Space Force Doesn’t Want UFO Missions

The Pentagon is considering giving the Space Force a greater role in a stepped-up effort to track and investigate reports of UFOs. But the newest military branch isn’t over the moon about the idea.

Space Force leaders are still struggling to rebrand an organization that has been lampooned since before its birth. Now, they are conflicted about becoming the military’s go-to on what the Pentagon now calls “unidentified aerial phenomena,” according to five current and former officials taking part in the discussions.

Advocates for the Space Force taking over for the Navy, which is currently leading the Pentagon’s task force responsible for studying them, believe the new service is better suited to oversee a more robust effort aimed at collecting information on UFOs, and that its association with a topic of such public fascination, particularly among young people, could even boost recruiting.

“It makes perfect sense,” said one former intelligence official who is advising the military in the planning, citing its more expansive geographic responsibilities than other military branches and access to global — and even galactic — surveillance technologies through the U.S. Space Command. “There is no limit to the Space Force mission. It doesn’t have a geographic boundary like the other services.”

But the former official also said some fear it will only deepen the branch’s public relations challenge by providing more material for the jokes, science-fiction-themed memes and other forms of popular ridicule that the Space Force has endured since it was championed by then-President Donald Trump in 2018, who made it an applause line in his political rallies.

“They really are sensitive to that,” the former official said. “They want people to take them seriously. They don’t want to do anything that is embarrassing. But this is national security. This is their job.”

The deliberations over what to do next about the unexplained sightings of high performance aircraft are part of a new push to establish a more permanent government research effort.

A June report to Congress from the director of national intelligence concluded that all but one of 144 UFO sightings that were reviewed could not be explained, including 18 that appeared to exhibit advanced properties.

The unclassified summary stated that “we currently lack sufficient information in our dataset to attribute incidents to specific explanations.” It also concluded that the unknown craft “clearly pose a safety of flight issue and may pose a challenge to U.S. national security.”

In response, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security is developing a plan to “formalize the mission” after being instructed by Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks.

In a memo to senior military leaders following the report’s release, Hicks sought a plan “for the establishment and operation of the new activity, to include the organizational alignment, resources and staffing required, as well as any necessary authorities.”

The issue has primarily been overseen by a temporary Pentagon UAP Task Force that was stood up in 2020 and led by the Navy, whose pilots, radars and other surveillance systems have compiled most of the recent reports of unexplained sightings.

The Pentagon has provided few details about the deliberations over what will replace the task force. “Planning for an activity to take over the UAPTF’s mission is ongoing,” said Pentagon spokesperson Susan Gough.

The Space Force declined to address the internal deliberations. The Department of the Air Force, which oversees the Space Force, also deferred questions to Gough.

Congress, which requested the UAP report, is also planning to play more of a role.

The Senate’s version of the fiscal 2022 Intelligence Act includes several provisions on the subject, including requiring classified reports to Congress on UAP sightings and analysis every quarter, as well as calling on all agencies to share any data they have so that a more comprehensive UFO file can be compiled for further study.

A congressional staffer also told POLITICO the classified portion of the bill includes a provision outlining more parameters for tackling the subject over the longer term, including recommending additional funding to finance the effort.

A former Pentagon official also said he expects there will also be legislative guidance on UAPs in a final version of the National Defense Authorization Act.

But in addition to the Space Force, which works in tandem with the newly reestablished U.S. Space Command, officials are considering a number of military and intelligence organizations at this early stage that could take the lead or combine their efforts in a new organization.

One is the secretive Space Security and Defense Program, which reports to both the Pentagon and the director of national intelligence, which oversees all spy agencies.

The outfit has a broad writ to assess potential space threats and also has authority to award contracts to develop new collection capabilities. Other candidates for a greater role in overseeing UFO issues are the Defense Intelligence Agency, which studies foreign weapons systems and has a history of researching such sightings, as well as the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado, which is responsible for defending the nation’s airspace.

Chris Mellon, a former senior Pentagon intelligence official and congressional staffer who has been advising the military on the topic, said whoever is tasked with leading a more permanent effort needs to be willing to work closely with numerous military, intelligence and law enforcement agencies across the government as well as the academic and scientific communities and the public.

“NORAD would seem to make sense, but again its willingness to share information with other organizations is questionable. Still, they have money and contracting authority and the heft needed to make changes to the status quo if they were willing to aggressively pursue the issue,” he wrote in a recent blog post.

“Regardless,” he added, “the first and most important step for Congress to take is to either identify a permanent home for the mission or require DoD and the [intelligence community] to do so and to explain their resulting rationale with the oversight committees.”

