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Ron Patton | April 4, 2023

A Department of Defense spokesman said they have footage of the three unidentified objects shot out of the sky by US fighter jets using sidewinder missiles last month, however, the videos are “classified.” Curiously, The Pentagon had no problem releasing the so-called Tic Tac UFO videos. Moreover, why is the White House proposing a $30 billion annual budget for the U.S. Space Force? It appears a space war is coming, and the prospect of signaling unwanted invaders may also be in the picture. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with UFO researcher, Preston Dennett about E.T.M.I. – EXTRATERRESTRIAL MILITARY INTELLIGENCE.





Nearly a year after U.S. Space Command somewhat randomly confirmed that scientists had correctly identified the first known interstellar object to land on our planet, mysterious difficulties are still preventing the release of information about the government hoarding and suppressing data related to the extrasolar visitation.

In 2019, Harvard researchers Amar Siraj and Avi Loeb posted a preprint study about their apparent discovery that an interstellar meteor had landed near Papua, New Guinea in 2014. This was, in retrospect, the first known object from another star to enter our solar system.

Their investigation was hindered because relevant data had been collected by Department of Defense sensors used to track nuclear explosions and was therefore classified.

Last year, after a variety of bureaucratic delays, Space Command issued a memo stating that John Mozer, its chief scientist, had used DoD data to confirm that the researchers were correct about the object being extrasolar.

Meaning that the artifact was not form our solar system.

This report of a possible interstellar UFO has now been regarded as a National Security issue and so there are many hoops to jump through to find the Object and run tests on its origins.

What those difficulties remain unknown, despite a bipartisan consensus that there needs to be more money spent on determining whether or not UFOs from other planets or solar systems are watching Earth.

Sluggish responses to FOIA requests render the vital transparency law nearly useless, as well as the occasional lawsuit, no one in a position of authority seems to be particularly inclined to do anything about it.

But now the so-called alien question is being bogged down by political fighting and the indictment and arrest of Donald Trump.

People are forgetting that we were in a state of panic over an errant balloon that was spying on the United States by China– and that there seemingly was a buries subtext of UFOs Possibly invading our skies in the same week.

Since that disproportionately violent event, There was more public relations than common sense, Especially when we are reminded that three other objects were also destroyed.

Commanding chief General Glen VanHerck was at first open about what was shot down after the Balloon incident when he said :

“We’re calling them objects, not balloons, for a reason,” –which in the excitement sounded like he was indicating that something out of the ordinary was going on.

Despite identifying two cylindrical objects being shot down VanHerk was talking specifically about the downing of an octagonal-shaped object over Lake Huron on the US-Canada border.

That had everyone curious as to what was flying in the skies at that time.

The paranoid culture saw the statements as suspicious and approached such statements the way crops take to manure and sunshine. The line between extraterrestrial investigations and human-made balloons can become confusing — and it was if we can recall just how grainy it all seemed.

The suggestion from the general that “the intel community and the counterintelligence community figure that out” signaled an avalanche of speculation. This was given further impetus by VanHerck’s assertion that he “hadn’t ruled out anything” to a question on whether aliens featured in the mix. “At this point, we continue to assess every threat or potential threat unknown that approaches North America with an attempt to identify it.”

But after months of relative quiet on the issue, there is more information being leaked — and it once again gives us reason to charge our tin foil hats — and pay close attention to what is happening.

Now that the dust is settled on the Balloon saga and Donald Trump being arrested in the distraction of the day– the Pentagon is now facing a dilemma about the Chinese Spy balloon incident.

It is now being reported that the Chinese spy balloon that flew across the U.S. was able to gather intelligence from several sensitive American military sites,  according to two current senior U.S. officials and one former senior administration official.

China was able to control the balloon so it could make multiple passes over some of the sites (at times flying figure-eight formations) and transmit the information it collected back to Beijing in real-time, the three officials said. The intelligence China collected was mostly from electronic signals, which can be picked up from weapons systems or include communications from base personnel, rather than images, the officials said.

However a Defense Department spokesperson reiterated that any intelligence collected had “limited additive value” for China and said she could not confirm that the balloon had transmitted any information back to China in “real time.”

Translating Washington speak — she means yes the spy balloon  gathered information and we screwed up but we won’t admit it –so how about those 34 counts?”

National Security Council spokesperson Kirby John declined to answer questions Monday afternoon about what kind of electronic signals or communications the balloon could have accessed.

