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79 minutes | 5 hours ago
Ep. #66 – Inside the Release of the CIA’s UFO Records
LIVE STREAM VERSION DESCRIPTION Nearly a quarter of a century ago, The Black Vault was born. I was fifteen years old when I started what you’re seeing now, and it was at that same age back in 1996, that the CIA quickly found out the name John Greenewald. I tried to gain access to documents on UFOs that the CIA had already released to the public at the time, but the CIA pushed back on my efforts by charging me money to get them. And that was money I just didn’t have as a teenager. So, I switched gears. I targeted the information the CIA had never released before. It was more recent, and quite possibly more interesting. But I had no idea what else they would have in store for me. In an in-depth and convoluted tale that stretched over the course of years, The Black Vault would finally pry loose thousands of UFO related documents that at the time, had never seen the light of day before. And recently, a data CD-ROM also obtained from the CIA by The Black Vault which compiled most of these records, was put online in effort to make the most simplistic and straight forward way to download them all at once for public consumption. And the internet… went wild. It took only a few days for The Black Vault’s servers to be hit more than 101,000,000 times by nearly 1.7 million people. A record hit of traffic ever logged in 25 years of operation. What is in these records? Why is the public so fascinated? And WHAT did the media get wrong? Stay tuned – you’re about to journey INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT. SHOW NOTES UFOs: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Collection Vice News: You Can Now Easily Download All CIA UFO Documents to Date The Black Vault: “All UFO Documents From…” Collection Dr. Leon Davidson’s FBI Files The FULL Robertson Panel Report Chief Armed Forces Medical Examiner Saved One Single 1994 UFO Article – This Was It SHOW GUIDE 00:00:00 – Beginning 00:02:46 – Introduction after the credits 00:05:02 – Origin to the CIA’s release of UFO documents 00:14:20 – The Media Coverage 00:20:00 – Were the CIA documents all released before and available? 00:26:02 – So what’s in the documents? 00:28:15 – Record proving physical evidence of some kind, piqued the CIA’s interest 00:35:46 – Heavy redactions and lost documents… 00:40:30 – Dr. Leon Davidson, the “Space Message” and his persistence 00:48:46 – UFO Encounter in Russia over Sensitive Biological Weapons Facility? 00:53:01 – UFO Encounter in the Belgian Congo 00:58:25 – The CIA’s Robertson Panel report and the 1952 era 01:04:27 – The CIA’s Monitoring of Global Media: the FBIS and JPRS 01:14:07 – What’s this all mean?
78 minutes | 16 days ago
Ep. #65 – Luis Elizondo & John Greenewald, Jr. – 1 on 1
Live Stream Version In October of 2017, this counterintelligence officer and trained special agent by the name of Luis Elizondo, stepped out of the shadowed halls of the Pentagon and into the public spotlight. Whether he intended it or not, by doing so he would become an instant celebrity to UFO enthusiasts for saying something that would soon shake the entire world. Luis Elizondo: “By far the most interesting effort I was involved with was the topic of advanced aerial threats. For nearly the last decade, I ran a sensitive aerospace threat identification program focusing on unidentified aerial technologies. It was in this position I learned that the phenomena is indeed real.” Within minutes of speaking these words, The Black Vault used this once insider information to file numerous Freedom of Information Act requests to see what documents could be dug up. The idea was that in the eyes of the law — if this former government agent was talking about it – the documents may just be ripe for the pickin’ if one were to ask for them. So that’s exactly what I did. This unfolding saga brought me hope that after more than 20 years of pushing for the truth, the veil of secrecy surrounding the UFO phenomenon might just be lifting once and for all – and things were drastically changing. Evidence of that change was revealed just two months after Elizondo stepped foot on that stage. That is when the mainstream media covered Elizondo, and his story, was a viral sensation all over the world. But as excitement exploded worldwide about this “Secret Pentagon UFO Study” known as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program or AATIP; controversy had already begun to percolate inside The Black Vault about what was really going on. Just three weeks prior to the NY Times running their now world-famous headline; the Pentagon told The Black Vault they had no records on any program that Elizondo had described. Not a single piece of evidence whatsoever. A couple months after that; the Navy denied they gave anything to the AATIP program, despite what Elizondo had claimed. And then just months after that; the Pentagon issued a statement that was the most damning of all. They claimed that Elizondo “had no assigned responsibilities” on the AATIP program that he had brought to light. As the months, and years, passed since the initial headlines; The Black Vault became highly critical of Elizondo’s claims. That is not a popular stance to take, and as social media can easily prove, that type of stance can come with a little bit of heat! But it wasn’t just Elizondo on the receiving end of criticism. The Pentagon and the entire U.S. government has had a history of covering up UFO data for decades; and it appeared that’s what they may have been doing again. But to what extent? My guest today, is the man who started it all… Luis Elizondo himself. Despite The Black Vault’s criticism, and admittedly the nitpicking of every detail in order to find the absolute truth, Elizondo has agreed to step into the Vault and share his side of the story in a special one on one interview. Stay tuned – you’re about to journey INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT.
