DEFCON 3 TO TOP SECRET UMBRA - A NATIONAL SECURITY CRISIS WITH A UFO CONNECTION IN 1973
On a narrow west coast peninsula, over one thousand kilometres to the north of the main centres of population in Western Australia, stands an enigmatic monument to the military ethic. It is a remote spot even for a country as vast and thinly populated as Australia..
Collectively the 3 sites function as a window into an extraordinary world that few of us are privy to. I refer to the vast and often mind boggling world of military intelligence. The site is officially called US Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt. It is more popularly known as North West Cape.
At about 1915 hours, on that fateful Thursday, October 25th, 1973, Lt. Commander M_____ (USN) observed "a large black, airborne object" at a distance of approximately 8 kilometres to the west at an altitude estimated at 600 metres. Lt. Cmdr. M_____ was driving south from the naval communication station towards the support township of Exmouth, along Murat Road. The officer indicated in a written statement that,
"After about 20-25 seconds the craft accelerated at unbelievable speed and disappeared to the north."
The officer's account further states:
7. Hovering at first, then accelerating beyond belief
.9. No noise or exhaust.
11. Have never experienced anything like it.
At the base, Fire Captain (USN) Bill L____ also saw the extraordinary craft. He provided the following statement:
"At 1920 hrs, I was called by the POW to close the Officers club. I proceded towards the club in the Fire Dept. pick-up 488, when my attention was drawn to a large black object, which at first I took to be a small cloud formation, due west of Area 'B' [in the vicinity of Mount Athol - B.C.]. Whilst travelling towards the Officers club I couldn't help but be attracted by this object's appearance. On alighting from pick-up 488, I stood for several minutes and watched this black sphere hovering."
"The sky was clear & pale green-blue. No clouds were about whatsoever.The object was completely stationary except for a halo around the centre, which appeared to be either revolving or pulsating. After watching it for approx. 4 minutes, it suddenly took off at tremendous speed & disappeared in a northerly direction, in a few seconds. I consider this object to have been approx. 10 metres in diameter, hovering at 300 metres over the hills due west of the base. It was black, maybe due to looking in the drection of the setting sun. No lights appeared on it at any time."
This is an extraordinary incident. When I first saw the report on it back in 1975 I was surprised, due to its contents, that, firstly, it had been entered onto standard RAAF Department of Defence UAS sighting report forms, and, secondly, that it had been made available to a researcher who had requested copies of some reports for statistical analyses being undertaken for my research group.
With the hindsight of the knowledge of its broader implications, which I am about to reveal, it leaves me just short of incredulous that people outside the world of military intelligence were made privy to it.
I have already noted in passing the part the National Security Agency (NSA) plays in the shadowy world of intelligence and its significant presence at North West Cape. It occupies a position of extraordinary significance. Therefore it was fascinating to observe the bizarre sideshow played out when a civilian UFO group tried to determine if the NSA had any files on UFOs..
THE AUSTRALIAN MILITARY & GOVERNMENT ROLE IN THE UFO CONTROVERSY
According to official reports, at 7.30 p.m. Lieutenant Commander M, of the US Navy, observed 'a large black, airborne object' in the airspace over the important US intelligence base at North-West Cape. US Navy Fire Captain L had also seen the object. The object was about 10 metres in diameter and was about 300 metres above the ground. It was completely stationary except for a halo around its centre, which appeared to be either revolving or pulsating.
The Harold E. Holt Naval Communications Station - named after a former Australian Prime Minister who mysterious vanished while swimming in 1967 - is located three miles north of the town of Exmouth, close to where the Qantas incident occurred as the aircraft flew to Perth from Singapore.
The base sends radio signals to US Navy and Royal Australian Navy ship and submarines in the western Pacific Ocean and the eastern Indian Ocean and is the most powerful transmission station in the Southern Hemisphere.
Harold E. Holt Naval Communication Station
Former Air Force Capt. Robert Salas – who has written a book about the Montana incidents – said he was underground when a UFO hovered over his missile silo in March 1967, and therefore couldn’t see it. He said one of his guards above ground told him a red, glowing object about 30 feet in diameter was hovering just above the front gate of the facility, in an isolated area far from Malmstrom.
“And just as I [called my commander], our missiles began going into what’s called a no-go condition, or unlaunchable. Essentially, they were disabled while this object was still hovering over out site,” Salas said.
At about the same time, he was hearing radio reports from base personnel that beams from some of the objects were “falling into or near the weapons storage area.”
Originally posted by CaptainBeno
I think we were warned. Then we (TPTB) decided to take a diffrent direction.
NSA - THE BIGGEST BROTHER OF ALL
As the "First Party" to the UKUSA Agreement, the National Security Agency undertakes numerous clandestine operations.
It is arguably the most significant intelligence-gathering agency. As the NSA was established without any official legislation, there is nothing, legally, that it cannot do. It is often referred to as No Such Agency!
The National Security Agency can only be described as the biggest brother of all. Secretly launched by the Truman Administration on 4th November 1954, the NSA today controls over 2,000 electronic intercept stations, has a budget of over US$10 billion per year, and employs more than 130,000 personnel around the world - making it even larger than the CIA (Ball, 1980, p.33).
