Had the events of 1 February 2015 happened in France, government investigators would have openly brought in teams of technical experts from various
universities and institutes. Careful analysis of the data may have led to published conclusions likely to lead to a paradigm shift in science.
But in the US, military secrecy means that if technical teams are now studying the 1 February 2015 data, their findings will likely forever remain
Above Top Secret. Therefore to achieve that paradigm shift, accredited experts will need to step in openly with convincing provisional technical
interpretations before ufologists and the UFO media circus ruin everything with silly talk about aliens.
Fortunately an institutional framework in the US for the provision of expert analysis of the 1 February 2015 data already exists – the American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). This institute operated a highly effective UFO Subcommittee in the late 1960s and 1970s and has
the scientific credibility that MUFON and, to a lesser extent, even CUFOS lack.
Although the UFO Subcommittee appears to be dormant, individual AIAA members are still interested in anomalous objects. One prominent AIAA member,
outed by Chris Lambright in his eBook X Descending, has even studied footage of anomalous objects and made use of those studies in his own aerospace
Other AIAA members at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, Maryland, are also known to be interested in anomalous objects.
Therefore, whether operating within the formal structure of a resuscitated (but perhaps renamed) UFO Subcommittee, or within new informal groups,
AIAA members are well placed to collaborate with the expert witnesses and the US authorities in studying the 1 February 2015 events. An openly
published AIAA technical study of the events could be the first step in triggering that paradigm shift in science. The key, IMHO, will be to follow
SETI’s late Allen Tough in explicitly rejecting ufology as a set of flawed interpretations while acknowledging that anomalous objects present an
important technical challenge.
(However high the quality of their studies, any group that calls itself the Coalition of Scientific Ufologists ties a millstone around its neck.)
Another large group of high-credibility experts likely to be interested in the events of 1 February 2015 are members of the Electromagnetics Academy,
based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At a meeting Moscow, held in August 2012, Professor Auguste Meessen presented three papers relating to possible
MHD (magnetohydrodynamic) propulsion of anomalous objects. In one, Meessen showed spectacular evidence of rings (projected as ellipses on the film
plane), apparently produced by the Faraday effect, and associated with an anomalous object. According to Meessen, the rings resulted from an intense
but brief (perhaps of the order of 1/100 second) magnetic pulse that combined with an ionization pulse to accelerate the object – pushing against
the mass of ionized air - by means of Lorentz forces.
The experts who crowded in to the August 2012 Moscow meeting to attend Meessen’s presentations are therefore also well placed to provide technical
interpretations of the 1 February 2015 events.
(continued in next post)