Sunday, January 27, 2019

Hal Puthoff talked about AATIP at MIT on 23 January 2019

Nick Cook

Reddit user mr-knowsitall  alerted us yesterday, to an instagram post by user iamnickcook, who advised that they (Cook) was:

"Excited to be in Cambridge, MA, where I'll be presenting a symposium today on advanced energy and propulsion at #MIT led by Charles Chase..."

According to Nick Cook's website:

"Nick is a best selling author of fifteen fiction and non-fiction titles in the US and the UK,...He is well known for his ground-breaking, best-selling non fiction work, "The Hunt for Zero Point." The book, published in 2002, reported on Cook's efforts to find out about the use of "anti-gravity" for propulsion. He interviewed a number of researchers in this field, as he travelled across the globe investigating the subject. It touched upon the UFO phenomenon. My co-blogger, Pauline Wilson, reported on the book, and Nick Cook in a 2010 post, which may be viewed here. 

Source: Amazon Books

MIT

According to the MIT website:

"The Independent Activities Period (IAP) is a special term at MIT that runs from early January until the end of the month. IAP 2018 will run from January 7, through February 1, 2019. IAP provides members of the MIT community (students, faculty, staff and alums) with a unique opportunity to organize, sponsor and participate in a wide variety of activities, including hot-to-sessions, forums, athletic endeavours, lecture series, films, tours, recital and contests."

One of the activities available is shown as "Advanced Propulsion."  The website advises that:

"The session will be led by Charles Chase, who recently retired from Lockheed Martin Skunk Works where he founded and ran the Revolutionary Technology Programs organization, developing a wide range of disruptive technologies. These included a new compact approach to hot fusion, novel electromagnetic beams, and engineered material for fusion and propulsion."

What was the session about? Again from the MIT website:

"We will be exploring the edges of our understanding of how to engineer the quantum vacuum and the space-time metric. We will have lectures from innovative professors and researchers in the field, and working salon-like discussions. We will cover theory, modeling, experimental approaches and fabrication techniques as we explore fundamental physical assumptions. We are focused on moving
the field forward, and based on discussions during the session, we will be developing the best next steps to further experimental and theoretical understanding..."

The list of speakers and topics is to be found here.

The list is:

Charles Chase - "Overview of the 35 topics."
Eric Davis - ""Engineering Space-Time."
Lance Williams - "Inertial Induction in General relativity.
Jim Gimzewski - Pico Fab and Test, Neuromorphic Emergent Systems.
Lance Williams - "Coupling of Gravity and Electromagnetics."
Eric Davis - "The Quantum Vacuum."
Richard Grossinger - "Where we want to go and why."
George Hathaway - Anomalous Testing."
Kate McKinnon - "Implications of living in a 3-D world."
Nick Cook - "Quantum Consciousness."
Hal Puthoff - "Signatures of Space-Time Metric Engineering/ AATIP program.
Garett Modeli - "Cosmir Energy Extraction."
Montgomery Childs - "Electric Universe SAFIRE Experiment."
Hamidreza Ramezani - "Unidirectional Location of Photons (TBA.)"
Jeffrey Kripal - "The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge."
Heidi Fearn - "Pushing against inertia."

I look forward to seeing any documentation, lecture notes; symposium proceedings etc which this event generates.

Update:

One of the speakers, Richard Grossing has already published the full text of his talk. It can be viewed here. 

I also just noticed that there is a list of 35 topics, apart from the speaker's schedule.


Interestingly for a propulsion conference; number 32 says:

"Anomalous human capacities, levitation, qi, remote viewing, psychic, savants, superhuman strength."

Friday, January 25, 2019

"Implants" which have been analysed.


Introduction

The possibility of finding an “implant” in the human body, which turns out to be of “alien origin,” has fascinated a number of researchers for years. This preliminary catalogue brings together a number of instances where an analysis of some sort was conducted on what was believed to be such an “implant.” It is a far from complete collection, merely a starting point to engage other researchers in contributing other such accounts. I welcome additional accounts via keithbasterfield@yahoo.com.au

Source: Pritchard, Andrea, David E. Pritchard, John E. Mack, Pam Kasey & Claudia Yapp (Eds.) Alien Discussions: Proceedings of the Abduction Study Conference held at M.I.T. Cambridge, Mass.: North Cambridge Press, 280-295.

Date: 1990.
Location: USA.
Reporter: Male.
Circumstances: Schuessler reported attending the 1990 MUFON Symposium at which he met an individual who shared with him the results of an analysis of an object from a man’s nose.
Description of implant: None given.
Analysis: Not known.
Source: Schuessler, John (1990). The Implant Enigma Part II. UFO Potpourri, number 344.

Date: 1991.
Location: USA.
Reporter: Male.
Circumstances: Schuessler noted a case where a man had a nasal passage x-ray of a suspected implant.
Description of implant: None given.
Analysis: It turned out to be a ‘marker’ used in the x-ray process.
Source:  Schuessler, John. (1991). The Implant Puzzle. MUFON UFO Journal 279 (Jul), pp10-11.

