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UFO: U.S. marines report alien-like activity

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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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I suspect Uncle Sam has a few unconventional toys at his disposal.

Not experimental, but operational and highly covert platforms.

Remember, the SR71 has been decommissioned since the early 1990s ... and you don't think anything took its place? The U.S. military always has a new secret weapon.

It's one of the benefits of the Pentagon's black budget, which is HUGE ... larger than most countries spend for their entire military outlay.

And if you don't think a conspiracy is possible, I remind you of the stealth fighter program ... it lasted two decades and involved thousands of people, yet nobody heard anything about it until the government posted pictures on the Associated Press wire ... There was not a peep in the media.




posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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This reminds me of the multiple reports I've gotten from associates operating and living over in these area's. Things like coming under small arms fire from local militants. In turn stopping their convoy and leading to engaging these militants. Then within the first 5-10 minutes approx. of the conflict having something pass very low overhead (estimated height anything from 10-30m) which was non-visible yet was said to cast a shadow. Once this unforeseen force passed over, all electronics, optics and firearms would become inoperable for some time.

Naturally as far as any of my counterparts were aware there was no active tech capable of such feats. But would not surprise me if there was something of this capability going around. Of human origin. Though I have heard recounts of similar events from people native to Afghanistan/Pakistan. Though further more on topic, I've heard lots of accounts of weird phenoma from active servicemen happening over the sky at night in Afghanistan. It's unfortunate no one had a camera on hand.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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Thanks to the OP for posting. It takes some effort to bring this to the rest of us. Good job. I would however not use words in your title that might not have direct relationships to the content. If just to avoid hand-holds for trolls who even take a misspell as an excuse to silence. You can however say what you want if you wish. That is why such a place as ATS remains a free-zone for ideas, real news and intelligent discussion.

From all indications, we are experiencing many different "things" in our sky and around our communities we cannot explain. I personally have observed and studied for a few decades and are without doubt see we are being visited by intelligent beings of some sort or another, and most likely thousands of different kinds. Could be humanoid beings or self aware plasma, but we can't yet know. Some of the very smartest people on the rock agree.

My younger brother worked for USAF and was on base having a smoke on the tarmac with other airman when they observed something similar to this for some time, all not knowing what they were seeing. This happens so often and with trained and experienced military and government people, but is rarely reported through the fine filter of any official report or news. The only reason its not in the news is that the news is completely controlled and that keeping us ignorant and without any imagination, so we are more controllable. I have friends in the news industry. Their information is given to them, and they are not free to report such things, never reaching us except in rare or hard to cover-up events.

So thanks OP for doing your best. It is appreciated. Thanks also to those here like Zorgon who are keeping things clear and spotting for those whom would rather squelch than fire a neuron.

We are our only hope for news not homoginized, pasturized and neutered.

Keep the news real!

ZG



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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I have been mulling over this for a while, and have decided to throw it out there.


WHAT IF:

Assume that some hyper advanced race of aliens is here, penetrating our airspace. For some reason they have not openly contacted us, possibly because they have some sort of "prime directive" of non interference with primitive species. Or, maybe they are not interested in us, just our planet. So they watch us into the summer, and a huge war breaks out between Israel and Iran, it escalates, to the brink of a global nuclear war. Would they let us destroy the biosphere of this planet? Considering the number of "hot Jupiters" we are detecting and many fewer earth like planets, its just possible we are living on a jewel of a world that the cosmic powers that be want to preserve (with or without homo sapiens). What if at the moment of no turning back, they deactivate our missiles (this has been reported to occur on several occasions) and take us out in a way that does no damage to the Earth? In their morality, they might rationalize that because we were about to destroy ourselves anyway, they can eliminate our species without guilt. Then they either colonize or deem Earth a nature preserve. Just a thought.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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I think your response is weak and fails miserably to lend anything at all to the thread.

So does yours. Poster was referring to the "US Marines report Alien Activity" part, not wether it was a UFO or not.
That part is obvious. (that it was unidentified)
Be a fruit loop indeed.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by ZeroGhost
I would however not use words in your title that might not have direct relationships to the content. If just to avoid hand-holds for trolls who even take a misspell as an excuse to silence.


Et tu Brute?


Why is it so difficult for people to understand ATS rules REQUIRE us to use the original title of the article and NOT change words? Why give the OP grief for following the rules?

Blame the article source and stop shooting the messenger





posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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I know of no human who can definitively demonstrate where these 'things' emanate from. Based on nothing more than an 'inner-suspicion' of my own, I am beginning to strongly suspect they are one of two possibilities. Either they are inner/outer-dimensional manifestations, or they come from right here on or more likely, from 'within' the planet. If this is the case, I think they have been here for a long, long, long time.

The apparent elusiveness and hide and seek nonsense they subject us to indicates, "something" is being hidden. Something unraveling could be instigated by them fully revealing themselves and their purpose. Otherwise, my human logic lends me to believe, just perhaps, there is "something" wrong about them. Don't know what, of course. But my instincts tell me this would all come down in a very different fashion if everything were on the up and up.