“Knowing it was going to enter U.S. airspace we took action to limit the ability of this balloon to garner anything of additive or especially useful content,” said Kirby. “So again, I won’t get ahead of what we’re learning off this thing.”

Montana Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican, said, “The administration’s explanation that the balloon had ‘limited additive value’ is little comfort to Montanans and the American people and weak spin on an issue the administration mishandled from start to finish.”

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee said, “We have consistently learned more from press reports about the Chinese surveillance balloon than we have from administration officials. … I intend to hold this administration accountable.”

China has said repeatedly that the balloon was an unmanned civilian airship that accidentally strayed off course, and that the U.S. overreacted by shooting it down. Officials have not said which company, department or organization the balloon belonged to, despite several requests for transparency on the issue.

After the balloon was shot down in February, Biden administration officials said it was capable of collecting signals intelligence.

The balloon had a self-destruct mechanism that could have been activated remotely by China, but the officials said it’s not clear if that didn’t happen because the mechanism malfunctioned or because China decided not to trigger it.

Once the balloon’s existence became public, China increased its speed, officials said, in an attempt to get it out of U.S. airspace as quickly as possible.

Of course, the balloon was shot down just over the Atlantic Ocean. after the Chinese successfully got the information they wanted.

But what is most intriguing is the other so-called balloons that were said to have been metallic, cylindrical objects that were the size of a car.

They were unmanned, they did not have any evidence of a propulsion system and knew how to outsmart some radar systems as another UFO showed up over Montana and then disappeared.

Alongside the political conspiracy theories were suggestions that the aerial objects were extraterrestrial in origin. Photos of alleged UFOs were shared online and web searches for the term “UFO” soared around the world Sunday, according to information from Google Trends.

Online posts mentioning extraterrestrials increased by nearly 300% since the first balloon was identified, according to an analysis conducted for The Associated Press by Zignal Labs, a San Francisco-based media intelligence firm. Zignal’s review included millions of posts on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit.

It is suspected that what was appearing were the so-called Tic Tacs. The alleged video and photos real or not suggested that these crafts were most definitely something that looked like an airstream trailer.

The big question is why are militaries of the U.S. and Canada suddenly deciding to shoot them down when for years they have not engaged them.

Most of the places the new UFOs were cited were in hostile winter environments. Environments where the government conveniently said that they would be impossible to reach after they were shot down.

The White House suggested that these objects were not a threat — and yet they shot them down.

Later, President Biden said that the other strange objects were commercial balloons. Yes, commercial balloons or party balloons that were coincidentally flying at 40,000 feet over rugged and hostile terrain, in weather conditions that would make them hard to find.

He said they were commercial balloons, even though they were somehow able to manipulate the controls and radar in the jets that shot them down with 400,000-dollar sidewinder missiles.

By the why China had nothing to say about the so-called cylindrical balloons that were brought down over Alaska.

The Pentagon has now admitted that they have photos of these objects but they are classified.

A Defense Department spokesman said they have footage of the three unidentified objects shot out the sky by US fighter jets using sidewinder missiles last month.

But the videos are classified and there are no plans to change that, the spokesman said.

The question is why classify so-called balloons when the Nation witnessed a balloon the size of two city buses flying over military bases and nuclear silos?

I guess it would be a logical leap to say that they were advanced aircraft from an enemy, advanced aircraft that we were testing or UFOs piloted by extraterrestrials.

There is no consistency here.

The Pentagon had no problem releasing the so-called Tic Tac UFO videos.  The Pentagon was also quick to release a video of a Russian jet colliding with a US drone flying over the Black Sea last on March 14.

So the cover-up here speaks volumes.

The Chinese balloon was shot down over the South Carolina coast on February 4. The three unidentified objects met the same fate between February 10 and 12 over Alaska, Lake Huron in Michigan, and Canada’s Yukon territory.

The reluctance to release footage of the F-22 Raptors intercepting the unidentified objects has led to speculation that the government knows what the objects are and that they are covering up an encounter with UFOs or they are too embarrassed to show pictures of possible commercial balloons they shot down.

But again what commercial balloons would be flown over hostile territory?

Senior Republican Ted Cruz mocked President Biden over the possibility, tweeting that he is providing ‘powerful deterrence for any high school science clubs that might try to invade America.

On February 14, Senator Josh Hawley tweeted: ‘Joe Biden let a Chinese spy balloon cross the entire U.S. Now he’s shooting down everything that flies. Why? Who knows. He doesn’t. Either the Biden administration is lying to us or they’re totally and completely incompetent. Or both.’

UFO researcher John Greenewald requested images of the UFO shootdowns via a Freedom of Information Act request.

On Tuesday the Pentagon responded, citing national security exemptions to deny his request

An Air Force official said that the images would reveal ‘intelligence activities (including covert action), intelligence sources or methods, or cryptology’ and ‘scientific, technological, or economic matters relating to national security’ if released.

He has appealed the denial.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gallantly promised on February 11 that ‘Canadian Forces will now recover and analyze the wreckage of the object’ shot down in the remote Yukon region.

But six days later Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) called off the search for the ‘UFO’, described by Canada’s Defense Minister Anita Anand as a ‘small cylindrical object’.

Neither the Canadian nor US governments have indicated any intention to resume search efforts.

The RCMP has decided to discontinue search efforts in the Yukon for the aerial object shot down on February 11. The highest probability area has been searched and the debris was not located,’ the Canadian police force said in a statement.

Now after months of silence on the matter and the classified UFO photo statement by the Pentagon — there was a report that Sean Kirkpatrick, director of the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, wrote in a research report co-authored by Avi Loeb, chairman of Harvard University’s astronomy department that stated There is a possibility that extraterrestrial motherships and smaller probes may be visiting planets in our solar system.

The timing of these statements seemed pretty amazing after the case of the strange craft or balloons that have now been classified.

The statement said:

An artificial interstellar object could potentially be a parent craft that releases many small probes during its close passage to Earth, an operational construct not too dissimilar from NASA missions.”

Kirkpatrick, who was appointed as director of the AARO when it was founded in July 2022, previously served as the chief scientist at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center. The AARO was established to investigate unidentified “objects of interest” around military installations, according to a Pentagon press release.

Avi Loeb has been very busy lately with projects that are out to prove life in space and the visitation of possible extra terrestrials or alien artifacts on this planet.

He said  that he is about to recover what he believes could be a potential alien artifact at the bottom of the Pacific. Based on a recent update, he and his team are closer than ever to finally get their highly scrutinized $1.5 million Galileo Project expedition up and running, setting a date for some time this summer.

They have a boat a required sled, magnets, collection nets and mass spectrometers to locate the alien artifact.

It may be a veritable shot in the dark, but what Loeb’s expedition is searching for is likely real.

Their target is a meteorite, designated CNEOS1 2014-01-08, that appears to be one of the few interstellar objects ever observed in our solar system, and the best candidate for one that crashed to Earth.

The research paper that both he and Kirkpatrick are working on called “Physical Constraints on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” comes following a month of intense scrutiny of unidentified flying objects, a stirring trend ignited which they say began of after the Chinese Balloon incident and the cover-up of the other UAP that was shot down and is now classified.

On Feb. 16, senators, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and 12 other senators sent a letter to Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks and Deputy Director of National Intelligence Stacey Dixon calling for full funding for the AARO. The Biden administration’s previous funding request for the fiscal year 2023 failed to fund anything beyond the office’s basic operating expenses, the lawmakers argued.

AARO’s success will depend on robust funding for its activities and cooperation between the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.

Meanwhile, The White House this month proposed a $30 billion annual budget for the U.S. Space Force, almost $4 billion more than last year and a bigger jump than for other services including the Air Force and the Navy.

For the first time, the spending request also includes plans for simulators and other equipment to train Guardians, as Space Force members are known, for potential battle. The 16,000 Guardians are charged with running rocket launches, satellites and ground-based communication and sensor equipment.

That training will be critical. The physics and the mechanics of steering objects through space at more than 17,000 miles an hour give attackers the advantage they lack on the ground.

Space is also becoming crowded, with the number of tracked objects in orbit now topping 48,000, more than doubling over the past four years.

Just as it is on Earth, China is the Pentagon’s big worry in space. In unveiling a defense strategy late last year, the Biden administration cast China as the greatest danger to U.S. security.

And yet we have spy balloons invading our airspace, and classified incidents that may or may not lead to a major UFO story possibly bigger than the Roswell incident of 1947.

In space, the threats from China range from ground-launched missiles or lasers that could destroy or disable U.S. satellites, to jamming and other cyber interference and attacks in space, said Pentagon officials.

China has invested heavily in its space program, with a crewed orbiting station, developing ground-based missiles and lasers as well as more surveillance capabilities. This is part of its broader military aim of denying adversaries access to space-based assets.

A central part of the Space Force’s next tranche of military contracts for rocket launches is protecting them from attacks by China and other adversaries. The hope is to make satellites tougher to approach by adversaries’ equipment as well as less susceptible to lasers and jamming from space or the ground, said Space Force leaders.

Space war is coming, and the prospect of signaling unwanted invaders can also be in the picture. And little does the public know that NASA and the European Space Agency have been sharing information about random signals coming from planets, that may indicate a techno-signature.

A “coherent” radio signal has been detected from an alien planet, suggesting it could be more likely to be habitable.

The signal suggests that the planet has its magnetic field, which is thought to be central to sustaining life in a particular world.

On Earth, our magnetic field helps protect us from the high-energy particles and plasma that are blasted from the Sun. As such, any alien life is likely to depend on being protected by a similar field.

But until now researchers have struggled to confirm whether distant rocky planets have magnetic fields of their own, and therefore have found it difficult to say how likely a planet might be to able to support life.

Now the new candidate – YZ Ceti b, a rocky planet that orbits a star about 12 light years away – has sent a repeating radio signal that comes from the star and seems to be affected by the planet.

Twelve Light Years sounds pretty close and the signal could be from a distant civilization or a natural occurrence.

The radio waves the researchers detected from the planet appear to be generated when the star interacts with its planet’s magnetic field. Because the two of them are so close together, the new candidate is an ideal pair to test theories about whether those magnetic fields could be detectable at such a distance.

Researchers described the effect as similar to the aurora borealis, or northern lights, which happens on Earth when high-energy particles from the Sun interact with our planet’s atmosphere.

We are all seeking the truth about this matter and even though the mainstream is caught up in framing the former President for crimes and other offenses, the dialogue has changed and now the position is to cherry-pick what should be classified and what shouldn’t.

But isn’t this business as usual?

Haven’t we seen this going on since the security establishment was created after 1947?

Another coincidence after an alleged UFO crashed at Roswell, and President Truman had to scramble to put a lid on all of the UFO hysteria.

The more things change the more they stay the same.



Preston Dennett began investigating UFOs and the paranormal in 1986 when he discovered that his family, friends and co-workers were having dramatic unexplained encounters. Since then, he has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and investigated a wide variety of paranormal phenomena.

He is a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a ghost hunter, a paranormal researcher, and the author of 28 books and more than 100 articles on UFOs and the paranormal. Several of his books have been Amazon UFO bestsellers. Preston’s articles have appeared in numerous magazines.

He has appeared on several radio and television programs. Preston has taught classes on various paranormal subjects and lectures across the United States. His website is:

Written by Ron Patton


This post currently has 9 comments.

  1. joe

    April 4, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    no comments. but look at Alister Crowely,, aliens demons and all Greek,roman,muslim,jewish,christian,hindu,african etc etc devils,jinn,tiny folks ALIENS =DEMONS one

  2. Pat

    April 4, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    If they shot ufo.. did they recover wreckage? Parts ? Recover body’s? Origin of craft? Marking on wreckage? Did ufo also shoot down or kill any service people? Did ufo give hostile actions? Where was. Dog. Fight? Don’t believe any of it. Money going in bank, Leaders pockets or payoffs…,,,

  3. Michael D Howard

    April 4, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    I would not worry about a nuke war. Others say they called it off. To bad makes Steve Quyale and I would not worry, Clyde about a nuke war. The Others, ETs, say they called it off. To bad, makes a joke of Steve Quayle and all those Christians who say all ET’s are fallen angels and all bad. You know their Predictive Prophecy with nuke war is now been called off. No Wonder Steve and the boys are upset with certain ET’s . It makes them look bad. Of course, WWIII will be held without the Nukes. Orwell (member of the NWO) predictions of war leaving 3 regions of rulership has to be made to come true. . PS will Trump, Mr. 666, recover from his Political Head wound and rule again. Sure that will make happy the Christians of whom Donald is their cherub. Hum just think he sleeps at one time between a replica of the pillars of Apollo. You the little g{od} who was the patron saint and god of Vespasian . The declared Messiah in 70AD

  4. John Weiner

    April 4, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    You may have been panicked about the balloons, Clyde, but I was just displeased that, one, the CHI Comms sent it over the United States of America, and that we didn’t shoot it down the moment we detected it.

  5. joe

    April 4, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    WOE woe woe Mcdonalds,Google,Meta,FB, Microsoft ,Walmart,bednbath,apple ,186 banks here, office bust rents, housing bubble,,CRYTPO scam, Disney,Amazon,GM,, so many others laying off workers.. THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE satans plan falling in place..


    April 5, 2023 at 12:20 am


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