U.S. government is “ignoring UFO sightings” because “nobody wants to be the alien guy,” former Pentagon official said

U.S. Pentagon UFO alien life ufos Aliens The government is “ignoring UFO sightings” because “nobody wants to be ‘the alien guy’ in the national security bureaucracy,” a former Pentagon official said. Christopher Mellon, a former deputy assistant security of defense for the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, claims that the government needs to thoroughly investigate nationwide reports of flying unidentified objects, given the sheer quantity in recent years. In a Washington Post op-ed, Mellon, who now works at The Stars Academy of Arts and Science (TTSA), says some U.S. pilots have encountered a UFO and several have even caught footage of the occurrence, but not enough has been done about it. "We have no idea what’s behind these weird incidents because we’re not investigating," he wrote. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now On Friday, the Stars Academy of Arts and Science released footage of a UFO spotted by the U.S. Navy off the East Coast in 2015. Youtube Mellon believes that although they may not necessarily indicate alien life, the UFOs could be advanced Chinese or Russian technology, which would still warrant an investigation. However, he claims that people in the Pentagon turn their backs on bizarre videos and treat them as isolated incidents, rather than connected events. "If these craft mean that Russia, China or some other nation is concealing an astonishing technological breakthrough to quietly extend its lead, surely we should respond as we did then," Mellon wrote. He added: "Or, if these craft really aren’t from Earth, then the need to figure out what they are is even more urgent." Mellon then states that “nobody wants to be ‘the alien guy’ in the national security bureaucracy” because those types of people are often “ridiculed or side-lined for drawing attention to the issue.” On Friday, new UFO footage was released by TTSA, a Continue Reading

Video Footage Shows Navy Pilots Sighting Alien Craft?

Newly declassified video footage shows Navy pilots sighting an unknown craft that some speculate is of alien origin. The footage was released to To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences (TTSA), a private research and media group, on Friday, ABC News reported. The group is led by former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency member James Semivan and NASA and U.S. Department of Defense adviser Dr. Hal Puthoff. To the untrained eye, the black and white video appears grainy and the unidentified object looks like a dot or a small square, but it is apparently an authentic DoD video showing a 2015 encounter with a low altitude, high speed object without wings or a tail that flew off the East Coast, ABC News reported. Chris Mellon, TTSA adviser and former deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence under presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, criticized the national security agencies for not researching what is behind the strange objects in the sky, ABC News reported. "Nobody wants to be 'the alien guy' in the national security bureaucracy; nobody wants to be ridiculed or sidelined for drawing attention to the issue," Mellon said to The Washington Post in an interview. The DoD confirmed to ABC News that a program for investigating these incidents existed until 2012, but other funding priorities took over and it was defunded and disbanded, the Post reported. Two other videos with potentially fast-moving, unidentifiable objects in them were declassified in December and were published by The New York Times, USA Today reported. Continue Reading

Tiger Woods alienates black community with white lovers

Amid all the headlines generated by Tiger Woods' troubles — the puzzling car accident, the suggestions of marital turmoil and multiple mistresses — little attention has been given to the race of the women linked with the world's greatest golfer. Except in the black community. When three white women were said to be romantically involved with Woods in addition to his blonde, Swedish wife, blogs, airwaves and barbershops started humming, and Woods' already tenuous standing among many blacks took a beating. On the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner radio show, Woods was the butt of jokes all week. "Thankfully, Tiger, you didn't marry a black woman. Because if a sister caught you running around with a bunch of white hoochie-mamas," one parody suggests in song, she would have castrated him. "The Grinch's Theme Song" didn't stop there: "The question everyone in America wants to ask you is, how many white women does one brother waaant?" As one blogger, Robert Paul Reyes, wrote: "If Tiger Woods had cheated on his gorgeous white wife with black women, the golfing great's accident would have been barely a blip in the blogosphere." The darts reflect blacks' resistance to interracial romance. They also are a reflection of discomfort with a man who has smashed barriers in one of America's whitest sports and assumed the mantle of the world's most famous athlete, once worn by Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan. But Woods has declined to identify himself as black, and famously chose the term "Cablinasian" (Caucasian, black, Indian and Asian) to describe the racial mixture he inherited from his African-American father and Thai mother. This vexed some blacks, but it hasn't stopped them from claiming Woods as one of their own. Or from disapproving of his marriage to Elin Nordegren, despite blacks' historical fight against white racist opponents of mixed marriage. On the one hand, Ebonie Johnson Cooper doesn't care that Tiger Woods' wife and alleged Continue Reading

James Cameron bets a boatload on ‘Avatar’; epic adventure with blue aliens a major movie risk

James Cameron has taken on aliens, created and destroyed terminators and made a movie as big as a giant iceberg. But a movie about blue, rabbit-eared cat people in a completely simulated 3-D universe, which cost more than any other film in history? One that's being compared, sight unseen, to everything from "2001: A Space Odyssey" (flattering) to "Delgo" and "Thundercats" (not so flattering)? Talk about sink or swim. "Avatar," which Cameron actually dreamed up before his 1997 smash "Titanic" and which he's worked on for much of the last decade, is completely entwined with the director's go-for-broke style. The movie, which cost more than $300 million (not including promotions and advertising), may not be a make-or-break movie for the 55-year-old Canadian-born filmmaker — the big boat's 11 Oscars and dock spot as the biggest movie of all time secured him a life-long first-class ticket — but it could be the difference between a reputation as a conquering innovator and a guy who puts innovation above common sense. Of course, Cameron isn't the first director to throw caution, and studio money, to the wind for a dream that others see as folly. But given that he has, yet again, done both of those things, the most pertinent question as "Avatar" nears its release on Friday isn't, "Will it take us someplace we've never been?" It's more like, despite its otherworldly visuals, will it still be a case of been-there, done-that? Set a century in the future, "Avatar" concerns Earth's colonization of a moon called Pandora, which contains a highly profitable element. Humans , who are crippled by being unable to breathe Pandora's air, need to get the indigenous race, the Na'vi (aka the rabbit-eared cat people), to surrender their world through either diplomacy or force. So a team is recruited, including the paraplegic ex-Marine Sully (Sam Worthington), to have their minds placed into Na'vi clones. They then control their new avatar "bodies" remotely. But what Continue Reading

After Marquez debacle, Floyd Mayweather Jr. needs to fight guys his own size

LAS VEGAS - The sport of boxing is at a crossroads. It has one identifiable star - Floyd Mayweather Jr. - and as its core audience shrinks, its future audience is being siphoned off by mixed martial arts. Mayweather easily dispatched Juan Manuel Marquez, the WBA and WBO lightweight champion, in a lopsided 12-round decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night. It was the biggest boxing event of the year - an HBO Pay Per View extravaganza that was heavily marketed. But once again the fight did not live up to the hype that was generated in HBO's boxing reality TV show "24-7." How could it when Mayweather, a full-fledged welterweight who didn't even meet the contracted weight limit of 144 pounds, was fighting a guy who was a featherweight two years ago? Mayweather paid Marquez a premium (a reported $600,000) for coming in two pounds over the weight. As he was getting bullied and battered by Mayweather, Marquez must have wondered whether it was worth it. If boxing is to pull itself out of a nosedive and get back on the right road, matches between guys outside of each others weight classes have to stop. That means Mayweather, who is sports biggest star and the best boxer of this era, has to fight the best in his own division, which is welterweight. That was painfully clear as Marquez futilely flailed at Mayweather, who was bigger, faster and stronger. According to CompBox punch statistics, Marquez landed just 69 of the 583 punches that he threw. That's an average of around five punches each round. That's a farce. And that's what fans got for $49.95 if they bought the PPV. Roy Jones Jr. proved that boxing fans won't pay a premium (PPV) for a gifted boxer to engage in a singular performance. And Mayweather outgrew "free" TV when he changed his nickname to "Money." Now the onus is on Mayweather and HBO, the two powerhouses in the sport, to give fans their money's worth. If they don't, they risk further alienating their loyal fans. Mayweather, 32, Continue Reading

Former tough-guy actor sets sights on US Senate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sonny Landham carved out a tough-guy reputation in a series of big-screen roles, from roughing up Sylvester Stallone to getting tossed out a window by Carl Weathers. He pulls no punches in his newest role: Libertarian challenger to a man known for political toughness, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Now 67 and living in northeastern Kentucky, the man who played Billy Bear in "48 Hours" and was killed by an alien in "Predator" admits his action-movie days are behind him. "I think I'm having wild action when I take two aspirin with my hot chocolate at night," he quipped. The actor known for his powerful physique, booming voice and his American Indian heritage says he's serious about his longshot bid, because too many politicians are indifferent to voters' problems. "I am running to win," Landham said at a news conference Wednesday at the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort. He promised to keep his campaign simple and direct: "It's about the economy, which nobody in this whole election year is truly speaking about." Landham refers to McConnell, a four-term Republican, as "Boss Hogg" after the corrupt politician from "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV show. He bluntly called Democratic candidate and millionaire businessman Bruce Lunsford an "elitist." Even President Bush is a target: "He took us into a war on lies," Landham said in an earlier interview, claiming the actual intent was "to put 'Big Oil' back into Iraq." To qualify for the November ballot, Landham must collect at least 5,000 valid petition signatures by Aug. 12. State Libertarian Party Chairman Ken Moellman said the petition drive began recently and he believes Landham will make it. But the bid includes some campaign baggage that seems scripted for Hollywood, instead of socially conservative Kentucky. Early in his acting career in the 1970s, Landham bared it all in adult films. Asked whether that could hurt him politically, Landham replied, "What can I do? That was a part Continue Reading

Jason Lee brings his nice-guy persona to ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’

Actor Jason Lee is promoting his new family film "Alvin and the Chipmunks" (opening Friday), and that means being grilled by the media. For the moment, the media is represented by three middle-school girls from Long Island who've won the opportunity to interview the actor. Armed with glasses of milk, they pepper Lee with questions, and though they know him from his voice work in the movies "Underdog" and "The Incredibles," they're unaware that he apparently is on some TV show called "My Name Is Earl." "You've never seen it?" asks Lee politely. "You should watch it sometime. It's a really good show." The entire scene is sweet, just like the family film he's promoting and indeed just like the 37-year-old California native's entire career. Since his wry but kind-eyed breakout in director Kevin Smith's movies, he's always sought out good karma by seeking out good roles. In "Alvin," Lee plays Dave Seville, the human straight man to the titular rodents. In this CGI-spiked update, a struggling musician whose life gets turned upside down when three talking, singing chipmunks - Simon, Theodore and Alvin - pop up in his life. They become pop sensations when Dave writes them a holiday tune called "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)." There is, of course, an evil record company executive (David Cross) who must be thwarted before Dave and the gang figure out how to live as a family, though not before Dave hollers "Alvin. Alvin! ALVIN!!!!" The goodwill Lee brings to the film is also evident on his hit NBC sitcom "My Name Is Earl." Though it revolves around a one-time criminal, his foul-tempered ex-wife, an illegal alien and a guy in the witness protection program, it, too, is a charming, sweet-natured affair. Throw in his Zen-filled rocker in 2000's "Almost Famous," his skateboarding millionaire in the 1999 comedy "Mumford" and his loyal best-bud to Ben Affleck in 1997's "Chasing Amy," and you see a pattern. Niceness becomes him. Or would he jump at the Continue Reading

N.Y.’s no place for Super guys

"I was disappointed," Angelo said."I was disappointed," Smith said.Angelo lost out to Terry Bradway for the Jets general manager's job in 2001. Smith finished behind Tom Coughlin (and Charlie Weis) in the Giants' head-coach search in 2004. Months after he was passed over by the Jets, Angelo was hired by the Bears. Weeks after he was turned down by the Giants, Smith was hired by Angelo. They had worked together for five seasons in Tampa.Did the Giants and Jets both make mistakes? The Jets never got past the divisional round with Bradway as GM and the Giants can't get past the wild-card round with Coughlin. Angelo built a Super Bowl team and Smith coached it to the big game."I was disappointed because you don't know whether another opportunity is going to come about. But no more than that," Angelo said yesterday. "The Jets are a great organization and I would have been flattered if I had got it."Angelo and Bradway were scouts with the Giants during the Bill Parcells era. Parcells recommended both to succeed him as the Jets GM. Woody Johnson selected Bradway, then in the personnel department of the Chiefs, over Angelo, who was working personnel for the Bucs. As it turns out, Bradway couldn't handle the pressure and scrutiny of New York and ultimately was not happy in a position of power.Not long after taking the job, Bradway moved his family from Long Island to where he grew up in South Jersey and commuted to Hofstra. When he was demoted after last season from GM to working personnel again, he was the happiest man who ever lost his job. Meanwhile, Angelo has embraced the responsibility of running his own show and has thrived in a large market. He has the personality to spread credit and accept blame. He does not get gun-shy if he makes a mistake.Six years ago, Angelo was scouting the East-West Shrine Game in Palo Alto, Calif., when the Jets called to ask him to come in for an interview. He didn't have his suit with him and had his wife ship it from Tampa to Kennedy Continue Reading


MEET THE GANGSTER with a green thumb. Reputed Luchese soldier John (Johnny Goggles) Baudanza has to make a living while he awaits his racketeering trial. So the reputed Luchese soldier is asking a judge to modify his bail so he can work at his "design and landscape business," according to court papers. Baudanza, 36, has been under house arrest since he was released on $2 million bail in April over the objections of federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. Defense lawyer James Froccaro told Judge Raymond Dearie that Baudanza's Staten Island business "is floundering and will fail in his absence." While he describes his client as a hardworking guy trying to support his wife and kids, the feds have painted a darker view of the wiseguy that suggests he's more an expert in hurt-i-culture than horticulture. Charged with acting as an enforcer for a Wall Street pump-and-dump crew, Baudanza gained a "fearsome reputation for violence" in the early 1990s as an armed escort for high-ranking Colombo gangsters during the crime family's civil war. He's also remembered for stabbing a man who bumped into him in a Mill Basin diner, according to court papers. Prosecutor Patricia Notopoulos is suspicious about the landscaping company, too. She noted that Baudanza's business address is a mail drop and that he's never filed a business tax return. She said his employees may be illegal aliens. Notopoulos said Baudanza was overheard on a tapped phone telling his wife to "pay the Mexicans." The judge didn't immediately rule, but records show he recently cut Baudanza a break by not jailing him when the defendant tested positive for dabbling with a variety of weed called marijuana. [email protected] Join the Conversation: Continue Reading


Does "Today" show star Katie Couric have a new beau? And is he Washington, D.C., beer distributor Jimmy Reyes - a 43-year-old divorced father of two who happens to be a staunch supporter of ­President Bush and former fiance of right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham? Apparently, the answer is yes - which might reassure Couric's Republican detractors as she considers leaving NBC for the anchor chair at "CBS Evening News." "They've gone out a bunch of times and she thinks he's a great guy," a pal of the 49-year-old mother of two told me yesterday. Another friend said of their New York-D.C. romance: "I don't know if he's the one, but they seem to be having a good time together." The wealthy Reyes - who's contributed $37,000 to Republican candidates and political action committees since 1999 - keeps a low profile. The National Enquirer identified him only as a "sexy mystery man" last October in photos of the happy couple beaming at each other on a Manhattan sidewalk. Reyes was Couric's date at the extravagant October wedding of billionaire BET co-founder ­Sheila Johnson to Virginia Judge William Newman. Since then, they've been trading visits here and in the nation's capital. Last week, he attended Couric's celeb-glutted National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria. I hear that some of Couric's friends are surprised that she's hanging with a guy who almost married the hard-right Ingraham. Reyes and the radio host were engaged in April 2005, but soon afterward, Ingraham told her listeners that she was coping with breast cancer, and the wedding was off. Friends say that before Ingraham - who was traveling yesterday and unavailable for comment - Reyes canceled his engagement to another Washington woman. Runaway groom? TAKE ME TO YOUR, UH, KING OF POP Bahrain resident Michael Jackson is allegedly eager to meet aliens from other galaxies. PR guy Mike Luckman - director of the New York Center for Extraterrestrial Continue Reading