Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Sid Salter: Is Anyone Shocked Over UFO Reports?

 Over the last two years, a global pandemic rocked the international economy and the civilized world withdrew and in great measure shut down for a time.

Internal national political conflicts and longstanding inabilities to deal with complex matters of race, gender, and economic equity in the U.S. spilled over into irrational violence in the public squares of our nation and even in the supposedly sacred seat of our federal government.

Social media has become a toxic cesspool. Mistrust, misinformation and meanness dominate that arena. Cyber attacks threaten our food, our fuel, and our very personal security.

So is anyone actually shocked that the United States government is about to seriously resume a discussion of a topic that once was relegated to B-movies in the 1950s – unidentified flying objects or UFOs? Actually, that’s an old school reference. What our government will be discussing is in modern parlance called Unexplained Aerial Phenomena or UAPs.

This is not some dubious “report” emanating from a travel trailer souvenir stand in Roswell, New Mexico. This is a congressionally authorized report from the Pentagon’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the UAP Task Force, an organization formed by the Pentagon last year to study the U.S. military’s documented encounters with UAPs.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said: “We’re providing context and information that we have on these phenomena and our focus is on, again, on supporting the DNI’s efforts to produce this report.” In addition, The New York Times this week identified a Department of Defense Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program as the agency collecting and evaluating much of this data.

The report became necessary when Florida Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, the former chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, inserted language in the Intelligence Authorization Act late in 2020 that required the U.S. intelligence community to submit a public report on UAPs to the committee on or before June 29, 2021.

In a statement last week to ABC News, Rubio said: “Men and women we have entrusted with the defense of our country are reporting encounters with unidentified aircraft with superior capabilities. We cannot allow the stigma of UFOs to keep us from seriously investigating this. The forthcoming report is one step in that process, but it will not be the last.”

The GOP’s Rubio isn’t the only voice in this story. Former Democratic President Barack Obama last month on “The Late Late Show with James Condon said in response to questions about the pending report: “What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there is footage and records of objects in the skies that we don’t know exactly what they are.”

The report is believed to address some 120 incidents over the last 20 years in which U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force personnel have encountered UAPs. The report will almost certainly stop short of identifying those encounters as extraterrestrial but will also stop short of eliminating that possibility. The report will likely rule out evidence that the encounters have been with other U.S. technologies.

At least one Mississippian will likely view that pending report with special interest. On Oct. 11, 1973, shipyard workers Charles E. Hickson and Calvin Parker Jr. reported to Jackson County Sheriff’s Office lawmen in Pascagoula that they had both been abducted by aliens while fishing from the left bank of the Pascagoula River near the Shaupeter Shipyard pier.

They claimed to have been abducted, taken aboard the alien craft, examined, and then released.

The scene of the alleged abduction got a historical marker in 2019. Both men passed lie detector tests at the time of the event. Hickson – who earned five major battle stars during his U.S. Army service in the Korean Conflict - died in 2011 of a heart attack.

Parker, now in his mid-60s, is the only survivor of the so-called “Pascagoula Abduction.” He’s written two books and maintains that the accounts he and Hickson related in 1973 were true then and remain so. 

 Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at



Anonymous said...

Sid, you are seriously hurting for material to write about. Don't get me wrong, the UFO phenomenon is intriguing - but newsworthy with all the chaos and political division?

Perhaps I'm looking at it wrong. Perhaps you are trying to write about something other than BLM, Antifa, Republicans and Democrats, China, etc. etc. because you are tired of those topics as much as a lot of us are. If that's the case, then write on. . .

Anonymous said...

MUFON has been around for decades. Thousands of people around the world have reported sightings on their searchable database.
Art Bell was on the air for 20+ years.
Mexican journalist Jaime Maussan has been reporting to the entire world about the UFOs in Mexico since 1991.
Bob Lazar exposed the secret base at Groom Lake in the 1980s
Cmdr. Fraver has been telling his credible story for a decade.

You would have to be the most willfully ignorant, to not be aware of the literal mountains of evidence all around us.

However, the majority Americans are so thoroughly brainwashed on a diet of cable news, sitcoms, and sportsball, that I expect nothing less than the most ass backwards and retard public response on the planet.

Anonymous said...

Most to these recent sightings are unmanned military drones. Think of what an $1,000 off the shelf drone can do, then think what a $50 mil drone could do...I mean we flew helicopter on Mars..

Anonymous said...