I will not be one of those who run up to the ramp and eagerly await their appearance. I think I'll kinda stand back a little and let whatever is gonna happen, happen. If anything at all. Remember, you only have to be faster than the slowest person, to not be consumed.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by mark1167


U.S. marines report alien-like activity


Not one thing about aliens.Just some lights in the sky. Could be anything.Fail.
Gotta love those misleading headlines.
edit on 6-3-2012 by mark1167 because: text
Alien can also mean something abnormal, as in not normally what you would witness. So you failed



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by Quibbler
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Well, it does have to be said that at least as Marines they should all be familiar with military aircraft or commercial. If there were flares, planes, swamp gas, they should be privy to that information.
Cool story, imo.


Swamp Gas? In Afghanistan?

Find me a swamp in Afghanistan and I'll sell you my beach front property in Area 51.


I think the lights are legit. If the military doesn't know what's in the skies right above them, then something's up that we didn't put there. Just my opinion.




posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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Thanks Silo, this is good enough to grab my interest!!! Oh yes, wow what if indeed...
I don't have anything to add of help, just intrigued and will check back



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by coolhanddan
Signal flares from a night time air drop or pick up. As more news comes out describing the lights hovering for a bit and dropping in altitude refer to the Phoenix lights video. In that case it was signal flares from a training op in the area. Since this area is active it will be an actual mission.


So your saying that the military people involved in this operation don't know what flares look like and are just saying "they weren't flares" to hoax us?



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:46 PM
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interesting, wish we had video



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by mark1167


U.S. marines report alien-like activity

Not one thing about aliens.Just some lights in the sky.


It doesn't say anything about Aliens in the title , just "alien-like activity"

Now I would like to know what exactly they are comparing it to



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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That was a thread from two years ago when I was green to ATS.You failed to mention I apologized on the first page for posting it and making the mistake it came from a known hoaxer. I admitted my mistake and it was done.
Wow ...what a hero , pulling a thread from two years ago and trying to relate it to my comments now. Dude you need to get a job seriously.I have grown since then and learned. You think because you have been here longer or have more stars and flags, you are somehow smarter than me? Is that how you think? You put me in my place because your goal is to be a moderator one day? Give me a break. You chastise me for creating a thread two years ago that was weak, yet you defend a thread that is just as weak as mine was? What am I missing here?
How many crappy UFO threads have I started since then sunshine? None.
So maybe you need to let the OP's defend their threads until you become the big ATS hero we all know you want to be then you can block my posts all you want. But until then I have a right to say whatever I want within the T&C and make any comment regarding any thread.
So why don't you stop trying to be some kind of super hero and let me give my opinion on whatever I want.
If you have some new evidence to support this thread that I haven't seen yet then by all means enlighten us please, otherwise mind your own business and don't tell me what I can and can't have opinions on.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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I always thought that military video in mexico was an oil refinery beneath the clouds?



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:53 PM
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Thank you. Have we dumbed down to, "OMG it's a UFO because somebody said so!" String of lights in a military zone. Flares. Dropped by gunships trying to observe enemy movement (at night even, go figure). Add in some bored out of their mind soldiers, a still camera and they are now not bored anymore laughing in they soup at all the stupids who are buying it.

"We watched it for 45 minutes and nobody thought to go get a video camera". Tee her hee.
Sorry guys, they playin witchuu on this one.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by Quibbler
reply to post by silo13
 


Well, it does have to be said that at least as Marines they should all be familiar with military aircraft or commercial. If there were flares, planes, swamp gas, they should be privy to that information.
Cool story, imo.


Not that i have any real issue with your post other than one aspect.

It's just a hunch, and I could be wrong, but I don't think there's a whole lot of commercial traffic flying over Afgahnastan.
edit on 6-3-2012 by twohawks because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by intrptr
Thank you. Have we dumbed down to, "OMG it's a UFO because somebody said so!" String of lights in a military zone. Flares. Dropped by gunships trying to observe enemy movement (at night even, go figure).


So they are dropping flares looking for enemy movement while the troops are sleeping... then when they wake up and see these flares they would run in to get their video camera that I am sure is standard issue to every soldier on the battlefield?

Talk about 'dumbed down' :shk:

And no it's a UFO because no one knows what it is



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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Got me there. I missed that, but myself have re-built titles to be suitable to a "truthfull ethic". Using the term "alien" when talking about UFOs can give ground to skeptic-overreaching.

News bastardizes the language as a matter of course. News rooms, editors and those who feed the (so called) authorized news use the language in any way they can to sensationalize or worse de-focus, deflect, misrepresent or otherwise lie and obscure. So when I can, I adjust to defuse such dysfunctional modulations. I am sure ATS would understand.

I trained in advertising through college and took courses in advertising language and methods. It really sent the message of how screwed up the media industry is and how we have lost our language to consumerist mind control.

My comment cited the "alien" word, when the content only insinuates such through thoughtful imagination and somewhat logical assumption. The news article was written for the effects it wanted.

Thanks for the correct.

ZG



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