Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Swamp gas and misidentifications of the planet Venus have made it to the Middle Kingdom.

New Sighting of UFO Over China: UFO sighting shut down China airport

Monday, September 27, 2010 "Aliens have deactivated British and US nuclear missiles, say US military pilots."

Aliens have landed, infiltrated British nuclear missile sites and deactivated the weapons, according to US military pilots. UN 'to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors'

A space ambassador could be appointed by the United Nations to act as the first point of contact for aliens trying to communicate with Earth.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

U.K. government releases new UFO files

UFO files: Winston Churchill 'feared panic' over Second World War RAF incident

Winston Churchill was accused of ordering a cover-up of a Second World War encounter between a UFO and a RAF bomber because he feared public "panic" and loss of faith in religion, newly released secret files disclose.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Associated Press: "Vatican looks to heavens for signs of alien life"

VATICAN CITY — E.T. phone Rome. Four hundred years after it locked up Galileo for challenging the view that the Earth was the center of the universe, the Vatican has called in experts to study the possibility of extraterrestrial alien life and its implication for the Catholic Church.

"The questions of life's origins and of whether life exists elsewhere in the universe are very suitable and deserve serious consideration," said the Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, an astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory.

Funes, a Jesuit priest, presented the results Tuesday of a five-day conference that gathered astronomers, physicists, biologists and other experts to discuss the budding field of astrobiology — the study of the origin of life and its existence elsewhere in the cosmos.
Funes said the possibility of alien life raises "many philosophical and theological implications" but added that the gathering was mainly focused on the scientific perspective and how different disciplines can be used to explore the issue.

Chris Impey, an astronomy professor at the University of Arizona, said it was appropriate that the Vatican would host such a meeting.

"Both science and religion posit life as a special outcome of a vast and mostly inhospitable universe," he told a news conference Tuesday. "There is a rich middle ground for dialogue between the practitioners of astrobiology and those who seek to understand the meaning of our existence in a biological universe."

In the interview last year, Funes told Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that believing the universe may host aliens, even intelligent ones, does not contradict a faith in God.
"How can we rule out that life may have developed elsewhere?" Funes said in that interview.

"Just as there is a multitude of creatures on Earth, there could be other beings, even intelligent ones, created by God. This does not contradict our faith, because we cannot put limits on God's creative freedom."

Funes maintained that if intelligent beings were discovered, they would also be considered "part of creation."

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Maya Of Eternal Time - Drunvalo Melchizedek 2009 1 of 14

This is a web broadcast of Drunvalo Melchizedek about the mayan prophecies about 2012. The leader of the mayan council of elders Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez has given his approval to Drunvalo to tell the world what the mayans themself have to say about the 2012 prophecies, this is the first time they reveal to the world what they think will happen.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Text from

The name of Richard Hoagland - a bearded Viking warrior, still standing after all these years - is inevitably etched in the minds of all those who have contemplated the possibility that all may not be the way we are led to believe on the Moon and Mars. Informed and opinionated, and proud to have been a steady thorn in NASA's side for over twenty years, Richard makes regular appearances as the Science Adviser on Coast to Coast AM - and has written two books, the most recent of which, Dark Mission, has climbed to near the top of the New York Times best seller list.

We visited Richard at his Albuquerque home on two occasions. The first, in December 2006, generated the kind of spirited and wide-ranging restaurant conversation that really should have been captured on video. The second time, a year later, we channeled all our conversation on camera - three hours' worth - and then celebrated with the restaurant conversation afterwards. The three of us were delighted with what we had captured.

This interview, in three comprehensive parts, first chronicles Richard's personal journey; then detailed photographic analysis evidencing NASA's deception of the public for decades; and finally his personal views and conclusions about 2012.

Richard - articulate, outspoken and controversial as always - packs a huge amount of information into the nearly three hours of edited interview. Whatever your personal views about NASA, the Apollo missions, or the possible real history of our solar system and its exploration past and present, you will find material here that will educate, inform and stimulate, and which cannot be ignored.

To contact Bill Ryan or Kerry Cassidy, please e-mail us at

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

From CNN by way of Drudge Report: Clinton aide slams Pentagon's UFO secrecy

"It is time for the government to declassify records that are more than 25 years old and to provide scientists with data that will assist in determining the real nature of this phenomenon," ex-Clinton aide John Podesta said Tuesday.

Note: Podesta is the transition chief for President-elect Obama.

Plus a left-over item linked on Drudge Report on 10/20/2008:

"Britain releases secret UFO files"

"Britain's Ministry of Defence on Monday made public its secret files on UFO sightings, with the dossier including a range of reports from a close encounter with a UFO over Kent and a letter from a woman claiming to be an alien warrior."

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

We have made official contact...with Prof. Mark Woodhouse

Hi Steve,

Your kind words about Paradigm Wars from 2007 reached me circuitously via another website, together with your quoting me on why I took down my section dealing with Contact. Glad you found that this in itself was "news".

Just wanted to check in briefly and say "Thanks for the upbeat references." Also to say that I think we are now, indeed, very close to full-bore global Contact. Stay tuned.