@9:55 AM
Military pilots and their targeting computers wouldn’t have issues identifying military drones. Also, drones have wings and propulsion systems that conform to the laws of thermodynamics. Meaning a terrestrial craft would make noise and generate heat. Finally, military drones would be limited by the laws of physics. Even if they are maneuvering without the constraints of a human pilot, they cannot defy the law of physics as we know them.

What is the significance of these disclosures? The military is admitting that they are outgunned by something they know isn’t China or Russia. The last time the US Military experienced this was when they encountered Der Glocke flown by Nazi pilots.

Anonymous said...

10:31, I respect your opinion, but be careful of confining opinions on what we currently know and what we believe. Below is an article (there are other articles much more technical) that explains advancements we've made in overcoming gravity and the laws of physics. I'm not implying that every sighting is some type of secret high tech done we are testing, but certainly some sightings are.

If the military/government is making this type info (below) public, just think of the tech that they are working on that is being kept secret...

Anonymous said...

Top secret experimental military aircraft are light years ahead of what has been revealed to the general public and most military personnel, so it’s not surprising that military pilots have trouble identifying them. It’s my (admittedly unsubstantiated) belief that we are beginning to learn how to manipulate gravity, leading to objects that appear to defy the laws of physics.

Anonymous said...

Well , if anybody could get a clear damn picture of one, I might be more intrigued. We can view high quality digital images beamed back from mars but can only get a picture of a ufo on earth that looks like a cloud shrouded in dust inside a washing machine.

Anonymous said...

UFOs are fuzzy in real life, just like bigfoot. All those blurry photos you see are actually good pictures of naturally blurry things. Right?

Anonymous said...

The U2 burned jet fuel
The SR71 burned jet fuel
The F117 burned jet fuel
The F22 burns jet fuel

The only way to get a nice clear picture of a conventional super sonic aircraft in flight, is to be at the same mach speed and altitude.
Good luck getting a clear picture of aircraft that appears and disappears in the blink of an eye.
Most UFO photos are accidental.

Also, anyone who happens to have real Night Vision (not that digital crap) can see some crazy shit on a clear night if you can find a really dark place away from city lights. You will spot a lot of satellites transiting and will quickly learn to notice when something is not moving like a satellite.

Anonymous said...

12:25 PM said… UFOs are fuzzy in real life, just like bigfoot

In case you never saw a little movie called “Star Wars”
I will tell you that Bigfoot copilots the UFO.

Anonymous said...

What is someone trying to slip by the public with such tales?

Anonymous said...

Sid Salter ... the "George Noory" of Starkville.

Anonymous said...

COVID scamdemic failing? No problem, the Little Green Men shall institute the Green New Deal or Great Reset, New Order for The Ages, The Aeon of Horus, The Great Work or whatever the lodges are calling it this week.

Anonymous said...

More like the George “Snoory” of Starkville.
Both are boring af.
Noory can’t hold a candle to Art Bell.
Even George Knapp is more entertaining.

Anonymous said...

Soon, you will all be invited for a BBQ on my home planet. Sadly, FOR YOU, the ride their is in a nice freezer. Muuahahahahahahah !!!

Anonymous said...

I believe there was an incident several years ago near Jackson. And after learning how Chokwheat was running things they determined there was no intelligent life on earth.

Calm Down said...

I used to believe in UFO's until the government told us it was real.

Anonymous said...

Some of my buddies have very expensive trail cams along the Mississippi River around Port Gibson.
They have photos of all kinds of critters that show up during the night.

But never once, has a Big Foot or UFO appeared.

Wow said...

The world is not as you see it. We have always been among you.


Your lives are so temporary and fragile. To us you are known as lambs.

It has been many ages since Babel when the lambs understood the zohar modification and attempted to create Deus.

When he rises from his sleep his cradle the ark will reappear seeking its eternal circle. Attempt to open the vosun door if you can.

Anonymous said...

I saw an object moving in the sky 20 years ago SE of Albuquerque, NM which exactly matches the description of the objects reported by military pilots over the last few years: The object would accelerate instantly, cross 100's of miles in seconds, and then stop on a dime. Then, it would do the same in another direction. I doubt aliens on Earth due to the distances involved. I KNOW there is technology in the air we haven't been told about, hopefully American.

Anonymous said...

As an abductee, I am not surprised in the slightest.

Anonymous said...

Political Distraction! “Look! A UFO!”
Meanwhile, China is subversively taking over the country.

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