Date: 1993.
Location: USA.
Reporter: Leah Haley
Circumstances: In the middle of a range of experiences, after brushing her teeth in September 1991, an object was felt, protruding from her gum. Using her finger-nail she extracted an object which was sent to John Carpenter for analysis.
Description of implant: “...looked like a flat piece of brass, square except for one small corner missing.”
Analysis: “Analysis of the object that emerged from my gum in September 1991, was completed in May, 1992. Photographs were taken using a scanning electron microscope. An energy dispersive spectroscopy scan was also done. The data suggested that the material was approximately 80% copper and 20% zinc with small traces of aluminum and silica. The object weighed approximately 6 milligrams. It was roughly 0.16cm square and 0.03cm thick. It did not react to a magnetic field and showed no radioactivity. In essence the analysis showed that the material was consistent with common brass.”
Source: Haley, Leah A. (1993).  Lost Was the Key.  Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Greenleaf.  pp 128 & 157.

Date: 1993.
Location: USA.
Reporter: Female.
Circumstances: A woman, on 8 Dec 92, who is said to have been part of a “mass abduction” incident, reported an implant behind an eye.
Description of implant: The particle, mustard seed size, was given to Derrel Sims.
Analysis: Analysis of the 1-1.5mm long by 0.25-0.5mm high, by 0.25-0.5mm wide object indicated it was hollow. Primary constituents were carbon and oxygen. Silicon, barium & titanium were present followed by traces of beryllium, sulphur and aluminum. The material was electrically non-conductive and shown not to be biological. “The substance is most likely a high molecular weight organic compound. Polymers (plastics) are the most likely compound to fit the elemental profile.”
Source: Lewis, Dr. R. Technical Analysis report dated 20 Apr 93, taken from an undated issue of HUFON Report Newsletter.

Date: 1993.
Location: Australia.
Reporter: “Ron’s son.”
Circumstances: On 4 Mar 1992, “Ron” woke to see his 10 year old son, being floated past Ron’s bedroom door, guided by a misty alien form. Later, at breakfast, his son coughed up a piece of “metal” a centimetre in length.
Description of implant: Piece of “metal” a centimetre in length.
Analysis: Analysed at Curtin University, it was found to be a very unusual combination of nickel, silver, zinc, copper, cobalt and ytterbium. The conclusion, however, was that the object was terrestrial, perhaps part of an electronic probe manufactured in Sweden.
Source: (1) Richards, Brian /UFORUM cited in UFO Research Australia Research Digest.  33 Mar/Apr 93. (2) UFORA Research Digest 35, Jul/Aug 93.

Date: 1994.
Location: USA.
Reporter:  24 year old female.
Circumstances: “I have myself studied a 1/2 to 1/4 inch thin, wiry object that was given to me by one of my clients, a twenty-four year old woman, after it came out of her nose following an abduction experience
Description of implant:
½ to ¼ inch thin, wiry object.
Analysis: Elemental analysis and electron microscope photographs revealed an interestingly twisted fibre consisting of carbon, silicon, oxygen, no nitrogen, and traces of other elements. A carbon isotopic analysis was not remarkable. A nuclear biologist colleague said the “specimen was not a naturally occurring biological object but could be a manufactured fibre of some sort.”
Source: Mack, John (1994). Abduction. London: Simon & Schuster. p 42.

Date: 1994.
Location: USA.
Reporter: Richard Price.
Circumstances: Richard Price recalls an abduction at age 8, when lying on a table an object was implanted in his penis (2:280). It was observed in his penis in 1981 by a doctor. In 1989 it dislodged and was given to David Pritchard.
Description of implant: 1 by 3mm object.
Analysis: Laboratory examinations of the 1 by 3 mm object were conducted. The overall conclusion was that: “All of the results obtained at MIT indicate that the Price artifact...is of terrestrial biological origin.” (2:295)
Sources: (1) OMNI Apr 1995:47-48. (2) Pritchard, Andrea, David E. Pritchard, John E. Mack, Pam Kasey & Claudia Yapp (Eds.) Alien Discussions: Proceedings of the Abduction Study Conference held at M.I.T. Cambridge, Mass.: North Cambridge Press, 280-295.
  
Date: 1995.
Location: USA.
Reporter: Betty Stewart Dagenais.
Circumstances: In 1989, an object was removed from behind the left ear of a close encounter witness. She had been aware of the object, but did not want it removed from her body while she was alive. Betty reported tones in her ear where the object was placed, and had numerous close encounter experiences.
Description of implant: 1mm diameter, dark coloured object.
Analysis: On 6 January 1995 the object was examined by Canadian Engineer George Hathaway, using a scanning electron microscope. It was found to be primarily composed of aluminum, titanium and silicon, with traces of iron, potassium, calcium, sulphur, chlorine and sodium. 
Source: Fenwick, L J. (1995.) “Implant probed in Canada by scanning electron microscope.” Flying Saucer Review, Volume 40, number 4, pp22-23 of digital image.

