Tag Archive for military

Chilean object: A U.F.O. does not mean it’s a ‘UFO’ (Update: Likely explanation obtained)

UPDATE (8-Jan-2016): The most likely explanation for this “UFO” is that it was a plane. This detailed analysis of focal length and speed of object concludes “medium-haul aircraft”. The heat signature and shape of the object does suggest conventional dual-engine aircraft. A post on Metabunk has additional details and visuals to show why this case is almost certainly…

Jade Helm happened and we still have guns

An update to the takeover of Texas that happened under the guise of Operation Jade Helm 15. Oh, wait… Jade Helm has ended without the widespread implementation of martial law or FEMA camp round-ups. Source: Jade Helm Concludes : snopes.com Yep, we still got guns and people getting killed by them every day. Good for you,…

Hamas nabs spy dolphin, but where’s the evidence?

“Sources” say that naval guards of the Palestinian militant organization Hamas captured a dolphin off the shores of the Gaza Strip a few days ago equipped with special features. They claimed it was a spy for Israel. The sources said Hamas naval commandos had noticed the dolphin making “suspicious movements.” When they followed the mammal, they discovered…

Don’t mess with Texas, they are paranoid crackpots

Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor U.S. military training exercises scheduled for his state. Some had feared the government was preparing to impose martial law in Texas. Texas Governor Backtracks After Pentagon Denies Takeover Plot : NPR Abbott somehow got the idea that the Special Forces exercise (code named Operation Jade…

CIA tweets mea culpa on UFOs over Norway in the 50s

The US military is said to be responsible for the rash of “UFO” sitings over Norway in the 1950s during test flights. The more incredible part of this story is that the CIA has a twitter account. Cool. Norway’s UFO mystery of 1950s finally solved. The CIA has revealed sightings of mysterious flying crafts travelling…

HAARP terminated

Conspiracy theorists’ favorite excuse is gone down the toilet. In an update to this story from last year about HAARP being closed, it’s not reopening. Air Force prepares to dismantle HAARP ahead of summer shutdown | State News | ADN.com. The U.S. Air Force gave official notice to Congress Wednesday that it intends to dismantle…

They aren’t flying monkeys but getting pretty close

Many animals have been recruited to use in military applications. China now has a crew of monkeys. It’s just a small step from dispatching birds… They’re fierce, furry and ready to protect China. The People’s Liberation Army revealed Monday that it has trained a small unit of macaque monkeys to protect a northern air force…

New superspy plane revealed: Now housed at Area 51

A highly classified plane developed in secret, is now flying. How often are these new aircraft reported to be UFOs? Revealed: Pentagon’s new superspy plane hiding in secret Area 51 hangar. Aviation Weekly’s Senior Pentagon Editor Amy Butler and Senior International Defense Editor Bill Sweetman got the skinny, along with details about its location. The…

Fake bomb detectors still used in Iraq

Two inventors convicted of fraud for bogus bomb detection devices. And yet, they are still in use. Exclusive: Iraq still using bogus bomb detectors – and thousands pay the price – Middle East – World – The Independent. Bogus bomb detectors are still being used in Iraq five months after a British businessman who supplied…

UK government agencies ignored warnings of fake bomb detector

The aftereffects of the fake bomb detector scandal continues. Governments promoted the use of the devices that caused deaths due to failing to detect bombs and people possibly imprisoned on false positives. UK government promoted fake bomb detectors | World news | The Guardian. Three British government departments and agencies promoted the international sale of…

We be jammin’… your garage doors, says the military

I find these stories amusing. I bet it’s funny to watch everyone get frustrated. But, I do sympathize with them. They are getting a raw deal. Fort Gordon radios jam garage door remotes | The Augusta Chronicle. A new radio system being installed at Fort Gordon to enhance emergency communications across the area is causing…

Mysterious nighttime flyovers near Boston

As they say, when it’s secret, it’s SECRET. Even when it’s all over the news and flying over metropolitan Boston area. Mystery Aircraft Frightens Quincy Residents « CBS Boston. A mystery in Quincy continues to deepen: Who is flying around the city from dusk to dawn, for the past ten days or so? Every night…

Are these North Korean hovercraft full of eels?

Seriously, I’m just going to include as “doubtful” ANY story that come out of North Korea. It’s like Pravda over there. Is This North Korean Hovercraft-Landing Photo Faked? – In Focus – The Atlantic. While researching a photo entry about North Korea’s recent threats of war, I discovered an image released by North Korea’s official…

Women injured in India from falling debris from plane

Heads up. The sky is falling. Mysterious fireball from sky injures 2 women in HP – Hindustan Times. In a first-of-its-kind incident, two women sustained minor injuries as a mysterious fireball fell from the sky at Patola village near Chamunda temple, 19 km from Dharamsala town of Kangra district. However, no other damage was reported…

Another push for quackery in the military

Army urged to do more with alternative medicine techniques. When the pills didn’t work, Army Brig. Gen. Rebecca Halstead teamed up with her chiropractor to find a holistic solution to her chronic pain. And that worked. “Success is a team sport,” she said at last week’s Foundation for Chiropractic Progress 10th anniversary gathering at the…

Undead Threat: Zombie Scenario to Be Used as Training Tool at Counter-Terrorism Summit

Security firm to hold zombie crisis scenario – Military Times. Forget the H1N1 pandemic. Could a future crisis arise from an outbreak of viruses that destroy brain cells and render people violently catatonic, like zombies? The far-fetched scenario of a government grappling a zombielike threat — think movies like “Night of the Living Dead” or,…