Project Blue Book, the U.S. Air Force’s famed investigation of UFOs in the 1950s and ’60s—and inspiration for the eponymous 2019 History Channel series—is getting a fresh coat of publicity. The Blue Book TV series was based on the work of J. Allen Hynek, celebrated UFO investigator and originator of the term “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” which inspired the Steven Spielberg movie of that name. The TV series was abruptly cancelled in 2020, but now UFO Witness, a new Discovery+ series intends to take up where Blue Book left off. Curiously, the new show could be entering an arena recently energized by startling developments. In a new book, for instance, the much respected Harvard astronomer, Dr. Avi Loeb’s has just announced that a strange object that suddenly hurtled through the solar system in 2017, is clear evidence for ET intelligence.
Also in December, 2017, the New York Times and Politico revealed the existence of the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) at the Department of Defense (DOD). Beyond UFOs, the secret Pentagon agency was also investigating other so-called fringe topics, like dark energy; general relativity—pioneered by Albert Einstein—predicting some very strange phenomena in the universe, like the warping of space-time and gravitational waves; the Casimir effect, postulating the existence of a quantum “vacuum energy”; and M-theory, offering the idea that perhaps seven extra dimensions—which a warp drive could exploit—may be wrapped up in the four—including time—that we know about.
With each new revelation from DOD, research into UFOs and similar subjects, once dismissed by ‘mainstream’ academia and its allies in the media, it becomes clearer just how much the public has been kept in the dark. Many, indeed, were shocked by reports exposing just how seriously the Pentagon takes such matters. For the first time in many years, authentic video appeared in 2017 on national TV of U.S. military encounters with mysterious flying craft behaving in ways totally beyond anything of which our existing technology is thought capable. Such revelations have provided new credibility for once derided research.
Another topic promised for a coming episode of UFO Witness is the possibility of secret underground bases, especially in the vicinity of Dulce, New Mexico. In “Creatures of the Underworld,” (Atlantis Rising Magazine #101, September/October, 2013), investigative mythologist Rita Louise, Ph.D. reported that, “Physicist and inventor, Paul Bennewitz claimed he had discovered an underground base there occupied by extraterrestrials.” Such “fantastic” stories, according to Louise often draw upon parallels with ancient mythology, but she does not rule out the possibility, there could be a more tangible basis for the tales.
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