Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Before you read on,
I would like to mention that on July 18th, CNN's Larry King Live will feature Robert Hastings, two former USAF missileers, Bob Jacobs and Stanton Friedman.

About Robert Hastings
Robert Hastings presentation-UFOs: The Secret Story
UFO sightings at ICBM sites and nuclear Weapons Storage Areas

About Bob Jacobs
UFO Filmed Circling Atlas Rocket

About Stanton Friedman
S. Friedman Biography

Military UFOs: The Truth
By, David Hambling

It's official. What the conspiracy theorists have been saying for years is true: There are UFOs out there in space -- operated by the US military, and manufactured by Boeing in El Segundo, California at a cost of over $1.9 billion. (And you thought it was Lockheed?)

Check it out for yourself. But be warned: UFOs are rarely what they seem...

"The U.S. Navy began replacing and upgrading its ultra-high frequency (UHF) satellite communications network during the 1990s with a constellation of customized satellites built by Hughes Space and Communications Company, which is now Boeing. Known as the UHF Follow-On (UFO) series, these 601 model satellites support the Navy's global communications network, serving ships at sea and a variety of other U.S. military fixed and mobile terminals."

It's not clear who decided on the name. But lines like "the UFO spacecraft has proven to be a very flexible platform for the evolution of critical advanced DOD (Department of Defense) communications services" are certainly eye-catching. Maybe the idea was give a little zing to an otherwise-ordinary project. Kind of like the product-tracking company that calls itself Alien Technology; the latest headline on their website is about a deal with "The Largest Sock Manufacturer In Europe."

Meanwhile, back on Earth,the House of Lords here in London are due to give their decision on an extradition case involving Gary McKinnon. He's the British hacker whose online spree allegedly involved breaking into 73,000 US government
computers, including the Army, Navy and NASA -- all in search of flying saucers.

McKinnon's approach could have been more rigorous, as he explained to British Journalist, Jon Ronson

"The Americans have a secret
spaceship?" I ask.
"That's what this trickle of evidence has led me to believe..."
"What were the ship names?"
"I can't remember," says Gary.
"I was smoking a lot of dope at the time. Not good for the intellect."

In an interview with Wired News last month, McKinnon claimed that NASA satellite imagery of the Earth frequently contains pictures of UFOs which are airbrushed out of the final image. By hacking into a NASA computer, he says he managed to get a peek at one.

I had remote control of their desktop, and by adjusting it to 4-bit color and low screen resolution, I was able to briefly see one of these pictures. It was a silvery, cigar-shaped object with geodesic spheres on either side. There were no visible seams or riveting.

Unfortunately, he did not manage to save a copy of this picture.

All of which leads me to believe that, impressive as McKinnon's hacking skills may be, his information may be a bit suspect. He started from the point of believing that the US government was covering up UFOs. Therefore, a strange object on a satellite image is an alien spacecraft. When he finds a file marked 'non-terrestrial officers,' he assumes they must be spacemen. The names of ships not listed elsewhere must refer to a secret fleet spaceships.

In reality, there are people out there calling their satellites UFOs, dubbing tracking devices Alien Technology and indulging in other Mischievous acts of naming. And Pentagon documents are invariably written as a dense thicket of acronyms and jargon -- they probably wouldn't a term anything like as lucid as 'non-terrestrial.'

Intelligence gathering requires intelligence, and I'm not convinced McKinnon has shown too much of that. But he has managed to embarrass a lot of people responsible for security, so if the Lords do decide to hand him over, I suspect he really will be facing a 70-year sentence.

And if you think you've found UFOs on the internet... double-check.

Source: WIRED

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