Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Carrickfergus UFO – Buzz Lightyear or Camera Shake?

Carrickfergus UFO – Buzz Lightyear or Camera Shake?

Carrickfergus UFO

Originally titled, “Buzz Lightyear-shaped UFO spotted over Carrickfergus” in the Belfast Telegraph and of course the similarities with the Toy Story legend are obvious, but is it just due to camera-shake? From what I can gather from the website and for all there are three pictures it looks like there were two submitted and the other one is are cropped/zoomed from the larger ones.

Here’s the largest -and so I presume the original- image:

Carrickfergus UFO

Here’s the zoomed image that was posted:


And here’s the other one available by viewing the slideshow at the website and you can see that the orientation is completely different from the two captured in the largest image that was posted:

Carrickfergus UFO
Carrickfergus UFO Cropped

And here’s the largest image with the objects cropped, zoomed and then highlighted:

Carrickfergus UFO

And finally here’s the same two cropped images, zoomed some more and placed next to each other:

Carrickfergus UFO

I believe that you can see that it certainly appears to be two point light sources with a touch of camera shake, the reason I say this is due solely to the almost identical shape of the two objects. This obviously doesn’t detract from the original UFO sighting as the witness clearly stated that he merely, “saw a light out of the corner of my eye” which is what the image shows.

So I guess my only bone of contention (if any) is with the Belfast Telegraph as they are a little too quick to claim that the shape is reminiscent of Buzz Lightyear rather than listen to the witness and at least attempt to consolidate the witness statement with the image/s they have.

Anyhoo, here’s the original article:

Buzz Lightyear-shaped UFO spotted over Carrickfergus

(Tuesday, 28 February 2012)

What is it? Picture taken of night sky over Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, Feb 2012

I am wondering if any other readers can help solve this little mystery spotted above Carrickfergus. It may sound a bit silly but I saw a light out of the corner of my eye appear from my bedroom window at about 8.15pm on Friday February 24. I then got my sister's camera and she took a picture of the object before it disapeared, it moved slightly for a bit and I know for a fact it wasnt a star because it was far too bright. It wasn't a satelite or plane because it was not moving like either of them. It was a very subtle movement. When inspecting the photo (which was taken completely zoomed out) my sister zoomed in on the object and it was a triangular shape.

Any suggestions as to what it may be? Did anyone else see it?

D Flower
Source: Belfast Telegraph

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Timothy Good (clip) on Eisenhower's Alien Meeting

Timothy Good (clip) on Eisenhower's Alien Meet & Greet

Well once again this is a rant about the MSM or rather about the sheer incompetence that is once again being passed off as journalism, as you may have guessed by the title it’s to do with the (dated) Timothy Good comments that have recently been widely reported regarding the Eisenhower ‘meet & greet(s)’ that allegedly occurred back in the 1950’s.

Out of all of the News websites that recently re-ran the article it was evident that not one of them had seen the interview (or at the very least had bothered to take notes) due to the error in -amongst many other things- the dates that Good claimed the ‘meeting’s occurred and in fact the only reason they were writing about it was due to Good’s credentials which apparently they themselves had inflated to make the story newsworthy. (Good states 1955 but obviously most of the SERP's return 1954 as the main event and this is why I presume every MSM report wrongly attributed the date in a direct quote of Good).

Eisenhower Portrait

The Huffington Post was the first to write about it on February 14th (2012) stating their source as “SWNS” (Small World News Service) writing that:


The 34th President of the United States met the extra terrestrials at a remote air base in New Mexico in 1954, according to lecturer and author Timothy Good.
[...]
But the claims from Mr Good, a former U.S. Congress and Pentagon consultant, are the first to be made publicly by a prominent academic.
Speaking [sic] Frank Skinner's BBC2 current affairs show Opinionated...
[...] 
Asked why the aliens don't go to somebody 'important' like Barack Obama, he said: "Well, certainly I can tell you that in 1954, President Eisenhower had three encounters, set up meetings with aliens, which took place at certain Air Force bases including Holloman Air Force base in New Mexico."
(Source)



And then the same report appeared (word-for-word) a couple of hours later in the Daily Mail then in the Express etc. etc.All of which then led to the -almost- identical article being circulated and subsequently boosted Good’s appearance on the show to that of ‘guest’ rather than just the audience member that he was.

Anyway here’s the audio from Skinner’s “Opinionated” show which first aired back on 1st December 2011:


And the following is from Good’s personal website:

Timothy Good - UFO Authority
"He was invited for discussions at the Pentagon in 1998, and at the headquarters of the French Air Force in 2002. He has also acted as consultant for several U.S. Congress investigations."
(Source)


As mentioned at the top of this post the recent furore is actually concerning a clip that was first broadcast on December 1st 2011, a fact that is never mentioned.  In fact not ONE of the recent reports that I could got any of the facts correct, right down to the year that Good claimed the incident/s occurred. Also It has been said that I may just be a little cynical but I personally don’t consider, “Invited for discussions at the Pentagon” to be quite the same as, “Pentagon consultant” which is what is claimed in the subsequent media reports, but to paraphrase Quixote, perhaps I’m just not well-versed in the art of adventures…..
I should perhaps mention that this has absolutely nothing to do with Timothy Good or what he believes, although it’s fair to say his personal views directly contradict my beliefs and especially so with this recent episode. Although credit where credit is due as Good evidently has a sense of humour as he described himself as a, “Professional fiddler” on Skinner’s show which is massively underselling himself as he’s a very gifted violinist. However, I fear that Good is destined for infamy akin to that of Greer if he continues to promote the ability to establish telepathic contact at will with off-world entities.