65 minutes | a month ago
Ep. #64 – Cover-up at Guantanamo – Special Guest: Jeffrey S. Kaye
Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Located on the southeast corner of Cuba, about 400 miles from Miami, Florida, this base stretches across 45 square miles of land and water. But located within this area, lies a highly secretive, and highly controversial detention camp often referred to as: Gitmo. Established by President George W. Bush in 2002, horrifying tales of torture and death have plagued its short history. As this military prison housed some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists, at least eight of them died while incarcerated. The DOD claims at least 6 were by suicide. But were they? My guest today is author Jeffrey Kaye. In his book Cover-up at Guantanamo, Jeffrey explores two of these mysterious deaths, detailing meticulously, declassified military documents; horrifying tales of drugs possibly used for interrogation purposes; the lack of basic human rights; and strong evidence of a massive cover-up of the truth. Buckle up… you’re about to journey INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT. SHOW NOTES o Guantanamo Truth o Jeffrey Kaye’s Articles on Medium o The Black Vault’s Archive on Terrorism
73 minutes | a month ago
Ep. #63 – The “Leaked” UFO Photo. The WHO, WHAT and POSSIBLY the WHY
Did you see the “leaked” UFO photo released this week by the new blog site “The Debrief”? Well, here it is, along with a breakdown of how this all came to pass. And, I put forward just a working idea to offer a different take about what just happened. Note: There is an awkward start to this, and not my normal show open where I welcome you all to the show. I had an audio hiccup on the live feed for about 30 seconds, which I trimmed out. Obviously, I make references to visuals, as this is the audio version of the video presentation. If possible, I always recommend the live stream over the audio-only, which is available below. Show Notes o ‘FAST MOVERS’ AND TRANSMEDIUM VEHICLES – THE PENTAGON’S UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL PHENOMENA TASK FORCE o LEAKED PHOTO SURFACES OF PURPORTED UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL PHENOMENA o The Black Vault’s Twitter Thread on the Developments as this unfolded Live Stream Video
58 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. #62 – The Road To UFO Disclosure — Special Guest: Stephen Bassett
The year is 2020. It has brought us a global pandemic; riots in the streets of America; and a Presidential impeachment trial that turned the United States upside down. But in between those world changing events – the UFO phenomenon has increasingly been given more credibility and more serious exposure on the nightly news programs. But maybe most of all – the phenomena has revealed itself again to be not only worthy of scientific scrutiny but also worthy of respect by the general public. My guest today is Stephen Bassett. For nearly 25 years, he has aimed to end what he calls a “government-imposed truth embargo behind extraterrestrial related phenomena.” He organized a Citizen Hearing on Disclosure at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. and he spearheaded political initiatives that injected the ET issue into the 2016 Presidential campaign. Pending lawsuits and controversy aside, with a new Presidential administration about to take over, how – if at all — will that change the landscape for the UFO issue that has picked up steam in the past couple of years? Stay tuned… you’re about to journey INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT. SHOW NOTES o Stephen Bassett’s Paradigm Research Group o Election 2016 – PRG Political Initiative o CITIZEN HEARING on DISCLOSURE
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. #61 – The UAP Task Force and Classified UFO Briefings
UFOs. A topic that continues to fascinate the public, and has, for decades. Now, after more than nearly 50 years of denying interest in the topic – the U.S. military, and certain members of Congress, want answers. Recent documents obtained by The Black Vault prove that more is going on behind the scenes than has been reported. From classified briefings… to Pentagon spokespeople who clearly don’t want to talk – what’s this all really mean? Stay tuned… you’re about to journey INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT. Watch the Video SHOW NOTES o March 11th, 2020, House Armed Services Committee Received Briefing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) o This Is The Letter The Navy Sent A Congressman Who Was Demanding Answers About UFOs o U.S. Navy drafting new guidelines for reporting UFOs o U.S. Navy’s UFO/UAP Guidelines to Remain Classified o Navy Officially Releases UFO/UAP Videos; Calls Them “Historical”
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. #60 – FBI Documents on the Lonnie Zamora Case / Socorro, NM UFO Landing
