light.

While this happened, the helicopter had begun to climb, as if the object was dragging it upwards, for about 10 seconds.

The object then accelerated off to the west, leaving the helicopter behind, before executing a turn and racing over Lake Erie. Jezzi estimated that it moved faster than the 250-knot limit for aircraft below 10,000 feet, but not as fast as the 600-knot speed many other witnesses estimated.

The helicopter crew continued on to Cleveland, unable to determine what they saw.

Coyne described himself as a skeptic of UFOs but admitted he couldn't provide a reasonable answer for what happened.

In a later interview with the Mansfield News Journal, Jezzi admitted that "The first thing I thought was those Commie bastards ... what are they up to?"

Coyne later contacted the Mansfield National Guard Tower and discovered that they had no recordings of any contact with him that night -- not even a tape with the initial contact -- but did determine that no other aircraft were in the area at that time.

Coyne had also noticed that during the incident his magnetic compass in the helicopter stopped working correctly and filed a report to have it fixed -- but maintenance crews were unable to fix it and eventually had to replace the entire unit.

The flight crew was awarded the National Enquirer Blue Ribbon Panel's $5,000 award for "the most scientifically valuable report" of 1973.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

The New UFO Documentary 'The Phenomenon' What Is It All About

 'The Phenomenon' updates the UFO debate through new Pentagon disclosures

The fascination with UFOs is hardly new, but revelations in the last few years have renewed interest in and speculation about the topic. Enter "The Phenomenon," an earnest documentary most notable for the former officials that lend credence to the notion the government knows much more than it has shared, and that the truth, well, is out there.

The A-list names include former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has publicly advocated to declassify such information. In April, the Pentagon released videos of "unidentified aerial phenomena," which included Navy pilots "reacting in awe" at how fast the objects moved.
Asked about the evidence that has been kept secret, Reid replies in an on-camera interview, "I'm saying most of it hasn't seen the light of day."
While in office, Reid pressed to fund something called Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, a Defense Dept. unit devoted to looking into such phenomena whose existence hadn't been acknowledged prior to a 2017 report in the New York Times.
    Director James Fox -- who produced his first UFO documentary in the 1990s, and more recently directed "I Know What I Saw" -- has spent years probing UFOs, and goes back to reported incidents through the decades in various corners of the globe, including an Australian sighting in the 1960s and another witnessed by numerous Zimbabwe school kids in 1994. Brought together as adults, one of the witnesses says, "There was no reason for any of us to make that up."
    Astronaut Gordon Cooper
    Astronaut Gordon Cooper
    The vintage footage also includes old interviews with the late astronaut Gordon Cooper, who experienced his own unexplained sighting while flying fighters in Germany in 1951; and former President Gerald Ford, who, while still a congressman, expressed his desire for greater transparency regarding the issue.
    Narrated by Peter Coyote (a veteran of Ken Burns' stately PBS documentaries), "The Phenomenon" provides plenty of examples of objects that moved in inexplicable, seemingly not-of-this-Earth ways, and offers insight from UFO researchers such as Jacques Vallee, who provided inspiration for the Lacombe character in Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
    That film, and countless others, reflect how the prospect of alien visitors remains alternately thrilling and terrifying as conjured through the prism of science fiction. If you're intrigued by the topic at all -- and who isn't? -- this documentary might be for you. It also brings us up to speed to what is happening today from the perspective of UFO researchers and the government.

      Monday, September 14, 2020

      UFO Technology So Advanced That We Would Not Stand A Chance in War

      Fighter Pilot Who Chased UFO Said Object Committed "Act Of War"

      Readers may recall, a trove of classified footage, filmed from a U.S. fighter jet, captured one of the most infamous UFO incidents of our time. The strange encounter dated back to 2004, off the coast of California, when a "Tic Tac" shaped UFO committed an "act of war," said one of the former pilots, in a recent interview, hosted by MIT researcher Lex Fridman, reported RT News

      Commander David Fravor said the unidentified phenomena, maneuvering at extraordinary speeds, was unlike anything he has ever seen before.

