Author: emilvenere

Emil Venere is a public affairs professional with about 30 years of science writing experience, both at major research universities and daily newspapers. He holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Arizona and a bachelor's in literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. He wrote the science fiction novel Flying Saucers.

George Knapp’s I-Team and the ‘Tic Tac’ UFO


Seems like possible disinformation.

How could the report preparers be certain this is not an above-top-secret U.S. technology? Think of the treasure trove of data made possible by such an encounter. Being able to dominate F-18s would mean they could dominate any military platform anywhere in the world.

Just saying …




Washington Post offers alternative to ET hypothesis for UFOs


Found today on the Washington Post site …although, it looks to be originally published in December 2017.

Here’s the takeaway:

Gaping holes in out-there theories had an easy explanation: The government is working diligently to keep the real story under wraps.

“We do believe that something did happen at Roswell,” one source close to the investigation told The Post’s Jack Anderson and Michael Binstein in 1995. “Something big. We don’t know if it was a plane that crashed with a nuclear device on it . . . or if it was some other experimental situation. But everything we’ve seen so far points to an attempt on the part of the Air Force to lead anybody that looks at this down another track.”

#Podesta on Ancient Aliens: This is what’s wrong with ‘ufology’



Another Ancient Aliens season premiere, another pathetic display of what’s wrong with ufology.

Dude: Hillary Clinton would not have been able to get to the bottom of the conspiracy.

The conspiracy has nothing to do with space aliens.

Let me see if I get the basic premise: Extraordinarily advanced civilizations have mastered interstellar travel, developing propulsion technologies capable of velocities far in excess of light speed. They are tens of thousands of years ahead of us, perhaps even millions of years further evolved than the human race.

Yet, they haven’t learned how to land their spacecraft.

They travel trillions of miles, only to crash in their flimsy little flying saucers. And that’s not all: They only seem to crash in North America. They don’t crash in Asia. They don’t crash in Africa. They don’t crash in the vast deserts of the Middle East, even though these regions collectively represent far more land area than North America.

Now, does that make any sense?

I’ll tell you what does make sense: It was never ET.

Kenneth Arnold’s seminal sighting in 1947 wasn’t ET, Roswell wasn’t ET, the Washington D.C. encounters in 1952 weren’t ET; Kecksburg wasn’t ET; the Hudson Valley wasn’t ET; the Belgium wave wasn’t ET; the Phoenix lights wasn’t ET; the O’Hare International Airport saucer wasn’t ET … etc., etc., etc.

It wasn’t Russia. It wasn’t China. It wasn’t North Korea.

It was always just good old Uncle Sam. And do you know why? Because only the United States has had the financial resources to sink tens of billions of dollars annually into black programs year after year after year for decades going back to the 1950s.

And, all the while, no one has “a need to know.” Not Congress. Not the President. Not politicos and former Pentagon apparatchiks at To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science.

Furthermore, you and Giorgio and Nick and the entire cast are doing the public a disservice by continuing to tout this ridiculous ET hypothesis that has dominated the conversation FOREVER, to the exclusion of any other more logical discussion.

What, you think the 2014 Navy sighting was ET? You think the more recent encounters with commercial airline pilots were ET?

Rubbish! Pilots of the past reported the U-2 and SR-71 as UFOs. Present-day aviators are doing the same.

You might ask, why is the Pentagon allowing the release of videos taken during recent military encounters? I say, maybe there’s a genius to this strategy. That way, you never officially acknowledge that these platforms exist, but you slip it into the public consciousness, and you send a message to your potential adversaries.

But who really knows why? However, to suggest it’s because the government is preparing the public for “disclosure” is absurd.

I agree with you guys on one point: Yeah, there’s a HUGE conspiracy. But you’re missing it … you are just missing it.

Alternative to #AncientAliens needed …


Watched the premiere of the new season, where they address the 2014 sighting that was featured in the New York Times coverage.

These people are fully ensconced in the ET hypothesis. They trotted out the same, tired lineup, led by Nick Pope.

The public begs for an intelligent alternative to this crappy fare.

There is good money to be made in the terrestrial hypothesis.

I’m available for consultation at

Christopher Mellon and #StarsAcademy re: #UFOs

Man, this is theater of the absurd. He suggests the Russians or Chinese, and he totally overlooks the most obvious explanation: these are likely above-top-secret U.S. technologies and have been ever since the days of Kenneth Arnold and the Washington saucers of 1952.


This is idiotic.

Interesting coverage of War Zone investigation into Oregon UFO: Was it secret U.S. tech?

Nice article about the War Zone’s investigation into the Oregon UFO.

If it was one of ours, this experiment would have yielded a bounty of data. The radar tapes, the radio communications with pilots.

The audio of the chatter between pilots and air traffic controllers is great! At one point, one of the controllers says the UFO apparently was in “stealth mode.” Does this suggest controllers were assuming it was U.S. military traffic?

Interesting that portions of the recordings were redacted.

I think the writer nailed it here:

Nevada is the site of the ultra-secret US Air Force testing facility, Area 51 (or more officially Groom Lake).

We know the US Air Force is fast-tracking development of its next generation stealth bomber, the B-21 “Raider”. We also know that absolutely everything about this aircraft — including its cost — is top secret.

And that’s probably one of the least secret projects being worked on at Area 51.


Does B-21’s replacement of the B-1 suggest the new bomber will be supersonic?

Am I missing something? The B-21 will replace the B-1. The B-1 is supersonic. Does this suggest the B-21 will be supersonic as well.

The article says: “A concept image of the Raider released in early 2016 shows a similar design to the B-2, suggesting the new bomber will be an upgraded B-2 design that “allows for the use of mature systems and existing technology,” according to an Air Force statement.”

What does it mean?