And Now for Something Completely Different

I’ll just leave this here for now.

No, wait.

Let’s do this.

For people who’ve said repeatedly lately that it’s just imagined or made-up or (insultingly? amusingly?) that it was “swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.”, I’d like to underscore a statement from early on in the Executive Summary:

“…a majority [of sightings] were registered across multiple sensors, to include radar, infrared, electro-optical, weapon seekers, and visual observation.”

Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

It’s probably overlooked, but an operative word there is “and” — all of them at the same time.

That said, of the 144 sightings they’ve captured between 2004 and 2021.

Of those 144 sightings they’ve collected, they have identified with conclusive certainty, the staggering total of…

ONE.

And it was a weather balloon.

However, that still leaves 143 observations yet to be verified. And of those, there are 18 that appear to demonstrate advanced technology. Their words, not mine:

“In 18 incidents, described in 21 reports, observers reported unusual UAP movement patterns or flight characteristics.”

Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

Also, by “unusual”, what it means they move in a manner in which absolutely no known aircraft could possibly move within our understanding of physics: changing direction instantaneously; going from a few thousand feet to 80,000 feet in a few fractions of a second, not showing any indication of exhaust.

What the report doesn’t say, but I think clearly infers, is that there is no known or even classified technology that the US Government has or knows of that has any unusual UAP movement pattern capabilities.

This is, quite clearly, something that is only a glimpse of what will eventually be possible in the far distant future of humanity.

Go read the whole report. It’s only a few pages.

Life…

3 January — Odin’s 9th birthday: I vaguely recall he crawled up on the bed for a hug. Very, very vaguely.

He handled this all incredibly well.

My memory of conversations from this particular day is now little more than dream-like; no organization or substance. No order or details. I’m told I was “awake” for a short while — an hour or so.

While I’m told this particular day was a milestone of sorts for me, it wasn’t ‘til I was fully awake about two or three days later that I realized this was his birthday.