Those of you who read our articles on UFOs and extraterrestrials will know that we like to emphasize how seriously this topic is taken by government agencies around the world. Many people are still unaware of this, but it’s true — in recent years, dozens of governments and defence intelligence agencies have officially released thousands of pages of UFO related documents into the public domain. The United States has yet to act on this information, but it seems to be in the works, as Barack Obama’s right hand man and the current head of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, John Podesta, announced last year that his biggest regret of 2014, even ahead of environmental issues, was not “securing the disclosure of UFO files.”
“I’m skeptical about many things, including the notion that government always knows best, and that the people can’t be trusted with the truth. The time to pull the curtain back on this subject is long overdue. We have statements from the most credible sources – those in a position to know – about a fascinating phenomenon, the nature of which is yet to be determined.” – John Podesta (taken from Leslie Kean’s 2010 New York Times bestseller, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, And Government Officials Go On The Record, in which Podesta wrote the forward)
We also like to point out, just to get our new readers more familiar with the topic, that these declassified files indicate not only that UFOs are commonly tracked on military ground radar, but also that they are tracked on air radar and visually confirmed by the pilots who are sent to check them out. This is precisely why hundreds of high ranking political and military personnel, alongside researchers and academicians around the world, have been speaking out about this topic for the past few years. You can read more about that here.
“There is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been visiting us for a very long time.” – Dr Brian O’Leary, former NASA astronaut and Princeton physics professor
Along with all the photos, documents, and statements from ‘high ranking’ people, we also have a decent amount of officially verified UFO footage captured from amateur cameras, as well as footage of strange and inexplicable anomalies taken by NASA cameras. Below is one example out of many, and it comes from the the NASA STS-48 discovery space shuttle that went into orbit in 1991.
“Yes there have been crashed craft, and bodies recovered. . . . We are not alone in the universe, they have been coming here for a long time. . . . I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet, and the UFO phenomenon is real.” – Doctor Edgar Mitchell, 6th man to walk on the moon (source) (source)(source)
In the video, you will see approximately a dozen objects moving in a peculiar fashion. The most fascinating part occurs when one object, at a point near the horizon, is heading towards Earth and, as a flash occurs at the 33 second mark, another object moves rapidly across the field of view, and the object heading towards Earth shoots off into outer space at high speed.
Scientific Analysis Of The Video
“There is another way, whether it’s wormholes or warping space, there’s got to be a way to generate energy so that you can pull it out of the vacuum, and the fact that they’re here shows us that they found a way.”
The statement above comes from Dr. Jack Kasher, Pd.D, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Nebraska. He is one out of multiple physicists (and scientists) to examine the above footage. The fact that the entire world saw this footage meant that some sort of explanation had to be given, as the film attracted a great deal of attention, and rightfully so. It is difficult to dismiss seeing strange glowing objects floating around and then sharply changing direction.
Multiple scientific papers were published regarding the footage. One study, published in New Frontiers Science by Dr. Mark J. Carlotto, outlined that this particular video “provides new insight into a number of unusual events captured by a camera aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 1996,” and describes them as “two slow moving circular objects,” “a number of fast moving objects in space near the shuttle,” and a “strange luminous apparition near the earth’s surface.” The author then tells us that “the two slow moving circular objects have attracted a great deal of popular interest due to their disk-like shape.” Finally, before getting into the analysis, the author states that “this is one of the most unusual phenomena observed to date by the shuttle. Its similarity to certain ground-based sightings suggests that it might represent the first observation of a new kind of atmospheric phenomenon from space.” (source)
Here is another publication by Carlotto that was published in the journal Scientific Exploration.
Carlotto is an image scientist with 30 years of experience in satellite remote sensing and digital image processing. He has held several positions in academia and industry. You can learn more about him and find a few more of his publications here.
James Oberg, an American space journalist and historian who worked with/for NASA, published an article claiming that the flash in the STS-48 video was the result of thruster firing, which lead to the disruption of ice particles as a result.
But an examination published in New Frontiers Science by Lan Fleming refuted the ice particle claim, stating that the telemetry data doesn’t support this theory. (source) The paper published by Carlotto (above) also refutes this claim.
An independent analysis by Dr. Jack Kasher (quoted above) produced five proofs that the objects seen in the video could not be ice particles disturbed by thruster firing. (source)
Carlotto found that instead of the objects following a linear path, many of them travel in circular arcs, which implies the objects were far from the space shuttle and moving at a high rate of speed. (source)
This is pretty bizarre and shocking footage that really has no solid explanation. If we look at all of the evidence surrounding the UFO phenomenon and the extraterrestrial hypothesis (with its own attendant evidence) as a possible explanation, this really does become difficult to dismiss as a conspiracy theory.
“Intelligent beings from other star systems have been and are visiting our planet Earth. They are variously referred to as Visitors, Others, Star People, Et’s, etc. . . . They are visiting Earth NOW; this is not a matter of conjecture or wistful thinking.” – Theodor C. Loder III, Phd, Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire