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Ron Patton | December 20, 2022

Recently, several onlookers reportedly witnessed bright and mysterious lights dart across skies in rural Wisconsin leaving some to question whether the illuminations were UFOs. The idea that the anomalies were seen in neighboring states is also compelling. Meanwhile, Harvard Astronomy Professor Avi Loeb is in the news again as he is planning an expedition to retrieve a mysterious object that crashed near Australia in 2014. Loeb believes the expedition may help answer questions about whether or not we are alone in the universe. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with TV host, Ben Hansen about UFO HO HO HO.





I am really concerned about how the media loves to make a story a propaganda piece in order to vilify those they wish to attack. They have gone all out this year as the New York Times kicked off Hanukkah with a crossword puzzle that somehow made a pattern that looked an awful lot like a swastika.

The Sunday brain-teaser, titled “Some Theme’s Missing,” had been concocted by Washington, DC-based consulting manager Ryan McCarty, who has formulated 22 other puzzles for the paper.

He wrote that he’d “originally tried to make it work in a 15×15 grid but then decided to expand the grid out to a Sunday-size puzzle with a fun whirlpool shape

As the discussion around the crossword continues on social media, Twitter users pointed out that the verified New York Times Games account had posted a tweet in October 2017 that insisted there was nothing untoward in another of its puzzles.

So this means this is the second time this has happened.

Meanwhile the latest villain di Jour Elon Musk was part of a made up Christmas controversy recently.

The media reported that the NORAD Santa Claus tracker Twitter account may be at risk of losing access to their account.

They reported their worries because  Musk announced that any Twitter accounts that share “real-time location info of anyone” will be suspended because of the safety threat it poses.

Musk’s decision was made after suspending the Twitter account ElonJet and other plane-tracking accounts.

Some asked Musk questions about the ban and how it could affect the Santa Tracker.

While the incident is a cause for concern for Musk and his family, others were worried that suspending any real-time location tracking accounts could affect NORAD’s Santa tracker.

Every year NORAD sets up a real-time Santa Claus tracker for families to watch on Christmas Eve.

The Twitter account provides “up-to-the-minute information on Santa’s journey.”

Musk did not respond to questions but likely NORAD Santa Tracker will not be affected because Santa’s safety is not at risk.

Now that we know that Santa’s journey is not in peril — he may need to do some dodging of UFOs over Wisconsin Michigan and Ohio.

This news story actually has been happening for a while now and it has happened with such a frequency that there is a video to prove it.

Several onlookers reportedly witnessed bright unexplained lights dart across skies in rural Wisconsin — leaving some to question whether the illuminations were unidentified flying objects.

Footage going viral online shows white orbs  travel quickly in formation across the night sky over farmland near West Bend and Fredonia, Wisconsin

Videos taken earlier this month captured the odd spectacle from different locations

The videos show four lights appearing before a fifth light flies in to join them. Then all five lights depart toward the horizon.

The weather the night the videos were shot was cloudy, but with no storms or thunder and lightning.

Andrea Lynn reportedly shot four videos of multicolored lights going in circles and moving across the sky at a quick pace earlier that night. One of the videos apparently shows a single white light appears and then three additional lights flash in a triangular shape around it before they disappeared followed by the central light also vanishing.

Former FBI agent Ben Hansen, who also hosts Discovery+ show “UFO Witness,” said tat most UFO sightings are now reported as “light anomalies” that don’t have traditional shapes like cylinders and disks.

The idea that the anomaly was seen in many locations like Michigan and Ohio also is compelling.

Meanwhile, Harvard Professor Avi Loeb is in the news again as he is planning a $2.2 million expedition to retrieve a mysterious object that crashed near Australia in 2014.

Th original story is that a rather large meteor crashed near Papua New Guinea.

Loeb has said he believes the expedition may help answer questions about whether we are alone in the universe.

“The material of it is tougher than iron, based on the data, so the question is whether it’s just an unusual rock or perhaps a spacecraft from another civilization,” he said.

He was able to receive full funding for this expedition to Papua New Guinea and he and his crew will scoop the ocean floor and figure out the composition of the object.

.Loeb added he “definitely” believes aliens exist, however, more research needs to be done and he hopes this expedition may uncover answers.

“We know that most of the stars, were formed five billion years before the Sun,” he said.

“So, there was plenty of time for any civilization next to them, and there are tens of billions of them in the Milky Way galaxy alone, there was plenty of time for them to send probes that would reach us.

“Even if they were propelled by chemical rockets … out of cosmic modesty we should assume that we are not the smartest kid in our cosmic neighborhood, and we can learn from them.

