Wednesday, August 25, 2010

1958 Brazilian Navy UFO photo a hoax?

August 25, 2010

Here is one of the most disappointing news items I have come across in my 45 years of UFO research.

One of the most here-to-fore revered UFO photos of all time (a 1958 UFO photo allegedly taken by the Brazilian Navy) has now been admitted to have been a hoax, by the photographer himself on Brazilian TV. I had high hopes on this photo for many, many years.

A total disappointment!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A fascinating new book on UFO belief, conspiracies, paranoia and disinformation!!

In "Mirage Men", the British author makes the case that the U.S. government promotes belief in UFOs

Here is a great new book by Mark Pilkington.
It is a fascinating, thought-provoking new look at UFO belief, conspiracies, paranoia and disinformation:

Mirage Men, An adventure into Disinformation, Paranoia and UFOs

More detailed description:

BBC recently had a news story on this:


Here is the author's recent interview (October 2, 2010) with BOSTON GLOBE's Steve Greenlee:

Q. Your book supports my long-held theory that people reporting UFOs are usually seeing military aircraft being tested.

A. Absolutely, [except] in the very small number of cases that are misperceptions of stars and conventional aircraft and that sort of thing.

Q. But the thrust of your book is that the US government, rather than covering up UFO crashes, has actually been promoting UFO conspiracies — for 60 years. Why?

A. The reasons changed at different times. The number-one [reason] is covering up flights of experimental or otherwise secret aircraft, and this goes back at least as far as the U-2 [spy plane]. It’s now quite well known that Project Blue Book, the first public face of UFO investigations — they were actually tracing the visibility of the U-2 as it flew over America. This was so they’d know how visible it would be as it flew over the Soviet Union.

Q. But then there’s all this evidence in your book that the federal government actually staged a UFO invasion in Washington, D.C., in 1952. Why would they do that?

A. I don’t know. I can speculate. It could have just been a demonstration to show people what this [supposedly alien] technology was capable of. I can’t say exactly why they might have done it. But it was a really critical point of ratcheting up tensions in the Cold War. It could have been a test to see how pilots and radar operators would respond to an invasion.

Q. You yourself saw two very different UFOs in flight.

A. I open and close the book with my own sightings. The second one is easy. There was no question that was some sort of military aircraft. The first one is a genuine puzzle. I still don’t know what it was.

Q. What was the craziest thing that happened during the reporting of this book?

A. Spending a week at the Laughlin [Nev.] UFO Conference was really interesting. It was very intense. You start losing your moorings after several days embedded among belief in UFOs and extraterrestrial visitors.

Q. In a way, the book chronicles your own journey. You start out as a skeptic who can’t believe that there are people out there who believe aliens have visited Earth. Then you gather all this evidence that supports that opinion. Yet by the end I sense that you aren’t so sure anymore.

A. When I was in my late teens and early 20s, I was probably closer to being a believer. I was a skeptic, but I was more inclined that there was something going on. I would say now I maintain a true skeptical line and try to walk it as carefully as possible. Nobody can say that we’ve never been visited by extraterrestrials. You can’t prove a negative.

Q. OK, so, do you believe aliens have visited Earth?

A. “I don’t know’’ is the honest answer. What I will say is that there are still some very, very strange stories out there.
Interview was edited and condensed.

-from Norio Hayakawa

Sunday, August 8, 2010

My wife's unique experience inside NORAD underground facility in 1978!!

by Norio Hayakawa
August 8, 2010

I have not told this to too many people yet, but my wife (before I met her in 1986 and married her) had a unique experience of being inside the NORAD underground command center in late 1978.

NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) was located under Cheyenne Mountain and was built around 1966.
Although it was operated by the U.S. Air Force, the complex itself was largely built by the U.S. Navy.
NORAD was a joint U.S./Canadian operation.

My wife's brother was in the U.S. military back then and was stationed near Colorado Springs.
(Today one of his sons is proudly serving in the U.S. Army. This will be his seventh year in the Army. He had been stationed in Iraq three separate tours already).

Through my brother-in-law's special connections to a special officer (whose wife was Japanese), my wife and her mother had a unique opportunity to be guided by the military escorts to have a "tour" of inside the facility.

What was so amazing at that time was that both my wife and her mother were simply visiting from Japan. (My wife became a U.S. citizen only in 2000. I became a U.S. citizen in 1976).
My mother-in-law couldn't even speak a word of English and she hadn't the slightest idea what was going on, except that a military officer had offered her and her daughter a special "tour" of an "interesting" place.
Her brother missed the "tour" that day somehow. He had other things that came up that day at the base.
He himself had never been inside NORAD and to this day, he regrets very much that he missed that "tour".