Anyhoo, let’s have a quick look at what is actually alleged regarding Eisenhower & the aliens as it’s claimed that the first meeting was at Edwards AFB where Eisenhower met with a couple of Nordic aliens who warned him that the grey aliens (who were allegedly being tracked circling the equator at a very high orbit) were not to be trusted. Then, in what would soon become the mantra of the contactees, requested that all nuclear weapons should be disarmed and we should stop draining the planets natural resources, we should all live in harmony & stop killing each other etc. etc. They also refused to provide any kind of advanced technology stating that we as a species were too intent on harming each other and any alien-tech they provided would ultimately be used to wage war on each other (paraphrased).

Then a few months later the ubiquitous greys turned up, offered some alien technology and Eisenhower promptly signed off on a deal allegedly allowing the greys to abduct a very small number of society providing that all of details were handed over, well, the story goes that the abductions were soon in the tens of thousands and the rest as they say, is history…..

It certainly appears that Exopolitician extraordinaire Michael Salla is almost single-handedly responsible for perpetuating (NOT originating) these rumours concerning the two main alleged meetings, the first one was in February 1954 (Edwards) and the second one in February of 1955 (Holloman) although there were allegedly other meetings during the interim and after Holloman but the specifics of these are sketchy at best (hmm, I wonder why?) Incidentally I discussed/debated Well this is certainly the case regarding the 1954 meeting but from what I can tell it wasn’t until 2007 (after Art Campbell published his research) that Salla also started championing the 1955 Holloman AFB meeting and incorporating it into his personal UFO-lore, the following is an email Salla sent to his Yahoo Exopolitics group back in June 2007:


From: Dr Michael Salla
Date: 06/15/07 14:11:46
To: exopolitics@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [exopolitics] President Eisenhower's Meeting at Holloman AFB with Extraterrestrials
Aloha all, I'm delighted to announce that more research has been conducted on President Eisenhower's secret visit to Holloman AFB in 1955 to have a meeting with extraterrestrials. Art Campbell has investigated the case and found documentation to support Eisenhower's plane (Columbine III - aka Airforce One) secretly traveling to Holloman on February 11, 1955 soon after his Feb 10 arrival in Georgia for a 'recreational' trip. He has also interviewed three witnesses to help corroborate this event.
This is important corroboration of the secret galactic diplomacy conducted between President Eisenhower and extraterrestrial visitors.
In peace,
Michael Salla, Ph.D.



If you look at whom Salla cites as independently verifying his version of events then, well, the list speaks for itself populated as it is with the likes of Corso, Cooper, Schneider, Dean, Lear etc. Then of course there’s other lesser-known personalities, for example have a look at the following by Salla:


Gerald Light’s Letter That Eisenhower Met With Extraterrestrials
The first public source alleging a meeting with extraterrestrials was Gerald Light who in a letter dated April 16, 1954 to Meade Layne, the then director of Borderland Sciences Research Associates (now Foundation), claimed he was part of a delegation of community leaders to an alleged meeting with extraterrestrials at Edwards Air Force Base.
In a subsequent article, Meade Layne described Light as a “gifted and highly educated writer and lecturer”, who was skilled both in clairvoyance and the occult. Light was a well-known metaphysical community leader in the Southern California area. The alleged purpose of him and others on the delegation was to test public reaction to the presence of extraterrestrials.
(Source)



Just prior to this Salla cites Bill Moore's research as a verification source for the 1954 meeting yet this is what Moore had to say about Gerald Light:


“The rumor of the president's alleged visit to Edwards is not a new one. UFO contactee fringe writers began making unsupported claims about it less than two months after Ike's trip.
So did a bizarre fellow from the Hollywood hills named Gerald Light, who, in an April 16, 1954 letter to the head of a Southern California metaphysical organization, actually claimed to have been at Edwards where he saw Ike, the saucers and the aliens. Light's letter has been controversial for years and copies of it have turned up in all sorts of places, including the National Enquirer.
Investigation into Mr. Light's background, however, turned up the fact that he was an elderly mystic who believed that psychic "out-of-body-experiences" were a logical extension of the reality of life and should be treated as such. In the final analysis, Light's alleged visit to Edwards was just such an experience.”
(Source)



Whilst Moore isn’t generally recognised as a bastion of truth by the UFO community due solely to his 1989 Mufon admission over the Bennewitz affair I personally don’t see this as a valid reason to disregard every other piece of his research, although it’s also worth mentioning that Moore’s earlier research is usually credited as being the strongest indication that Eisenhower did in fact go missing during his 1954 sojourn, presidentialufo.com writes that:


The story about Eisenhower's February 1954 trip to Palm Springs  for a winter holiday, and his subsequent late Saturday night disappearance, has fueled rumors that Eisenhower traveled to nearby Edwards Air Force Base to meet with aliens. One of the best recounting of this rumor was done by William Moore a prominent California researcher who traveled to the Eisenhower Library to do research and actually interviewed the wife of one of the key witnesses to the story.



But whether this was to the dentist as official records show or to Edwards AFB, well as always I positively encourage the reader to arrive at their own conclusions…..