Nathaniel Bar-Jonah AKA Montana Child Murderer

The over 300 pound Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was one of the world’s worst child serial killers.  Bar-Jonah was a sick pedophile, a kidnapper, and a killer and molester of young boys. But the heinousness of his crimes did not stop there. He was also said to have been a cannibal and that he had even served the flesh of some of his victims to neighbors at a barbecue! 

Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was born David Paul Brown in Worcester, Mass., in 1957, and there were early signs that he wasn’t a normal child.

In 1964, Bar-Jonah received an Ouija board for his seventh birthday. Using the promise of trying the board out, he lured a five-year-old neighbor into his basement. There, he tried to strangle her. Luckily, the girl’s screams alerted Bar-Jonah’s mother, who ran downstairs and forced him to let her go.

His mother likely assumed that the boy didn’t know what he was doing, and nothing came of the incident. But in 1970, Bar-Jonah decided to try again. Promising another neighbor, a six-year-old boy, that they could go sledding, Bar-Jonah lured the child to a secluded area. He then sexually assaulted him.

This became a pattern for Nathaniel Bar-Jonah. But as he grew older, he developed a more sophisticated technique to gain access to victims.

In 1975, Bar-Jonah approached an eight-year-old boy on his way to school. Claiming to be a police officer, Bar-Jonah lured the boy into his car, where he began to sexually assault and strangle him.

Luckily for the boy, a neighbor looking out their window saw the boy being abducted and called the police. Bar-Jonah was arrested but was only sentenced to a year’s probation.

The light sentence emboldened Bar-Jonah, and three years later, he abducted another two boys from a movie theatre after claiming to be a police officer and telling them they were under arrest. He handcuffed the boys before taking them to a secluded area and molesting them.

Trying to silence a potential witness, Bar-Jonah began strangling one of the children. When he was convinced that the boy was dead, he put the other victim in his trunk and drove away. Though he was left for dead, the boy had actually survived the attack and ran to get help. Bar-Jonah was soon found by the police with the other victim still in his trunk. This time, Bar-Jonah was charged with attempted murder and sentenced to 18-20 years in prison.

While in prison, Bar-Jonah began meeting with a psychiatrist. After hearing him describe his fantasies, which revolved around murdering, dissecting, and eventually eating children, the psychiatrist recommended that he be moved to a mental hospital.

But in 1991, a judge concurred with psychiatric evaluations that had somehow found him to not be a dangerous threat. Inexplicably, the judge agreed to release Bar-Jonah on probation if he moved to Montana to live with his mother, though it was recommended that he seek psychiatric help.

There, his crimes escalated to horrific levels – eventually earning him the name of the Montana Child Murderer.

An Evil Let Loose on Society

That short-sighted judge let an evil loose on society – a lurid pedophile with no remorse nor inclination to stop acting on his perverse fantasies. Just days after being released, Bar-Jonah – who at the time was still going by David Brown, spotted a seven-year-old boy sitting in a parked car. He forced his way into the car and tried to smother the boy by sitting on top of him. Luckily, Bar-Jonah was stopped by the boy’s mother and quickly arrested. 

Somehow, in yet another miscarriage of justice, after his arrest, no one from the Massachusetts court followed up with the probation officers in Montana. This allowed Bar-Jonah to melt into the local community. By now, he had changed his name from David Brown to Nathaniel Benjamin Levi Bar-Jonah, claiming that he wanted to know what it felt like to live with the persecution that Jewish people experienced (he alternatively claimed that he had always been Jewish, and the actual truth may never be known for sure).

But the name and possibly his religion was the only thing that changed about Bar-Jonah. In 1996, 10-year-old Zachary Ramsay disappeared on his way to school. His parents filed a missing person report, but the local police department wasn’t used to this sort of crime. With few leads, the case went cold.

Meanwhile, Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was living in a nearby apartment complex. There, he’d secretly been luring young boys from the area inside his apartment before sexually assaulting them. He’d even installed a pulley from the ceiling where he hung at least one of them by the neck. Yet, these crimes went undiscovered for years. One woman grew suspicious after her child suddenly became withdrawn and angry after spending time with Bar-Jonah, but no one thought that someone in the sleepy little town of Great Falls could be molesting children.

And no one suspected that Bar-Jonah was a murderer.

But neighbors did notice that the food Bar-Jonah made for them was full of strange meat that they couldn’t identify. When asked, Bar-Jonah claimed that it had come from a deer he shot, though no one knew Bar-Jonah to ever go hunting.

Another Arrest and a Shocking Discovery!

In 1999, he was arrested outside a local elementary school carrying a fake gun and dressed as a police officer. At first, the charge was simply impersonating a police officer. But when the police searched Bar-Jonah’s home, they made a shocking discovery.