Date: 1995.
Location: USA.
Reporter: Not known.
Circumstances: “Pritchard...knows of one other penile implant case; upon examination...”
Description of implant: Not known.
Analysis:  Calcified, damaged tissue of terrestrial, and human origin.
Source: OMNI Magazine April 1995. p48.

Date: 1996.
Location: USA.
Reporter: Not known.
Circumstances: Expelled from a witness’ nose.
Description of implant: An organic, plastic-like, three-lobed fibre with an internal structure organized into intricate layers in a seemingly irregular manner. The specimen was a “tough,” pinkish-coloured, one inch long, kinky, wire like object. A pathologist found it to be about twenty to thirty microns in thickness, and it could be stretched out more than three inches. It was reported to have a gelatinous sheath with bumpy outcroppings; it was clearly not a hair. A radiologist found it to be radiolucent, thus not metallic. Neither the pathologist nor the radiologist was able to identify the object, so further tests were done.
Analysis: Using the scanning electron microscope for energy dispersive spectroscopy showed the specimen to consist primarily of carbon and oxygen, with carbon being the dominant element. It was, in short, a carbon fibre filament filled with hollow area.”
Source: (1) Strieber, Whitley. (1998). Confirmation. London: Simon & Schuster. p236. (2) Originally at http://www.strieber.com/Implant/research.html#betty My copy dated 6 Nov 96. Link no longer valid.

Date: 1996.
Location: USA.
Reporter: Jesse Long.
Circumstances: In 1957, Jesse Long and his brother encountered a man, a “little round house” and a “praying mantis” being. In 1996, Strieber contacted Long who it turned out had an object removed from his leg in May 1989. The removal was videotaped and photographed.
Description of the implant: Examination of the object by Dr William Mallow of the Mind-Science Foundation showed it to be “A glass-like fragment resembling the shard of a broken bottle; about 1.5cm long, 3mm wide tapering to 1mm at the tip, and 1 to 1.5mm thick; colorless and slightly clouded...”
Analysis: “The exact formula for the implant is: silicon, 99.3 percent; potassium, 0.02 percent; calcium 0.27 percent; and iron, 0.03 percent...” In summary, “So it was now strange on three levels: (1) it wasn’t  Bioglass, but it had not been rejected by the body; (2) it was an unusual formula with a very high amorphous silica content and strange surface features; and (3) it was electrically conductive which should have been impossible.”
Source: Strieber, Whitley. (1998). Confirmation. New York: Simon & Schuster. pp197-220.

Date: 1996.
Location: USA.
Reporter: “Patricia Connely”
Circumstances:  A surgical examination on 19 Aug 1995, of “Patricia Connely’s” left foot revealed a small, dark greyish object. “It appeared to be triangular or star shaped.” Approx 1/2 by 1/2 cm in size. A second object was removed from the same big toe, shape of “a small cantaloupe seed and covered with the same dark grey, dense membrane.” Size 2-4mm. Both objects fluoresced a bright green under a UV light. They appeared to be metallic. She was abducted approx 27 years ago and only recently became aware of the implant. (1)
Description of implant: Small, dark grey. Triangular or star shaped. ½ by ½ cm.
Analysis: Metallurgical analysis was undertaken by Los Alamos National Laboratories. Further tests were conducted at New Mexico Tech. “The T-shaped object is composed of two small metallic rods. The horizontal portion contains an iron core which is harder than the finest carbide steel. This rod is magnetic. The iron core is covered by a complex layer of elements which forms a cladding. One portion of the cladding has a crystalline band which encircles the rod...It would seem these are structural objects which serve a purpose...” (3)
Source: (1) Leir, Roger K. (1996). In search of hard evidence. MUFON UFO Journal Apr No 336 pp9-12 & 15. (2) Originally at “Implants” http://www.anw.com/saber/medical. htm My copy dated 10 Jan 1997. Link no longer valid.  (3) Leir, Roger K. (1998). Alien Implants: A 1998 update. MUFON UFO Journal. June. No. 362. pp3-8.

Date:  1996.
Location: USA.
Reporter: Pat Parrinello.
Circumstances: A surgical procedure on 19 Aug 1995 of a male (Pat) abductee’s left hand located a small cantaloupe seed sized object-2-4mm. It fluoresced a bright green under a UV light and appeared to be metallic. “...at the age of six, walked out of his house in a field, and saw a UFO; a round object the size of a basketball approached him. As he turned to move away from it, the object exploded and embedded a piece of metal into his left hand.”
Description of implant: Small cantaloupe seed sized object-2-4mm.
Analysis: Metallurgical analysis was undertaken by Los Alamos National Laboratories. Further tests were conducted at New Mexico Tech. (3) Details of the results published so far in the sources below are confused.
Source: (1). Leir, Roger K. (1996). In search of hard evidence MUFON UFO Journal Apr No 336:9-12&15.  (2) “Implants” http:/www.anw.com/saber/medical.htm My copy dated 10 Jan 97. Link no longer valid. (3) Leir, Roger K. (1998). Alien Implants: A 1998 update. MUFON UFO Journal. June. No. 362. pp3-8. (4) Leir, Roger K. (1999). The Aliens and the Scalpel. Columbus, NC: Granite Publishing. p164. (“Paul.”)

