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Analysts and activists call for disclosure of information about so-called unidentified flying objects

( - America must now come face to face with the reality of an aerial phenomenon.

Citizen Hearing On Disclosure, held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. April 29 to May 3, 2013.
Compelling evidence is being drawn from numerous sources, including newly declassified documents, governmental records, and an important, growing number of eyewitness testimonies.

Recently there have been increased reports of “mysterious lights in the sky” in different locations across the United States, the most recent occurring on New Year’s Eve in several cities across California. Numerous eyewitnesses reportedly saw “multiple glowing objects” in the sky they say were not fireworks. That same night, according to ABC7 News in Virginia, Chris Smith saw bright lights in the sky, then called his two children to witness the objects.

“To watch lights move, drop and stop, change direction and go out, come in with just a smooth silent grace, it was strange,” said Mr. Smith.

According to two separate National Geographic Polls in 2012 dealing with the existence of  Unidentified Flying Objects, commonly called UFOs, 36 percent of Americans (about 80 million people) believe UFOs exist, and 79 percent believe there is a “government cover-up” regarding them.

The public wants this information, however, America refuses to join many countries who have already released substantive data related to the aerial phenomena known as UFOs.

In his book “UFOs and the National Security State” historian Richard M. Dolan delves into sweeping security measures and secrecy involved in dealing with the subject. 

“UFOs and the National Security State: The Cover-Up Exposed” by historian Richard M. Dolan
“I have tried to show that the cover-up of UFO information is nothing unique. A state capable of conducting terminal mind-control experiments, biological spraying of American cities, illegal mail and cable interceptions, nationwide domestic surveillance by its military, human plutonium and syphilis injections, sundry coups and assassinations, ongoing media manipulation and flat out lying public lying on a continual basis would surely be capable of lying about UFOs too,” he wrote. “Indeed, it was the very institutions involved in such unsavory and subterranean activities that were most interested in maintaining UFO secrecy.”

What is the fear? Why the secrecy? Clearly, the military does not believe what it says publicly about UFOs, and experts say misleading reports have emerged from the highest levels of America’s government.

Airborne objects violating restricted airspace demonstrating technological sophistication unknown to this world’s highest-levels of science could mean trouble for governments and a sprawling global military presence that touts its quantitative and qualitative superiority over all others.

“Whenever a nation is faced with a superior power that possesses a superior weapon that the present power and its warmongers cannot master, then that nation is unable to do the first thing that a sovereign nation must do, and that is to protect and secure her citizens,” observed the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam in a recent message dealing with the truth about so-called UFOs and their purpose. In lectures that aired Jan. 4 and Dec. 28 (, the Minister taught about the reality of a specific airborne craft, which is called “The Wheel.”

According to the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, this craft fulfills scriptural prophecies of Ezekiel’s Wheel described as a “pillar of fire by night, and cloud by day” and is also referred to as “a chariot.”

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad explained to the U.S. government and FBI the aim and purpose of The Wheel, who made it and why, said the Minister. “This weapon was made for the purpose of destroying this present world in the final battle with the forces of evil that have ruled our present world,” he explained. He added, The Wheel also called The Mother Plane, has a dual nature, one that is “life-giving” and the other, which “brings death and absolute destruction.”

“When you understand the two natures of that Wheel then the government and people of America and the people of the Earth have to choose now between life and death, between blessings or curses,” said Min. Farrakhan. “When actual fighting has been declared against the armies of the wicked of this planet, the enemy will never get near enough to do any harm to The Wheel.”

During an international press conference at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. on October 24, 1989, Min. Farrakhan shared a vision and warned the U.S. government of the dreadful power of these crafts and how plotting against the Black man and woman in America, him and the Nation of Islam would lead to the unleashing of their destructive force.

Military secrets and defense contractors

Despite many corporations struggling during recent global economic turmoil, America’s leading defense contractors are raking in record level sales and their stock prices are on the rise. With groundbreaking research in drone, satellite and stealth aircraft technologies, who has the data that the U.S. government considers “Above Top Secret” and has gathered over so many decades? And why are trillions of dollars being spent on defense when the U.S. is the world’s leading superpower?

