Billy Meier, A Living Controversy

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I fell asleep last night with a YouTube video playing a UFO documentary and forgot I had the YouTube autoplay switch on. I woke up to another video which was actually an audio interview with Michael Horn talking about 2015 Billy Meier “scientific evidence”. For a moment, I thought I was having a nightmare and then like passing a train wreck, I had to watch or in this case listen to most of the interview. Horn makes nothing but proclamations, and his “science” is no science at all from what I can see. He claims that MUFON knows that the Billy Meier case is real, but will not discuss it because they are infiltrated by the CIA. He claims the CIA filters all MUFON UFO reports. He also bashes Stephen Bassett for hiding Billy Meier’s proof, plus bashes all people claiming to be abducted (accept for a few early ones). He further summarizes the government sprays gas into homes and examines people who then think they are abducted by aliens. Twice now I have been asked by Michael Horn if he could be a guest on my show, and I have turned him down. I don’t see where it would benefit what I am trying to do as I think the Billy Meier Case is too ridiculous to debate. However, if this seems close-minded of me, please comment below with your opinions. I question if Michael Horn really believes Billy Meier’s story, hook-line & sinker, or if he is just along for the ride.  Read more

Art Bell Retires For Good!

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Art’s Personal Facebook Page Posting

CF070979_2048We are very sad to hear that Art Bell has just declared that he is hanging it up for good.

Art’s claims

If you are a listener of Midnight in The Desert, such as I, you would have heard about some nut with a rifle firing off rounds near his studio during one of his shows on October 21st. Then on November 23rd,  Art was walking out into his back yard and saw a crouched figure by his studio. He got his own gun and was aiming it toward the intruder and it really shook him up. The final straw was on December 9th, and here is the public report:

On 12/09/2015 at approximately 2006 NCSO Dispatch received a 911 call from the wife of Art Bell reporting that he was out walking on the property and he had called her from his cell phone to tell her someone had shot at him and then he stopped responding. NCSO Deputies responded and checked the area. Art Bell was located laying on the ground of his property with no injuries. He reported to responding deputies that he was not sure if the noise he heard was a firework or gunshot. Deputies did a thorough check of the area and located no one and also did not locate any evidence of gunshots. Deputies maintained extra patrol in the area over the remainder of the week however nothing was discovered. At this point the investigation is closed unless further information is discovered.

We can only hope that when he leaves the airwaves, the stalker will loose interest. It really makes you wonder what kind of unbalanced mindset someone could possibly have to do this to Art for Midnight in the Desert. He and his family made the decision together as they are very scared, and who can blame them?

At this time, we are not sure what will happen to Art’s Dark Matter Digital Network where we run our live shows.

Art Bell had laid the groundwork for shows like ours and many more. We personally want to thank him for all that he has done to make the world a little more mystical and better.

Art, we will miss you a lot, and may the Force be with you!

Martin Willis & the Podcast UFO Crew

Read more: http://artbell.com/art-hangs-it-up-for-the-last-time

Did a Hacker See UFOs Before NASA Edited Them Out?

By Martin Willis

meYou may remember Gary McKinnon’s ten-year battle, fighting extradition to the US.  For about 2 years prior to him being caught, he was hacking into US government computer databases such as, the Pentagon’s, the Military and NASA.

McKinnon claims he viewed a cigar-shaped UFO over a hemisphere and was attempting to screen capture it while he was rumbled.

McKinnon is not alone as many speculators or conspiracy theorists, if you will have claimed that some compartmentalized part of NASA is aware that we are being visited and digitally edit out any UFOs that happen to show up on film.

There is good reason for this quandary as what started McKinnon’s quest was back in 2000 a whistleblower, and former NASA contractor, Donna Hare claimed that the agency’s staff at Building Eight of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston was editing out UFOs from satellite images before they were released.

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Jacques Valee does an AMA on Reddit

Longtime researcher, Jacques Valee did an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit today.

Excerpt: I am Dr. Jacques Vallée a computer scientist and former astronomer. I have dedicated my personal research to the scientific research of UFOs. I was the model for the French scientist in Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters”. AMA!

Hi Reddit!

WxbXLoJI’m excited to be here with you all today and to answer any questions you may have. Here is my proof:http://imgur.com/WxbXLoJ

Recently my investigations have focused on UFO sightings from ancient antiquity up to the Industrial Revolution – prior to the innovation of manmade vehicles for flight that can cause confusion when witnessing a UFO. I have worked with my colleague Chris Aubeck on my recent work and we will soon be publishing what we consider the new benchmark in UFO research – called Wonders in the Sky. Our larger goal is to set the groundwork for future researchers (Maybe that’s YOU) by identifying and conserving primary source documents. We want future researchers to continue UFO investigations as part of mainstream science.

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A Report From Russia

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As fate would have it, while visiting here in Russia, I twisted my ankle pretty bad. So upon getting bed rest, I browsed the Internet to see what kind of UFO sightings there were in this town if any. I am in Novorossiysk (Новороссийск) which is located across from Turkey on the Black Sea, and is considered subtropical. The mountainous areas remind me of the California hills in Marin County, including their similar vegetation.