“The only way to find out is we just need to look up, and down, as well in the ocean floor.”

Loeb added he has already promised to display anything that is found inside the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

A new Pentagon office set up to track reports of unidentified flying objects has received “several hundreds” of new reports, but no evidence so far of alien life, the agency’s leadership said in a recent press conference.

The All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) was set up in July and is responsible for not only tracking unidentified objects in the sky but also underwater or in space — or potentially an object that has the ability to move from one domain to the next.

The office was established following more than a year of attention on unidentified flying objects that military pilots have observed but have sometimes been reluctant to report due to fear of stigma.

In June 2021 the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reported that between 2004 and 2021, there were 144 such encounters, 80 of which were captured on multiple sensors.

An updated report from the Director of National Intelligence that will provide specific figures on new reports received since 2021 is expected by the end of the year, the officials said.

The office was set up not only to examine the question of whether there’s extraterrestrial life but also because of the security risk posed by so many encounters with unknown flying objects by military installations or military aircraft.

Scientists and officials believe that one reason for the hundreds of additional reports coming in may be the outreach the department has done to destigmatize reporting potential encounters. Each service has also established its own reporting processes.

Beyond unidentifiable objects, there’s a lot of new technology — such as future stealth bombers and stealth fighters, drones and hypersonic missiles being fielded by both the U.S. and China — that could be mistaken for a UFO.

At least now we know how they define a UFO.  It has to be piloted by aliens to count. it used to be that an unidentified craft was just that — now it has to be aliens or Santa Claus to count.

I am not kidding about the Santa Clause part.

It appears that mankind it getting excited about space travel again. Ever since the Artemis mission mankind is ready to go back to the moon in 2025. It is also interesting to see that scientists are also looking for biosignatures and techno signatures that would prove the existence of life on other planets — and then there is the Pentagon’s fascination with UFOs– which is pretty amazing since we have been seeing a cover-up for over 70 years since the Roswell event.

On December 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched mankind into the moon’s orbit for the first time.

On December 25th, 1968 just moments after the Apollo 8 Command module cleared the radio shadow of the dark side of the moon Astronaut Jim Lovell said “Please be advised there is a Santa Claus.” There was another voice that said afterward “That is affirmative.”

Even though this happened on Christmas Day 1968, many people sensed a hidden meaning in those words.” The rumors persisted that what the crew was indicating was that they came in contact with a lunar UFO.

It is believed that there were at least three UFO sightings near or on the moon during NASA’s missions and each time they referred to them as Santa Claus.

Reference to Santa Claus was first made in the context of NASA space operations by Walter Schirra aboard Mercury 8. He mentioned a so-called “Santa Claus” and so when Lovell made his statement to the world – most conspiracy theorists will point to the Mercury missions where the errant reference was made.

As far as we know, Buzz Aldrin most notably did not use the “Santa code”, during his report of an unidentified object visible during Apollo 11`s trip to the moon, which is widely reported as evidence of an extraterrestrial craft shadowing the Apollo capsule.

If the so-called Santa Code existed, the question is why it wasn’t used in the case of Apollo 11.

The “Santa code “suffers from a lack of inconsistency, or a lack of repeatability – perhaps the over usage of the term would raise suspicion. We have heard the term bogie many times – it could be that the code word Santa for UFOs wore out its welcome. Who would use the Santa code in July? The answer is easy – no one.

There are many scientists, however, that sees all of this as an effort that will lead to no answers, basically chasing after rainbows or pardoning the holiday metaphor, Santa Claus.

Well if the shoe or the boot fits perhaps there is some scientific method or naïve logic we can use to pump up the proof of Santa—or that perhaps everything has an alien bed to it when thinking of faster-than-light travel or even quantum mechanics.

Yes at Christmas we think of a jolly man flying around in his sleigh — an event so magical that even the air force track his sleigh as if it were some UFO heading for earth.

On December 3rd, 2018 a NASA scientist admitted in an interview that it’s entirely possible aliens have already visited Earth – and we simply never noticed.

The space expert also noted that not all UFO sightings can be “explained or denied”, and said scientists should be more open-minded about the possibility of alien visitors.

I have always loved that story because it was recorded for everyone on earth to hear — and it not only gave us a moment of magic regarding Santa Claus– but it also indicated that there were UFOs Out there that need to be revealed.

The Christmas season is always full of wonder and awe and if you can break through the commercialization and read about what the celebration entails you see that it is a time of looking up and seeing wondrous things in the skies.

