UAP eXpeditions

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  1. nivek

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    This Silicon Valley Startup Is Dedicated to Detecting UFOs Off the California Coast

    UAP eXpeditions is made up of former military officials, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and academics.

    With this summer’s revelation that the US Navy considers UFOs and “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” (UAPs) to be real, a team of venture capitalists, university professors, and military veterans are launching a project to track UFOs off the coast of California.

    UAP eXpeditions is a non-profit group based in Oregon that will “field a top-notch group of uber-experienced professionals providing the public service of field testing new UAP related technologies.” With some of the Silicon Valley UFO Hunters, UAP eXpeditions will pioneer the ability to predict, find, observe, and document UAP for study and analysis. They will use “classical observation techniques, by trained observers and scientists, while using the latest experimental technologies—in the right places and the right times,” Kevin Day, the group’s founder and CEO, wrote in a Facebook post viewed by Motherboard.

    Day, who has appeared on the History Channel’s Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation and Discovery Channel’s Contact, is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and radar operator. Day served in the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on the USS Princeton during the 2004 infamous “Nimitz UFO Incident” which was reported by The New York Times in December of 2017.

    He recalls tracking the infamous “Tic Tac” UFOs for several days around Catalina Island off the coast of California using the USS Princeton’s advanced radar system. Now, he believes that these objects continue to operate along the same trajectory and “migrate” from Catalina Island south along the California coast.

    The company’s white paper is pretty wild. It asks, “Do fleets of UAP 'migrate' from Catalina Island to Guadalupe Island with a certain frequency? And if so, how well do whale songs correlate, if at all, to UAP appearances?” It’s unclear how whale songs are relevant here, but let’s move along.

    Day, who believes that his experience tracking these objects has led to some curious special abilities, such as “advanced cognition” told Motherboard that the organization is hoping to “offer technology developers a way to test their new tech at no direct cost to them.” Using state of the art cameras and other experimental monitoring devices, the idea is to put this high tech gear into the field and attempt to track unknown aerial objects off the coast of California.

    Leading the team of scientists is Dr. Kevin Knuth, a former scientist with NASA’s Ames Research Center, now an associate professor of physics at the University of Albany. Knuth specializes in machine learning and the study of exoplanets. While the organization and the project is still in its infancy, Knuth told Motherboard that “the goal of the expedition is to give us some ground truth. We aim to try to observe these objects directly, and record them using multiple imaging modalities.”

    Knuth explained that the project has two phases. First, the team “will obtain current satellite imagery of the area (more or less in the area of Catalina Island and southward for ~100 miles) and determine whether these anamolous objects can be observed. We will monitor these satellite images both manually and using machine learning and build up a database of detections, classifications, and any observed patterns of activity.”

    If, and it's a big “if,” the satellite imagery does point to a strange concentration of unknown objects, the team will go hunt UFOs. The second step, which is slated for November 2020, is to basically park a large boat off the coast of California loaded with various cameras and sensors to detect and record anomalous aerial activity. The team has already begun negotiations to charter the MV Horizon, a small research vessel.

    “We will be using tracking security cameras in the visual to infrared wavelengths with telephoto lenses, human eyes on the water with high power binoculars and spotting scopes, as well as digital SLR cameras with high power telephoto lenses ranging from 400mm - 600+mm,” Knuth told Motherboard. “We plan to have high-quality drones in the air with imaging capabilities. We are looking into IR imaging as well, as well as detectors for x-ray, gamma-ray and custom-built neutron detectors (which are designed to look for dark matter).”

    Knuth presented a lecture at the Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods in Science and Engineering Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics in Garching Germany on determining the flight characteristics of unidentified anomalous vehicles in July 2019. His paper, which is currently waiting to be peer-reviewed, can be found online.

    "This is an effort that I believe is rare and timely given current events"

    Knuth explained that much is still unknown about what exactly people are reporting when it comes to UFOs.

    “These are always delicate issues in any study relying on people reporting information. This includes studies in medicine, psychology, and neuroscience which rely on subject responses, sociology studies relying on surveys, and even data reported by scientists (all of whom can make mistakes or lie). The key to ensuring consistency is reproducibility and this requires additional study,” Knuth explained.

    Outside of SETI, this is one of the more serious attempts to look for UFOs. It is, admittedly, a bit of a wild goose chase and will cost a boatload of cash. But the team includes some heavy hitters outside of Knuth himself. According to the organization’s white paper, Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and MIT technologist Rizwan Virk and the Toronto-based CEO of the quantum computing company, ReactiveQ, Deep Prasad have both signed on to help with securing investment for the project.

    “I am personally very excited no matter the outcome,” Prasad told Motherboard. “This is an effort that I believe is rare and timely given current events, such as the apparent increase in UAP incidents through official military channels.”

    Some other individuals on the team include Luis Elizondo, former Pentagon staffer who quit his job to hunt UFOs with Tom DeLonge, Sean Cahill, the former Chief Master-at-Arms who served aboard the USS Princeton during the 2004 Nimitz Incident, and optical physicist and UFO researcher Bruce Macabee.

    Getting the money to pay for all this isn’t going to be easy. While Day’s team is working on grant proposals, they know that the vast majority of funding will have to be private. Renting a research vessel and acquiring the high-tech gear needed to search for UFOs is not cheap. While Day is looking at potentially crowd funding this project, he hopes that the non-profit can secure a few angel investors who are interested in funding scientific research into studying the UFO phenomenon. Day is asking for any interested parties to reach out to him via email as the group’s website is still under development.

    Knuth believes it is time to start doing real scientific work on UFOs. While the study is unorthodox (especially the whale bit), so is the very real fact that unidentified aerial vehicles are tracked by the Air Force and Navy, and seem to easily evade the technological weapons apparatus maintained by the most powerful military on the planet.

    “The failure to study these phenomena scientifically has resulted in a state of ignorance, which is unacceptable considering the aviation safety issues that have been reported by the US Navy,” stated Knuth.

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  2. Double Nought Spy

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    Ok, fire up that Theremin and let's get busy!

    Seriously, though, that outfit is charting a course right along the muddy banks of the River Woo. That's good! I have been reasonably sure for many years that we will never understand UFOs, aliens, interdimensional travelers, whatever, without getting the sticks out of our asses and embracing the woo woo. The fundamentalist materialist approach, like SETI (which has a comically narrow focus when you think about it) is like trying to figure out what's going on with dolphins without getting anywhere near the water. I am, of course, biased because of my high tolerance for woo woo and my most excellent experiences while swimming in the River Woo. In my years of dealing with humans, I've found that the only unbiased ones are also unbreathing. Curiously, it's unusual to hear one admit to being biased. We all seem to think our own precious sets of opinions, preferences, comfort zones and experiences are the only valid ones in the universe. That's really weird, when you think about it.
     
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  3. Spaceman spiff

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    "Outside of SETI, this is one of the more serious attempts to look for UFOs."

    When has SETI ever looked into UFOs? They mostly try to avoid them.
     
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    That's true, SETI doesn't like talking about UFOs, they've made it abundantly clear, at least in my opinion lol...

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    So these guys are summoning TicTac UAPs with whale song?...


     
  6. pigfarmer

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    Well, OK. Go look where you saw them last time. 15 years ago.
    I think they better bring the nuclear aircraft carrier strike group and it's billions of dollars worth of sensor systems too.
     
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    KIRK: Spock?
    SPOCK: As suspected, the Probe's transmissions are the songs sung by whales.
    KIRK: Whales?
    SPOCK: Specifically, humpback whales.
    McCOY: That's crazy! Who would send a Probe hundreds of light years to talk to a whale?
    KIRK: It's possible. Whales have been on Earth far earlier than man.
    SPOCK: Ten million years earlier. And humpbacks were heavily hunted by man. They've been extinct since the twenty-first century. It is possible that an alien intelligence sent the Probe to determine why they lost contact.
    McCOY: My God!
    KIRK: Spock, could the humpback's answer to this call be simulated?
    SPOCK: The sounds, but not the language. We would be responding in gibberish.
     
