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Journaling Developments In Close Encounter Reports and Investigations

Updated: Dec 9, 2023

March 24 2023

I finished Whitley Strieber's new book THEM and had a question regarding his point therein that the large scale Gray abduction project ended. He didn't have details showing the basis for asserting that so I asked him to expand on that. He did so, quickly:

"There isn’t any statistical information on the subject at all that speaks to the rate of abductions. However, over the past 10 years, we have received fewer and fewer reports of this phenomenon. The last report of a recent abduction that we received was in 2021. There are still many cases where witnesses who were originally abductees are in contact. I am myself such a witness. But as to classic abductions, they have become very rarely reported, and I don’t think one or two occasional reports is an indication that therefore the whole program is still active.


MARCH 24, 2023"

I will be writing a "review" of that book soon.

Manuel Lamiroy, editor of JAR Magazine (see LINK paper here), disagrees, posting this in response on twitter:

"Nope... We explicitly looked into that for JAR Magazine. The number of incidents remains steady. The only thing that changed is that it becomes more generational. So instead of one individual, e.g., 4 times a year, it becomes that individual twice and their offspring twice."

I checked Thomas Bullard's Abduction Phenomenon article in the UFO Encyclopedia for info and insight and found two relevant points:

"The MUFON report database continues to add cases identified as U.S. abductions: 73 for 2014, 83 for 2015, and 56 for 2016. These numbers include both recent and years-old encounters, but comprise a tiny fraction of total UFO reports for these years.....[but are] sufficient numbers to indicate that abductions remain ongoing up to the present."

Whitley's impression may possibly be based on this point:

"In some sense the classic abduction story is out of date...[because] new episodes, variety, and direction have remodeled the story until abduction is no longer the straight forward process with occasional extras that characterized the past."

April 1 2023

The documentary Ariel Phenomenon has been shown in more and more theaters in major cities. These are special event showings with panel discussions and q and a afterwards. The documentary is available also on other online streaming platforms and directly. Here's the tweet today detailing an upcoming showing at a Washington D.C. theater:

The following stats were posted on twitter:

Mufon reports for March 2023…

-28 Landings, Hovering, or Takeoffs

-39 Entities observed

-41 abduction (ERT) cases

- 771 Sighting Reports world wide this month.

April 25 2023

A subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, "Emerging Threats and Capabilities", held first a closed and then an open hearing on April 19. The director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, was the sole witness. The junior Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand, chaired. Various interested parties are continuing to analyze the information emerging from this event. Insofar as the the issue or subject of this website, no referencing at all to the type of experiences and events documented here was made. Sightings of craft events remain the sole focus of AARO and Congressional interest. Everyone is still ignoring the question of "UFO occupants" except perhaps for recent speculation by Dr. Kirkpatrick and Harvard's Avi Loeb in a paper where they imagined prospects of an alien mothership in our solar system deploying AI drones to spy on humans and planetary developments.

May 16 2023

The Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies will be meeting soon with apparently analysis of a film of a massive object traveling 20,000 mph on it's agenda.

Below is an excerpt (table of contents, conclusion pages) of a 2008 report addressing sightings and radar reports of a large and high-speed craft detected in January 2008 near Stephenville Texas:

In the domain known as #ufotwitter there are continuing reports of soon-to-be-revealed reports from witnesses and participants in classified special access programs (testimony to Congress and AARO enabled by NDAA for 2023 budget (people freed of NDAs to do so).

Someone reportedly part of this slow-release disclosure project allegedly states that the aspect of "alien abduction" encounters will be ignored or not acknowledged:

May 17 2023

Yesterday on #ufotwitter there was posted an excerpt from a video interview with CE4 Experiencer Jay Christopher King, linked above at the end of the May 16th journal entry.

Since I had already decided to direct the attention of journalists to well-vetted databases for reports of close encounters of the third and fourth kind, today I felt it might be useful to provide a "setting" in the form of a potential unincorporated association to have others help with that in a growing campaign to educate and inform news media about existing information resources related to reports of encounters with non-human intelligences associated with observed advanced technologies. To that end, I will set up an article at this site that shares suggested forms of action for those wanting to help, likely "targeting" media in their own region. I am calling this unincorporated association Operation Face To Face.

Update Nov 8: I deleted the Operation Facebook To Face page. I have relaxed activism efforts.

June 2 2023

From a MUFON stat page, reposted on twittwitter:

Mufon Reports in the month of May 2023 there were:

18 Landings, Hovering, or Takeoffs reported

36 Entities observed

24 abduction (ERT) cases

623 Sighting Reports worldwide for the month

June 16 2023

Democratic PAC head of Stand for Better Matt Ford provides info on the classified briefings David Grusch gave to the House and Senate Intel committees in December 2022:

"Matt Ford: "Most people are unaware that David Grusch testified in a SCIF, in a classified setting, with both intelligence committees. What we are about to tell you is not public knowledge. Multiple sources confirmed that David Grusch's Congressional testimony occurred in December 2022, at the Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information level.

