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  • Astronomers, others take Clintons on Maunakea tour

    03/10/2018 12:12:23 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | March 10, 2018, | KIRSTEN JOHNSON
    At least nine astronomers, students and Office of Maunakea Management staffers had a rare opportunity in early January to lead Bill and Hillary Clinton on a tour of the Maunakea summit. The former U.S. president and former secretary of state were on-island at the time and had requested to visit the mountain. “We received a call from the Honolulu Secret Service asking if it would be possible for the Clintons to come up as civilians,” Maunakea Support Services General Manager Stewart Hunter said. “We felt, as long as it could be arranged and they would not have to limit public...
  • Hawaii Has Gone Alabama Crazy, And Everyone Is Tua's Cousin

    03/01/2018 1:48:07 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies Sports ^ | Joseph Goodman
    Aerial fireworks are illegal in Hawaii. It's a big deal on the island of Oahu, and the police there vigilantly enforce the law. Before New Year's Eve, for example, the Honolulu Police Department released a statement and phone number for tipsters to snitch on their neighbors. This all probably sounds ridiculous to folks in Alabama, considering our love of fireworks superstores, but in Hawaii, Roman candles, rockets, exploding mortars, fountains, tubes, novelties, spinners, heck, even sparklers, are illegal. The state can and will prosecute anyone caught "purchasing, possessing, storing, setting off, igniting or discharging aerial devices" with a felony that...
  • The Harvest is ready now [charismatic caucus]

    02/25/2018 8:22:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The time to plow is over for the seeds are bearing fruit for I have gone before you as David in the Valley of Breakthrough . So speak and declare My Words of Righteousness given to all those that believe on Me for "Truly" The Harvest is ready to be brought into the Storehouse That is , "My Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven" for "Truly" You "ARE " My Keepers of My Love and ONE True Light EMMANUEL ( God with us ) JOHN 4:34-38 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will...
  • Connecting cultures over spring break Buena band heads to Hawaii

    02/22/2018 3:14:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Alexis Ramanjulu
    SIERRA VISTA — On the back wall of the Buena High School band room, names of cities from across the United States and around the world are painted in different colors. “That’s our legacy,” drum major Sam Martinez said while describing the wall. Every two to three years, band director Duane Chun takes members on a “big” trip. This year from March 11 to March 16, 120 Buena band members and roughly 59 chaperones will travel to Honolulu for two performances and the experience of a lifetime. “It gives the students a chance to perform outside of our four walls...
  • Police presence increased at 3 Big Island schools following shooting threats

    02/21/2018 10:48:59 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Feb 21 ,2018 | Tiff DeMasters
    Six officers are on the Konawaena High School campus today following a possible threat of a school shooting. West Hawaii Area Complex Superintendent Art Souza said officials are trying to set a tone that there never was a legitimate threat. “When something like this happens, you want to take the maximum level of security and precaution without causing mass hysteria,” he said. Police received a report about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday of a posting on social media by a male party that made a reference to “shooting up local schools.” Although the posting did not contain a specific school, the juvenile...
  • Hawaii man says he’s devastated about sending missile alert

    02/02/2018 5:14:14 PM PST · by mdittmar · 41 replies
    ap ^ | 2/2/2018 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
    HONOLULU (AP) — A former Hawaii state worker who sent a false missile alert last month said Friday that he’s devastated for causing panic but was “100 percent sure” at the time that the attack was real.The man in his 50s spoke to reporters on the condition that he not be identified because he fears for his safety after receiving threats.He says the on-duty call he received on Jan. 13 didn’t sound like a drill. However, state officials say other workers clearly heard the word “exercise” repeated several times. He said it felt like he had been hit with a...
  • Inside Knowledge About Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Could Lead To World-Changing Technology