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  8. Spaceman spiff

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    It was made abundandly clear that Shostak for example hasnt even really scratched the surface of the subject, like his recent interview with Martin Willis shows. The ignorance on the subject is high. Yet since he portraits himself to be somekind of an "alien expert"(id call him more an alien radio signal expert, a very niche position), they ask his opinion almost always on the msm shows about UFOs and get stupid answers, instead of someone whos actually studied the subject in depth. Stick to the radio signals Seth and please shut up about UFOs, if you cant even do your homework.
     
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  9. nivek

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    When you zoom in does it looks like a bird flapping it's wings?...

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    A connection?...:susp::Whistle:

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    Mystery surrounds humpback whale found dead in depths of Brazil’s Amazon jungle

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    I see that. Dunno what it is. I say Sasqusatch - blurry enough.
     
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    Well, there's a couple things.

    To paraphrase Spock, only human arrogance presumes ET is here to talk to Man. By all means let's ask the whales, but how exactly? Cool idea but they are essentially blasting gibberish - got to dig the lingo, man. Even if we could, you think maybe they're just a little pissed after killing so many of them and crapping up their habitat? Maybe they asked ET for a spray to rid themselves of the destructive primates.

    Mildly disturbing there's a pop culture reference readily available albeit an old one. Old ideas get forgotten and get recycled. Hence Bob Lazar.

    We had an extremely violent windstorm years ago and every single drop of water out of my uncle's inground pool vanished. Like 20,000 gallons of water gone in a blink. Would like to have seen it and the whale take off. Would like to see the landing too as long as I am sure where that'll be exactly.

    If a whale crashes to Earth in the forest and there's nobody around does it make a noise?
    Probably a very big, wet splat......
     
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  13. Double Nought Spy

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    Well it seems painfully obvious to me that Seth and his crew just need to tweak their equipment and buy a transmitter or two. I mean, duh.
     
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    They fooled an AI...:laugh8:

    Maybe whales are aliens from another planet...:laugh8:

     
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    I think this whole whale thing is utterly ridiculous, I'm expecting the talk to twist into some cosmic trickster thing since now they're actually considering they fooled an AI...lol

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  16. Spaceman spiff

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    "one of the more serious attempts to look for UFOs"

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    Yep. Super serious.

    Im guessing theyre trying to base it on something like this?

    But i dont know, perhaps they should try music next like in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Maybe if the whales thing doesnt work... :p

    How about something basic, like prime numbers. Mathemathics is likely the universal language after all.

    But really, if theres aliens flying around here, no doubt they realize were intelligent. They just choose not to talk to us, its their choice, we cant make them.
     
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    In Star Trek Enterprise they met a race called the Xindi...One subspecies of Xindi called the Aquatics look like whales with limbs and they traveled through space in ships filled with water...Isaac Asimov once wrote a science fiction story about creatures that looked and acted like whales and lived in the atmosphere of Jupiter...In a 'documentary' called Alien Worlds they showed whale-like creatures swimming through the sky of a moon and scooping up plankton clouds to eat...An Australian show called Ocean Girl featured an alien that could communicate with a whale...On The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy the imbrobability-drive causes a whale to appear high up in the atmosphere of a planet and then crashes to it's death as it ponders existence...Maybe whales are alien after all, in the science fiction book The Hyperion Saga there is the planet called Maui Covenant which was colonized and dolphins were imported to pull floating, living islands around the planet's oceans...Maybe whales were imported here, Space Whales...:ohmy8:

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    So Luis Elizondo isn't part of this group...whew...

     
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    An update:


     
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    even smart people say silly **** sometimes
     
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