"On the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, while no congressmen attended the briefing, over twenty congressional staffers, committee lawyers, Grusch and the Inspector General representative, were present. With their classified laptops, these staffers took notes while David Grusch testified for four hours. 

"Now, things were different at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and his is important. Grusch testified for over eight hours. Who was in the room for Grusch's eight-hour testimony in December? Grusch, the Inspector General representative, a court reporter, and two committee lawyers. That's it. Five people. Where were the Senate staffers? They were not permitted to attend. Think about it: On the House side, you had over twenty people in a SCIF. And on the Senate side? Five.

"The two committee attorneys locked the room down so Senate staffers could not attend. That is some seriously, shady gatekeeping going on. What the hell? I mean, seriously. Now, maybe only having committee attorneys present is a method of protecting the senators and their staff? I'm sure it gives them some form of plausible deniability. But, with a case of this magnitude, a case with information classified at the Top Secret SCI level, a case where the whistleblower has been the recipient of administrative terrorism and witness intimidation by the Pentagon and Intelligence Community, a case where the Inspector General has classified the case as urgent and credible...and the Senate decides to send two lawyers and that's it? That's ridiculous!

"The case, and the allegations, have everything to do with democratic oversight and potential programs operating above Congress. Folks, remember: They work for us, we don't work for them. And without democratic oversight, there is no democracy."

~Matt Ford

August 6 2023

MUFON July stats:

+25 Landings, Hovering, or Takeoffs

+39 Entities observed.

+26 Abduction (ERT) cases

November 8 2023

MUFON October stats:

Most impressively there were 18 Landings, Hovering, or Takeoffs reported and 40 Entities observed. Number of abduction (ERT) cases were 55.

Due to logistics, I was unable for some time to edit and update posts till now.

The founding of The Sol Foundation by Garry Nolan and Peter Skafish is a significant development for addressing especially the encounter phenomena and the implications and impacts.

Here is a partial repost of their about page:


Science, Policy, and Public Education for a Post-UAP World

Why a UAP-Focused Foundation and Center of Research?

The time has come for serious, well-funded, and cutting-edge academic research into the nature of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and their broad cosmological and political implications. Such a claim would have been beyond the pale of respectability just five years ago, but the U.S. government’s recent and continued acknowledgments of UAP have changed them from a subject unworthy of academic consideration into a scientific and intellectual problem of unfathomably broad stakes. Now that UAP are considered real enough by Congress to be addressed with federal legislation, we are forced to consider the broad consequences of this for the future of science, technology, economy, politics, law, religion, culture, and all other human institutions and endeavors.

The Sol Foundation is accordingly establishing itself as a premier center for UAP research. Under the direction of academic and government experts already professionally engaged in the study of UAP, the Foundation is assembling teams of noted specialists in the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, and engineering, information science, and other technology-focused disciplines. Collectively, these teams will undertake rigorous, methodical, and cutting-edge inquiry into UAP and their implications as well as help set the agenda for UAP Studies.

Sol’s Work and Mission

As revelation of the reality of UAP would be world-changing in every sense of the term, the Foundation’s work is not confined to purely academic research but extends to advisory and policy work as well as public education. In sum, the Sol Foundation’s mission is threefold:

  1. To help fund and set a clear direction for the initial 25 years of public research related to UAP, nonhuman intelligences, and the implications of their existence for human understandings of nature, society, technology, and politics. In this, the Foundation intends to be the leading source of the best scientific, intellectual, and policy research on the issue.

  2. To provide reliable, cutting-edge advisory research to the United States’ and other national governments as well as corporate clients. Sol will establish itself as and remain the foremost think tank on UAP: the source of the most informed and insightful policy recommendations available.

  3. To offer insight and guidance to the public on the cosmological and political implications of UAP. As humanity grows to understand that it is not the sole intelligence in the universe, Sol will share its perspectives on how humans might creatively respond to this new reality.

Social Responsibility, Democracy, and Humanity

As government engagements with UAP are freighted by a history of secrecy and overclassification, Sol is committed to developing a socially responsible approach to the issue—one appropriate for democratic societies. In this regard, we have three aims:

  1. The establishment and maintenance by the United States’ and other national governments of informed, democratic oversight of their UAP engagements, including by creating public transparency.

  2. The promotion of UAP-related research that is commercially and ecologically responsible.

  3. The fostering of a greater sense of common humanity across cultures, faiths, nations, and polities, including by supporting the development of UAP-focused initiatives at international institutions.


Diana Walsh Pasulka, a religion studies university scholar from South Carolina who has joined the above foundation, released her latest book "Encounters" yesterday. I will discuss this work later.


Fresh news, here related by a retired UK reporter via twitter:

David Haith


“What is set to come out is the genetic manipulation of the human being through time” says Walter Kern the journalist who spent ten hours with David Grusch and wrote a story about him in The County Highway newspaper last month.

November 9 2023

The SOL Foundation has a weekend of talks scheduled:

December 9 2023

MUFON's latest encounter stats from this months email newsletter:

Most impressively there were 11 Landings, Hovering, or Takeoffs reported and 13 Entities observed. Number of abduction (ERT) cases were 217!


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