The Debrief: "Intelligence Officials Say U.S. Has Retrieved Craft of Non-Human Origin"

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Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal - June 5, 2023

A former intelligence official turned whistleblower has given Congress and the Intelligence Community Inspector General extensive classified information about deeply covert programs that he says possess retrieved intact and partially intact craft of non-human origin.

The information, he says, has been illegally withheld from Congress, and he filed a complaint alleging that he suffered illegal retaliation for his confidential disclosures, reported here for the first time.

Other intelligence officials, both active and retired, with knowledge of these programs through their work in various agencies, have independently provided similar, corroborating information, both on and off the record.

The whistleblower, David Charles Grusch, 36, a decorated former combat officer in Afghanistan, is a...

Twentynine Palms, Camp Wilson "Triangle UAP" [Flares]

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This is a summary post for Twentynine Palms UFO case of 4/2/2021, where five lights were observed by Marines stationed at Camp Wilson.

DoD footage from the same day and area shows flares descending:


Overlaying multiple photos shows the lights actually descend.
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The purple "shape" seems to just be color spread, also visible around other object in the scene.

The dimmer lights are...

Explained: video of pilot showing off "chemtrail plane" (prank video)

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A video is doing the rounds on social media of a pilot revealing the "chemtrail spraying equipment" on his plane and discussing how he gets paid to spray chemicals.

It's pretty clearly a joke but people seem to be sharing it seriously. There are several posts using the same video; here is one example:


The pilot shows a sticker on the wing stating that the plane is certified for "Chemtrail Liquid DK-58.12 only", and the person filming explains how the tank holds 50 gallons.
He then says "We get paid about $10 a gallon to spray this stuff," before showing the interior of the plane which has a "government-issue retrofit kit" that includes a switch panel marked "Chemtrails" - "You can turn it on and then you just collect money, that's how it works!"

The plane is a Cessna and the registration...

Dark Vertical Lines in Folkestone, Kent — Contrail Volumetric Edge Shadow

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Strange Black Line Photographed In Folkestone, Kent on May 10, 2023 at 8:05am.
The witness stated. "The building at the bottom of the black line is eurotunnel and when I saw it, it lasted about 4 mins."

This looks like a contrail shadow to me. An "edge shadow" where the viewer is in-line with the contrail and the sun, both of which are likely behind the camera. Discussed in more detail here:

Local Weathermen also thought a shadow, but seemed unfamiliar with this type:

Mike Clay, chief...

Middle East 2022 MQ-9 Observed Apparent Spherical UAP (via AARO)

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This clip seems to show a very similar phenomenon [to the Mosul Sphere], taken by 'a U.S. military drone in the Middle East'. From ABC News.


It looks like a real, solid object, somewhere between the drone camera and the ground. If it is a balloon of some kind, the apparent movement and changes of direction could all be the result of movements by the drone.

Since we now have two, very similar phenomena associated with US drone overflights, perhaps they are some kind of anti-drone countermeasure? A reflective balloon designed to spoof radar, perhaps.

Raw Video:

Video presented at the Hearing: UAP hearing - ORB.mp4

Claim : The Baghdad Phantom UAP

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Jeremy Corbell has released a new video recorded by a Reaper UAS over Central Iraq...


This is US military filmed UFO footage from an active conflict zone; imaged by the US Air Force using a Reaper drone. This UFO has been officially designated by the Air Force as a UAP (Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena), but is NOT yet currently part of the active United States UAP investigations; seemingly due to obstacles of information-flow after collection. The Department of Defense’s AARO (All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office) is NOW aware of this case.


DATE / TIME - 14 May 2022

LOCATION - These 6 images (and footage) were taken north of the city of Baghdad, Iraq.

DURATION - The video is 7 seconds long. The “cylindrical” UAP labeled THE BAGHDAD PHANTOM UAP is seen in transit “under intelligent control - in...

Solved: A Balloon-Like Entity near Sutter Buttes, CA is a Graduation Balloon

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Solved - it was a graduation balloon:


Original Post follows:


This looks like a balloon. It was seen from a plane, only visible for these five frame. Above is brightened and added a rotated version


Suggestions on the text are "HUSKIES" and "HAPPY", but both could be illusory.

Explained: Chilean Navy "UFO" video - Aerodynamic Contrails, Flight IB6830

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If you are short on time, then I made a one minute video explaining this:

Background: Infrared footage from the Chilean Navy appears to show some kind of flying object that briefly leaves a trail behind it.
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At 1:52 pm, while filming the terrain, the technician observed a strange object flying to the left over the ocean. Soon both...
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2022 Annual Report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

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The much anticipated 2022 UAP report is a disappointment. It certainly fails to fulfill the wishes of UFO enthusiasts seeking "disclosure" of the government's secret knowledge regarding UFO propulsion and possibly their pilots. But it's also disappointing for people seeking some clarity on if there's actually anything significant behind the story.

The majority of the report details procedural issues, talking about which departments are involved, and plans for better reporting and investigation. That's great, but what about the actual investigations?

The only data there is contained largely on page five, where the numbers are broken down in a way that will certainly be misinterpreted as evidence of large numbers of amazing craft flying around our airspace. It does not say that, but it is unfortunately ambiguous in its language, allowing...