      Fridman, the host of the podcast, also published on Youtube, said Fravor is "one of the most credible witnesses" in the history of UFO research. In total, Fravor said his encounter lasted a few minutes as the UFO maneuvered in ways that no Earth-based aircraft could preform, even with fifth-generation stealth technology and upgraded engine thrust vectors.
      "This is not like, 'we saw it and it was gone', or 'I saw lights in the sky and it's gone' – we watched this thing on a crystal clear day with four trained observers," Fravor said.
      Fravor said he was dispatched to the area after "radar anomalies were detected." He said once his fighter jet's radar system locked onto the UFO - he noticed the craft had "no propulsion" nor "wings;" its speed was rapid as it accelerated and decelerated. He called the UFO: "Weirdest thing I have ever seen in my life."

      At one point during the encounter, he conducted air combat maneuvers that enabled him to get a "few hundred meters" to the UFO, and with a blink of an eye, the craft disappeared
      "I remember telling the guy in my back seat, 'Dude, I dunno about you but I'm pretty weirded out'".

      According to Fravor, the radar system on his jet alerted him that the UFO was jamming his plane.
      "You can tell it's being jammed. When you actively jam another platform, that's technically an act of war", he said.

      Fravor believes the craft is unlikely from Earth, as it could do things no fighter jet with today's technology could do.

      "I don't like to get into little green men, but I don't think we've developed it. I think you can hide things for a while. This is a giant leap in technology."

      0:00 - Introduction 7:13 - Top Gun 12:06 - Navy pilot career 24:14 - AI is the third brain of a jetfighter 40:37 - Sully 47:34 - Landing a jet fighter on a carrier 53:18 - What's it like to fly a jet fighter? 1:05:22 - Greatest plane ever made 1:11:04 - The Tic Tac UFO story 1:49:16 - Intelligent extraterrestrial life 1:53:30 - Why aren't UFOs investigated more seriously 1:59:52 - Tic Tac UFO details 2:07:55 - What do you think the Tic Tac was? 2:16:23 - SpaceX 2:30:01 - Response to Mick West Debunking 2:48:24 - Was the Tic Tac a secret military test? 3:00:07 - Is the government in possession of alien spacecraft? 3:25:28 - Interesting UFO sightings in history 3:39:55 - Advice for Young People 3:47:47 - Meaning of life

      Wednesday, September 9, 2020

      Is Tom Delonge Hinting That Official UFO Disclosure Coming Soon

       What do we make of Tom DeLonge … former Blink-182 front man and current proponent of UFO research and disclosure? It’s true that his fame has propelled attention to UFOs and ufology to levels never seen before and his involvement in the To the Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences (TSAAS) has resulted in the release of UFO videos and Pentagon admission of their legitimacy. Yet the hype seems to exceed the reality with DeLonge, as he has made many promises and few truly blockbuster revelations. Will that change with his latest hints?

      Tom DeLonge on Sky HISTORY's Unidentified. Pic: Andrew Cagle

      Tom DeLonge on Sky HISTORY's Unidentified. Pic: Andrew Cagle

      "I personally have seen enormous amounts of data," he tells Sky News on a Zoom call from San Diego, California.

      "You've got to understand, the last show that I played before I started To The Stars Academy was actually in the UK. My band headlined Reading and Leeds.

      "You know, it's like, there are a hundred thousand people there. 'And you decided to just leave that to go chase monsters and ghosts?' You know, I'm not stupid, I'm a pretty savvy guy.

      "I've been brought into a group of people and I'm a big part of a mechanism that is absolutely profound and [has] already started changing the world. And it's going to do a lot more.

      "Would I leave rock and roll just to go do something that there's no data for and it's just, like, pie in the sky and we're just imagining things? No! Why would I? I mean, that's insane.

      "But would I leave it for something that I truly think can change the world and have a positive impact and make it a better place, and something that needs to be dealt with, something that's serious?"

      DeLonge, 44, says he realises the theory of UAP might be "unnerving" and "hard to digest" for some, but that he wants to be "in the front seat of something that's going to come out and be the most revolutionary subject". 

      Delonge is dropping hints about some type of officail UFO Disclosure all over the place, time will tell.

      Friday, July 24, 2020

      Pentagon to Make UFO Information Public

      No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public

      For over a decade, the program, now tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, has discussed mysterious events in classified briefings.

      Despite Pentagon statements that it disbanded a once-covert program to investigate unidentified flying objects, the effort remains underway — renamed and tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, where officials continue to study mystifying encounters between military pilots and unidentified aerial vehicles.

      Pentagon officials will not discuss the program, which is not classified but deals with classified matters. Yet it appeared last month in a Senate committee report outlining spending on the nation’s intelligence agencies for the coming year. The report said the program, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force, was “to standardize the collection and reporting” on sightings of unexplained aerial vehicles, and was to report at least some of its findings to the public every six months.

