UFOs – An Intelligence Gathering and Analysis Problem 01/21/2020

I am glad of all details,….whether they seem to you to be relevant or not.” (Sherlock Holmes, “The Adventure of the Copper Beeches”) (1)

I’ve advocated for some years that UFOs are an intelligence gathering and analysis problem rather than a purely scientific one.  Science should be a subset of the effort.  

We receive clues from a variety of sources in this arena including field investigations, media stories, rumors, folklore, government documents, “whistleblower” testimony, popular entertainment, abductee, experiencer and contactee tales, as well as questioned documents and claims.   It’s available worldwide from a variety of points, but it needs to be evaluated, synthesized and summarized into a coherent assessment.

The UFO issue is too complex to be burdened by rigorous scientific protocols.  Such methods don’t work in the UFO domain because there is little to actually measure and we have no controls over the conditions in which we study the phenomenon.  Until we have such advantages, science should take a back seat in our pursuit of the overall question.

How we feel about our efforts and the progress we make depends directly on how we frame the mystery.  Outlining this puzzle in exclusively scientific terms can stymie forward movement. If we gather all the information that we can and analyze it in systematic, rational ways, progress might be made.

I advocate an approach akin to how intelligence agencies operate.  They gather data and analyze it, but use science only as a tool to help with specific determinations. The point is to figure out what’s really going on, rather than try to “scientifically” prove things.

Modern UFO history has taught us that something is definitely happening.  We need to understand the capabilities and intentions of the UFO culprits, whatever they are.

Given the lack of any substantive confirmation of the UFO reality from authorities, our challenge will be create our own “Estimate of the Situation”. 

It’s a huge mountain to climb, but seventy plus years of history provides enough information for an effort to be made.  It’s up to the UFO community to do it, and it could be a pathway leading to a greater level of confidence. And more confidence is just what we need.

Let us consider that to be our mission….

(1) (Citation) – Chapter 6, The Crashed-Saucer Documents p. 81; from Mysterious Realms by Joe Nickell with John F. Fischer; Prometheus Books

Appearances (Updated 01/10/2021)

Spaced Out Radio With Dave Scott, Inside MUFON, January 10, 2019
(Go to Youtube, Spaced Out Radio, Whitmore)

Spaced Out Radio With Dave Scott, MJ-12, May 1, 2019
(Go to Youtube, Spaced Out Radio, Whitmore)

Spaced Out Radio With Dave Scott, Tribute to Stanton Friedman (Panelist), May 14, 2019
(Go To Youtube, Spaced Out Radio, Stanton Friedman Tribute)

Night Dreams Talk Radio After Dark With Gary Anderson, (Part One of Seven, See YouTube for remaining parts), May 22, 2019

Mysterious Forces Live! With Natasha Nyxx, June 7, 2019
(Go To Youtube, Mysterious Forces Live! With Natasha Nyxx, Whitmore)

The Official MUFON Podcast With Richard Beckwith, MUFON Podcast Episode II, June 10, 2019
(Go to Youtube, Official MUFON Podcast, Whitmore)

MUFON Missouri, Debbie Zieglemeyer Presiding, MJ12 Affair Skype Talk (unpublished), July 17, 2019

Mysterious Forces Live! With Natasha Nyxx, With Rich Hoffman, July 27, 2019
(Go to Youtube, Mysterious Forces Live! With Natasha Nyxx, With Rich Hoffman)

Paranormal Dimensions with David Young, July 29, 2019

Somewhere In The Skies Podcast with Ryan Sprague, Interviews of 2019 Symposium Attendees, Tom Whitmore interviewed by Earl Grey, August 5, 2019. https://www.somewhereintheskies.com/episodes/ep-120-live-from-the-50th-anniversary-mufon-symposium fbclid=IwAR38Rm4YPHocBJu_5vwy9TFHRjtJ7zD9R2OiaDS1uEBS-h31TrAqBUoWJys

