NORTHRIDGE (BlackVault) – You couldn’t ask for a better textbook case of a cover-up. It happened just weeks ago, and adds to one of the biggest pieces of the puzzle to solving the UFO mystery.
It all started in early September of 2011, when author and journalist Lee Speigel of the Huffington Post began writing an article on The Black Vault internet archive, a website devoted to releasing declassified government and military documents to the public all obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Although this online archive deals with a wide array of categories, the scope of Mr. Speigel’s article was highlighting the UFO topic specifically; one of The Black Vault’s most popular since it began in 1996. During the course of the interview, Mr. Speigel asked John Greenewald, The Black Vault’s founder and sole-operator, about the most damning documented evidence of a UFO cover-up.
“It’s not one or two documents,” Greenewald explained, “it’s actually quite a few of them. There is not really one ‘smoking gun’ type record that will prove aliens are here. But what you do have are pieces of a puzzle… pieces that once put together… expose a piece to a much larger puzzle. It is simply fascinating what the FOIA can reveal, and it is seemingly never-ending.”
Part of the puzzle that Greenewald outlined to the Huffington Post included a 2008 Air Force Instruction labeled AFI 10-206. Greenewald alleges that this document from only three years ago proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that the military does in fact have a solid interest in UFO events –– but they never speak of it. (Reference: http://www.theblackvault.com/documents/ufos/AFI10-206.pdf )
In the regulation entitled, “Operational Reporting,” chapter 5 outlines procedures for cataloguing different types of sightings, including the third on the list, “Unidentified Flying Objects” or UFOs. Although this reference to UFOs is not a reference to alien spacecraft, the fact remains that this publication shows that the military does have an interest in the phenomena, whatever it might be.
Greenewald further explains, “Although it may not sound like an important piece to unraveling the UFO enigma; it actually is. When I started researching this phenomenon fifteen years ago, you quickly learn that the government and military alike dismiss the entire topic, deny any involvement or interest in it, and they claim they could explain the mystery after their official investigation back in 1969 – and haven’t collected anything since. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
The Black Vault website catalogues literally tens of thousands of documents that are well past the 1969 date… and when AFI 10-206 was discovered six years ago by Greenewald (previously dated versions existed prior to the 2008 document) there was now undeniable proof there was an interest. But how deep did it go?
Upon further investigation, Greenewald uncovered that the reports made under this Air Force document were called CIRVIS, or Communication Instructions for Reporting Vital Intelligence Sightings, reports. He noted that they are filed and sent to the NORAD installation –which he then found out when he filed a FOIA request for the records – that NORAD was not subject to the FOIA. This was due to the fact that it was under control by both Canadian and U.S. forces – therefore excluding it from U.S. law.
But “in good faith” the request was processed under a special NORAD instruction allowing access to their documents, but they claim they found “no records.”
Pushing forward, a simple phone call by Greenewald to the Department of National Defence (DND) in Canada yielded more than 100 pages of UFO / CIRVIS reports. According to NORAD – there was nothing. According to Canada – there was a pile of records. (Reference: http://www.theblackvault.com/documents/ufos/canada/canadacirvis.pdf )
Something didn’t seem right to Greenewald, so he pressed on to expose this cover-up. And when the Huffington Post wanted to spotlight the find – Greenewald was elated. “This was it! Finally a major media outlet could ask important questions, and spotlight a huge piece of the UFO puzzle that really has been ultimately ignored by news media outlets worldwide. This wasn’t a ‘smoking gun,’ I knew that, but it was the proof that UFOs were of great importance – and now it would be exposed. So that’s what I gave the reporter as ‘proof’ something was going on, whatever it might be.”
Carlos Clemente presents the latest information on UFO sightings in the vicinity of Lake Erie in Ohio, USA.
Paul Hellyer, former canadian Defense Minister & Deputy Prime Minister, spoke in Kitchener at the “Towards a Peaceful Economy” about ET technologies to solve energy and pollution crisis, as well as economic and banking reform. If USA stops shooting at them.
