These are the notes for the show I used to guide me as we chat, and these links immediately below are the New York Times articles I am referencing and quoting from.
General Observable Characteristics:
“..move at very high velocities with no visible signs of propulsion..”
“..hovered with no apparent means of lift.”
“..an aircraft surrounded by some kind of glowing aura traveling at high speed and rotating as it moves.”
“..the objects had no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes, but that they could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds.”
Lt. Ryan Graves, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot: “Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy. With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect.”
“What was strange, the pilots said, was that the video showed objects accelerating to hypersonic speed, making sudden stops and instantaneous turns — something beyond the physical limits of a human crew.”
““We have helicopters that can hover,” Lieutenant Graves said. “We have aircraft that can fly at 30,000 feet and right at the surface.” But “combine all that in one vehicle of some type with no jet engine, no exhaust plume.”
Bigelo’s company had access to people exposed to crash materials, “metal alloys and other materials” recovered from unidentified aerial phenomena.”
Reid: “Much progress has been made with the identification of several highly sensitive, unconventional aerospace-related findings…”
“Mr. Elizondo is among a small group of former government officials and scientists with security clearances who, without presenting physical proof, say they are convinced that objects of undetermined origin have crashed on earth with materials retrieved for study.”
“Mr. Reid, the former Democratic senator from Nevada…said he believed that crashes of objects of unknown origin may have occurred and that retrieved materials should be studied… ‘..I came to the conclusion that there were reports — some were substantive, some not so substantive — that there were actual materials that the government and the private sector had in their possession,’ Mr. Reid said in an interview.”
“Eric W. Davis, an astrophysicist who worked as a subcontractor and then a consultant for the Pentagon U.F.O. program since 2007, said that, in some cases, examination of the materials had so far failed to determine their source and led him to conclude, “We couldn’t make it ourselves”…Mr. Davis..said he gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department agency as recently as March about retrievals from “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”
The Government Investigations and Lies:
1947 through 1969 Air Force Investigated.
Project Blue Book Started 1952 through 1969.
AATIP 2007 – 2012 (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification program)
Pentagon said closed 2012.
Admitted it continued in December 2017.
Part of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Opinions on the origins of the craft:
Harry Reid: “If anyone says they have the answers now, they’re fooling themselves…We do not know.”
“On CBS’s “60 Minutes” in May (2017, JB), Mr. Bigelow said he was “absolutely convinced” that aliens exist and that U.F.O.’s have visited the earth.”
Military View of the UAP:
“A 2009 Pentagon briefing summary of the program prepared by its director at the time asserted…that the United States was incapable of defending itself against some of the technologies discovered.”
Mr. Elizondo: “… many accounts from the Navy and other services of unusual aerial systems interfering with military weapon platforms and displaying beyond-next-generation capabilities.” Also: “there remains a vital need to ascertain capability and intent of these phenomena for the benefit of the armed forces and the nation.”
AATIP: “..its main focus is on discovering whether another nation, especially any potential adversary, is using breakout aviation technology that could threaten the United States.
Senator Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican who is the acting chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, told a CBS affiliate in Miami this month that he was primarily concerned about reports of unidentified aircraft over American military bases — and that it was in the government’s interest to find out who was responsible.”
NYT Editorial: “Unidentified means we don’t know what they are, only that they demonstrate capabilities that do not appear to be possible through currently available technology.”
Secret drone project by the military:
“The pilot and his wingman were flying in tandem about 100 feet apart over the Atlantic east of Virginia Beach when something flew between them, right past the cockpit. It looked to the pilot, Lieutenant Graves said, like a sphere encasing a cube.
The incident so spooked the squadron that an aviation flight safety report was filed, Lieutenant Graves said.
The near miss, he and other pilots interviewed said, angered the squadron, and convinced them that the objects were not part of a classified drone program. Government officials would know fighter pilots were training in the area, they reasoned, and would not send drones to get in the way.”
UFO technology is like Jeffrie Epsteins money: there’s more of it than anyone can account for, and no one knows where it came from. It’s not an evolution of existing technology, which relies on burning things to propel machines. These craft employ technology we can imagine, but have no theoretical framework from which to proceed. We are at the pre-paradigm point of even understanding this technology.