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Have UFOs been spotted above the Jersey Shore?

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Pat Marcatillio, aka Dr. UFO is the president and founder of the New Jersey/Pennsylvania UFO Paranormal Study Group.

Erik Larsen and Dan Radel
Asbury Park Press

What exactly was that in the night sky over Wall Township on St. Patrick’s Day?

Was it a UFO, or was it something else?

Jeff Wallace, 43, of Wall, would sure like to know. He was driving to pick up his stepdaughter from the Quick Chek on Belmar Boulevard that Saturday night, when he observed three lights in a triangular pattern “moving very slowly” across the sky.

He stopped his vehicle and took several photos of the lights with the camera on his smartphone. The photos are dark; but a triangle of lights is faintly visible.

The Air Force, which commands Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, about 30 miles from Wall as the crow flies (or UFO), looked at the photos; it doesn’t know what it was either.

“There’s not enough from the photos … we weren’t able to tell,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lauren Russell, a spokeswoman for the Joint Base, after copies of the photos were circulated by personnel there.

And with that, Wallace joins the thousands of other New Jerseyans who say they have seen a UFO in the sky, without knowing for sure what they saw. The National UFO Reporting Center says on its website that it has received nearly 2,200 reports of UFO sightings in New Jersey, with the first one reported back in 1930. MUFON – the acronym for the nonprofit Mutual Unidentified Flying Object Network – says there were eight sightings, not including Wallace’s, just in March.

Interest in UFOs has been on the rise of late, with more videos of UFO sightings from Navy pilots being declassified. One of the more recent included Navy pilots being amazed by what a UFO could do as they trailed it flying over the Eastern Seaboard in 2015.

What’s out there?

On Feb. 26, a person reported seeing a 40-foot-long, disk-like craft with rows of red and white alternating lights hovering over the trees in Jackson, according to a report filed with the National UFO Reporting Center. The center also had two reports from Tinton Falls, one on Dec. 28 – a rapidly falling white-blue light – and another on Jan. 10, with a report of a black, oval-shaped craft.

Of the eight cases of UFO sightings over New Jersey in March reported to MUFON, spokesman Roger Marsh said two of the sightings involved triangular-shaped objects similar to what Wallace saw in Wall: One in Egg Harbor Township three days before the Wall incident, on March 14, and another over North Brunswick five days later, on March 22, Marsh said.

MUFON, which has been in existence since 1969, is a national organization of civilians that includes scientists, retired military personnel, aviation experts and ordinary people who have witnessed things they simply can’t explain. The network catalogs and tracks cases of alleged UFO sightings on a daily basis from across the globe.

Michael Schratt, a military aerospace historian with MUFON, said he is convinced that about 95 percent of the “triangles” reported by eyewitnesses, are in fact man-made aircraft. The remaining 5 percent – unknown.

Major George Filer III

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Major George Filer III is the eastern regional director of MUFON.

“The primary focus of my research deals with ‘black budget’ classified aircraft built and test flown by the U.S. military-industrial complex,” Schratt said. “Specifically, aircraft produced by manufacturing facilities along the West Coast – aka ‘Aerospace Alley.'”

Schratt said he has come to believe this is the case after spending the past 35 years interviewing engineers, test pilots and contractors who have worked in what he refers to as the “black world.”

Indeed, most UFOs that people see with any detail tend to be isosceles triangles – much like stealth airplanes. In many reports, the craft are reported to be moving slowly – too slow for commercial aircraft – and utterly silent.

The New York Times first reported in December about a mysterious $22 million Pentagon program tracking UFOs called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.

At the same time as the story was published in The Times, the Defense Department declassified two videos from 2004 off the Southern California coast that were recorded by cameras aboard U.S. Navy fighter jets, which included the simultaneous audio of the radio communications between the pilots.

Pilots David Fravor and Jim Slaight, who were flying in F/A-18F Super Hornets, had described seeing an oval-shaped object hovering above the sea below them, USA Today reported.

When they flew lower to have a look at it, Fravor said, “it accelerated like nothing I’ve seen before,” they told the newspaper.

Fravor told USA Today he was mystified by what he saw in the 2004 incident: “It had no (exhaust) plumes, wings or rotors and outran our F-18s. I want to fly one.”