There were only about 8 persons (all of them families of the military) and that was the only military escorted "tour" of that day.
In those days, there were only one or two military escorted private "tours" per month.
They were strictly for the military personnel and their families.

Anyway, she said that they rode on what she described to me as a small open train (just like you see in some mining complexes). The train was short. She recalls that there were only two or three, each of which could accommodate only about 8 or 10 persons the most.
They went through a tunnel which was not too large.
The tunnel was somewhat narrow.

Then they passed through huge, thick doors (much thicker than today's bank vault doors).
And then they passed through another huge set of doors.
She described the doors to me as being gigantic in size.

Then they were guided inside.
There was an elevator inside. She thinks there were a couple of more elevators in the complex.
She told me that they told them that there were several "buildings" with several "floors" in the complex.
The rooms, huge ones and small ones were all supported by thick springs underneath, the military escorts told them.
Also, she described the location inside as quite cavernous, with huge rocks as walls.

Mind you, this was back in 1978 during the Cold War years.
They were shown several places, such as the cafeteria, the barber shop, etc.
She described the environment as being almost like a miniature community.
The military guides then showed them the main computer room.
(I guess it was the command center).
The officer explained to them about the menacing threat of Russia and why it was important to construct such a huge underground complex and command center.
Anyway, I just wanted to share this with you.

My wife at that time had been one of the last persons to be even interested in things like "underground facilities".

My wife and her mother hadn't the slightest idea at that time how unique that experience was!
It was only after many years that my wife realized that she had an experience not too many people have ever had!
She told me that years later, after seeing some James Bond movies as well as some science fiction movies depicting underground facilities that she realized that she had actually been in one, in the real world!

Today, in retrospect, my wife tells me that as amazing as it was to her at that time (seeing what she saw), it is quite possible and most likely, she says, that she and her mother were shown only a small section of the entire complex!

Today, the old NORAD undergound facility exists but the main complex and its operations have now moved to Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, not too far from there.

From what I hear today, there are only a few military personnel that actually work there in the old section.
I guess times have changed.

In the olden days they used to believe that huge, deep, hardened underground complex was the thing, but in today's world, many things have become obsolete.

The most modern and effective facilities now do not have to be humongous.
Things have been scaled down in recent times and yet have become more sophisticated and more effective.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Special two-hour public presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico: The impact of "beliefs in UFOs" on American society

A special two-hour public presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico:

How "beliefs in UFOs" have been manipulated (and in some cases, even created) by the U.S. intelligence community; and the impact of such beliefs on American society in the near future

This is to inform everyone that I will be giving this two-hour special public presentation on September 14, from 6 p.m. in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Location: Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane, SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.
Admission: FREE

I am a long-time UFO researcher who have, for many years, investigated Area 51 in Nevada as well as some widespread claims about the existence of Dulce underground base in New Mexico, and have spoken in many conferences nationwide, especially in the early 1990's.
(My conclusions may surprise you).

I will speak on why a segment of the population keeps holding on to their "beliefs in UFOs" (as physical alien spacecraft piloted or maneuvered by physical alien entities), despite the apparent lack of physical, irrefutable "scientific evidence".
There is a reason for this.

I will also speak on how such "beliefs" could affect their social behavioral patterns.

I will also touch upon why "beliefs in UFOs" may never rise above their "pseudo science" status and limited existence within the American pop sub-culture.

I will also speak on how "beliefs in UFOs" have been manipulated (and in some cases, even created) by the military as well as by the US intelligence community in counter intelligence operations.

I will also explain why some people seem to believe that New Mexico may play a role in a supposedly upcoming shift in human consciousness.

I was a recent guest (this year) of the Coast to Coast radio talk show.

I hope to see some of you there, if you live in that area!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Anthony Sanchez' soon-to-be-published book: UFO HIGHWAY

from Norio Hayakawa at Civilian Intelligence Central

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by Norio Hayakawa
August 3, 2010

Once in a while comes a book that changes our pre-conceived notions of a subject matter.
The soon-to-be-published book, UFO HIGHWAY (
by Anthony Sanchez, could just be such a book.

Anthony Sanchez has spent over 20 years accumulating a wealth of pertinent information on the subject of the rumors behind UFOs in conjunction with some of the most significant military installations in the U.S., especially in the American Southwest.

His new book, UFO HIGHWAY, is a fresh new look at the military's "connection" to the rumors about UFOs.
This is not a book about whether UFOs exist or not.
It is neither a book about "reptoids" eating humans in a secret underground facility, nor is it about the claims made by Thomas Castello who may not even have existed at all.
It surpasses those unsubstantiated claims.

This book is filled with information previously not published in any other books of this nature.
His fascinating, recent interview with a retired USAF colonel is probably one of the highlights of this book.
This interesting interview took place, in May of 2010, only a few months before the completion of this book.