Night Dreams Talk Radio After Dark With Gary Anderson, (Part One of Five, see Youtube for remaining parts) August 21, 2019 https://youtu.be/nNZeDvuNRK8

“My Alien Life” podcast with Cameron Brauer, talking MJ12, October 19, 2019. Available on most podcast formats. https://open.spotify.com/episode/17BYpJoPFWMvHZ520WQu4V

“Conversation – The New Space Age and UFOs, with Bryan Bender, Dr. Kelsey Johnson & Dr. Matthew Knight”. October 22, 2019. University of Maryland campus, College Park Maryland. Interview Quote. https://youtu.be/qwc8GntcgQc

Talk on MJ-12, Maryland MUFON, November 16, 2019 1:30pm, (Marc Gershuny Acting State Director), American Legion Post #17, Annapolis Maryland

Night Dreams Talk Radio After Dark, Host Gary Anderson November 19, 2019 Talking UFOs and MJ-12 https://www.spreaker.com/user/nightdream/tom-witmore-ufos-marc-cushman-on-star-tr

XZone Radio, Rob McConnell host, December 16, 2019

Revolution Radio, The Fenton Perspective, Lorien Fenton host, January 6, 2020

Night Dreams Talk Radio After Dark, Host Gary Anderson, January 9, 2020, UFOs and MUFON https://nightdreamstalkradio.com/

A Different Perspective, Host Kevin Randle, January 22, 2020 https://www.spreaker.com/episode/21966402

UFO News Network Sunday, Hosts Chant Hannah and Frank Stalter, January 23, 2020  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSXwxRBFeoE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2OkQEPAws5IWTmrjBCoKS71D09TSWQKelFqVLn16f5QpvV4KSk1_pTKE0

Spaced Out Radio, Host Dave Scott, February 6/7 2020 ( Go to Youtube, Spaced out Radio, UFO Future With Tom Whitmore)

The Fenton Files, Host Lorien Fenton, KCOR Radio, February 10, 2020

Night Dreams Talk Radio After Dark, Host Gary Anderson, March 4, 2020, MJ-12 and UFOs https://nightdreamstalkradio.com/

Presentation on MJ-12, Virginia MUFON Meeting, Fairfax Virginia, March 8, 2020

Spaced Out Radio, Host Michael Hall, March 22/23 2020 https://youtu.be/4cWUtKPYfeQ

Task Force Gryphon, Host Commander Cobra, KGRA Radio, May 10, 2020     https://kgraradioarchives.com/shows/task-force-gryphon/?loc=2020#archive

Night Dreams Talk Radio, Hosts Gary Anderson and James Creachbaum, May 12, 2020   nightdreamstalkradio.com

Revolution Radio, Lorien Fenton Host, June 29, 2020 (Second Hour), http://www.freedomslips.com

MUFON Marin Sonoma (Zoom), Lorien Fenton Host, August 1, 2020  mufonmarinsonoma.com Presentation on Mj-12 (“MJ-12 Unanswered Questions”; “Mj-12, The Counterintelligence Angle”)  (Note:  The meeting host requires a nominal charge of $5.50 to view the program; [Tom Whitmore receives none of the proceeds])

Disclosure Panel, Grant Cameron/Nicole Sakach hosting; August 14, 2020 https://youtu.be/zpPXAaesIoU

Night Dreams Talk Radio, Hosts Gary Anderson and James Creachbaum, August 19, 2020 nightdreamstalkradio.com

“On Target – Larry Sparano”.  Host Larry Sparano,  Pre-recorded on Wed. August 19 and posted on YouTube August 26, 2020 https://youtu.be/-d75L5XKIIg

Undetermined, The Podcast, Hosts Jon Hammond and Matt Langston, Pre-recorded on Sat. August 22, Posted on August 29, 2020     https://anchor.fm/undetermined-podcast/episodes/Special-Guest-Tom-Whitmore-of-MUFON-eiqpcj