B-2 Spirit (a.k.a. Stealth Bomber) in hangar with pilots. (Bottom) B-2 Spirit (a.k.a. Stealth Bomber) at night. Photos courtesy, Northrop Grumman

Lockheed Martin, the American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technology company, logged a record $47.2 billion in sales. Multinational corporation Boeing, the top airplane manufacturer in the world, has continued to aggressively design, manufacture and sell fixed-wing aircraft, rockets and satellites. The Raytheon Company, a major American defense contractor “with core manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military,” reported sales of $24 billion. The firm’s website declares “Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services.” Northrop Grumman reported sales of $25.2 billion. The company is best known as manufacturer of the U.S. Air Force’s B-2 Stealth Bomber, described as “the flagship of the nation’s long-range strike arsenal, and one of the most survivable aircraft in the world.”

Drones have a ceiling of 60,000 feet, higher than the cruising altitude of commercial airplanes, which is typically around 30,000 feet. They also cost tens of millions of dollars per unit to build.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center. Pulling down marvelous photos from other planets and the outer regions of the solar system, the department had a budget of $1.5 billion for fiscal year 2012.

In a statement from director Dr. Charles Elachi, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory reported 19 spacecraft and 9 instruments conducting active missions. “All of these are important parts of NASA’s program of exploration of Earth, the solar system and the universe beyond,” the director said.

“These ventures would not be possible without NASA’s Deep Space Network managed by JPL. This international network of antenna complexes on several continents serves as the communication gateway between distant spacecraft and the Earth-based teams that guide them. While carrying out these exploration missions, JPL also conducts a number of space technology demonstrations in support of national security and develops technologies for uses on Earth in fields from public safety to medicine, capitalizing on NASA’s investment in space technology.”

Clearly, if there were nothing out there, billions of dollars would not be spent to create and send expensive and technologically advanced aircraft into space. For example, take the Curiosity rover which is now sending data back from the planet Mars.

Curiosity rover Photo: NASA/JPL/Caltec
According to NASA, the Mars Science Laboratory program cost $2.5 billion, including $1.8 billion for the development of the spacecraft and additional amounts to conduct the launch.

With billions spent on weapons technology and an increasing public demand for information on UFOs and life on other planets, including the possibility of future interaction, the U.S. government and military appear to be unable or unwilling to discuss much in the public.

What are these aircraft and where do they come from?

Experts and investigators say UFOs either represent secret advanced technology from humans on this planet or technology from another world. Many are uniting to raise these questions in a very public way and are calling for answers.

The Citizen Hearing Foundation, a non-profit organization, is seeking resolution of evidence regarding “non-human intelligence engaging the human race and a 66-year government policy to embargo this truth from the public.” The foundation was launched following the successful Citizen Hearing on Disclosure last year, which lasted for several days in Washington, D.C. The hearings at the National Press Club assembled expert witnesses, journalists, military personnel, and activists representing 10 countries who testified about the Unidentified Flying Objects and related subjects. Six former members of the U.S. Congress heard the testimony and read through evidence presented.

Peter Davenport, director of the National UFO Reporting Center, spoke before the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. Over the 19 years he has served as director, the center has accumulated thousands of pages of written reports of sightings dating back to the mid-1930s. The center’s UFO reporting hotline rings 24-hours-a-day, he noted.

“The question has been posed, is the UFO phenomenon real? And I pose to you the question that if it is not real, why have all of these reports been submitted over the last roughly 19 years?” Mr. Davenport asked.

With over 30 hours of testimony from 40 witnesses over a five-day period, the hearing was unparalleled in its scope. Hours of video testimony, research documents and reported evidence involving sightings have been published on the  Citizen Hearing on Disclosure website ( for all to see.