Cedar Park Lights in the Sky with Strange Reflection [Police Drone]

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Source: Nataliee Gamez on Twitter.
I originally thought this was a plane, because of the configuration of lights. The "triangle" shape seemed just to be reflections.

But then I noticed when it emerged from behind the tree, all the lights except the brightest (and possibly some barely visible) all just fade in, in front of the tree.

Now, the object seems clearly to be behind the tree, based of the light in the air, so that means that all these lights are reflections of the bright light on the right.

That's strange, but also puzzing is that earlier, on the other side of the tree, there's only one bright light visible.

I'd geolocated it to the circled region of Cedar Park )later confirmed by Nataliee), and thought it was possibly a plane...

Las Vegas UFO - Lights in Clouds Above The Strip [Light Pillar Map]

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[Mick: The above is a summary video of this thread's discussion. Original first post follows]

Looks like we have another case of light pillars, this time in Las Vegas:


(video is originally from Tiktok, but there is a user with the same name and the video is behind Instagram's login wall: Source:

Quoting reddit op mranon2k17:

The human account and response on...
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Searchlight "UAP" in Wisconsin - Flanders Family Christmas Lights

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Frequently Asked Questions:

1) What happened?

On the night of Dec 1, 2022, two people, Ken and Kim, saw some lights moving on some clouds near the town of Fredonia in Wisconsin. They took videos of the light at the same time, but from different locations. Interest in these lights simmered for a while, then Ben Hansen and Brittany Barbieri started an investigation. They were unable to find the source of the lights, and speculated they might be some kind of UAP. They did recognize the lights resembled searchlights or spotlights, but were unable to find any that matched.

2) What are the lights?

The lights appear to be spotlights on the Flanders Family Christmas Lights. A new addition to the locally famous light show, the Flanders installed six powerful spotlights, synchronized to music, that trace out complex patterns. When...

Multiple UFOs Observed from South Brazil [Mostly Starlink]

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[Mick] The above is a summary video. The original first post follows:

More repeating racetrack UFOs, this time from Brazil.



Jimmy Church's Starlink UFOs in Palmdale

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The above is a summary of the findings of this discussion.

Original First post follows:

A video of what looks like the same thing as multiple pilots have been reporting, but from ground level.
This was the most incredible night of strange things in the sky I've ever seen... I shot this video with night vision binoculars and my iPhone 12 Pro Max. Dozens of 'objects' started to appear in the sky, due north of my home. You could not see them with the naked eye. The whole thing lasted about 15 minutes. I was out on my 2nd floor patio looking at the stars with the night vision at 1am on the morning of August 14/15th, 2022 when the first few caught...
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Explained: The Navy UFO Videos

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Today (April 27, 2020) the Navy officially released three videos of UFOs. They are called FLIR, GIMBAL and GOFAST. The internet immediately took this as meaning that aliens are real. But the videos are not actually new. They were internally declassified back in 2017, and immediately released by Tom DeLonge's To The Stars Academy. I started writing about them in December 2017. With the help of others, I quickly arrived at likely explanations (but not precise identifications) for all three videos.

The FLIR video is most likely a distant plane. The video was taken well after the famous encounter with a hypersonic zig-zagging tic-tac by pilots from the NIMITZ. This object doesn't...

Something on a NASA photo from Mars [Cosmic Ray]

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[UPDATE: According to Justin Maki, the engineering camera lead for the Mars Science Laboratory, the dark mark is the result of a cosmic ray]

Email from Justin Maki, forwarded to me by Linda Kah. Justin is the engineering camera lead for the Mars Science Laboratory mission and a member of the MSL Science Camera Team.

Hi Linda –

That is a textbook cosmic ray!

In this particular case the cosmic ray appears dark rather than bright because the cosmic ray hit the detector during a bias (shutter) frame acquisition. The shutter image is subtracted from the image of interest, producing a low pixel DN (digital number) value, i.e., a dark smudge.

Note that dark smudges are also sometimes due to physical debris on the detector (e.g., WATSON and MAHLI). But in this particular case it is definitely a...
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Why "Racetrack" UFOs are mostly Starlink Flares

Debunked: Rumsfeld says $2.3 Trillion missing from the Pentagon

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In 2001, Donald Rumsfeld said 'According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions.' This has been misinterpreted by many people as $2.3 trillion actually going missing. However, it's really just about the way the money was accounted for.

Rumsfeld is asking for more money to improve the accounting systems because the DOD is working with very outdated systems. This means transactions can't be tracked to acceptable accounting standards. As an example he says:

The technology revolution has transformed organizations across the private sector, but not ours, not fully, not yet. We are, as they say, tangled in our anchor chain. Our financial systems are decades old. According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions. We cannot share information from floor to floor in this building because it's stored on dozens of technological systems...
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Explained: Kansas Tic-Tac Shaped UFO [Plane]

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Thread Summary by Mick West

Retired F-18 Pilot Reports 5 UAPs Pacing His Aircraft Over Channel Islands 8-18-22

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[UPDATE - the flashing lights in the video appear to be reflections of the iPhone 13 Pro autofocus system. First suggested by @flarkey]



Interesting case - some very rapidly flashing and seeming erratic motion of some lights seen from a plane. There are several video clips in Ben Hansen's video. I include one clip here that shows the light in the context of both stars and land.

Initially seems like a reflection, but the pilot says the lights moved around the plane.

Update: Attaching two files submitted to MUFON.

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