Sightings here? Yes there are many, including this cigar shaped on in the video >

Since I am laid up a bit, I tried to find a local UFOlogist that may speak English, in hopes I could have a face to face podcast with him or her. I have reached out and heard back from RUFORS, but their suggestion, Mikhail Gershtein lives in St Petersburg, which is many miles away. However, I invited Mikhail for a show nonetheless, he came highly recommended by RUFORS and past guest Clas Svahn. UPDATE: Mikhail got back to me and said just voice was not good enough, so I will continue to search. Read more

Blog: Roswell +68 Years

by Michael Lauck

ptssanmateotimes7-8-47Headline edition, July 8th, 1947. The Army Air Forces has announced that a flying disk has been found and is now in possession of the Army. Army officers say the missile, found sometime last week, has been inspected in Roswell, New Mexico and has been sent to Wright Field, Ohio for further inspection….

This news bulletin was not from a movie or a vintage sci-fi radio show. It was an actual ABC broadcast passing along information from a press release issued by officers of the US Army only a couple of weeks after the news of the Kenneth Arnold sighting. The local Roswell paper also mentioned that a local couple had recently seen an unknown flying disk. Soon after the initial report, though, this story was retracted and it was announced that it was not a mysterious flying disk that had been found but merely a weather balloon. The only airfield in the world trusted with atomic bombs was staffed with officers that could not identify mundane weather balloon debris, even though weather balloons were in common use in the area. The report was soon forgotten. Read more

Blog: Faded Discs

by Michael Lauck

fdanimThe UFO mystery is not a 20th century phenomenon, but it did in many ways come into prominence in the 20th century. Serious study of UFOs began around World War II and thrived in the following decades. During this golden age of UFO study radio was the dominant form of electronic media. Although film and television existed, radio was a much more important source of timely news and information. Also during this time UFO investigators would find audio recording devices much more portable, reliable and affordable than film equipment. All of this led to an incredible amount of information from the golden age of UFO study being stored in audio formats.

This should not come as a terrible surprise. Even in today’s so-called digital age that finds even children carrying phones that stream multimedia and record video, audio remains an important part of the UFO community. Nationally syndicated radio shows and Internet podcasts allow researchers, witnesses and even debunkers to spread their stories and theories to interested parties all over the world. Of course, these modern UFO programs are easy to find. Where can you find the recorded lectures, interviews and radio shows of yesterday? Read more

BLOG: Father Gill’s Flashlight: Papua, New Guinea 1959

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The 1959 sightings of Father William Gill in New Guinea, then an Australian territory, were well known and much discussed in the 1960s and 1970s. Given the multiple witnesses over two nights, observation of occupants and the credibility of the reporting witness, an Anglican missionary, it made for a sensational encounter. Even more incredible, the craft and occupants sighted seemed to respond to the witnesses throughout the encounter. The story was featured in Dr. J. Allen Hynek’s The UFO Experience: A Scientific Enquiry and The Hynek UFO Report, the double album UFO Encounters (which features Father Gill telling his story and Hynek’s commentary) and in the 4th issue of Gold Key’s UFO Flying Saucers comic book. Read more

BLOG: Ancient Aliens, NASA Edition?

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After being mentioned in a recent episode of Hangar 18, a nearly decade old 14 page paper written by Dr Richard Stothers has been getting quite a bit of attention in certain UFO circles. Dr. Stothers worked at NASA’s Goddard Institute and his paper Unidentified Flying Objects In Classical Antiquity is being implied to be a NASA release and has been described as “in-depth study by the Epoch Times (http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/703237-nasa-reports-on-credible-ufo-sightings-in-ancient-times/). Unfortunately, it is actually neither.  Read more

Blog: Today is Hubble Space Telescope & Socorro Incident Anniversary

by Martin Willis

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Although one has little to do with the other, we are celebrating two anniversaries today.

Socorro’s 51st

It’s the 51st anniversary of the Socorro incident with Lonnie Zamora, and our last guest Ray Stanford spoke about this in our podcast the other day. I believe this particular case will go down in history as one that is very credible, as it was very well documented at the time by Ray himself and others. Read more here. 

Hubble’s 25th

It’s the 25th anniversary of the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope. With all of all the thousands of images that this orbiting telescope has brought to us, it’s one of the most important pieces of hardware we’ve ever created as far as space exploration is concerned. Read more

Blog: UFOs and Comic Books

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Usually when you hear “UFOs” and “comic books” in the same sentence, there is some type of insult being thrown. Maybe it is the local news anchor leading off a sighting report with “it may sound like the stuff of comic books” or skeptics saying that comic books provide the basis for imagined encounters. I personally do not cringe when I hear these things said, though, because I read some of my first true UFO stories in comic books. Read more

Blog: The Belgian UFO Wave 1989-1993


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For many, even among UFO enthusiasts, the Belgian UFO wave is often summed up in a few lines: A large triangular object with bright lights flying over Belgium (where’s Belgium anyway?) during the 80-90 winter season. Some military jets chased it with no result.

A closer look shows a more complex story that lasted almost 4 years…with 3 successive waves.

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