The NSA operates more than three billion dollars’ worth of decoding machines, scramblers, computers and other forms of electronic equipment. The first Cray computer was built specifically to meet the needs of the NSA.
Howard Blum, a former award winning journalist for The New York Times, identifies the author of the "surprise material" and "UFO Hypothesis and Survival Questions" documents as Lambros D. Callimahos. Callimahos was an almost legendary figure within the National Security Agency and the field of cryptology. He founded the Dundee Society - a secret society within the NSA, which proselytised from within that UFOs had probably already visited Earth. According to Blum, the NSA has since 1972 been "secretly monitoring and often assessing worldwide allegations of UFO activity." The 1973 DEFCON 3 SIGINT episode in Australia was an extraordinary example.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
Uhh Karl, you've used an ANW article as one of your sources there buddy.
Numerous local farmers and residents have reported brightly coloured UFO’s in the area over the years and one well-known report in 1991 also involved multiple witnesses seeing beams being shot at these craft.
Originally posted by SolidFaith
Interesting and just recently watched a documentary on Netflix about UFOs in which they went over some various cases and such.
Originally posted by SolidFaith
I think in the same year didn't some UFOs hover over the white house?
"There is no other conclusion I can reach but that for six hours on the morning of the 20th of July, 1952 there were at least ten unidentifiable objects moving above Washington....I can safely deduce that they performed gyrations which no known aircraft could perform. By this I mean that our scope showed that they could make right angle turrns and complete reversals of flight".
Senior Air Route Traffic Controller Harry Barnes
Originally posted by thesearchfortruth
Cool thread, this case seems pretty well documented...
In 1982 Bill Chalker was the first civilian researcher to gain direct access to the previously classified RAAF UFO files during several visits to the Canberra headquarters of the Directorate of Air Force Intelligence. He described his access in the following way:
"Prior to 1982 civilian UFO researchers only had a confused and vague picture of clandestine official involvement in Australia. In the face of the lethargy in the RAAFs replies to serious enquiries, I stepped up my efforts at diplomatically trying to get direct access to the RAAF UFO files. It probably surprised me more than anybody else when the RAAF finally agreed to permit me to examine their files.
"The extent of access was unprecedented in the history of the Australian UFO controversy. From the first of my visits to the Russell Offices of the Department of Defence, in Canberra, on January 11th, 1982 to my last in June, 1984, I was able to scrutinise the extent of official UFO investigations in Australia. For the first time a detailed "inside" picture was revealed of RAAF investigations.
"I was able to undertake the first officially sanctioned direct review of the Australian government's UFO files. Over two and a half years I was able to
(1) examine the majority of the extant UFO files held by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at the Directorate of Air Force Intelligence (DAFI), Department of Defence, Russell Offices, Canberra
(2) examine the entirety of the extant UFO files held by the Department of Aviation at their Bureau of Air Safety Investigation in Melbourne, Victoria.
The review has provided a detailed understanding of official involvement in Australia..
link 1, link 2
On December 27, 2001, a woman living in the Australian Capital Territory (A.C.T.) spotted two UFOs over Belconnen, which is reputed to be the site of a large NATO underground base.
A. Babbidge reported, "I was having an afternoon nap in the lounge room when I was woken to the sound of an aeroplane circling round near where I live. The plane sounded as if it were an air force (Royal Australian Air Force, RAAF) or army plane such as a Hercules. By the time I got outside, the plane had moved out of sight but I could still hear it."
"I searched the sky for a bit when suddenly I saw, almost above me, a white-silver-grey round object with what looked like small wings or a Saturn shape. It was cruising along much higher than the planes that regularly fly across here. It was steady at all times and made no sound."
"Twenty seconds later, another object--exactly the same--appeared. The two objects continued in the same direction (east) the same distance apart till I could not see them any more. It looked like they turned very slightly, and it looked like they had two silver headlights."
"It took the objects about 50 to 60 seconds" to go west-to-east from horizon to horizon, she added, "And they never changed their position, although initially the second object moved up behind the first object very fast."
Ms. Babbidge described the UFOs as "a round Saturn shape with small wing-like protrusions in the middle on each side. They were definitely not in the shape of a plane. It was a clear blue sky and one of the gustiest, windiest days in the (Belconnen) area."
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by karl 12
Thanks for that reply. Hmmm, interesting. I debunk a lot but this subject is a lot more interesting in its content and scope than all the YouTube videos put together. In my mind it is at one of the hearts of the phenomenon of Extra peoples and their visitations.
They seem to visit for a bit and study our tech warfare stuff. Just letting us know they were there, but doing no lasting harm. The implications are enormous. That a) They let us know of their presence and b) specifically indicate their interest (weapons and electronic comm. and radars).
So why tell us they are monitoring? But do nothing like say, evaporate the warheads?
Or set em off and conquer the world for all the oil or gold? Why leave us to our own seeming destructive bent? Just observing... I don't believe that. Is it a form of blackmail? Or just monitoring our stuff so they can intervene if we do ever let fly with the nukes? Hey that would be neat. They chart all the locations on the planet they are stored and if/when/ nuke warfare breaks out, they pull a "Day the Earth Stood Still" magic trick and none of the missiles launch. I like that best of all.