Date: 1998.
Location: United Kingdom.
Reporter: Female.
Circumstances:  “We ourselves have actually come into possession of an “object” that was ejected from the nasal cavity of a woman personally known to us, which was examined under the scanning electron microscope...it was certainly unusual for a fragment of ‘hydrocarbon plastic” to look like what the photos showed...” no bigger than this - not magnetic,
Description of implant: “...but when scanned...appears as this shape pointed perfect on the one end with a ‘hook’ on the other...”
Analysis: Was analyzed at Manchester University and found to be hydrocarbon.
Source: Hanson, John (1998). Personal communication. 14 Aug.

Date: 1998.
Location: USA.
Reporter: Whitley Strieber.
Circumstances: Following an episode on 24 May 1995 involving a visitation by two entities Strieber noted his “...left ear began to hurt.” He suspected an implant and surgery was conducted on 9 Oct 97 and showed “...a discrete white oval shape...”
Description of implant: “...a discrete white oval shape...”
Analysis: Analysis was conducted on what was believed to be a piece of the mass. It indicated “...appeared to be collagen...it contained crystals...of calcium carbonate or possibly calcium phosphate...”
Source: Strieber, Whitley (1998). Confirmation.  New York: Simon & Schuster. pp 226-232.

Date:  2005.
Location: USA.
Reporter:  Female.
Circumstances:  
Claimed alien visitation. Found “object” in her mouth.
Description of implant: Small gray pellet.
Analysis:
Object was a 7 ½ lead shot from a shotgun shell.
Source: Budinger, P A. Frontier Analysis Ltd. Technical Service Response no. UT 041.

Date: 2006.
Location: USA.
Reporter: Female.
Circumstances: While showering, an object fell out of her nose.
Description of implant: Irregular shaped.
Analysis: A man made polymer, probably plastic.
Source: Budinger, P A. Frontier Analysis Ltd.  Technical Service Response no. UT 048.

Date: 2012.
Location: Pennsylvania, USA.
Reporter: Not known.
Circumstances: Small fibre removed from the back of an experiencer.
Description of implant: Fibre was part of a multi component mixture.
Analysis:
A fibre, “It could not be identified because of the interference of the other components. However, it is speculated to be of plant origin.”
Source Budinger, P A. Frontier Analysis Ltd.  Technical Service Response no. UT 092.

Date: Not known.
Location: Utah, USA.
Reporter: Male.
Circumstances: The reporter contacted the investigator about a lump in his leg. A doctor removed the lump, and the reporter sent it to NIDS. NIDS sent it to EarthTech International for analysis.
Description of implant: A reddish lump with surrounding white tissue. When cut, there was a hard object in the centre.
Analysis: The metal object was subjected to x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. It was probably a piece of steel which “flew into Mr X’s leg at some time in the distant past.”
Source:
Little, Scott. Undated. “Analysis of an Alleged Implant. Found on archived NIDS website.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Implant to be analysed by the To The Stars Academy


The A.D.A.M. Project

On 26 July 2018, the To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science (TTSA) announced the commencement of their A.D.A.M. Project (short for Acquisition & Data Analysis of materials.) This project was stated to be “…an Academic Research Program Focused on Exotic Materials for Technology Innovation.”

EarthTech International

On 16 August 2018, a contract was established between TTSA and EarthTech International Incorporated, regarding the analysis of such exotic materials. This contract was set out in the TTSA semi-annual report for the period ended 30 June 2018, under the title “Material Study-Set A (MSSA.) The purpose of the contract was to “outsource…all analysis and experiments for the Materials Analysis-Set A (MSSA.)” The program funding was capped at US$35,000.

Luis Elizondo

On 27 October 2018, Luis Elizondo of the TTSA, gave a talk in Rome. One of the slides he used to illustrate the talk, was titled “What is happening now with TTSA?” and showed a composite image of 12 sub-images of what appear to be physical “samples”of some kind. Elizondo stated “These are actual photographs of material in our possession.” It was rumoured at that time, that one of the physical “samples” which had been collected under the A.D.A.M. program, was in fact an “implant.” However, nothing further came to light about this “implant.”

Chase Kloetzke

On 22 January 2019, Jack Brewer, who writes “The UFO Trail”blog, presented a piece about the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON.) Included in the lengthy blog post,  were details of an exchange of emails between Brewer, and the MUFON Director of Investigations, Chase Kloetzke. In an email dated 19 January 2019, Kloetzke wrote:

“This implant is a case out of Oklahoma. The witness remains confidential and the case sits in the Special Assignment team because of the witness request. He is Army Retired. I will not discuss any details about this as I am under obligation of honor.  However, the implant has maintained the providence and the chain of custody will pass scrutiny. Nothing is hidden on this document…”

In another email dated 21 January 2019, Kloetzke added:

“The artifact that is still under review and confidential as per the witness’ request…The artifact was picked up by A.D.A.M. This is a TV show that is also under a non-disclosure agreement. The artifact did go to a lab but it was quickly learned that the lab would not be able to analyse further…”

Brewer asked Kloetzke “to clarify if she was confirming or denying the artifact/alleged implant was turned over to AATIP and/or TTSA. She replied:

“No. It was never turned over to TTSA or AATIP but it was Lue Elizondo with the production company from A&E that picked it up for transport. The ownership and analysis remained in the name of MUFON, in fact A.D.A.M., TTSA nor AATIP know nothing of the details of the implant and are NOT briefed on any results. The results and full report will be released by the original lead investigators in Oklahoma and the Special Assignment Team.”

