Aliens, UFO sightings, and conspiracies!
Aliens, UFO sightings, and conspiracies!
E14 Ch4 The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J Ruppelt
Chapter 4 of Ruppelt's excellent book, The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects.This time he writes about topics such as the Green Fireballs, Project Twinkle, and Project Grudge. Some interesting sightings are discussed, including one that sounds like it could be a black triangle.He also talks about some behind the scenes stuff. Supposedly, he had to get the book approved by the air force before publication. Therefore he was not able to explicitly state certain things. However he got around this by asking questions and beating around the bush. Pay close attention to this chapter, Ruppelt hints at things that were later proven to be true.Topic notes from wikipedia:Edward J. Ruppelt (July 17, 1923 – September 15, 1960) was a United States Air Force officer probably best known for his involvement in Project Blue Book, a formal governmental study of unidentified flying objects. He is generally credited with coining the term "unidentified flying object", to replace the terms "flying saucer" and "flying disk" - which had become widely known - because the military thought them to be "misleading when applied to objects of every conceivable shape and performance. For this reason the military prefers the more general, if less colorful, name: unidentified flying objects. UFO (pronounced "Yoo-foe") for short."Ruppelt was the director of Project Grudge from late 1951 until it became Project Blue Book in March 1952; he remained with Blue Book until late 1953. UFO researcher Jerome Clark writes, "Most observers of Blue Book agree that the Ruppelt years comprised the project's golden age, when investigations were most capably directed and conducted. Ruppelt was open-minded about UFOs, and his investigators were not known, as Grudge's were, for force-fitting explanations on cases."Green fireballs are a type of unidentified flying object which have been sighted in the sky since the early 1950s. Early sightings primarily occurred in the southwestern United States, particularly in New Mexico. They were once of notable concern to the US government because they were often clustered around sensitive research and military installations, such as Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratory, then Sandia base.Meteor expert Dr. Lincoln LaPaz headed much of the investigation into the fireballs on behalf of the military. LaPaz's conclusion was that the objects displayed too many anomalous characteristics to be a type of meteor and instead were artificial, perhaps secret Soviet spy devices. The green fireballs were seen by many people of high repute including LaPaz, distinguished Los Alamos scientists, Kirtland AFB intelligence officers and Air Command Defense personnel. A February 1949 Los Alamos conference attended by aforementioned sighters, Project Sign, world-renowned upper atmosphere physicist Dr. Joseph Kaplan, H-bomb scientist Dr. Edward Teller, other scientists and military brass concluded, though far from unanimously, that green fireballs were natural phenomena. To the conference attendees, though the green fireball source was unknown, their existence was unquestioned. Secret conferences were convened at Los Alamos to study the phenomenon and in Washington by the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.In December 1949 Project Twinkle, a network of green fireball observation and photographic units, was established but never fully implemented. It was discontinued two years later, with the official conclusion that the phenomenon was probably natural in origin.Green fireballs have been given natural, man-made, and extraterrestrial origins and have become associated with both the Cold War and ufology. Because of the extensive government paper trail on the phenomenon, many ufologists consider the green fireballs to be among the best documented examples
E13 Ch3 The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J Ruppelt
Chapter 3!This time our esteemed author Edward J Ruppelt covers UFO events and Project Sign during 1948. He walks us through the steps he took to investigate famous UFO cases. We don't often get a peek behind the military's wall of secrecy, so this chapter is a real treat for true aficionados of the topic.Some of the topics covered in this chapter are the famous Ghost Rockets, the Mantell Incident, the Chiles Whitted Incident, the Gorman Dogfight, the Estimate of the Situation, J. Allen Hynek's contribution to one of the cases, and more! Quite a lot of excellent UFO goodness packed into the chapter.Some more info on this episode's stuff from Wikipedia:Edward J. Ruppelt (July 17, 1923 – September 15, 1960) was a United States Air Force officer probably best known for his involvement in Project Blue Book, a formal governmental study of unidentified flying objects. He is generally credited with coining the term "unidentified flying object", to replace the terms "flying saucer" and "flying disk" - which had become widely known - because the military thought them to be "misleading when applied to objects of every conceivable shape and performance. For this reason the military prefers the more general, if less colorful, name: unidentified flying objects. UFO (pronounced "Yoo-foe") for short."Ruppelt was the director of Project Grudge from late 1951 until it became Project Blue Book in March 1952; he remained with Blue Book until late 1953. UFO researcher Jerome Clark writes, "Most observers of Blue Book agree that the Ruppelt years comprised the project's golden age, when investigations were most capably directed and conducted. Ruppelt was open-minded about UFOs, and his investigators were not known, as Grudge's were, for force-fitting explanations on cases."Ghost rockets (Swedish: Spökraketer, also called Scandinavian ghost rockets) were rocket- or missile-shaped unidentified flying objects sighted in 1946, mostly