April 24, 1964. Socorro, New Mexico. Officer Lonnie Zamora witnesses a craft of unknown origin, two humanoid like figures beside it, and a mysterious insignia printed on the ship. With physical trace evidence left behind in the area, the US Air Force would later try, but fail, to explain what happened. The case remains unexplained to this day. Now, the FBI releases some new information to The Black Vault which sheds not only some new light on the encounter but more so, the UFO subject as a whole. Stay tuned… you’re about to journey INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT. Live Stream SHOW NOTES From the Desks of Project Blue Book FBI Files on the Socorro UFO Landing, April 24, 1964
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. #59 – The NY Times and the Unreported UAP Encounters – Why Accuracy in UFO Reporting MATTERS
As UFOs captivate the world; society heavily relies on the mainstream media to offer accurate information. But do they? In 2019, the NY Times reported multiple Naval encounters with UFOs. And although evidence exists they tried to verify that on an official level, The Black Vault just received documents that show they may not have been able to. Did the NY Times hide UAP related information they did receive for a year? Did they change the date and timeframe of a UFO case they previously reported on, in an attempt to connect evidence to it that was unrelated? It’s time for you to decide if you’re hearing the whole truth. From my side – here’s what I found out. Stay tuned… you’re about to journey INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT. Live Stream ——– SHOW NOTES: ARTICLE: The NY Times and the Unreported UAP Encounters The Black Vault’s FOIA Request and responsive records
74 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. #58 – UFO Crash Wreckage, Off World Vehicles & the NY Times
In December of 2017, the NY Times was responsible for bringing news about the “Secret Pentagon UFO Study” known as AATIP to the world. And since then, they have oddly chosen to rarely tackle the issue. But recently, they published a new article that offered bombshell revelations about “Off World Vehicles” being recovered by our U.S. government. Yet, is it all accurate? With multiple corrections by the New York Times being posted, and with other changes to their original article without any acknowledgement at all, who knows what to believe any more? Join me – as I dissect the claims put forward by the NY Times… and you can decide what it all may mean. Stay tuned… you’re about to journey INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT. ——– SHOW NOTES: – No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public – Systems Engineering in DoD PowerPoint Presentable Example – Do We Believe in U.F.O.s? That’s the Wrong Question – The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) DIRD Report Research – Dr. Eric Davis, TTSA and the BLATANTLY FALSE Information Being Touted – Along With Out of Line Insults Towards Various Researchers Subscribe for notifications on upcoming shows: – The Black Vault on FaceBook – The Black Vault on Twitter – The Black Vault on YouTube (Originals – Channel 1) – The Black Vault on YouTube (Archival Videos – Channel 2) – Order INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT: The Government’s UFO Secrets Revealed – Order on Amazon – Order Secrets from the Black Vault: The Army’s Plan for a Military Base on the Moon and Other Declassified Documents that Rewrote History – Order on Amazon – Support The Black Vault on Patreon
64 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. #57 – UFO Hoaxes & Disinformation – Special Guest: Alejandro Rojas
For more than 20 years, The Black Vault has collected thousands of pages on the UFO phenomena through official channels. But, what happens, when documents surface by unofficial means? Leaked documents and unsubstantiated rumors have plagued the field of UFOlogy for decades. And the biggest question we all have to ask ourselves when that so-called evidence does surface; is should this information ever be taken seriously at all? From Majestic 12 to Project Aquarius, and from Project SERPO to the Roswell Slides – these stories and many more have surfaced over the years from unknown or highly questionable and unreliable sources at best. And like anything with the field of UFOs, it is never black & white, and usually always comes with a heavy dose of controversy. My guest today, is Alejandro Rojas. He runs the well known OpenMinds.tv website, and he writes extensively about science, space, science fiction and UFOs. And when he tackles the latter, he has dug in deep to try and separate fact… from fiction. Join us, as Alejandro and I break down some of today’s hottest topics within the field of UFOs – and whether they should be hot topics at all. Stay tuned… you’re about to journey INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT. ——— SHOW NOTES: – OpenMinds – Alejandro Rojas’ Blog – Eric Davis / Admiral Wilson Notes – Project Aquarius (Just one example) – Alejandro Rojas’ FOIA Release Regardling Doty/Bennewitz Subscribe for notifications on upcoming shows: – The Black Vault on FaceBook – The Black Vault on Twitter – The Black Vault on YouTube (Originals – Channel 1) – The Black Vault on YouTube (Archival Videos – Channel 2) – Order INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT: The Government’s UFO Secrets Revealed – Order on Amazon – Order Secrets from the Black Vault: The Army’s Plan for a Military Base on the Moon and Other Declassified Documents that Rewrote History – Order on Amazon – Support The Black Vault on Patreon