Inside Nathaniel Bar-Jonah’s home, investigators discovered thousands of photos of children cut from magazines and a bizarre journal written in code. Even more importantly for the investigation, they also found a piece of human bone.

The journal was sent to the FBI to be decoded while the police began looking into the possibility that Bar-Jonah had murdered Ramsay. Meanwhile, other neighbors now came forward with allegations that Bar-Jonah had been molesting their children, and Bar-Jonah was quickly charged with kidnapping and sexual assault.

The FBI managed to crack the ciphers and found that it detailed the torture and murder of several boys and also contained bizarre “recipes” for cooking their flesh. “Barbequed Kid,” “Sex A La Carte,” “My Little Kid Dessert,” “Little Boy Stew,” “Little Boy Pot Pies,” and “Lunch is Served on the Patio with Roasted Child,” were all entries in Bar-Jonah’s twisted writings. 

Worse yet, investigators believed that these dishes were allegedly served at barbeques which he held in his yard for the local community.

A meat grinder at his house contained human hair, and upon deeper investigation, 21 more human bone fragments were found at his property.

Bar-Jonah was convicted of kidnapping, aggravated assault, and sexual assault of three boys, although he was suspected of being a serial child murderer. However, there was no specific evidence that connected him to the death of Zach Ramsay or any other missing child. Zach’s mother refused to believe that her child was dead nor that Bar-Jonah could have killed him, and she would not testify at the trial.

Bar-Jonah received 130 years behind bars without the possibility of parole.

However, morbidly obese at over 300 pounds, he died in April 2008, aged 51, from a heart attack.

Zach Ramsey was never seen again.

This Girl had Parents of Two Different Species…

Scientists have discovered the remains of a human girl whose parents were two different species! Now, before you conjure up images of a mermaid or centaur, the creature was from the distant past – but though of different species – her parents were very much human.

Unlike today, where only a single species of human exists – homo sapiens – scientists have long known that in the distant past several different species of humans existed on the planet at the same time. The suspect that these different species, especially in areas where they lived in close contact, must have interbred. They now have proof in 90,000-year-old remains of a teenage girl who has the DNA of two different human species. This is the first such find in history.

The girl’s remains discovered during an archaeological dig in Siberia have been confirmed as a hominin hybrid between Neanderthals and another sister species to homo sapiens, the Denisovans.

The girl, known as Denisova 11, was believed to be 13 years old when she died. Her remains were excavated from a cave in Siberia in 2012, among other Denisovan bones.

Paleogeneticist Viviane Slon, who made the discovery, initially believed she must have contaminated her sample, she told National Geographic. But after six separate tests, the find was confirmed.

Ms. Slon, whose team reported their findings in the journal Nature, said, “We knew from previous studies that Neandertals and Denisovans must have occasionally had children together. But I never thought we would be so lucky as to find an actual offspring of the two groups.”

All evidence of Denisovans has come from the same Siberian cave, where the hybrid girl was found in 2012. The girl’s bone fragments were initially cast aside by archaeologists among a mass of other bones from the cave, including lions, bears, and hyenas.

It wasn’t until Samantha Brown at the University of Oxford came to study them that the ancient child was found to be hominin – leading Ms. Slon to investigate.

She added, “The finding of a first-generation Neanderthal–Denisovan offspring among the small number of archaic specimens sequenced to date suggests that mixing between Late Pleistocene hominin groups was common when they met.”

“It is striking that we find this Neanderthal/Denisovan child among the handful of ancient individuals whose genomes have been sequenced,” added Svante Pääbo, Director of the Department of Evolutionary Genetics at the Leipzig institute and lead author of the study. 

Neandertals and Denisovans may not have had many opportunities to meet. But when they did, they must have mated frequently – much more so than we previously thought,” Mr. Pääbo said.

Ex-DEA Agent Known as the ‘White Devil’ Sentenced

A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent known as the “white devil” to drug dealers was sentenced Thursday to more than 13 years in prison for stealing money from suspects, falsifying government records and committing perjury during a federal trial, the Associated Press reported.

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo said the longtime agent, Chad A. Scott, caused “far reaching” damage “to the administration of justice.”

“He undercut law enforcement and he disgraced the entire judicial process. He was sworn to uphold the law but instead, he broke it for his own selfish purposes,” federal prosecutor Timothy Duree told the first jury that convicted Scott.

The sentencing capped a five-year case that shook the DEA and resulted in convictions of three other members of a New Orleans-based federal drug task force.

