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A history of UAP research at CNES – CNES

Posted by dandare on May 5, 2013

A history of UAP research at CNES

From Gepan to Geipan

In 1977, the CNES Director General set up the Gepan* research group to pursue studies initiated by a CNES engineer as a personal project.

Its mandate was simple: conduct research into UFOs (as they are commonly called). The group’s work was overseen by a scientific advisory board.

Gepan continued its research until 1988, when it was superseded by Sepra**. As well as UAPs, the new unit also monitored artificial atmospheric re-entries, i.e. debris from space missions falling back to Earth.

In 2000, Sepra refocused on the original mission of UAP research, albeit with limited resources. In 2001, the Director General requested an audit to help decide on the future of this CNES department.

via A history of UAP research at CNES – CNES.

CNES

CNES (Photo credit: f2g2)

However in 2005 there was a:

New unit, broader mandate(cnes.fr)

On the basis of the audit recommendations, UAP activities resumed with a
new CNES unit called Geipan, set up in 2005. This unit reports to
senior management at the Toulouse Space Centre and is overseen by an
independent external steering committee, which guides and monitors its
work.

Information is made available to the public here (in french).

Their news can be found here .

Richard Lelancette started translating reports into English on his blog.

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Britain’s Closest Encounters – Berwyn Mountain Mystery 1 of 3 – YouTube

Posted by dandare on April 30, 2013

Interesting series about the Berwyn incident (1974) gives various theories as to what this was……this is part 1 of 3.

Britain’s Closest Encounters – Berwyn Mountain Mystery 1 of 3 – YouTube. from ufohunter.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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Oz X-Files : “authenticated sighting”, “appear to be inexplicable”, USA “very interested”, page 1

Posted by dandare on April 28, 2013

With the permission of the National Archives of Australia (on behalf of the Commonwealth Government of Australia), I’ve uploaded searchable PDF files containing over 10,000 pages of Australian UFO documents to a directory at the link below. Some highlights from that collection are given in the post below (article from IscaacKoi).

via Oz X-Files : “authenticated sighting”, “appear to be inexplicable”, USA “very interested”, page 1.

I have posted this link from Above Top Secret, just in case anyone has missed out on the ufo documents from Australia.

Also of interest is Fast searching of major free online collections of UFO journals .It mentions that

It is now possible to download the journals published over the last few decades by several significant UFO groups (including NICAP, MUFON and APRO) and do REALLY fast searches of them ” [ extract from article].

Definately both worth checking out, as a wealth of information can be found there.

 

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The Tornado Case (1990)

Posted by dandare on April 28, 2013

In the late 1990s, the UFO Working Group Netherlands (UWN) received an audio cassette with a recording of radio communications between three British RAF Tornado jet fighters and Dutch military air traffic control. The UWN released this recording on the previous version of this web page on December 17, 2005. In the recording, pilots of two Tornado jet fighters report to Dutch military air traffic control that they are observing a large unknown flying object. From the communications we gather that the aircrews (the Tornado is a two-seater) were unable to identify the object and that the military air traffic controller was unable to find it on radar.

via The Tornado Case (1990).

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Why the UFO Community Must Step Up Its Game | David Reneke | Space and Astronomy News

Posted by dandare on April 27, 2013

If you follow UFO investigations in the media and wonder are the reports solid, well investigated and as clear as they seem then consider there may be a problem area you need to know about.

Arguably, two of the greatest problems inherent to the field of Ufology today are that approaches to studying UFOs are 1) not keeping up with available technology and 2) are perhaps, at times, being influenced negatively by technology more so than in ages past. I’ll expound further on precisely what I mean by this in a moment, but first I must pose the very necessary question: will the serious study of UFOs continue to live up to the challenges of our rate of technological growth, or will the study of more advanced intelligence than our own become hindered by these advancements?

via Why the UFO Community Must Step Up Its Game | David Reneke | Space and Astronomy News.

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The UFO sighting that convinced a Government minister – Telegraph

Posted by dandare on April 19, 2013

was nicknamed 'saucer sam'

It is one of the most tantalising ever official accounts of an encounter with a UFO – deemed so credible it even convinced the government minister who investigated it.