    10/11/2017 8:57:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 102 replies
    earthmysterynews ^ | October 11, 2017 | huffpo
    Tom DeLonge...spent many years studying UFOs, and essentially left his previous lucrative career to devote himself to this pursuit, using his own personal income and resources to set up an entertainment company called To The Stars (TTS). It had the goal of disseminating information about UFOs, consciousness, the paranormal and other unexplained mysteries through artistic pursuits such as fiction and non-fiction books, feature films, and television productions. Most importantly, while doing so, Tom was gradually able to establish relationships with flag officers and other highly placed insiders in the aerospace industry, intelligence, the Department of Defense and NASA. These independent...
  • Existence of UFO's 'proved beyond reasonable doubt' as expert says earth 'could have been visited'

    12/24/2017 10:27:39 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 259 replies ^ | Rhian Lubin
    The existence of UFOs has "proved beyond reasonable doubt", a former Pentagon official has said. Luis Elizondo, the former head of a secret US government programme, believes that Earth may well have been visited by alien life via the unidentified aircraft and that there is also proof. He resigned from the US Department of Defence in October to protest against the excessive secrecy and opposition to the programme he was in charge of. Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph , he said: "In my opinion, if this was a court of law, we have reached the point of 'beyond reasonable doubt'....
  • Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

    12/17/2017 4:13:45 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find. Which was how the Pentagon wanted it. For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Department officials, interviews with program participants and records obtained by The New York Times. It was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze. The Defense Department has never before acknowledged the existence of the program, which it says it shut down...
  • UFO Existence 'Proven Beyond Reasonable Doubt,' Says Former Head Of Pentagon Alien Program

    12/24/2017 12:33:01 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 121 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Lauren Gill
    Elizondo was not able to discuss specifics of the program, but told The Telegraph that there had been “lots” of UFO sightings and witnesses interviewed during the program’s five years. Investigators pinpointed geographical “hot spots” that were sometimes near nuclear facilities and power plants and observed trends among the aircrafts including lack of flight surfaces on the objects and extreme manoeuvrability, Elizondo told The Telegraph. "There was never any display of hostility but the way they manoeuvred, in ways no-one else in the world had, you have to be conscious something could happen,” he said. Despite Pentagon funding running out...
  • The Truth About Those 'Alien Alloys' in The NY Times UFO Story

    12/23/2017 11:49:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies ^ | December 21, 2017 09:37pm ET | Rafi Letzter, Live Science Staff Writer
    "I don't think it's plausible that there's any alloys that we can't identify," Richard Sachleben, a retired chemist and member of the American Chemical Society's panel of experts, told Live Science.... Alloys are mixtures of different kinds of elemental metals. They're very common — in fact, Sachleben said, they're more common on Earth than pure elemental metals are — and very well understood. Brass is an alloy. So is steel. Even most naturally occurring gold on Earth is an alloy made up of elemental gold mixed with other metals, like silver or copper. "There are databases of all known phases...
  • The U.S. Military’s UFO Program Is Actually Pretty Cool (New info on Nimitz UFO)

    12/23/2017 1:24:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 78 replies ^ | Robert Beckhusen
    The story that followed has circulated in the military aviation world and fighter community for several years, including this write-up by former Navy F-14A Tomcat pilot Paco Chierici at Fighter Sweep. With orders to intercept the object, Fravor in his jet — callsign FASTEAGLE 01 — headed toward with aid from an E-2 Hawkeye early warning and control plane. The Hawkeye’s sensors, however, couldn’t detect the object and vector him toward it, so Princeton directed FASTEAGLE 01 and Fravor’s wingman, FASETEAGLE 02 to the location, and even asked Fravor whether he was carrying weapons — he wasn’t. He just had...
  • Latest Interview with pilot David Fravor on USS Nimitz UFO Incident (Tucker Carlson- Video)

    12/22/2017 10:55:04 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 71 replies
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  • Navy pilot recalls encounter with UFO: 'I think it was not from this world'