55 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. #56 – The Admiral Wilson Leak: A Breakdown & Analysis
It consists of just 15 pages… but the implications are astounding. The Admiral Wilson papers chronicle a secret meeting in Las Vegas, where deep dark alien secrets were revealed. The leaked documents are named after the one who allegedly spilled SOME of the secrets… Admiral Thomas Wilson. He was a highly decorated Navy officer who also served as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency for three years ending in 2002. As with any leaked record within the UFO community, it comes with controversy. Although some herald the leak as the greatest secret to be revealed in the last century; others consider it a well-thought out hoax which involves names of controversial UFO figures. Who is right? What does Admiral Wilson himself say? Stay Tuned… You’re about to journey inside The Black Vault. Show Notes — The “Admiral Wilson Leak” Documents — Dr. Edgar Mitchell / Bill Nye Segment on Larry King Live Subscribe for notifications on upcoming shows: – The Black Vault on FaceBook – The Black Vault on Twitter – The Black Vault on YouTube (Originals – Channel 1) – The Black Vault on YouTube (Archival Videos – Channel 2) – Order INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT: The Government’s UFO Secrets Revealed – Order on Amazon – Order Secrets from the Black Vault: The Army’s Plan for a Military Base on the Moon and Other Declassified Documents that Rewrote History – Order on Amazon – Support The Black Vault on Patreon
33 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. #55 – The U.S. Air Force & UFOs
The subject of UFOs have dominated the headlines these past few years. As a result, The Navy has officially released three videos that depict what they say, are UFOs, and now the mainstream media seems to take the topic seriously. Yet, the United States Air Force, the military branch with the highest level of air dominance and presence, is mysteriously quiet about the issue of UFOs, or what the Navy now refers to them as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, or UAPs. Why? The Navy has drafted new guidelines, captured video, and has openly admitted that the entire situation is a concern. Despite all of that, the Air Force continues to deny any interest, and new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) responses just came in to The Black Vault that only add more confusion to the mix. What did the Air Force say? Stay tuned… you’re about to journey INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT. Show Notes — Air Force Instruction 10-206 – The Vanishing UFO Regulation — Navy Officially Releases UFO/UAP Videos; Calls Them “Historical” Subscribe for notifications on upcoming shows: – The Black Vault on FaceBook – The Black Vault on Twitter – The Black Vault on YouTube (Originals – Channel 1) – The Black Vault on YouTube (Archival Videos – Channel 2) – Order INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT: The Government’s UFO Secrets Revealed – Order on Amazon – Order Secrets from the Black Vault: The Army’s Plan for a Military Base on the Moon and Other Declassified Documents that Rewrote History – Order on Amazon – Support The Black Vault on Patreon
31 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. #54 – Special Edition: The FAA’s UFO Connection
For more than two years, talk about the secret Pentagon UFO program known as AATIP has raged within UFO circles. Although controversy continues to brew about what AATIP really did; it’s now undeniable that the Department of Defense does research Unidentified Aerial Phenomena via a multi-agency task force currently operating within the Pentagon. So, whether this task for is AATIP 2.0 or another research program entirely, the DoD is looking into a growing aerial threat that is invading military installations and threatening U.S. Navy pilots. Now that we’ve established something is being done about military encounters –what happens when commercial pilots run into the same threat? Although commercial sightings are not quite as intriguing as those that occur within the military, The Black Vault made a discovery of a little known FAA database that proves the aerial threats do not just plague