Luis Elizondo is a TTSA team member

My comment here is; if the implant was picked up by Lue Elizondo, under the A.D.A.M. project, then it was indeed heading to TTSA for analysis. This conclusion is consistent with TTSA marketing material, which stated that the A.D.A.M project was to collect, and analyse,such unusual materials. It would therefore appear that the rumour that one of the physical “samples” was an “implant;” was true. We await test results.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Images of briefing slides for the Advanced Aerospace Threat and Identification Program revisited

A "lapse in security"

On 7 August 2018, a story broke*, that there had been a "lapse in security" on a certain US website maintained by a team member of the To The Stars Academy (TTSA). This "lapse" meant that a number of  images of documents relating to the Advanced Aerospace Threat and Identification Program (AATIP) were publicly available for a period of time. These documents included an interview with one of the pilots (not Dave Fravor) involved in the 14 November 2004 USS Nimitz encounter; and a series of "briefing slides," concerning the AATIP.

Are they genuine?

How do we know these were genuine documents? Firstly, the website they were on, was verified as belonging to a TTSA team member. Secondly, the pilot's interview had already appeared on the TTSA's own website; minus the identifying names, phone numbers, emails etc of the crew members of the three aircraft involved, which were shown in  the "lapse" documents. Thirdly, the "security lapse" was rapidly fixed and the documents were removed from that website.

The purpose of this blog post is to take another look at the "briefing slides" and their contents; and provide images of them for others to debate and discuss.

Briefing slides

There were seven jpeg files, each labelled as "aatip-brief-pdf-original," numbered 1-4 then 6-8. Missing is a jpeg file number page 5. When opened the slides are numbered 1-4, then 7-9. Slides numbered 5 and 6 are missing. The contents of the slides are as follows:




Slide 1 above - Title page - "Advanced Aerospace Threat and Identification Program (AATIP)."


Slide 2 above - Purpose of the briefing. Notice that the second dot point is:

"Request establishment of a restricted Special-Access-Program with a Bigoted Access List for specific portions of AATIP."

This is the exact same request as set out in a letter dated 24 June 200-9, authored by then Senator Harry Reid and sent to the Honourable William Lynn III, Deputy Secretary of Defense. The subject of the letter is the AATIP.  This puts the briefing slides as dated post 24 June 2009. You can read the full text of this Reid letter, here. 

Slide 3 above - "AATIP Mission."  Note that the mission refers to "other countries, actors,or entities..." not just to "other countries."

Slide 4 above - "AATIP Preliminary Assessments." Note the reference to "Several unconventional findings."

Slide 7 above - "Contract focus." Note that the 12 dot points, i.e. "lift" etc are the same items listed in "Statement of objectives for the Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program (AAWSAP). This statement is "Attachment A" to the August 2008 Defense Intelligence Agency solicitation for work on the AAWSAP, solicitation number HHM402-08-R-0211, issued by the DIA in August 2008.

Note also the use of the words "currently observed phenomena" not "advanced aircraft."

Slide 8 above - "FY09 Technical Reports." The technical reports shown in this slide, are some of the 38 Defense Intelligence Reference Documents (DIRDS) which have been discussed last year, and recently, in a number of Internet articles, and also on this blog.

 Slide 9 above - "DoD Threat Scenarios - AATIP Sub-Focus Areas." If, as some commentators have suggested, that the AATIP/AAWSAP was simply focusing on the possibility of advanced aircraft from Russia and China, then what do we make of words:

"Psychotronic weapons"; "Penetration of solid surfaces"; and "Anomalies in the Space/time construct."

These are clearly not related to advanced aircraft from other countries.

In summary

These genuine "briefing slides" for the AATIP/AAWSAP, indicate to me, that the "phenomena" being studied, was not simply Russian or Chinese advanced aircraft, but something else.

* The images were first revealed on Twitter.  

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Back to those 38 Defense Intelligence Reference Documents (DIRDs)

KLAS-TV report

In a KLAS-TV news report, on 25 July 2018, journalists George Knapp and Matt Adams published a list of the 38 DIRDs generated under a contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency, for the Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program (AAWSAP.) Although the source of the list was never revealed, former program manager, Luis Elizondo, confirmed that the list was genuine.