Just like the author, Anthony Sanchez, I myself also have done an extensive research on similar topics for over twenty years, spending many years investigating locations such as Area 51 in Nevada and its connections with other important sites such as southern California's Edwards AFB and remote aerospace facilities in the Antelope Valley, most of which had the outward facade of radar cross section testing sites.
I had also visited the surrroundings near China Lake Naval Weapons Testing Center in the California desert.
Yes, there is no doubt in my mind, just as Anthony Sanchez suggests, that there are "connections" (I am not talking about it in a physical sense) among these facilites, including the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah.

I also had a tremendous interest in Colorado's Cheyenne Mountain and its NORAD underground complex (not only because my wife had a unique oppportunity to go through a special, military-guided "tour" inside the complex in late 1978 through her brother's military connections - and, interestingly, a year before some strange things started happening in neighborning northern New Mexico.)

I also had taken a special interest in New Mexico's White Sands Missile Testing Ranges (where today, the leading-edge directed energy weapons systems are being tested), as well as Los Alamos National Laboratories (site of the world's foremost human genome research), Sandia Laboratories and Phillips Laboratories, the latter two of which are inside Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, as well as the Manzano underground nuclear storage complex, also within the base.

Just as Anthony Sanchez seems to suggest in his book, there is no doubt in my mind that the regions especially east of the Four Corners area of New Mexico contain some of the most important U.S. government secrets, hidden from the public.

Yes, and above all, my greatest curiosity has been the long-persisting rumors about the alleged Dulce underground base in New Mexico.
I am convinced that although we have not come up yet with any solid, physical, tangible, irrefutable evidence that there is such a facility in Dulce, there are plenty of circumstantial evidences that point to the possibility that there is "something" there.

I have a trusted friend who was a former proprietor of one of the largest ranches in Dulce who declared to me this year that indeed there is a facility there. Beyond that, he could not make a comment.
At the present time he has a sensitive position as the department head of the Department of Agriculture in a well-known state university in New Mexico.
After retirement from his present position, he, too, will soon come out and will help us expose the truth about Dulce.

As for Area 51 in Nevada, sure, it is public knowledge now that Area 51 is a vibrant military research, development and testing complex conducted by many defense contractors who provide a variety of highly compartmentalized projects.

But there is no proof that there could not be something "more" besides all the superficial facade of the complex.

Yes, practically the whole world has already heard of the claims of Bob Lazar concerning Area 51.
For now, there seems to be nothing that can back up his claims.
However, at the same time, there is no way to disprove his claims either.

Anthony Sanchez' new book, UFO HIGHWAY, appparently derives its title from the actual Highway 375 in Nevada which was officially declared by the State of Nevada as EXTRATERRESTRIAL HIGHWAY in the late 1990's because of its proximity to Area 51.

However, Anthony's UFO HIGHWAY goes beyond that.

All these significant military bases are interconnected through a symbolic "highway".
There is plenty of commonality among these interesting facilities.
And they all relate to the rumors concerning UFOs and how "beliefs" play a major role in the military's maintenance of secrecy.

Yes, we all know that there doesn't seem to be any hard, solid, tangible, physical evidence to say that there is more than just the superficial structures behind all these facilities.
Yet there are circumstantial evidences that seem to point out that there is "something" under the physical facade of these facilities.

Anthony F. Sanchez received his BSc. in Computer Information Systems from Western Governors University of Salt Lake City, UT in 2008.
In addition to being a Software Consultant for the State of California through his own company, Matrix Innovative Systems, Inc., Anthony has been employed for 15 years as a Software Engineer working for 3Com, Intel, Acer, Netscape Communications, and Hewlett Packard performing high-level software development supporting scientific engineering and business intelligence projects.

He became interested in UFOs back in 1989, at the time Area 51 surfaced as a public phenomenon. Since 2000 he has researched the subject matter thoroughly employing various scientific methods and hands on approaches, thus compiling over 20 years worth of UFO related research data.

Anthony Sanchez' UFO HIGHWAY may be a very important book that could make us think again and take a fresh new look at things behind the facade of these facsinating locations.

The timing of this book couldn't be better.
There is talk among a segment of the population concering the upcoming December 21, 2012 scenario and its possible UFO connections.
However, probably nothing catastrophic will take place on that date.
Rather, in my opinion, December 21, 2012 could simply be a beginning of a gradual shift in human consciousness, a beginning of a gradual personal transformation in each of us, a beginning of a new understanding of the relationship of this earth and its inhabitants to other "realities" that affect us.

It will be up to the readers who will read this book to decide what that personal transformation will bring in their individual lives.

Anthony Sanchez' new book: