Some ideas have a curious property: they destroy themselves.
When Jacques Vallée described the history of UFO data collection efforts to a French government group, he prominently mentioned a name that is purposely obscure even to UFOLogists: Larry Hatch
UFOs have returned to the national conversation in the past several years. That conversation has often invoked national security concerns. The recent passage of an omnibus spending package included a
Things have started to grow a bit beyond the blog, including participating in the creative endeavors of a few friends. There are also some creative odds and ends that don't
Recently I developed a harebrained idea: why not read a biography of every U.S. president, in chronological order? I'm embarking on a weird project: I'd
This is a short note to say I decided to leave Twitter, at least how I've been using it. Why? Two reasons. First: screens want time and attention, and our
Tim McMillan's latest in The Debrief offers several important new pieces of information: There have been extremely high level briefings on UAP with the Department of Defense, to include the
To find out more about Luis Elizondo's resignation, I contacted him for an interview. He graciously agreed. I asked him directly, what did you mean by "who else knows?" He responded at length.
Early in the morning after the 2020 election it was clear there was not going to be a big blue wave in the Senate. Instead, the arithmetic looked right for
I got sick in what was supposed to be the closing chapter of my doctorate. At first, my spine and hip hurt. Later, my eyes started to get excruciatingly irritated
Popular culture is a shared language to negotiate some kind of sense out of our reality. UFOs have long been part of the warp and weft of television and movies.
The 2017 release of "UFO" videos raised eyebrows and consumed a few short-lived news cycles before largely falling in between the cracks of the national news media. Perhaps this shouldn't
I never got to meet the man I replaced; he was already deployed to Iraq. Our crowded department meant that my predecessor's workspace was claimed before my first day. I was given a plank jammed between two racks in the back of a lab.
Art Credit: From the film "El sueño de Malinche" directed by Gonzalo Suárez, illustrated by Pablo Auladell We do not know the first of her many names. Her birth language
Charting the course from the Senate to the world stage. How will TTSA's Chris Mellon and Elizondo architect alliances on the international stage?
What does China know about UAP? What happens when American "Nobody But Us" becomes "Fear Of Missing Out"
National security decision making has always been hard, but it is becoming harder at a superlinear rate.
Yesterday (July 23, 2020) the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization bill (NDAA) on a 86-14 vote. The closely watched "Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021" was merged within the NDAA.
Christopher Mellon has a plan. As former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and former minority staff director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), he understands national
Imagine this scenario: the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) sits before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) to deliver a report on advanced aerial threats.
Former head of the DOD's AATIP program shared a surprising reference to an obscure 1973 science fiction novel.
An analysis of the role of Christoper Mellon as architect of the 2020 Senate Intelligence request for a UAP report
In the early summer of 2020, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence published an unexpected request for a report on "unidentified aerial phenomena."
I have written elsewhere that all of the available hypotheses explaining the Nimitz incident are troubling. This week, I argued that whatever they were ultimately caused by, there is a
The 2017 release of "UFO" videos by the Navy should concern everyone -- there is a problem behind every possible explanation.