Former members of Congress Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick; Darlene Hooley, who while in Congress served on the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, and former federal lawmaker Merrill Cook along with former U.S. senator and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Gravel signed a pledge to support and help with the organization’s investigation into “the current presence of unidentified and unexplained aerial craft that many believe to reflect an extraterrestrial intelligence.”

The Citizen Hearing On Disclosure, held April 29 to May 3, included a former Canadian defense minister, a former astronaut, the former top Federal Aviation Administration official, a onetime Ministry of Defense official in the United Kingdom, Air Force veterans, other U.S. servicemen, and domestic and foreign pilots, scientists, researchers, authors, writers, filmmakers, and witnesses from America, England, China, Russia, Canada, Brazil, Chile and South American countries spoke.

The point of agreement was the U.S. government and other governments need to share what is known about sightings and crafts and the U.S. Congress should hold hearings on a subject of interest to millions of Americans—whether their concerns are the origin of the crafts or an ever-increasing tendency to classify and deny public access to information.

“I believe, unfortunately, that the military industrial complex is the reason—from Truman and Roosevelt, Reagan, Clinton, and Carter presidential level—that has brought us to this place, which I believe is detrimental to the universe and detrimental to our people,” said former Detroit congresswoman Kilpatrick, who was among former lawmakers that conducted the hearings.

The last time Congress held a hearing on UFO matters was in 1968 before the House Committee on Science and Astronautics.

Throughout the Press Club hearing, pilots and experts shared experiences with the crafts, some tried to chase or attack the objects without success. In other incidents, witnesses saw strange lights and shared how the appearance of these crafts or lights knocked out weapons systems in nuclear silos. All described virtually noiseless, usually seamless crafts with few or no outer markings, ships that could make sudden stops and turns impossible for modern aircraft. The force of such angled maneuvers would kill a human being, they said. The crafts hover in mid-air at heights no helicopter could endure, witnesses said. Some described how smaller craft travel and dock on a huge Mother Ship.

“It’s indisputable that UFOs exist and it’s indisputable that while most of them turn out to be misidentifications or hoaxes, some of them, even those of us in government couldn’t explain,” said Nick Pope, who spent four years investigating UFOs and possible national security implications for the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense. The UK has since moved to declassify and release its UFO documents, he said.

Among UFO researchers, or “ufologists,” there is agreement that 95 percent of reported incidents can be explained, said Gary Heseltine, who created a database tracking UFO-related incidents reported by police officers in the United Kingdom, and edits UFO Truth magazine.

When the remaining 5 percent are investigated, perhaps 2 percent will be tossed out leaving a highly credible 3 percent that is unexplained, argued the retired British police detective.

“The skeptics can argue all they like but they never talk about these 3 percent of cases,” said Mr. Heseltine.

That 3 percent of cases would include major incidents inside and outside the United States. One incident occurred in 1986 as a Japanese airline pilot flying over Anchorage, Alaska spotted a huge ship the size of two aircraft carriers and reported the sighting to the FAA. John Callahan was then division chief of the Accidents and Investigations for the Federal Aviation Administration. He testified that Japanese Airlines 747 flight was followed by a UFO for 31 minutes. The UFO also followed a United Airlines flight.

The unknown craft’s presence was confirmed visually—as the pilot drew a walnut shaped object to share what he saw—and there was radar confirmation. The then-FAA Administrator held a briefing the day after the incident with the FBI, CIA, President Reagan’s Scientific Study Team and others present, said Mr. Callahan.

The air traffic conversations, videotaped radar evidence and reports were presented but confiscated, the former federal official said. The CIA officer said the craft was a UFO and the scientific group couldn’t wait to get it hands on the information, Mr. Callahan recalled. The CIA person also told everyone present they were sworn to secrecy and “this meeting never happened,” said the plain-spoken Mr. Callahan, who was certainly not a New Age  type “ET phone home” cheerleader. He doubted that the craft was made by the U.S. or any other government, though when he first heard about the incident he suspected it might be a Defense Department project like the once super-secret Stealth Bomber.

(The Final Call will continue its examination and analysis of aerial phenomenon commonly called UFOs in future editions.)