Now, for the first time, the sighting of a flying saucer by an RAF fighter pilot and the subsequent high level inquiry it prompted can be revealed.

The sighting occurred in 30 July 1952, when Flight Sergeant Roland Hughes was on a training flight over West Germany in a de Havilland Vampire FB9.

via The UFO sighting that convinced a Government minister – Telegraph.

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The UFO Iconoclast(s): The Cause(s) of Ufology’s Failure

Posted by dandare on April 16, 2013

Going through a bevy of UFO magazines and reconnoitering the internet, any UFO buff can see how UFO researchers have come to be conflicted about their hobby.

There have been so many odd reports and people joining in the UFO fray that the topic has evolved into a mishmash of insane detritus.

via The UFO Iconoclast(s): The Cause(s) of Ufology’s Failure.

I have added this article, as it raises some interesting points about Ufology today.

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MOD UFO files [part one of Three]

Posted by dandare on April 1, 2013

The National Archives, Kew, London.

The National Archives, Kew, London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is a wealth of information out there on the UFO Files from the MOD, some good and some less so, including videos,audio and great articles on them. I have decided to put them into three part’s.

There were ten batches of files released to the public by the MOD.

David Clarke has a wealth of information on his site

UFO File Release 2008

National Archives UFO Files #1

The first release covers UFO reports, policy and public correspondence between 1978 and 1987. Four of the eight files originate with the MoD Air Staff secretariats DS8 and Sec(AS). These have become well known to UFO researchers and the media as the MoD’s ‘UFO desk’. (released may 2008)

National Archives UFO Files #2

On 20 October 2008 the UK National Archives opened a second collection of UFO files covering seven years of sightings reported to the Ministry of Defence. Covering the years 1986 through to 1992 this tranche contains some 4,500 pages of material, spread across 19 separate files. (released october 2008).

National Archives UFO Files #3

This tranche consists of seven files containing more than 2,000 pages of material. Six of the files contain UFO reports copied to the MoD’s secretive Defence Intelligence branch DI55, between November 1987 and April 1993. During this period 1200 individual sightings were reported to the authorities.(released march 2009).

National Archives UFO files #4

Well, the collection includes a hefty correspondence file (DEFE 24/1970) containing letters to MoD from MPs and a number of well-known UFOlogists between 1985 and 1995. There are complete dossiers on classic cases such as Rendlesham, the ‘Cosford incident’ and the Belgian UFO flap, along with six whole files packed with UFO sighting reports.(released August 2009).

National Archives UFO files #5

There are 24 files in this tranche containing more than 6,000 pages of documents spanning 1994-2000. The correspondence files span the period 1994-99 and the UFO report files begin in August 1996 and end in September 2000. (released February 2010).

National Archives UFO files #6

The release includes 18 files containing 5000 pages of correspondence and Parliamentary briefings created by the Ministry of Defence between 1995 and 2000. The documents provide a unique historical snapshot of the extraordinary beliefs, legends and rumours that were held and spread by UFOlogists around the time of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the subject in 1997. (released August 2010).

ufo file release august 2010

National Archives UFO files #7

A number of papers in this tranche of files reveal the MoD destroyed whole collections of UFO files as recently as 1990 for reasons they could not explain  They were reluctant to publicly admit they had destroyed files as they feared this might add fuel to allegations they were involved in a cover-up. They were right! (released march 2011).

ufo file released march 2011

National Archives UFO Files #8

On 11 August 2011 The National Archives opened 34 formerly secret Ministry of Defence UFO files…..[..].. In my opinion these papers provide the most detailed and revealing insight into British government UFO policy in the decade before the closure of the MoD’s UFO desk in 2009. (released August 2011).

National Archives UFO Files #9 

The ninth collection of UFO files were released by the UK Government on 12 July 2012….[..].Possibly the most revealing document was written by the last incumbent of the MoD’s UFO desk, and can be found at the end of UFO policy file DEFE 24/2087/1, p5-7. (released July 2012).

