Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Happy, Crazy UFO New Year!

Well, it's finally 2021, and so that means the crazy old year has run its course, and a new crazy year is beginning. So what is happening in the Land of UFOOlogy as we begin this new year?

"To The Stars Academy" (TTSA) is unraveling. For whatever reason, its best-known people have bailed out. Luis Elizondo, Chris Mellon, and Steve Justice have all announced their departure from TTSA. Biologist Garry Nolan had bailed out previously. Elizondo told George Knapp on Coast-to-Coast AM that “TTSA, it’s no secret, also focuses on its entertainment division and, you know, let’s face it, guys like Chris Mellon and Steve Justice and myself, we’re not entertainers.”

So who is left? So far no word from Hal Puthof on whether he is in or out. And there still is, of course, TTSA founder and rockstar, Tom DeLonge. This cannot be good news for the "investors" (or "suckers") who bought shares in the company. Of course, TTSA still has their "entertainment" division, which perhaps can whip up sufficient interest in its movies and other performances to keep the company viable. But that seems unlikely to me; competition from Star Wars sequels and prequels will be tough for them to beat. In recent months, DeLonge has been kept out of public view for TTSA, obviously a deliberate policy. I don't have any inside information on what is happening at TTSA, but it would seem to be obvious that Elizondo et. al have concluded that DeLonge is a fool, and is an impediment to having their UFO claims taken seriously. The video below shows exactly what the problem is.


 Dude, where's my Saucer?

Government "UAP Report" promised in 180 days!  As explained by CNN,

The director of National Intelligence and the secretary of defense have a little less than six months now to provide the congressional intelligence and armed services committees with an unclassified report about "unidentified aerial phenomena." It's a stipulation that was tucked into the "committee comment" section of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which was contained in the massive spending bill.

That report must contain detailed analyses of UFO data and intelligence collected by the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force and the FBI, according to the Senate intelligence committee's directive. It should also describe in detail "an interagency process for ensuring timely data collection and centralized analysis of all unidentified aerial phenomena reporting for the Federal Government" and designate an official responsible for that process. Finally, the report should identify any potential national security threats posed by UFOs and assess whether any of the nation's adversaries could be behind such activity, the committee said.

Some people are, of course, interpreting this to mean "Disclosure" of aliens, or something. What it probably means is that the Pentagon will take statements they have issued before, weave them into a nice, impressive report, and release it with great fanfare. But signifying nothing.


The Black Vault Hosts Complete Collection of CIA UFO FIles. John Greenewald Jr. of The Black Vault has filed thousands of FOIA requests over the years, many of them needing to be pried from government agencies in a process akin to pulling teeth, and published the results. Now John has made a major document dump, UFOs: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Collection. He explains,

Originally, the CIA would only release about 1,000 pages that had been previously disclosed after a FOIA court case in the 1980s. They never addressed the records that were dated in the years after the case.

The Black Vault spent years fighting for them, and many were released in the late 1990s. However, over time, the CIA made a CD-ROM collection of UFO documents, which encompassed the original records, along with the ones that took years to fight for.

In an effort to make sure The Black Vault stayed up to date, in mid 2020, this CD-ROM was purchased to have one particular data dump available for all users of The Black Vault. You will find this below for download in its original state, along with a converted/searchable .pdf format. (Although the CIA claims this is their “entire” collection, there may be no way to entirely verify that. Research by The Black Vault will continue to see if there are additional documents still uncovered within the CIA’s holdings.)

I opened a file at random from the Black Vault's CIA document collection (C05515646.pdf), and this is the first page I saw. Happy reading!

[Update January 13:] Martin Kottmeyer notes that the case blacked out above is almost certainly the one described in this posting by James Oberg, who explains,

King Hassan of Morocco asks Henry Kissinger to identify glowing cylindrical UFO seen moving northward off the North African coast. Kissinger replies might be a meteor or an undocumented satellite on reentry into atmosphere.

Almost forty years later, two amateur satellite trackers use new software and new access to old data bases to validate Kissinger’s hunch and tag the object as the motor assembly of a Russian rocket
stage (1976-074C / 09051) for the Molniya 1-35 launch.

I cannot imagine any reason to censor such a document, except perhaps that the "personal request" came from the King of Morocco.




  1. Unless there are some profound Cold War intelligence gathering secrets in the documents, it's probably best just to release everything and stop wasting time on FOIA, etc. Then people can get back to real Ufology and explaining why the balsawood craft found at Roswell was an alien spacecraft.

  2. Actually, I can add one more note to why the CIA would redact the document from Morocco. They don't have the original to review. They "lost" it. And, this is not the first one they have lost. Nor is it in a group of 5 or 10. There are hundreds that have been "lost" that I've been able to confirm.


  3. Tom de Long is a nut case, for sure, but why did Elizondo,Justice & Mellon join him in the first place? To make a quick buck, that's why! And all that UFO BS coming from Elizondo's mouth, with no added proof, made a lot of TTSA converts...along with their money. In addition, most, if not all, of the people who go on the very conservative Coast-to-Coast radio show, are nothing but quacks, and so are the hosts!

  4. In his interview on the Black Vault Elizondo let the cat out of the bag when he references NLP and body language in determining the truthfulness of the source of the information. I took this to mean that the audience has been pranked just like the folks selling NLP.

  5. Shame about Tom, I'm quite a fan of his past and present musical projects (those being blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves), but when I started to look into his personal endeavours with TTSA, I'm kinda glad that I found him through music first, not the other way around.


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