After that third video of UFOs over the Eastern Seaboard was released, The Washington Post published an opinion piece titled, “The military keeps encountering UFOs. Why doesn’t the Pentagon care?” which was penned by Christopher Mellon, who served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence in the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.

“The videos, along with observations by pilots and radar operators, appear to provide evidence of the existence of aircraft far superior to anything possessed by the United States or its allies,” Mellon wrote in The Post. “Defense Department officials who analyze the relevant intelligence confirm more than a dozen such incidents off the East Coast alone since 2015. In another recent case, the Air Force launched F-15 fighters last October in a failed attempt to intercept an unidentified high-speed aircraft looping over the Pacific Northwest.”

But not everyone believes the videos are all that compelling.

Robert Sheaffer, author of “Bad UFOs: Critical Thinking About UFO Claims” and operator of the website “The Debunker’s Domain,” is a self-avowed skeptic.

“They have only released two very blurry infrared videos of objects that appear to be distant jets, without sufficient information to do a really good analysis of them,” Sheaffer told Space.com for a Jan. 9 article. “So, ultimately, all you have are a few UFO believers in and outside government who were able to get away with funneling a few million Pentagon dollars to themselves for UFO research, and have very little to show for it.”

‘The truth is out there’

Ret. Air Force Major George Filer III, 82, who serves as the New Jersey director of MUFON, is one of the believers. As a former flight and intelligence officer with a 20-year service record, he said he has personally witnessed some pretty bizarre phenomena. He asserted that he knows firsthand that four-star generals and admirals are briefed regularly about “anomalous aerial vehicles.”

When Filer was stationed in Great Britain and assigned to an air tanker unit at the height of the Cold War, he recalls flying aboard a military aircraft over Scotland that attempted to intercept such an object that appeared as big as a bridge on radar.

“When we got closer, we could see lights off in the distance – kind of like a cruise ship you would see at night, with multiple lights across it,” he said. “As we got, I don’t know, about 5 miles from it – it went up into space. And we were doing over 400 (miles per hour) and I would say it was doing 10, 20 times our speed and it was this huge object. So we were convinced that it was something that was not ours, let’s put it that way. … To me, it looked like a long cylinder.”

Filer doesn’t know who or what is piloting these vehicles, but he has his own theories. If they are visitors from another world, that they may be using the world’s oceans to conceal themselves from detection – which is why there are so many sightings near water, he postulates.

Ufology, the study of UFOs, attracts people from all walks of life. But because of the social stigma associated with seeing a UFO and the assumption that UFO means “alien spaceship,” when it simply means that something is simply unidentified, most people won’t even discuss their experiences unless someone first shares their own, Filer said.

In fact, Filer believes that many more people have seen UFOs than have not – but because of fears about being labeled a kook, they keep such accounts mainly to family and close friends.

The ridicule factor has been quite effective in silencing people, Filer said.

One colorful character from Mercer County, who embraces the eccentricity of this subculture is Pat Marcattilio, 75 – who goes by the nickname “Dr. UFO,” which is also emblazoned across his personalized license plates.

Marcattilio, of Hamilton, is the founder of the New Jersey/Pennsylvania UFO Paranormal Study Group. Since 1984, the group has met monthly at the Hamilton Township Free Public Library to share their interest in the subject.

“I was coming home from Atlantic City with a bunch of guys in my car and the State Police pulled me over at Columbus,” Marcattilio said. “So I pulled over and (the trooper) walks up to me and said, ‘Hey, I gotta tell you my UFO story.'”

Marcattilio believes that the government is not only aware of the existence of extraterrestrial life, but is in fact concealing such evidence from the public. Why? To avoid the same mass hysteria that occurred not far from his home 80 years ago this October – when some Americans listening to their radios became convinced that Martians were invading Grover’s Mill during a performance of “The War of the Worlds” led by Orson Welles.

“I think we’ve gone way beyond that, we accept them, I believe,” he said. “I think it’s time for them to be real and for the government to say that we have galactic neighbors and they’re visiting us.”

Back in Wall, Wallace doesn’t know what he snapped a photo of on that night one month ago, when he said the sky was “clear enough to see stars.”

