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Setithinktank
3 min readAug 20, 2021

Does NASA or another US federal agency have photos and films of UAPs?

Added August 19, 2021

Above Top Secret The Worldwide UFO Cover-Up, by Timothy Good

“Above Top Secret tells a shocking, frightening, and deeply moving story. It reveals secrets that have desperately needed revealing for forty years, and in doing so proves that there has been extensive official suppression of evidence that UFOs are real.”

My Comments

The research in this book presents a stark view of UFO history. The chapter on NASA contains snippets such as this:

“An anonymous source with secret clearance claims that Carpenter told him that at no time when the astronauts were in space were they alone: there was constant surveillance by UFOs. And Dr. Garry Henderson, a senior research scientist for General Dynamics, has confirmed that the astronauts are under strict orders not to discuss their sightings with anyone. Dr. Henderson says that NASA “has many actual photos of these crafts, taken at close range by hand and movie camera.”

People are fascinated by UAPs and the possibilities of ETs. It is difficult to estimate the veracity of the above paragraph.

Added August 14, 2021

The UFO Phenomenon Full Documentary, Australia 7NEWS, August 9, 2021

Discusses some crashed UFOs and aliens.

Added August 13, 2021

The Alien Files: UFOs Under Investigation (Full Episode S1|E1), Janson Media, 1/14

My Comments

I watched episode 5 then saw it is part of a play list. The film was not for or against the existence of UAPs. A scientist describes a tectonic event called earthquake lights however this phenomenon is optical and wouldn’t be detected on radar.

The episode explains why existing satellites don’t detect UAPs.

From the Alien Files ep 5:

“Another mistake that ufologists often make with respect to satellite images is that they think if ufos are flying around the earth we should see one appear on the satellite image now and then when they say that they obviously do not realize that remote sensing satellites circle earth every 90 minutes at an altitude of 500 to 600 miles if we look at satellite images all we see is a bunch of tiny dots on a huge surface.”

Added August 6, 2021

Repeatability and UAPs, by the SETI Nuggets Editor, August 6, 2021

Some people suggest scientific investigation of UAPs fails because sightings of UAPs are often not repeatable.

Repeatability is a sine qua non of science experiments. However, not all of science is investigated through experiments.

Examples: observing the Moon and Sun, or observing rare birds or insects, exploring a jungle and finding previously unknown mountains and rivers.

The one-off sighting of the oumuamua was analyzed by scientific tools but scientists cannot conjure up another sighting on demand.

I suggest that not all of science can be analyzed with repeatable experiments. In critiquing events, such as UAP sightings, failing a repeatability test does not clobber a scientific investigation.

Before telescopes were invented, when early humans looked to the skies and observed, without instruments, the Sun and the Moon their observations of those objects were scientifically valid but not repeatable. The observer need not summon up a second Sun or Moon to fulfil the repeatability requirement.

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