Podcast: Karl’s Orbit,  Host Karl Hricko, Thursday, September 17, 2020….”What About UFO’s”. Available on Apple, Spotify and other podcast platforms. https://anchor.fm/karl-hricko/episodes/What-About-UFOs-ejvchq/phone_20200917-150140_2102602447-amr-a38842c?fbclid=IwAR3JW2bojqun2cbzY-3RLXgD6sIDgxZKFOZPI5mIPPX9lkqN3ddVT5yHBNE

Live Radio: Fault Lines Radio, Hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan, Friday, September 18, 2020, Minutes 141:56 – 167:15 https://sputniknews.com/radio_fault_lines/202009181080505725-come-on-america-just-sanction-everyone-already/?fbclid=IwAR0BRwuomSqaK2Qjp5QJVOeOq7rskptCJL9T4zq3IF8DHdxsol3TjY8m9Nw

UFO News Network Sunday, Hosts Frank Stalter and Chant Hannah, with guest Stephen Bassett, September 26, 2020 https://youtu.be/OpPIw_OSaNw

The Phenomenon Panel Discussion with Special Guest James Fox, Recorded Saturday, October 10, 2020 https://youtu.be/9TPWnHJwVEQ

Live Radio: Fault Lines Radio, Hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan, Thursday, October 15, 2020, 1:16:45 to 1:30:33 youtu.be/WKOgogWJX50

Spaced Out Radio, Host Dave Scott, Friday, October 23, 2020 https://www.spreaker.com/episode/41615204

Night Dreams Talk Radio, Hosts Gary Anderson and James Creachbaum, Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Correction: During the conversation I referred to the Ellsworth Memorandum and incorrectly said that Richard Doty typed it. Doty told Bill Moore that he (Doty) was only “peripherally involved”. https://nightdreamstalkradio.com/?fbclid=IwAR25rD8LZfo3kTTSwKTIgb5XBFMzoyqFMUKU4eSgqA8oWSjhRg9wwvUEplg

The Official MUFON Podcast, Host Richard Beckwith, Sunday, November 1, 2020. https://youtu.be/t7v4Uv9eHxQ  Corrections:  Gabriel Valdez was a New Mexico state policeman (not sheriff).  The Cutler Twining memo was discovered in 1985, not 1987.

Post Election 2020 Disclosure Panel Discussion, Hosts Grant Cameron and Nicole Sakatch, November 7, 2020 https://youtu.be/hEmBV99H26s

UFO News Network Sunday, Hosts Frank Stalter and Chant Hannah, Saturday, November 7, 2020. https://youtu.be/7IekZCPLNdQ     I mentioned a link to the “Carter Briefing Document”. Here it is: https://siriusdisclosure.com/evidence/project-aquarius-documents/

The Next Truth…Online Radio, Host Maria Anna van Driel, posted November 17, 2020 http://nexttruth.com/?p=25448

Fault Lines Radio, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan, December 17, 2020 8:15 to 8:30am Eastern, time: 1:17:30 https://youtu.be/iq_1i_sNVHw

United MUFON meeting, Host Teri Lynge-Kehl, December 19, 2020, (This meeting had a technical problem.  Please start at minute 43:00). https://youtu.be/5DiQa8r6kM0

Chant Hannah’s End of Year Show 2020 Part 1, December 28, 2020, https://youtu.be/k3f3XU64AwI

Night Dreams Talk Radio, Hosts Gary Anderson and James Creachbaum,  (“Gary’s New Year’s Special Show”), January 1, 2021, Time 0:36:40 nightdreamstalkradio.com

Fault Lines Radio, Hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan, January 4, 2021, Time 1:18:00 https://youtu.be/1FA-zoP-oR0

Colorado MUFON, Host Katie Griboski,  “MJ-12 Unanswered Questions” presentation. January 9, 2021.  (This Zoom presentation was not recorded).  www.comufon.org