Wallace was about a quarter-mile from Camp Evans, a former signal laboratory for the U.S. War Department, when he first spotted the object. The site witnessed a milestone in scientific history on Jan. 10, 1946, when Signal Corps scientists used a radar antenna to bounce radio signals off the moon.

“I guess you could call me a star gazer. I’m pretty observant of my surroundings,” Wallace said. “I’ve been skeptical about UFOs my whole life, but the lights could have been a UFO. They started moving erratically in a pattern that was not like a plane.”

Wallace said he observed a meteor once, but this wasn’t like any meteor he ever saw. He noted that he had never seen a light pattern like the one he witnessed on March 17.

Then, after he took the photos, whatever it was just vanished.

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The US Navy Confirms multiple videos of UFOs are real

It is already a fact, the “great revelation” will take place very soon, possibly in the last months of this year. Since a video of the US Department of Defense was released in 2017, in which the persecution between fighter jets with a UFO could be seen, there has been a controversy on the subject. But it seems that now culminates with what we already knew: For the first time, the US Navy. UU. He has acknowledged that the three UFO videos published by the New York Times are “unidentified” real objects.

“The Navy believes that the phenomena contained/represented in those three videos are not identified,” Joseph Gradisher, a spokesman for the US Navy, told  The Black Vault, a website dedicated to declassified government documents.

Gardisher added that the terminology of ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ is used because it provides the basic descriptor for sightings/observations of unauthorized/unidentified aircraft/objects that have been observed entering/operating in the airspace of several controlled training camps by the military. The statement has been corroborated with other media.

The videos in question, known as “FLIR1”, “Gimbal” and “GoFast” , were originally published by the New York Times and To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, the organization founded by Tom DeLonge, known for being the ex-vocalist and guitarist in the popular punk band Blink 182. In December 2017, Fox News reported that the Pentagon had secretly established a program to investigate UFOsat the request of former Senator Harry Reid. The first video of the unidentified object was recorded on November 14, 2004, by the camera of an F / A-18 Hornet fighter. The second video corresponds to January 21, 2015 and shows another aerial vehicle with the pilots commenting on its origin. The third video was also recorded on January 21, 2015, but it is not clear whether it is the same or different object.

Luis Elizondo, the former head of the so-called Advanced Pentagon Aerospace Threat Identification Program, said earlier that people should be aware of the comments the government is making on UFOs.

“What the pilots found that day was able to act in a way that defied all logic and our current understanding of aerodynamics,” Elizondo wrote in an article for Fox News about the 2004 meeting of US Navy pilots. . UU. who witnessed the object off the coast of San Diego. “In addition, beyond what the pilots saw, the technological feat they found was verified by the impressive Aegis SPY-1 radar, the most important system in the United States at that time, and even camera images of the fighters and systems of sound of submarines that accompany the aircraft carrier. ”

Earlier this year, the U.S. Navy issued new classified guidelines on how to report such cases in response to unknown and advanced aircraft flying to or near attack groups of the Navy or other sensitive military installations and formations. The Department of Defense also informed the Vice President of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, in June, along with two other senators, as part of what appeared to be an intention to inform politicians about naval meetings with unidentified airplanes.

For his part, President Donald Trump said he was informed about sightings of unidentified flying objects by Navy pilots, but he was skeptical about the existence of UFOs.

The theoretical physicist Michio Kaku also thinks

And the last to pronounce on the subject has been the renowned American theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. During the ufology Congress in Barcelona this weekend, Kaku said the recently declassified videos recorded by US Navy pilots. on the east coast in 2015, they have helped scientists by providing test capacity and previously unknown metrics on UFOs.

“Now we know that they fly between Mach 5 and Mach 20, five to 20 times the speed of sound ,” Kaku said. “We know that they zigzag so fast that any pilot would be crushed by centrifugal force. That they have no escape that we can see. ”

Chasing UFOs - The US Navy  acknowledge that videos of fighters chasing UFOs are real

The physicist added that the explanations generally used for UFO sightings are meteorites, weather balloons, even the planet Venus, but in this case they cannot explain what can be seen clearly , which leads to any of the two possible conclusions: They are of human origin, and represent such advanced technology that even leading scientists are baffled by it. Or, they are of extraterrestrial origin.