National Archives UFO files #10

This fully revised and expanded edition is the first comprehensive history of the MoD’s UFO investigation unit.  Although official investigations began in the 1950s when Winston Churchill demanded to know ‘the truth’ about UFOs, this book reveals official interest stretched back to before the First World War. (released September 2012).

The video can be seen here

I start with the references to David Clarke, mainly because without him, the files probably would not have been released.

The Clarke references above link to the National Archives, and you will now have to pay to download them.[in part 3 i will try and indicate were they can be downloaded for free on the internet-hopefully i can find them all].

Definately worth a look, as it describes all that are in the files and is a wealth of information.

In Part 2, i will be putting up the many BBC articles on the UFO files and other refences to the UFO files from media sources.

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McMinnville UFO photographs – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Posted by dandare on March 30, 2013

The McMinnville UFO photographs were taken on a farm near McMinnville, Oregon in 1950. The photos were reprinted in LIFE magazine and in newspapers across the nation, and are often considered to be among the most famous ever taken of a UFO.

McMinnville_UFO_Photograph

via McMinnville UFO photographs – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Dr Bruce Maccabee Research discusses this in The Trent Farm Photos

It is also discussed and debunked by Robert Sheaffer here

Bruce Zybel has an article on it The McMinnville UFO Photos That Won’t Go Away

it is discussed in great detail in Above Top Secret

UFO evidence on the case

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Brazil UFO files made public (Sweden also – 9th may)USA?

Posted by dandare on May 7, 2009

brazil may2009brsmallThanks too CBPDV, UFO (Brazilian Journal Of Ufology), i have been made aware of the UFO files which came out on May 4th; please see this link (translated by Google, and added below):

”  The reason, quite a surprise to all Brazilian Ufology Community: new documents released for Aeronautics. “Looks like we’re starting to get the parts that most interest us, including the operation of Prato,” said Beck.
Folder number 10, for example, were not only documents that had already CBU, but also more new photos and descriptions of events related to what became known as “Suck Suck” in Pará – among dozens of other official narratives and testimonies from civilians, and many images (copies) of newspapers.
” (extract from article).

brazil ufo files 2009The documents can be downloaded from this link also: (the downloaded link, will say Translation from English into English is not supported (just click on see original page), and choose from the list….. all documents are obviously not in English….. apart from MOD ones which are covered in parent list (at top).

brazil ufofiles 2009 bHave a good look around, as there is alot of information (even if you do not understand the language) also for MOD (if you missed it (1926-1957), and other countries are covered. Also photographs too.

The Brazilian Files cover the years 1970 – 1979, but unfortunately i can only translate very small pieces; hope there might be a way around this somehow….

Please also see this link (from the same website).

Many thanks also to Atrueoriginall for alerting me to the Brazilian UFO files coming out in the first place – cheers.

I am also aware that the Swedish are also going to bring out their UFO files very soon (possibly the 9th May). I can here you saying USA, come on down, your time is up….

Update: 8th may

From the same Brazilian website some more news (updated) It says they are examining/processing the files. Entitled ” Another batch of secret Ufology files was released by the National Archives ” (translated by google).

brazilufo files09Fernando Ramalho reports from the task this week: “I am studying the material, it is a lot. Agora terminei o ano de 1972. Now finished the year 1972. Even so, I sent a copy of it via special delivery to other members of the CBU and to make everything on the site of UFO Magazine.

In addition to documentation of the Air, there are actually documents the DOPS and materials were observed in other places, such as statements of generals, engineers of the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) and police, for example, and this only in the files examined so far.


This is certainly the largest and most important of all releases that have occurred since the campaign began ufos: Freedom of information already. All material will be studied, analyzed and compared with data that already have Ufology, both as those obtained previously reached by casting, for finding something on which the government may be holding on these specific topics, or about Operation Prato, is on the activities of DOPS
” (extract from article).

For more information on Sweden releases coming very soon, please see these links :

18,ooo Swedish UFO reports (Expressen)…translated by google.

UFO archives making itself known to the public ” …( DN.se ) translated by google.UFO_C660

18,ooo UFO reports released ” ( jp.dk) translated.

We will just have to see what comes out tommorrow or sunday.

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