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Nick Cook interview on NPR

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Aerospace consultant Nick Cook, author of the new book, The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology. (Broadway Books/ Random House) In the book, Cook tracks down the secret history of anti-gravity research. It*s technology that defies the laws of physics. Cook discovered that during WWII, the Nazis claimed to have been close to antigravity technology. The U.S. government allegedly conducted antigravity research in the 1950s and 60s. Cook is former Aviation Editor for the military affairs journal, Jane's Defense Weekly.

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additional info 15.Aug.2002 01:50

Zeropoint energy buff

After the WW2 Foo Fighter phenomenon (see news article excerpts below) the Allies went into a panic trying to determine where this technology came from. They might have even worried that the Nazis were developing a strategic alliance with ETs!

Immediately at the end of WW2 Admiral Byrd took a Navy battle group including an aircraft carrier and 5000 men down to the continent of Antarctica. The official story for this event, known as 'Operation Highjump' describes it as a mundane geographical expedition of the continent.

Think about it... do scientific expeditions generally consist of Navy battle groups and 5000 men?

What was the real purpose of this operation?

Check out this link:

Newsweek magazine December 1944

"The Silver Sphere Puzzle

...Dispatches heavily censored by Supreme Headquarters revealed that American pilots have encountered a new phenomenon over Germany: silver-colored spheres resembling huge, glittering Christmas-tree ornaments. Sometimes translucent, floating singly or in clusters, the balls are presumably a new form of aerial interference."

Associated Press, 1 January 1945

"Balls of Fire Stalk U.S. Fighters in Night Assaults Over Germany
American Night Fighter Base, France, Jan. 1 --

The Germans have thrown something new into the night skies over Germany -- the weird, mysterious "foo-fighter," balls of fire that race alongside the wings of American Beaufighters flying intruder missions over the Reich.

American pilots have been encountering the eerie "foo-fighter" for more than a month in their night flights. No one apparently knows exactly what this sky weapon is.

The balls of fire appear suddenly and accompany the planes for miles. They appear to be radio-controlled from the ground and keep up with planes flying 300 miles an hour, official intelligence reports reveal.

"There are three kinds of these lights we call 'foo-fighters,'" Lieut. Donald Meiers of Chicago said. "One is red balls of fire which appear off our wing tips and fly along with us; the second is a vertical row of three balls of fire which fly in front of us, and the third is a group of about fifteen lights which appear off in the distance--like a Christmas tree up in the air--and flicker on and off."

The pilots of this night-fighter squadron--in operation since September, 1943--find these fiery balls the weirdest thing that they have yet encountered. They are convinced that the "foo-fighter" is designed to be a psychological as well as a military weapon, although it is not the nature of the fire-balls to attack planes.

"A 'foo-fighter' picked me up recently at 700 feet and chased me twenty miles down the Rhine Valley," Lt. Meirs said. "I turned to starboard and two balls of fire turned with me. I turned to the port side and they turned with me. We were going 260 miles an hour and the balls were keeping right up with us."

"On another occasion when a 'foo-fighter' picked us up, I dove at 360 miles per hour. It kept right off our wing tips for awhile and then zoomed up into the sky. "When I first saw the things off my wing tips, I had the horrible thought that a German on the ground was ready to press a button and explode them. But they don't explode or attack us. They just seem to
follow us like will-o'-the-wisps."

Associated Press, Paris, 13 December 1945

"...Pilots ... reported that they had seen these objects, both individually and in clusters, during forays over Germany. Lt. Wallace Gould of Silver Creek, NY said that the lights had followed his wing tips for a while and then, in a few seconds, zoomed 20,000 feet into the air out of sight. Lt. Edward Schlater of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, said that he had seen the "foo-fighter" on two occasions and it "looked like shooting stars." In his first experience with them, Lt. Gould said, "I thought it was some new form of jet-propulsion plane after us. But we were very close to them and none of us saw any structure on the fire balls."

Other Foo Fighter reports:
(from  http://ufos.about.com/library/weekly/aa101501a.htm)

August 10, 1944
Palembang, Sumatra

Captain Alvah M. Reida of the 486th Bomb Group, 792nd Squadron, 20th Bomber Command, based at Kharagapur, India was on a mission from Ceylon to bomb Palembang, Sumatra, flying a B-29 Bomber at an altitude of 14,000 feet and an indicated airspeed of 210 mph. The right gunner and copilot reported a bright red or orange spherical object pacing the plane about 500 yards off the starboard wing. It was about 5 or 6 feet in diameter and seemed to vibrate constantly.
Captain Reida attempted evasive action, but the object followed every maneuver for about eight minutes, then suddenly made an abrupt 90 degree turn and accelerated away rapidly.

August 12,1942
Tulagi, Solomon Islands

Sergeant Stephen J. Brickner of the 1st Paratroop Brigade, 1st Marine Division, U.S. Marine Corps, reported that air raid sirens went off, and he observed over 150 objects fly over in straight lines of 10 or 12 objects, one behind the other. No wings or tails were visible to Sergeant Brickner, and the objects seemed to "wobble" slightly as they flew over at a speed that was "a little faster than Jap planes." Sergeant Brickner said that their appearance was that of highly polished silver that shimmered brightly in the sun. He said, "All in all, it was the most awe-inspiring and yet frightening spectacle I have seen in my life."

September, 1941
Indian Ocean

In September, 1941, two sailors on board the British troop ship S.S. Pulaski watched a strange greenish glowing globe follow the ship for an hour.

Gordon Creighton, former British Foreign Service Official:

"After the war when the allies were occupying Germany, one of our bombers was flying over Germany, unpressurized, flying very low with the wastehatch open. Apparently, one of thse things came in and flew up and down inside. Of course, the whole crew of eight or so saw it, and then flew out again."

thanks 16.Aug.2002 11:16

twilight youth

with persistence we may see a day when the UFo issue is seen by indymedia (and the world at large) as it is: a very real and serious issue with profound implications to humanity and the struggle against injustice (read: free energy for everyone. a most anarchistic idea, no?)

PS: isn't it interesting that those who deride the UFO issue are also those who make no efforts to understand it? Its easy to say there is no convincing evidence for the UFO issue if you refuse to investigate the evidence!