After all, he said, the universe is 13.8 billion years old, while earth science was born just 300 years ago. In any of the 4,000 newly discovered exoplanets, where life as we know it could exist, extraterrestrial civilizations may have had much more time to advance their scientific and technological skills. In any case, for Kaku the videos are a turning point, since before their revelation the believers had to prove that these objects were of an intelligent race in outer space. Now it is the government that has to prove that they are not of intelligent beings in outer space. And in case they are of extraterrestrial origin, the physicist warned that the pilots of those could be cyber or robotic.

Without a doubt with the statement of the US Navy. A new chapter opens in this controversial story about UFOs and military pilots. But everything seems to indicate that we are facing an imminent revelation that will change our life as we know it.

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6 Stories Of Alien Abduction That Will Make You Want To Believe

1. Antônio Vilas-Boas (1957), who claimed to have had sex with a female alien.

Vilas-Boas was a Brazilian farmer who claimed to have been abducted by aliens in 1957, while working in his fields at night. He said that he was captured by four 5-foot-tall humanoids wearing gray overalls and helmets, who took them aboard their egg-shaped craft. He claimed that, while aboard the craft, the aliens took blood samples from his chin. Later, he said, he had intercourse with a female alien, whom he described as having blue eyes, long white hair, and bright red pubic and underarm hair. He believed that the female alien had used him for impregnation, and would raise their offspring alone in space. When he was returned to his farm, Vilas-Boas said four Earth hours had passed.

2. Betty and Barney Hill (1961), a married couple whose case became one of the most famous and studied accounts.

The “Hill Abduction,” as it is commonly known, is the first widely publicized American case of alien abduction. At its center were Betty and Barney Hill, a married couple living in New Hampshire. The Hills claimed they witnessed a UFO while driving back on the night of September 19 from a trip to Niagara Falls. They followed the movement of the craft for some time; eventually, it descended sharply, causing Barney to stop the car in the middle of the highway. When he saw creatures peering at them through the craft’s windows, he ran back to his car. The craft then lifted over their vehicle, and the Hills reported hearing and feeling buzzing. The Hills’ consciousness went blurry; when they awoke, they’d traveled 35 miles south with no memory of having done so. They arrived home and realized their watches were broken. Betty reported the incident to the Pease Air Force Base. She began having dreams about the incident; later, both Barney and Betty would be interviewed at length while under hypnosis.

The story became national news after a story was published in the Boston Traveler in 1965; a book about their story, called The Interrupted Journey was published in 1987.

3. Pascagoula Abduction (1973), coworkers who claimed they were abducted by a craft while fishing.

Co-workers Charles Hickson (left) and Calvin Parker (right) were fishing off a pier near Pascagoula, Mississippi on an October evening when they heard a “whirring” sound and saw two flashing blue lights. A smallish, oval-shaped craft appeared before them, from which emerged three pale creatures about 5 feet tall. Hickson and Parker said the creatures had carrot-like growths emerging from the nose and ear areas, and that in place of hands, they had lobster-like claws.

Hickson claimed that he was inspected by a mechanical eye while aboard the craft, while Parker initially stated he did not remember what happened during the event. In an interview 20 years later, though, Parker provided a detailed story of his inspection, including telepathic communication with the beings. Upon reporting the incident to the police, Hickson and Parker were questioned. They were then left alone in a room with a hidden tape recorder, which police expected would reveal the incident to be a hoax. Instead, Hickson and Parker could be heard nervously discussing the event; at one point Parker states, “I knew all along they was people from other worlds up there. I knew all along. I never thought it would happen to me.”

4. Travis Walton (1975), a logger whose crew claimed to see a craft, after which he disappeared for 5 days.

On November 6, 1975, a then-22-year-old Travis Walton and his crew of fellow loggers had finished working and were driving home when they spotted a large silvery disc floating in the sky above a clearing. The driver stopped the car and Walton jumped out, running toward the object. The craft began to move, and, according to others in the car, Walton began to step back, when a blue-green beam shot out and “struck” Walton. What happened next is unclear, but it seems that Walton’s crew left the area, as one of his co-workers called the police from near the town where they lived. When the crew and police officers returned to the site, Walton had disappeared. A search party looked for Walton while news of the case spread internationally. He reappeared five days later, returning with apparent weight loss and a story about his time inside the UFO.

