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UFO/UAP news roundup (25th May 2024).

Here’s the semi-irregular round-up of all the best new content that is fit to print, and some that probably isn’t, concerning the topic of UFOs, UAPs, and a sugary side-dollop of woo.

Andy hosts a packed show featuring Robert Powell, an author, scientist, and co-founder of the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies. They discuss Powell’s late arrival into the UFO topic, his involvement with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), and his investigation of the Stephenville lights case. The conversation also covers the founding of the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU), the importance of a scientific approach to UFO studies, and Powell’s new book.

In the wondrous digital age, where data storage costs about as much as a decent cup of coffee, the U.S. government still insists on playing its favorite game: ‘Hide and Delete’. Apparently, even an overflowing digital archive isn’t enough to curb their enthusiasm for document destruction. Enter Dr. James Lacatski, a man who not only claims to have poked around the paranormal playground of Skinwalker Ranch under the AAWSAP program but also boasts about popping into an actual UFO like it’s his local Starbucks.

Now, in a turn that shocks absolutely no one, it seems Dr. Lacatski’s emails have mysteriously vanished into the bureaucratic black hole. Were these deletions by the book? According to John Greenewald, Jr., who has made it his mission to sniff out such elusive truths, the answer is a resounding ‘nope’. As fresh controversies bubble up around these lost emails of the illustrious Dr. Lacatski, questions loom large: What secrets were swept away with those digital dust bunnies? Could these destroyed communications hold proof of extraterrestrial espresso machines? Join John as he dives headfirst into this latest saga, exploring the shadowy depths of document destruction and unearthing what really went down with the disappearance of Lacatski’s emails. Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy probe into the unknown!

A look by Ash at the potential science and science implications behind UFOs/UAPs.

Larry Hancock, the man who can make even the driest UFO toast into a saucy alien jam, has done it again. This time, he’s delving into Christopher Mellon’s “Signal Exchange,” a juicy tale where a top USG official spills the interstellar beans about Uncle Sam’s after-hours hobby: collecting UFO crash souvenirs. And not just any UFO — we’re talking about the one that allegedly popped by Kingman, AZ in the 1950s for a bit of a desert detour.

Armed with a historian’s eye and an anthropologist’s curiosity, Hancock isn’t just your average UFO enthusiast. Oh no, he’s a seasoned pro, a board member of the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies, who can spot an extraterrestrial needle in a governmental haystack. So, when he talks about Mellon’s work unveiling whispers of recovered UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Pancakes or Phenomena—take your pick), you’d better believe it’s worth a listen. Join Larry as he navigates through the murky waters of Cold War secrecy and modern-day disclosures, dissecting claims that could either be the biggest ‘I-told-you-so’ in history or just another day in conspiracy theory paradise. Either way, it’s bound to be more entertaining than an alien abduction insurance policy.

It’s just another casual Tuesday in the life of John Warner IV, who might as well be a character plucked straight from an American political dynasty soap opera. The son of a former U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Navy, John W. Warner III, and banking heiress Catherine Mellon, John IV doesn’t just have blue blood—his veins practically run indigo. Toss in a sprinkle of connection to Christopher Mellon, a former deputy assistant secretary of defence for intelligence, and you’ve got a recipe for intrigue that could give the “Game of Thrones” family trees a run for their money.

In the latest episode of cosmic chinwags with Jon Majerowski and Jean Luc, John Warner IV swings by to add a dash of aristocratic flair to discussions that spiral from ancient bloodlines to clandestine rendezvous with the British Royal Family. As if that weren’t enough, the gang dives into the delightfully murky waters of “Loosh Farming” — which, disappointingly, has nothing to do with agricultural reforms but everything to do with energy harvesting from humans. Who knew? Then, just when you think it couldn’t get any more X-Files, they tackle the perennial favorite: government UFO cover-ups and the trials and tribulations of prying open the vault of cosmic secrets. John’s take? Disclosure is as tricky as trying to explain your browser history at a family dinner.

In the spotlight today is Eric Hecker’s eye-opening tête-à-tête on the Ashton Forbes show, diving deep into the frosty mysteries of Antarctica and the ever-popular Directed Energy Weapons. The audience is buzzing, the comments section is a hotbed of excitement, and skepticism is as abundant as alien sightings at Area 51.

Recent studies have led to the identification of over 53 new potential Dyson Sphere candidates, spotlighting significant advancements in the search for these hypothetical megastructures, which are theorised to surround stars to capture a large portion of their energy output. The exploration stems from a series of impactful papers focusing on infrared astronomical data.

The foundational work by Freeman Dyson in 1960, titled “Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infrared Radiation,” initially proposed the concept of Dyson Spheres. Since then, advancements in infrared astronomy have allowed for more sophisticated searches. Notably, a 2024 study by Contardo and Hogg, “A Data-Driven Search For Mid-Infrared Excesses Among Five Million Main-Sequence FGK Stars,” utilises mid-infrared data to analyse five million main-sequence stars, revealing several anomalies consistent with the potential presence of Dyson Spheres. Furthering this research, “Project Hephaistos – II. Dyson sphere candidates from Gaia DR3, 2MASS, and WISE” by Suazo et al., also in 2024, integrates data from multiple space observatories, including Gaia, 2MASS, and WISE, to pinpoint additional candidates. This comprehensive approach underscores the increasing sophistication of methodologies employed to detect such extraordinary structures.

Thanks to science fiction & fantasy author Stephen Hunt for compiling and authoring this weekly report. Best-known for creating the steampunk genre with his best-selling Jackelian series (HarperCollins/Macmillan/Tor), the first of Stephen’s Sliding Void space opera series adventures was simultaneously the #1 most downloaded novel on Amazon UK, Amazon USA, Amazon Australia, and Amazon Canada. Mr. H. now makes time in between scribbling his literary endeavours to go so far down the rabbit hole that we’d need to dispatch the White Rabbit as a Crash Retrieval Specialist to rescue his ass. He’s now released his very first non-fiction work, investigating the odd world of UFOs and UAPs… Strange Incursions. Grab your copy from https://amzn.to/3yUBcRj

UFO/UAP roundup (5/12/21).


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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