That list was as follows:

1. Inertial Electrostatics Confinement Fusion, Dr George Miley, Univ. of Illinois.

2. Advanced Nuclear Propulsion for Manned Deep Space Missions, Dr F Winterberg, Univ of Nevada-Reno.

3. Pulsed High-Power Microwave Technology, Dr James Wells, Northrop Grumman.

4. Space Access, Dr P Czysz, HyperTech.

5. Advanced Space Propulsion Based on Vacuum (Spacetime Metrics) Engineering, Dr Hal Puthoff, EarthTech International.

6. Biosensors and BioMEMS, Dr Bruce Towe, Unic of Arizona.

7. Invisibility Cloaking, Dr Ulf Leonhardt, Univ of St Andrews.

8. Wormholes in Space Time, Dr Eric Davis, EarthTech International.

9. Gravity Wave Communication, Dr Robert Baker, GravWave.

10. Superconductors in Gravity Research, Dr George Hathaway, Hathaway Consulting.

11. Antigravity Studies, Dr Eric Davis, EarthTech International.

12. Field Effects on Biological Tissues, Dr Kit Green, Wayne State Univ.

13. Positron Aerospace Propulsion, Dr Gerald Smith, Positronics Research.

14. Vacuum Energy Applications, Dr Eric Davis, EarthTech International.

15. Improved Statistical Approach to Drake Equation, Dr Claudio Maccone, International Academy of Astronautics.

16. Maverick vs Corporate Research Cultures, Dr George Hathaway, Hathaway Consulting.

17. Biomaterials, Dr Bruce Towe, Univ of Arizona.

18. Metamaterials, Dr G Shvets, Univ of Texas-Austin.

19. Warp Drives, Dark Energy, and Dimensions, Dr R Obousy, Obousy Consultants.

20. Brain-Machine Interfaces, Dr R Genik, Wayne State Univ.

21. Material for Advanced Aerospace Platforms, Dr J Williams, Ohio State Univ.

22. Metallic Glasses, Dr T Hufnagel, John Hopkins Univ.

23. Programmable Matter, Dr W McCarthy, Programmable Matter Corporation.

24. Metallic Spintronics, Dr M Tsoi, Univ of Texas-Austin.

25. Laser Weapons, J Albertine, M.S., Directed Technologies.

26. Quantum Entanglement Communication, Dr J Cramer, Univ of Washington.

27. Aneutronic Fusion Propulsion, Dr V Teofilo, Lockheed Martin.

28. Cockpits in the Era of breakthrough Flight, Dr G Millis, Tau Zero.

29. Cognitive Limits on Simultaneous Control of Multiple Unmanned Spacecraft, Dr R Genik, Wayne State Univ.

30. Detection and High Resolution Tracking of Vehicles at Hypersonic Velocities, Dr W Culbreth, Univ of Nevada-Las Vegas.

31. Aneutronic Fusion, Dr W Culbreth, Univ of Nevada-Las Vegas.

32. Laser Lightcraft Nanosatellites, Dr E Davis, Earthtech.

33. MHD Air Breathing Propulsion and Power for Aerospace Applications, Dr S Macheret, Lockheed Martin.

34. Quantum Computing and Utilizing Organic Molecules in Automation Technology, Dr R Genik, Wayne State Univ.

35. Quantum Tomography of Negative Energy States in the Vacuum, Dr Eric Davis, Earthtech.

36. Ultracapacitors as Energy and Power Storage Devices, Dr J Golightly, Lockheed Martin.

37. Negative Mass Propulsion, Dr F Winterberg, Univ of Nevada_Reno.

38. Redacted.

"Congressional Record"

Then, in a blog post dated 15 August 2018, it was noted that the "Congressional Record" dated 9 April 2018 contained the following note:

"4381. A letter from the Chief, Congressional Relations Division, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, transmitting a list of all products produced under the Advanced Aerospace Threat and Identification program contract for the Defense Intelligence Agency to publish, to the Committee on Armed Services.

Nick Pope

On 17 January 2019,  Nick Pope advised on Facebook that "the DIA Office of Corporate Communications released to me the letter DIA sent to Congressional Committees about AATIP." The letter was dated 9 January 2018; addressed to The Honourable John McCain, Senate Committee on Armed Services, and was signed by Christine Kapnisi, Chief DIA Congressional Relations Division.

Attached to the letter were three pages  listing the "38 reports associated with DIA's involvement in the program documented in the list."

The purpose of this blog post is to look at this January 2018 list and compare it to the list previously made available to us by Knapp/Adams. In order to do this in an easy way, I copy the Knapp/Adams list, and below each of their DIRDs I will insert the details of the DIRDs from the 2018 DIA letter.