In 1978 Walton published a book about his experience, aptly called The Walton Experience. His story was also the (loose) basis for the 1993 film Fire in the Sky, though the narrative surrounding what happened in the UFO differs substantially from Walton’s account. In 2013, Walton was on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which appeared uncomfortable for everyone involved.

5. Frederick Valentich (1978), a pilot who reported a strange craft to Air Traffic Control before disappearing without a trace.

Aspiring pilot Frederick Valentich, 20 years old, was on a training flight over Australia’s Bass Strait when he radioed Melbourne’s Air Traffic Control to advise that he was being shadowed by an unidentified craft flying about 1000 feet above him. Valentich said the craft was “orbiting” around his own, and that it emitted a green light. He told ATC that he was suffering engine problems, and, when he was asked to describe the object, said “It’s not an aircraft” before the transmission was interrupted by “metallic, scraping sounds.” At that point all contact was lost.

A four-day, 1000 mile search was undertaken, but no trace of Valentich or his craft was ever found. Some believe that Valentich had become disoriented, starting flying upside down, and spotted his own lights in the water; others say his disappearance was staged. Others believe that Valentich’s account of the mysterious craft, bolstered by witness reports of a UFO over Australia later that night, is suggestion of alien abduction.

6. Whitley Strieber (1985), a horror novelist whose account of his abduction became a best-seller.

Whitley Strieber, an author of horror novels, alleges that he was abducted by non-human visitors from his home in upstate New York in December, 1985. (Strieber does not specifically state that “the visitors” are alien in nature, though most read his account — the 1987 book Communion — as such.) Communion became a #1 Times bestseller, granting the topic of alien abduction a renewed, widespread public interest. Strieber wrote several non-fiction follow-ups to the story, as well as a number of novels about similar topics. He is currently the host of a pararnormal-themed internet podcast called “Dreamland.”

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The cast of Ghost Hunters to host panel at AlienCon

AlienCon the world’s first convention dedicated to seeking the truth about extraterrestrial existence and solving the mysteries of the universe, has announced new program details for the October 4-6 event in Dallas, Texas. A+E Networks previously announced celebrity guests at AlienCon Dallas will include HISTORY’s Ancient Aliens” contributors Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, David Childress, Nick Pope, Caroline Cory, Jason Martell, John Brandenburg, Travis Taylor, and Jonathan Young.

The entire cast of A&E’s “Ghost Hunters,” one of the most successful paranormal series of all time, joins AlienCon Dallas for a panel discussion, Inside the World of A&E’s “Ghost Hunters,” on Saturday, October 5 at 2:20pm.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to investigate the paranormal? Hear from paranormal expert Grant Wilson and his new team of investigators. For the first time ever, this team of seven paranormal investigators – Wilson, Daryl Marston, Kristen Luman, Brandon Alvis, Mustafa Gatollari, Brian Murray and Richel Stratton – are sharing their approach to investigations, the cutting-edge technology they use, and how they research and prepare to go into a hunt.

Panel:  Inside the World of A&E’s “Ghost Hunters”

Saturday, 10/5 at 2:20PM 

Grant Wilson, team leader/executive producer, and panel moderator
Daryl Marston, co-lead investigator
Kristen Luman, co-lead investigator
Mustafa Gatollari, site analyst/researcher/paranormal investigator
Brandon Alvis, tech manager/paranormal investigator
Richel Stratton, paranormal investigator
Brian Murray, paranormal investigator

There will also be two panel discussions regarding the Skinwalker Ranch

Panel: The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch
Friday 10/4 at 1:40PM

Panel: The Future of Skinwalker Ranch
Saturday, 10/5 at 11:00AM

Fans can learn more about ticket packages, special celebrity guests, and up-to-the-minute AlienCon Dallas programming information by visiting TheAlienCon.com.

AlienCon, owned by A+E Networks® in partnership with Prometheus Entertainment and produced by Mischief Management, LLC, is a three-day fan event inspired by HISTORY®’s hit series, Ancient Aliens®. AlienCon offers the opportunity for like-minded people to come together to challenge existing beliefs and seek disclosure of all kinds in an environment that inspires discovery and discussion.  The event will feature over 150 hours of original programming, sneak peeks and exclusive panels. Attendees can meet and mingle with their favorite celebrity guests.

More information can be found on the AlienCon website: TheAlienCon

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