Congress’ First Public Hearing on UFOs in 50 years Is Tuesday: How to Watch (CNET)

CNET: Congress’ First Public Hearing on UFOs in 50 years Is Tuesday: How to Watch. “Few things capture the public imagination quite like UFOs and sci-fi suggestions that aliens might be vacationing on our humble little planet. And on Tuesday, May 17, the US House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee plans to shed some light on UFOs — more formally known as unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAP — with an open hearing.”

New York Intelligencer: The Defense Department May Be Getting an Office to Investigate UFOs

New York Intelligencer: The Defense Department May Be Getting an Office to Investigate UFOs. “Two years after lawmakers were ‘coming out of the woodwork’ to be briefed about Navy and Air Force pilots coming across unidentified aerial phenomena, a bipartisan group of senators led by New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand wants to formalize the process of learning about the unexplained sightings more commonly known as UFOs.”

Dazed: This website allows you to track UFO sightings

Dazed: This website allows you to track UFO sightings. “As scientists at Harvard University continue their search for alien life, a new website allows you to track and record UFO sightings across the USA. UFO Discovery features sightings of unidentified flying objects dating back to the 1960s. With over 70,000 recorded sightings, users can search the site by city, state, shape of ‘aircraft’, year, and duration.”

Motherboard: The Truth Is Out There. But This Company Holding UFO Info Won’t Share It

Motherboard: The Truth Is Out There. But This Company Holding UFO Info Won’t Share It. “A private company holds some of Canada’s most compelling UFO data—and it has no interest in sharing it. From air traffic control towers to radar installations, Nav Canada directs thousands of flights per day. That makes the company the first line of contact when professional pilots spot UFOs in Canadian airspace, like on the morning of Oct. 21, 2005, when Nav Canada staff ‘received reports from four aircraft flight crews of a shiny silver object over Toronto.’”

Vice: Commercial Airline Pilots Keep Reporting UFOs Over Canada

Vice: Commercial Airline Pilots Keep Reporting UFOs Over Canada. “On the morning of May 30, 2016, an Air Canada Express flight from Montreal to Toronto reported it had ‘crossed an unidentified flying object, round in shape, flying at an approximate speed of 300kts,’ or more than 550 km/h. Over 8,000 feet above Lake Ontario on Nov. 14 of that year, two crew members were injured when a Porter Airlines plane dove to avoid hitting an ‘object’ that ‘appeared to be solid… and shaped like an upright doughnut or inner tube.’ By combing through thousands of reports in a government flight incident database, VICE World News has uncovered dozens of recent UFO sightings from Canadian and international airlines.”

Unidentified Aerial Phenomena – scientific research: The New Zealand National Archives digitizes its first UAP file

Unidentified Aerial Phenomena – scientific research: The New Zealand National Archives digitizes its first UAP file. “In December 2010, the New Zealand Defence Force released a number of its UAP files. This was only possible through the tireless work of Suzanne Hansen, the Director of New Zealand’s ‘UFO Focus New Zealand Research Network.’ These files were available to view in hard copy format only. Digitised copies then became available online via a news outlet. They were not digitally available through the website of Archives New Zealand. Yesterday, I thought I would take another look at Archives New Zealand and see what UAP files they have currently listed.”

CNET: Alien fans, get lost in a huge UFO archive of declassified CIA documents

CNET: Alien fans, get lost in a huge UFO archive of declassified CIA documents. “Do UFOs exist? ‘Unidentified flying objects’ are definitely a thing, but do they have alien origins? I’m on the side of the skeptics, but there are plenty of true believers and UFO-curious folks eager for official information from the government. Thanks to The Black Vault, an online archive of declassified government documents, you can now dig through a massive trove of information the CIA has collected on UFOs over the years.”

University of Manitoba: The University of Manitoba’s archive of the paranormal just became a little more extraordinary

University of Manitoba: The University of Manitoba’s archive of the paranormal just became a little more extraordinary. “The University of Manitoba’s collection of the paranormal just got a little further out of this world. In October, the university’s archives and special collections unit received a private donation by Canadian ufologist Chris Rutkowski of some 30,000 UFO-related materials. It all adds to the university’s already impressive Psychical Research and Spiritualism Collections, making it a hub for paranormal archival research in Canada.” This story was ringing a bell with me and I couldn’t figure out what it was until I realized I was confusing it with the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick and its donation of UFO materials from Stanton Friedman.UfOH, CANADA….

Forces Network: UFO Sightings Reported To RAF To Be Published Online

Forces Network: UFO Sightings Reported To RAF To Be Published Online. “Sightings of UFOs investigated by the Royal Air Force are to be published online. The RAF took the decision to wind up its UFO unit in 2009, after concluding that in more than 50 years, no received report had ever disclosed any evidence of a potential threat. The most recent reports received by the RAF will be placed online, the PA news agency can disclose, following a Freedom of Information Act request.”

CBC: Archivist delighted to comb through mountain of late UFO researcher’s records

CBC: Archivist delighted to comb through mountain of late UFO researcher’s records. “In the months leading up to his death, nuclear physicist and ufologist Stanton Friedman started donating his vast collection of records to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. And he had a lot of records. Archivist Joanna Aiton-Kerr said they’ve received about 300 boxes so far — that’s about 60 metres if you line them up single file, she said — and she expects several more cargo vans to come.”

University of Southern California: Data-Crunching Class Looks to the Skies to Explore UFO Sightings

University of Southern California: Data-Crunching Class Looks to the Skies to Explore UFO Sightings. “Working in small teams, students in the class sifted through thousands of documented sightings of UFOs using techniques like data mining and feature extraction to discover how factors such as movie releases and weather events influenced sighting patterns. So, what did they discover? While they didn’t find any conclusive evidence of alien life visiting our planet, the students did unearth some interesting patterns hidden within the data.”