      While retired officials involved with the effort — including Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader — hope the program will seek evidence of vehicles from other worlds, its main focus is on discovering whether another nation, especially any potential adversary, is using breakout aviation technology that could threaten the United States.

      Senator Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican who is the acting chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, told a CBS affiliate in Miami this month that he was primarily concerned about reports of unidentified aircraft over American military bases — and that it was in the government’s interest to find out who was responsible.

      He expressed concerns that China or Russia or some other adversary had made “some technological leap” that “allows them to conduct this sort of activity.”

      Mr. Rubio said some of the unidentified aerial vehicles over U.S. bases possibly exhibited technologies not in the American arsenal. But he also noted: “Maybe there is a completely, sort of, boring explanation for it. But we need to find out.”

      In 2017, The New York Times disclosed the existence of a predecessor unit, called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. Defense Department officials said at the time that the unit and its $22 million in funding had lapsed after 2012.

      People working with the program, however, said it was still in operation in 2017 and beyond, statements later confirmed by the Defense Department.

      The program was begun in 2007 under the Defense Intelligence Agency and was then placed within the office of the undersecretary of defense for intelligence, which remains responsible for its oversight. But its coordination with the intelligence community will be carried out by the Office of Naval Intelligence, as described in the Senate budget bill. The program never lapsed in those years, but little was disclosed about the post-2017 operations.

      The Pentagon program’s previous director, Luis Elizondo, a former military intelligence official who resigned in October 2017 after 10 years with the program, confirmed that the new task force evolved from the advanced aerospace program.
      Luis Elizondo, a former military intelligence official, was the director of the Pentagon’s previous program on unidentified aerial vehicles.
      “It no longer has to hide in the shadows,” Mr. Elizondo said. “It will have a new transparency.”

      Mr. Elizondo is among a small group of former government officials and scientists with security clearances who, without presenting physical proof, say they are convinced that objects of undetermined origin have crashed on earth with materials retrieved for study.

      For more than a decade, the Pentagon program has been conducting classified briefings for congressional committees, aerospace company executives and other government officials, according to interviews with program participants and unclassified briefing documents.

      In some cases, earthly explanations have been found for previously unexplained incidents. Even lacking a plausible terrestrial explanation does not make an extraterrestrial one the most likely, astrophysicists say.

      Mr. Reid, the former Democratic senator from Nevada who pushed for funding the earlier U.F.O. program when he was the majority leader, said he believed that crashes of vehicles from other worlds had occurred and that retrieved materials had been studied secretly for decades, often by aerospace companies under government contracts.

      “After looking into this, I came to the conclusion that there were reports — some were substantive, some not so substantive — that there were actual materials that the government and the private sector had in their possession,” Mr. Reid said in an interview.

      No crash artifacts have been publicly produced for independent verification. Some retrieved objects, such as unusual metallic fragments, were later identified from laboratory studies as man-made.

      Harry Reid pushed for funding the earlier U.F.O. program when he was the Senate majority leader.. 
      Eric W. Davis, an astrophysicist who worked as a subcontractor and then a consultant for the Pentagon U.F.O. program since 2007, said that, in some cases, examination of the materials had so far failed to determine their source and led him to conclude, “We couldn’t make it ourselves.”

      The constraints on discussing classified programs — and the ambiguity of information cited in unclassified slides from the briefings — have put officials who have studied U.F.O.s in the position of stating their views without presenting any hard evidence.

      Mr. Davis, who now works for Aerospace Corporation, a defense contractor, said he gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department agency as recently as March about retrievals from “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”

      Mr. Davis said he also gave classified briefings on retrievals of unexplained objects to staff members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Oct. 21, 2019, and to staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee two days later.

      Committee staff members did not respond to requests for comment on the issue.

      Public fascination with the topic of U.F.O.s has drawn in President Trump, who told his son Donald Trump Jr. in a June interview that he knew “very interesting” things about Roswell — a city in New Mexico that is central to speculation about the existence of U.F.O.s. The president demurred when asked if he would declassify any information on Roswell. “I’ll have to think about that one,” he said.

      Either way, Mr. Reid said, more should be made public to clarify what is known and what is not. “It is extremely important that information about the discovery of physical materials or retrieved craft come out,” he said.

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