the U.S. armed forces. What’s inside and what do the encounters reveal? Stay tuned – you’re about to journey Inside The Black Vault. Show Notes FAA Denies Tracking UFOs; Publishes Database Containing UFO Sightings Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Sighting Database The Bigelow Aerospace (NIDS and BAASS) UFO Connection with the FAA Subscribe for notifications on upcoming shows: – The Black Vault on FaceBook – The Black Vault on Twitter – The Black Vault on YouTube (Originals – Channel 1) – The Black Vault on YouTube (Archival Videos – Channel 2) – Order INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT: The Government’s UFO Secrets Revealed – Order on Amazon – Order Secrets from the Black Vault: The Army’s Plan for a Military Base on the Moon and Other Declassified Documents that Rewrote History – Order on Amazon – Support The Black Vault on Patreon
25 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. #53 – Special Edition: Why the Navy’s OFFICIAL UFO Video Release Actually Means Something
Did you see the U.S. Navy OFFICIALLY released three UFO videos? Haven’t we been down this road before? And most importantly, why does that even matter? Join me as I dig in to explain how the legal process unfolded, and what likely paved the way for those videos to be released within an official DOD press release. More: https://www.theblackvault.com/documentarchive/navy-officially-releases-ufo-uap-videos-calls-them-historical/ Want to watch the live stream with video? CLICK HERE. Show Notes Subscribe for notifications on upcoming shows: – The Black Vault on FaceBook – The Black Vault on Twitter – The Black Vault on YouTube (Originals – Channel 1) – The Black Vault on YouTube (Archival Videos – Channel 2) – Order INSIDE THE BLACK VAULT: The Government’s UFO Secrets Revealed – Order on Amazon – Order Secrets from the Black Vault: The Army’s Plan for a Military Base on the Moon and Other Declassified Documents that Rewrote History – Order on Amazon – Support The Black Vault on Patreon
62 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. #52 – Special Guest: Sarah Scoles
More than two years ago, an established science writer and journalist set out on a journey to explore what many call the “UFO Community.” With the goal of giving it an “anthropological look” through 1st person interaction and experience, Sarah Scoles explored the world around Area 51… visited the famed UFO Watchtower… interviewed skeptics, believers and those in the middle ground… scoured the darkest depths of the internet underground… ventured down the hallways of the Pentagon… and yes, one of her interviews was even interviewed yours truly which was all about the recent developments in the land of all things UFOs.
60 minutes | a year ago
Ep. #51 – Special Guest: Jordan Sather
It’s the 17th letter of the alphabet, and considered the least common letter utilized in the English language. But beginning in October of 2017, this single letter began representing… a movement. And it was all spawned by an unknown, anonymous account, who began posting on the social media network known as 4chan. With the idea that the poster held a high security clearance and was possibly connected directly to the White House; the number of followers to these online posts known as “Q drops” exploded.
112 minutes | a year ago
Ep. #50 – Special Guest: Lt. Tim McMillan (ret.)
My guest today, is retired police lieutenant and investigative journalist Tim McMillan. No stranger to this program, Tim published a bombshell article for Popular Mechanics just last Friday – publishing never before seen documents, reports and records that claim yes there was a UFO connection to AATIP, and his evidence can prove it.
66 minutes | a year ago
Ep. #49 – Special Guest: Lt. Col. Kevin Randle (ret.)
More than five decades ago, this man began his hunt for the truth about UFOs. His name, is Kevin Randle. And beginning as a kid, he has pursued a life long interest in the UFO phenomena, and spent nearly three decades on the Roswell incident itself. As a result; he’s rightfully considered one of the top minds on the topic.
91 minutes | a year ago
Ep. #48 – Special Edition: Pentagon UFO Updates & Open Lines
It's been a little while since we did some open lines, so here we go! In Episode 48, streamed live, I dive into recent (past month) developments with the Pentagon and their stance on UFOs. I talk about my recent interview with Luis Elizondo, the Colorado drones swarm and much more.
122 minutes | a year ago
Ep. #47 – Special Guest: Tim McMillan
(Note: Audio is never perfect in live settings. This audio was worked on since the livestream, but you’ll notice a clear difference in quality from Tim McMillan’s microphone and my own. Doing international conversations, even over the internet, sometimes creates unexpected issues. That said, I am aware of the quality, and always strive to seek [...]
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