1. Inertial Electrostatics Confinement Fusion, Dr George Miley, Univ. of Illinois.

1. Inertial Electrostatics Confinement Fusion, Dr George Miley, Univ. of Illinois.

2. Advanced Nuclear Propulsion for Manned Deep Space Missions, Dr F Winterberg, Univ of Nevada-Reno.

2. Advanced Nuclear Propulsion for Manned Deep Space Missions, Dr F Winterberg, Univ of Nevada-Reno.

3. Pulsed High-Power Microwave Technology, Dr James Wells, Northrop Grumman.

3. Pulsed High-Power Microwave Technology, Dr James Wells, J W Enterprises.

4. Space Access, Dr P Czysz, HyperTech.

4. Space Access, Dr P Czysz, HyperTech.

5. Advanced Space Propulsion Based on Vacuum (Spacetime Metrics) Engineering, Dr Hal Puthoff, EarthTech International.

5. Advanced Space Propulsion Based on Vacuum (Spacetime Metrics) Engineering, Dr Hal Puthoff, EarthTech International.

6. Biosensors and BioMEMS, Dr Bruce Towe, Univ of Arizona.

6. Biosensors and BioMEMS, Dr Bruce Towe, Univ of Arizona.

7. Invisibility Cloaking, Dr Ulf Leonhardt, Univ of St Andrews.

7. Invisibility Cloaking, Dr Ulf Leonhardt, Univ of St Andrews.

8. Wormholes in Space Time, Dr Eric Davis, EarthTech International.

8. Traversable Wormholes, Stargates and Negative Energy, Dr Eric Davis, EarthTech International.

9. Gravity Wave Communication, Dr Robert Baker, GravWave.

9. High Frequency Gravitational Wave Communications, Dr Robert Baker, GravWave.

10. Superconductors in Gravity Research, Dr George Hathaway, Hathaway Consulting.

10. Role of Superconductors in Gravity Research, Dr George Hathaway, Hathaway Consulting.

11. Antigravity Studies, Dr Eric Davis, EarthTech International.

11. Antigravity for Aerospace Applications, Dr Eric Davis, EarthTech International. 

12. Field Effects on Biological Tissues, Dr Kit Green, Wayne State Univ.

12. Field Effects on Biological Tissues, Dr Kit Green, Wayne State Univ.

13. Positron Aerospace Propulsion, Dr Gerald Smith, Positronics Research.

13. Positron Aerospace Propulsion, Dr Gerald Smith, Positronics Research.

14. Vacuum Energy Applications, Dr Eric Davis, EarthTech International.

14. Concepts for Extracting Energy from the Quantum Vacuum, Dr Eric Davis, EarthTech International.

15. Improved Statistical Approach to Drake Equation, Dr Claudio Maccone, International Academy of Astronautics.

15. An Introduction to the Statistical Drake Equation, Dr Claudio Maccone, International Academy of Astronautics.

16. Maverick vs Corporate Research Cultures, Dr George Hathaway, Hathaway Consulting.

16. Maverick Inventor Versus Corporate Inventor, Dr George Hathaway, Hathaway Consulting.

17. Biomaterials, Dr Bruce Towe, Univ of Arizona.

17. Biomaterials, Dr Bruce Towe, Univ of Arizona.

18. Metamaterials, Dr G Shvets, Univ of Texas-Austin.

18. Metamaterials for Aerospace Applications, Dr G Shvets, Univ of Texas-Austin.

19. Warp Drives, Dark Energy, and Dimensions, Dr R Obousy, Obousy Consultants.

19. Warp Drive, Dark Energy and the Manipulation of Extra Dimensions, Dr R Obousy, Obousy Consultants. 

20. Brain-Machine Interfaces, Dr R Genik, Wayne State Univ.

20. Technological Applications to Controlling External Devices in the Absence of Limb-Operated Interfaces, Dr R Genik, Wayne State Univ. 

21. Materials for Advanced Aerospace Platforms Dr J Williams, Ohio State Univ.

21. Materials for Advanced Aerospace Platforms Dr J Williams, Ohio State Univ.

22. Metallic Glasses, Dr T Hufnagel, John Hopkins Univ.

22. Metallic Glasses, Dr T Hufnagel, John Hopkins Univ.

23. Programmable Matter, Dr W McCarthy, Programmable Matter Corporation.

23. Aerospace Applications of Programmable Matter, Dr W McCarthy, Programmable Matter Corporation. 

24. Metallic Spintronics, Dr M Tsoi, Univ of Texas-Austin.

24. Metallic Spintronics, Dr M Tsoi, Univ of Texas-Austin.

25. Laser Weapons, J Albertine, M.S., Directed Technologies.

38. State of the Art and Evaluation of High Energy Laser Weapons, J Albertine, Directed Technologies. 

26. Quantum Entanglement Communication, Dr J Cramer, Univ of Washington.

25. Space_Communication Implications of Quantum Entanglement and Nonlocality, Dr J Cramer, Univ of Washington. 

27. Aneutronic Fusion Propulsion, Dr V Teofilo, Lockheed Martin.

26. Aneutronic Fusion Propulsion, Dr V Teofilo, Lockheed Martin.

28. Cockpits in the Era of breakthrough Flight, Dr G Millis, Tau Zero.

27. Cockpits in the Era of breakthrough Flight, Dr G Millis, Tau Zero

29. Cognitive Limits on Simultaneous Control of Multiple Unmanned Spacecraft, Dr R Genik, Wayne State Univ.

28. Cognitive Limits on Simultaneous Control of Multiple Unmanned Spacecraft, Dr R Genik, Wayne State Univ.

30. Detection and High Resolution Tracking of Vehicles at Hypersonic Velocities, Dr W Culbreth, Univ of Nevada-Las Vegas.

