The "fishing" was great!
Well, after several weeks on a break from UAP research, I can report that there is indeed life outside spending time researching the phenomenon. During my "mental health" absence of not daily browsing numerous Facebook pages; Twitter, email's and other incoming sources of information, I found that my mainstream Australian media, reported almost nothing on the topic. I found myself in a "non phenomenon" environment.
During my absence, I avoided hours of fruitless discussions and debates between a variety of individuals on Twitter and Face Book; didn't have to spend time fact checking what I already knew to be false information; and instead went back to my roots in such interests as astronomy and satellite observing. That's not to say that UAP research didn't occupy my subconscious thinking from time to time.
So, it is time to re submerge myself in the topic, once again. However, I have decided that, initially, I will focus my research time, and reporting via this blog, in several specific areas of interest to me.
1. The National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS)
I have not seen a comprehensive look at the material available on the former website of the now defunct NIDS. So, I will be presenting a series of blog posts about what was on that site. I know NIDS looked into UAP. animal "mutilations;" "Day After" scenarios; occasionally chased bigfoot, and conducted research into the subject of consciousness. NIDS, of course, was a forerunner to Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS). So, a look at the methodology of, and reports by, NIDS, can tell us a lot about how BAASS operated.
2. Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS)
Although I have written extensively on this blog about BAASS, the recent emergence of two former BAASS employees, Chris Marx and Chris Bartel; together with their contacts with other former BAASS employees, promises to provide further details on how BAASS operated. I hope to add to this knowledge base.
3. The Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program (AAWSAP)
The recent Pentagon statements that the big "secret" UAP program was titled the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) and that AAWSAP was simply the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) contract component on AATIP; opens up several avenues of inquiry.
Some time ago, when the AAWSAP was revealed; I submitted an application under the US FOIA (27 March 2018) asking for copies of "Mission statements; aims and objectives; and annual reports of AAWSAP." Like many others, I sent this off to the DIA (no response yet.) Unlike others I also submitted the same request to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) thinking along the lines that they might have been part of the program. It took until 25 October 2019 to received a response from the CIA. It simnply said "We did not locate any records responsive to your request."
I hope to dig a little deeper into both the AATIP and AAWSAP.
4. To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA)
Like many others, I intend to continue following, and commenting on the work of TTSA. Information from them is accessible, both via their own website and also their periodical submissions to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
So, that's a brief overview of what will be occupying my time in coming weeks.