This is what triggers the curiosity about the wonders of God and what exactly happens when the sun goes down early and we are confronted with the dark.

The answer is always the light — Christmas is the time for lights in the sky — as it was a bright and luminous star that led the Magi to the stable where Jesus was born.

So the story goes.  It took a while for the wise men to find the boy Jesus but they followed a star or a light that traveled across the heavens, much like a comet or a meteor would.

Interestingly, there’s some evidence that a pair of planetary conjunctions happened around the historically accepted time frame for the birth of Christ. That could potentially explain the Star of Bethlehem.

Or perhaps it was a Merkabah.

The Merkabah was an upward and downward interlocked tetrahedron that appeared as an orb. The Merkabah means light-spirit-body.

Literally, it was an unidentified orb that appeared in the sky above places of great spiritual power. It was a vehicle that carried the righteous or guided the righteous to holy ground.

In the Bible,   Ezekiel accessed the three-dimensional Merkabah to ascend to heaven. In the Torah, it is the chariot of fire, some say it was a wheel within a wheel or vortex or pillar of fire.

The Merkabah was known as the sacred shape, the light of the throne of God.

This has led people down the path of believing that something advanced powers these lights. We presume that these “Higher Beings” created us in their image. We assume that they also were part of the construction of temples and pyramids and taught man the ways of advanced sacred geometry.

From there came the practice of magic, which evolved into priesthood. That evolved into science and Pharmakeia.

It was all because we saw the light of illumination. Mankind has witnessed strange lights for thousands of years.

Over time technology has tried to explain this phenomenon, as something mundane– but people know what they are seeing and they are moved to believe that perhaps they are signs in the skies that convince them that they are not alone,

Many things contribute to our personal answers to the three important questions and the more

We think about it, the more complex it can become. However, if we could answer these Questions with clarity and consistency, we would be well on our way to finding the answers for everything that baffles us today.

Where did we come from? what is my purpose and do I go back home after I die.

Home for many believers home  is the sky, or heaven. What will take me home? Is there a light in the end? Do I accept it and have it bathe me in peace as I move on to another world?

These ideas put us right back into the cosmos which many believe is our true home, filled with life, peace, and love.



Ben Hansen has been actively researching and lecturing on the UFO subject at global conferences for the past 12 years.  He has appeared on dozens of TV shows and documentaries related to the UFO/extraterrestrial topics, including the Syfy Channel, History, Smithsonian, CW, and he currently hosts a UFO series on Discovery+.  His background includes investigating child sex crimes at state and federal agency levels.  Ben took an interest in the UAP subject specifically in the area of aviation reports because he himself is a licensed airplane and seaplane pilot.  Ben completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a certification in Criminology and Corrections at the University of Utah and a Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management at Georgetown University.  His thesis paper introduced the concept of global Reality Compromising Events, using the hypothetical scenario of extraterrestrial contact to explore the reality transformations and cascading societal effects that might likely occur in such a psychologically intensive event.

Written by Ron Patton


This post currently has 8 comments.

  1. John Weiner

    December 20, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    As long as Dr. Loeb will be flitting to the distant corners of the earth looking for crashed space objects, have him investigate that space object that crashed into that lake in Manitoba, in, February, 2015, that you talked about on your show at the time. It was one of your best, most memorable broadcasts, Clyde. If you did a follow-up on it, which you have said you rarely, if ever do, follow-ups, I on this one, I obviously missed it, Thank You, John.

  2. Barbara

    December 20, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Waterloo Iowa…. About 4 summers ago. Late summer. Four of our family members sar a bright flo gree orb in the early evening sky. From right to left for aprox 45 to 60 seconds.

  3. John Weiner

    December 20, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Clyde, you forgot to mention that bright red animal menorah, I think it was a bull, with all the 666s, right side up upside down and sideways, listed for sale on AMAZON , TARGET, and others.

  4. Greg

    December 21, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Thinking of merkabah brings my mind to Egypt. I noticed a lot of south americans and mexicans look like they have egyptian blood. South america has pyramids and the continent looks like it use to connect to Africa. Whatever split the continents happened within a few thousand years ago not millions. There is a bible verse talking about the earth being divided during the time of Peleg. All things considered there is alot of evidence that something happened and the coverup now is pretty lame. Was it aliens or some super powerful machine that caused it, maybe in a place like Atlantis.

  5. Robert Orona

    December 21, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    On Coast to Coast AM a number of months ago… they had a show. They said that you have three choices of where to go after you die. 1)Go to another planet. 2)Become an angel. And do whatever angels do. 3)Get reincarnated. Apparently here on earth.

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