29. Detection and High Resolution Tracking of Vehicles at Hypersonic Velocities, Dr W Culbreth, Univ of Nevada-Las Vegas.

31. Aneutronic Fusion, Dr W Culbreth, Univ of Nevada-Las Vegas.

30. Aneutronic Fusion Propulsion II, Dr W Culbreth, Univ of Nevada-LasVegas. 

32. Laser Lightcraft Nanosatellites, Dr E Davis, Earthtech.

31. Laser Lightcraft Nanosatellites, Dr E Davis, Earthtech.

33. MHD Air Breathing Propulsion and Power for Aerospace Applications, Dr S Macheret, Lockheed Martin.

32. Magnetohydrodynamices (MHD) Air Breathing Propulsion and Power for Aerospace Applications, Dr S Macheret, Lockheed Martin. 

34. Quantum Computing and Utilizing Organic Molecules in Automation Technology, Dr R Genik, Wayne State Univ.

33. Quantum Computing and Utilizing Organic Molecules in Automation Technology, Dr R Genik, Wayne State Univ.

35. Quantum Tomography of Negative Energy States in the Vacuum, Dr Eric Davis, Earthtech.

34. Quantum Tomography of Negative Energy States in the Vacuum, Dr Eric Davis, Earthtech.

36. Ultracapacitors as Energy and Power Storage Devices, Dr J Golightly, Lockheed Martin.

35. Ultracapacitors as Energy and Power Storage Devices, Dr J Golightly, Lockheed Martin.

37. Negative Mass Propulsion, Dr F Winterberg, Univ of Nevada-Reno.

36. Negative Mass Propulsion, Dr F Winterberg, Univ of Nevada-Reno.

38. Redacted.

 37. State of the Art and Evaluation of High Energy Laser Weapons, J Albertine, Directed technologies. (Formerly classified SECRET/NOFORN.)

In summary

As will be seen from this comparison, the titles of many of the DIRDs as listed in the DIA letter are the same, or very close to those listed by Knapp/Adams. The matter of the 38th redacted DIRD is now resolved. There was both an unclassified, and a classified version of the paper  State of the Art and Evaluation of High Energy Laser Weapons, J Albertine, Directed Technologies. 

In addition, the question of what the "products" were, as referenced in the "Congressional Record" is now resolved. The "products" were the 38 DIRDs. This is disappointing as some researchers seem to have believed that the "products" would be all of the paperwork that AATIP generated over the years. Regretfully, this is not the case, and we still await the outcome of FOIA applications for the whole of the AATIP paperwork.

Acknowledgment

I wish to thank US researcher Nick Pope for releasing this letter and attachments, so promptly. A number of us, including myself, are still waiting for a DIA response under the FOIA, where we have also asked for a copy of this letter and list.

Note:

A check of LinkedIn shows an entry for Christine Kapnisi, to have been the Congressional Liaison for the last 16 years.

Updates 18 January 2019

Researcher Roberto Labanti drew my attention to a blog post on the website of the Federation of American Scientists.  In a piece entitled "More Light on Black Program to Track UFOs" author Steven Aftergood, writes about the public release, to him, under the FOIA, of a copy of the Letter from the DIA to Congress.

The EarthTech International website has a list of Eric Davis's DIA DIRDs. These are:

Davis, E. W. (2011), “Quantum Tomography Of Negative Energy States In The Vacuum,” Defense Intelligence Reference Document, Defense Futures, DIA-08-1102-007, Technology Warning Division (DWO-4), Defense Warning Office, Directorate For Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.

Davis, E. W. (2010), “Laser Lightcraft Nanosatellites,” Defense Intelligence Reference Document, Defense Futures, DIA-08-1011-001, Technology Warning Division (DWO-4), Defense Warning Office, Directorate for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.
Obousy, R. K. and Davis, E. W. (2010), “Warp Drive, Dark Energy, and the Manipulation of Extra Dimensions,” Defense Intelligence Reference Document, Acquisition Threat Support, DIA-08-1004-001, Acquisition Support Division (DWO-3), Defense Warning Office, Directorate for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.
Davis, E. W. (2010), “Concepts for Extracting Energy From the Quantum Vacuum,” Defense Intelligence Reference Document, Acquisition Threat Support, DIA-08-1004-007, Acquisition Support Division (DWO-3), Defense Warning Office, Directorate for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.
Davis, E. W. (2010), “Antigravity for Aerospace Applications,” Defense Intelligence Reference Document, Acquisition Threat Support, DIA-08-1003-018, Acquisition Support Division (DWO-3), Defense Warning Office, Directorate for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.
Davis, E. W. (2010), “Traversable Wormholes, Stargates, and Negative Energy,” Defense Intelligence Reference Document, Acquisition Threat Support, DIA-08-1004-004, Acquisition Support Division (DWO-3), Defense Warning Office, Directorate for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.

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