in Sweden and nearby countries.The first reports of ghost rockets were made on February 26, 1946, by Finnish observers. About 2,000 sightings were logged between May and December 1946, with peaks on 9 and 11 August 1946. Two hundred sightings were verified with radar returns, and authorities recovered physical fragments which were attributed to ghost rockets.Investigations concluded that many ghost rocket sightings were probably caused by meteors. For example, the peaks of the sightings, on the 9 and 11 August 1946, also fall within the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. However, most ghost rocket sightings did not occur during meteor shower activity, and furthermore displayed characteristics inconsistent with meteors, such as reported maneuverability.Debate continues as to the origins of the unidentified ghost rockets. In 1946, however, it was thought likely that they originated from the former German rocket facility at Peenemünde, and were long-range tests by the Soviets of captured German V-1 or V-2 missiles, or perhaps another early form of cruise missile because of the ways they were sometimes seen to maneuver. This prompted the Swedish Army to issue a directive stating that newspapers were not to report the exact location of ghost rocket sightings, or any information regarding the direction or speed of the object. This information, they reasoned, was vital for evaluation purposes to the nation or nations performing the tests.Mantell UFO Incident On January 7, 1948, 25-year-old Captain Thomas F. Mantell, a Kentucky Air National Guard pilot, died in the crash of his P-51 Mustang fighter, after being sent in pursuit of an unidentified flying object (UFO). The event was among the most publicized early UFO incidents.Later investigation by the United States Air Force's Project Blue Book indicated that Mantell may have died chasing a Skyhook balloon, which in 1948
E12 Ch2 The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J. Ruppelt
The second chapter of Edward J. Ruppelt's classic book on UFO's. This time Mr. Ruppelt discusses the classic case of Kenneth Arnold and other related sightings of the 1947 UFO flap. He also gives behind the scene details on the Maury Island Mystery. A summary of the Arnold sighting from Wikipedia: "The Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting occurred on June 24, 1947, when private pilot Kenneth Arnold claimed that he saw a string of nine, shiny unidentified flying objects flying past Mount Rainier at speeds that Arnold estimated at a minimum of 1,200 miles an hour (1,932 km/hr). This was the first post-War sighting in the United States that garnered nationwide news coverage and is credited with being the first of the modern era of UFO sightings, including numerous reported sightings over the next two to three weeks. Arnold's description of the objects also led to the press quickly coining the terms flying saucer and flying disc as popular descriptive terms for UFOs." And Maury Island: "The Maury Island Incident, June 21 1947, refers to claims made by Fred Crisman and Harold Dahl of falling debris and threats by men in black following sightings of unidentified flying objects in the sky over Maury Island in Puget Sound." It may be worth checking out the wiki pages on these incidents, and others mentioned in the chapter. To protect the identity of people involved, Ruppelt changed some of the names. Follow the show on Twitter @alineconpod! Also listen to the end of the show for our new email address, which I don't want to post here because I don't want to get tons of spam. Questions? Comments? A sighting of your own that you would like to share? Send us an email and let us know.
E11 The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J. Ruppelt, Chapter 1
The first chapter of Ruppelt's book "The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects." Edward J. Ruppelt was the head of project Blue Book until late 1953. He coined the term "UFO" to replace the less accurate "flying saucers." Dr. J. Allen Hynek said that you should read this book. The ultra-legendary Stanton Friedman was introduced to the UFO topic when he chanced upon a copy of this book. This is a big one. Ruppelt had the inside scoop on UFOs. As the head of Blue Book he had access to secret information not available to civilian researchers. He was a giant upon whose shoulders we still stand. This book was a nuclear bomb that gave us a peek behind the velvet curtain and revealed things like the estimate of the situation. I agree with Dr. Hynek: anyone interested in the topic of UFOs should definitely read this book. Or, better yet, hear me read it for you! So what are you waiting for? You can follow the ACP on twitter @alienconpod.
E10 The Conspiracy to Create The Federal Reserve
The first in a series of episodes on banking and financial conspiracies. In this episode we cover the conspiracy to create the Federal Reserve System. In 1910 the most powerful bankers and politicians gathered on Jekyll island to hash out the Aldrich Plan. While this legislation failed to pass, it led to the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 signed by President Wilson. While he wasn't at the meeting, the conspiracy was backed by the powerful J. P. Morgan who created the infamous money trust. Senator Nelson Aldrich, J.D. Rockefeller, Paul Warburg, King Leopold II, the Rothchilds, Lehman Brothers, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, and Koen & Loeb and their clandestine activities are just a few of the players we discuss. We also touch on topics such as fractional reserve banking, inflation, and the election of 1832. And of course we spend a few minutes on the story of President Andrew Jackson vs. the second Central Bank of the USA. It was an epic battle between democracy and the powerful elite who wanted to control everything. Spoiler: President Jackson won that battle, but the bankers won the war.
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