Prosecutors portrayed Scott as more dangerous than the most hardened heroin dealers he locked up, saying the Louisiana lawman “broke every rule in the book” to enforce his “own approximation of justice.” They had asked Milazzo to sentence Scott to nearly two decades in prison.

Scott, 53, was found guilty at successive trials of a long list of corruption counts. The charges stemmed from an expansive federal investigation into misconduct claims that had surrounded Scott for much of his 17-year career, even as he racked up headline-grabbing drug busts between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Scott told Milazzo he was “ashamed of being here,” adding he had long since been “convicted in the press and public opinion.” But he sought to underline his contributions to law enforcement and the DEA’s mission, in which he said he had truly believed. He was twice the target of murder-for-hire plots, he told the judge — “an example of the length people will go to to remove me from drug trafficking investigations.”

Scott’s remarks — his first since his 2017 arrest — came during an unusual sentencing hearing this week that revealed details of crimes Scott was alleged to have committed but for which he was not charged. The alleged victims included a Louisiana man who accused Scott of planting an ounce of marijuana in his truck in 2005 and a Houston man who said Scott twice lashed his mouth with the medallion on a necklace he was wearing during a 1999 arrest that brought no charges, then confiscated the chain and took nearly a year to return it.

Scott was convicted in 2019 of orchestrating false testimony against a Houston-based heroin and cocaine trafficker — perjury that tainted the dealer’s conviction and allowed him to walk free. The same federal jury found Scott falsified paperwork for a Ford F-150 pickup — a vehicle he directed another drug trafficker to buy so the DEA could seize it and give it to Scott.

Earlier this year, a separate federal jury convicted Scott and Rodney Gemar, a former member of his task force, in what prosecutors described as a long-running scheme to steal money and property from suspects they arrested.

Two other former members of the task force, Johnny Domingue and Karl E. Newman, pleaded guilty and testified against Scott. Both were Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies who were detailed to the DEA.

Scott is among a growing list of DEA agents who have been accused of abusing their authority in recent years. Another veteran agent, Jose Irizzary, pleaded guilty last year to conspiring with a Colombian cartel money launderer, filing false reports and ordering DEA staff to wire money slated for undercover stings to international accounts he controlled.

At least a dozen DEA agents across the country have been criminally charged since 2015 on counts ranging from wire fraud and bribery to selling firearms to drug traffickers, according to court records. That includes a longtime special agent in Chicago who pleaded guilty to infiltrating the DEA on behalf of drug traffickers and another accused of accepting $250,000 in bribes to protect the Mafia.

California Dad Shot Fishing Spears Into His Children Because They Had “Serpent DNA”

A San Diego, California surfing teacher and self-proclaimed QAnon theorist, has confessed to driving his two toddler children across the Mexican border in a sprinter van and killing them with a spear fishing gun.

Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, faces charges for the foreign murders of two United States citizens, his 10-month-old son and 2-year-old daughter, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in a Los Angeles court.

The two children’s bodies were found on an agricultural property, the Rancho Del Descanso in Rosarito, about 35 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border, with multiple wounds, according to Mexican authorities.

Coleman told authorities “he was enlightened by the QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories and was receiving visions and signs revealing that his wife…possessed serpent DNA and had passed it onto his children,” according to court documents.

Coleman and his two children were reported missing from Santa Barbara on Saturday by his wife, the mother of the two children. According to the criminal complaint, she was concerned because the family had planned to go on a camping trip together, but Coleman had left with the kids without telling her where they were going and without taking the car seats.

The couple’s sprinter van was missing, and Coleman was not responding to the wife’s texts but the mother did not believe her children were in any specific danger, according to the complaint.

Santa Barbara authorities discovered Coleman and the children were in Mexico through the Find My iPhone application and the FBI took over the case, then alerted U.S. Border Patrol agents to be on the lookout for Coleman and the children, the complaint said.

Coleman was seen on surveillance video checking into a Rosarito hotel with his two children, according to the Baja California Attorney General’s Office. At about 3 a.m., Coleman was seen leaving the hotel with his two children. He returned hours later without them. Then, he checked out of the hotel, according to the Attorney General.

When Coleman tried to re-enter the U.S. without his children on Monday, he was apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, who were warned to be on the lookout for him.

Coleman confessed to the murders during an interview at the border.

“Coleman stated that he believed his children were going to grow into monsters so he had to kill them,” the complaint read.

In the confession, Coleman said he used a spear fishing gun to shoot his children through the chest. He said he then hid their bodies in the nearby brush and told authorities where their bodies were located.

“Coleman was asked whether he knew what he did was wrong. M Coleman stated that he knew it was wrong, but it was the only course of action that would save the world,” the complaint read.

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