Within the vault of Library and Archives Canada there exist files from four government departments that were involved with collecting data and conducting investigations on unidentified flying objects (UFOs).
The Department of Transport, Department of National Defence, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the National Research Council all dealt with reports, sightings and investigations of UFOs across Canada. Each department had different interests and goals. The truth about their investigations is found in files held by Library and Archives Canada. A selection of these files have been digitized and made available on this site.
If a previous minister of national defense of a big country started talking publicly about his belief that some UFOs are interplanetary vehicles carrying visitors to Earth, would you believe him or not?
Well, stepping up to the plate is the Honorable Paul Hellyer, a former deputy prime minister of Canada and the longest serving current member — ahead of Prince Philip — of the Queen’s Privy Council, which is made up of “prominent Canadians appointed to advise the queen on issues of importance to the country.”
As Canadian minister of national defense in 1963, Hellyer was responsible for integrating and unifying the Royal Canadian army, navy and air force into a single organization, the Canadian Armed Forces.
Former Canadian Minister of National Defense Paul Hellyer is very outspoken on the reality of UFOs and has criticized the U.S. government for reportedly covering up UFO information.And yes, he is extremely outspoken about UFOs and alien visitors to Earth.
“Oh, I’m absolutely convinced of it. These things were not invented here. And I think people have to get accustomed to this new reality,” Hellyer told AOL News.
“We lived too long in a sense of isolation, thinking that Earth was the center of the cosmos, that we were the only species and, therefore, probably the most advanced. And when we come to the realization that we’re not any of those things, then I think we should be aware of it, learn to live with it and certainly try to take advantage of anything that we can learn from visitors from anywhere.”
Hellyer, 87, is also known for his activities involving world issues, including monetary reform, the Middle East and environmental concerns.
This week, he’s presenting his views on UFOs at the International UFO Congress in Scottsdale, Ariz.
When Hellyer was Canada’s minister of national defense, he says he never discussed UFOs with other high-ranking officials.
“I got periodic reports on sightings and I looked at them very casually, and it was decided that about 80 percent of them were natural phenomena of one sort or another, and the other 20 percent roughly were unexplained, and therefore unidentified.
“You know, this is the kind of thing that sometimes they don’t tell politicians about, and I have no doubt that there were probably people in my employ who would have been more knowledgeable than I was at the time.”
While spending last Thanksgiving north of Toronto, Hellyer and his wife spotted an unidentified flying object.
“The two of us stood there transfixed for 20 minutes, looking up at this thing moving first in one direction, and then another. By process of elimination, we determined it wasn’t a star or satellite and it wasn’t the space station, so there was really no explanation for it other than it was, in fact, a UFO.”
A ten-year old girl from Canada has discovered a supernova, making her the youngest person ever to find a stellar explosion. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada announced the discovery by Kathryn Aurora Gray of Fredericton, New Brunswick, (wonderful middle name!) who was assisted by astronomers Paul Gray and David Lane. Supernova 2010lt is a magnitude 17 supernova in galaxy UGC 3378 in the constellation of Camelopardalis, as reported on IAU Electronic Telegram 2618. The galaxy was imaged on New Year’s Eve 2010, and the supernova was discovered on January 2, 2011 by Kathryn and her father Paul.
The observations were made from Abbey Ridge Observatory, and this is the third seen from this observatory. It was Lane’s fourth supernova discovery, Mr. Gray’s seventh, and Kathryn’s first.
The discovery was soon verified by Illinois-based amateur astronomer Brian Tieman and Arizona-based Canadian amateur astronomer Jack Newton.
Since a supernova can outshine millions of ordinary stars, it can be easy to spot with a modest telescope, even in a distant galaxy like UGC 3378 which is about 240 million light-years away. The trick is to check previous images of the same location to see if there are any changes. That’s what Kathryn was doing for the images of the galaxy taken by her father.