    12/18/2017 8:10:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 68 replies
    ABC ^ | December 18, 2017 | Kelly McCarthy
    Retired Cmdr. David Fravor spent 18 years as a Navy pilot, but nothing prepared him for what he witnessed during a routine training mission on Nov. 14, 2004. "I can tell you, I think it was not from this world," Fravor told ABC News. "I'm not crazy, haven't been drinking. It was — after 18 years of flying, I've seen pretty much about everything that I can see in that realm, and this was nothing close." Fravor's stunning retelling of his encounter off the California coast with what appeared to be a 40-foot-long wingless object that flew at incredible speeds...
  • What the New York Times UFO Report Actually Reveals

    12/27/2017 8:19:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies ^ | December 26, 2017 9:26 pm | Jeff Wise
    The main source in the Times article was a former Pentagon employee named Luis Elizondo, who ran a small program called Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification from 2007 until.... 2012.... Elizondo’s account was vouched for by the man who’d arranged for its funding, former Senate majority leader Harry Reid, as well as by the billionaire donor who won the contract to manage the program, Robert Bigelow. ... “The program produced documents that describe sightings of aircraft that seemed to move at very high velocities with no visible signs of propulsion, or that hovered with no apparent means of lift,” ... “The...
  • There was a lot more to that NY Times UFO story last week

    12/20/2017 3:50:40 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies ^ | Jazz Shaw
    That brings us to the other main character in the Times story and involves following the money (as with all things in the government). Where did the $22M budget for the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program go? Most of it went to Robert Bigelow, who the NY Times only lists as a billionaire friend of Harry Reid’s. The article also mentions a meeting out at Bigelow’s ranch, which sounds normal enough, right? But that ranch is actually very famous in the paranormal fandom world and goes by another name… It’s Skinwalker Ranch. The place is legendary and Bigelow went after...
  • Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

    12/19/2017 10:26:04 AM PST · by JP1201 · 89 replies
    (CNN)A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth. "My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone," Luis Elizondo said in an interview on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront." A pair of news reports in The New York Times and Politico over the weekend said the effort, the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, was begun largely at the behest of then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, who helped shore up funding for it...
  • 2 Navy Airmen and an Object That ‘Accelerated Like Nothing I’ve Ever Seen’--UFO

    12/16/2017 8:13:02 PM PST · by HogsBreath · 153 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12-16-2017 | HELENE COOPER, LESLIE KEAN and RALPH BLUMENTHAL
    The following recounts an incident in 2004 that advocates of research into U.F.O.s have said is the kind of event worthy of more investigation, and that was studied by a Pentagon program that investigated U.F.O.s. Experts caution that earthly explanations often exist for such incidents, and that not knowing the explanation does not mean that the event has interstellar origins. Cmdr. David Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Jim Slaight were on a routine training mission 100 miles out into the Pacific when the radio in each of their F/A-18F Super Hornets crackled: An operations officer aboard the U.S.S. Princeton, a Navy...
  • Pentagon secretly set up program to investigate UFOs at Harry Reid's urging [donors idea]

    12/16/2017 12:37:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Alex Pappas
    Pentagon secretly set up program to investigate UFOs at Harry Reid's urging, reports say The Defense Department secretly set up a program ten years ago to investigate unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, at the urging of then-Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to new reports. The Defense Department secretly set up a program ten years ago to investigate unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, at the urging of then-Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to new reports. Both The New York Times and the website Politico published stories Saturday revealing the existence of the Pentagon’s now-defunct Advanced Aerospace Threat...
  • Harry Reid's $22 Million UFO Pet Project

    12/16/2017 12:49:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | December 16, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    The New York Times reports that the Department of Defense spent $22 million on a mysterious project known as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. The main purpose of this program was to research unidentified flying objects (U.F.O.) and their interaction with planet earth. This program, while not completely hidden from the public, was very difficult to find in the $600 billion D.O.D. budget. In fact, the D.O.D. had never acknowledged the existence of this project until now. The government claims to have stopped funding it in 2012. But that does not necessarily mean the program stopped all together, according to...