Continuing warm regards,


Mark B. Woodhouse, PhD. - Associate Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Georgia State University in Atlanta, author of Paradigm Wars: Worldviews for a New Age and A Preface to Philosophy

Monday, September 22, 2008

Annoucement from Jim Nichols...

Just got another email from our ole chum, UFO artist/researcher Jim Nichols:

Hey Steve,

Here's a FYI... I'll be doing a MUFON lecture in Casa Grande at the public library on Sept. 27th. Here's my topic...

All the Tucson gang is welcome!

Thanks, Jim Nichols

Monday, August 11, 2008

Here's a companion blog to my YouTube lecture about the Pleiadian "Message." Thought you might like to post this on your site as well...Thanks again, Jim Nichols."

Friday, July 25, 2008

Youtube videos on Dr. Edgar Mitchell's official UFO and ET disclosure

Edgar Mitchell UFO interview on Kerrang Radio 23 July 2008

We are not alone.
Edgar Mitchell talks about his UFO experiences and what he knows for certain.

Apollo 14 - Edgar Mitchell on Roswell and COMETA

Paradigm Research Group
Stephen Bassett
X-Conference at the National Press Club,
Washinghton D.C.,
April 21, 2008

Edgar Mitchell, the Apollo 14 astronaut, who holds a doctorate from MIT in aeronautics and astronautics, is convinced ''at a confidence level above 90 percent, that there is reality to all of this.'' He says, ''People have been digging through the files and investigating for years now. The files are quite convincing. The only thing that's lacking is the official stamp.''

Mitchell joins five-star Admiral Lord Hill-Norton, the former head of the British Ministry of Defense, in calling for congressional fact-finding hearings into the UFO question.
Channel Islands UFO and Britain's Roswell

''No culture from the beginning of time, no culture from anywhere on the planet, has ever voided the idea of all other intelligent life other than ourselves,'' he told a UFO conference at the New York Hall of Science two weeks ago. ''That's arrogance.''
COMETA Report -
This story ran on page E3 of the Boston Globe on 5/21/2000
Leslie Kean is a freelance journalist in the San Francisco Bay area

Nasa Response re: Edgar Mitchell interview on Kerrang Radio

Apollo 14 astronaut claims aliens HAVE made contact - but it has been covered up for 60 years. Aliens have contacted humans several times but governments have hidden the truth for 60 years, the sixth man to walk on the moon has claimed.

Apollo 14 astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell, said he was aware of many UFO visits to Earth during his career with NASA but each one was covered up.

Dr Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview that sources at the space agency who had had contact with aliens described the beings as 'little people who look strange to us.'

He said supposedly real-life ET's were similar to the traditional image of a small frame, large eyes and head.

Chillingly, he claimed our technology is 'not nearly as sophisticated' as theirs and "had they been hostile", he warned 'we would be been gone by now'.

Dr Mitchell, along with with Apollo 14 commander Alan Shepard, holds the record for the longest ever moon walk, at nine hours and 17 minutes following their 1971 mission.

'I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we've been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomena is real,' Dr Mitchell said.

'It's been well covered up by all our governments for the last 60 years or so, but slowly it's leaked out and some of us have been privileged to have been briefed on some of it.

Earth to Skeptical Inquirer and The Skeptic! Earth to Skeptical Inquirer and The Skeptic!

Explain it away fast! There MUST be a "rational," "prosaic," or "merely anecdotal" explanation...or else invent!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Moon-walker claims alien contact cover-up" -

FORMER NASA astronaut and moon-walker Dr Edgar Mitchell - a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission - has stunningly claimed aliens exist.

"I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we've been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomena is real," Dr Mitchell said.

"It's been well covered up by all our governments for the last 60 years or so, but slowly it's leaked out and some of us have been privileged to have been briefed on some of it.

"I've been in military and intelligence circles, who know that beneath the surface of what has been public knowledge, yes - we have been visited. Reading the papers recently, it's been happening quite a bit.",23599,24070088-13762,00.html

Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, begins Official UFO Disclosure
by Joan d'Arc

"There's more nonsense out there about this than is real, but it IS a real phenomenon. … Some of us are privileged enough to have been briefed on some of it." He stated, "We're not alone in the Universe. We have been visited."

Ex-Astronaut: Aliens Are Real and Government Knows It,2933,390161,00.html

Astronaut Claims US Government Covered Up UFOs – Edgar Mitchell Says Aliens Exist And Look Like Pictures Taken – Roswell Is Real

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

UFL (Unidentified Fishing Loman) Sighting in Idaho!

Jim Nichols of forwarded me the above photo (via Cutting Edge producer Jim Rodger), with the following wisecrack: "This is why we have NO UFOAZ shows on DVD...!!!"

"Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you know what Ted Loman is doing these days since he left Tucson.

As many of you know I use to work with Ted on his old show UFOAZ. I directed 165 episodes over six and one half years with Ted.

Any way it was great to spend a little time with Ted on the lake. Check out the photo of Ted in action!

By the way our next shows will be a two part series with author Richard Dolan. The first show on 7/25. For further details go to our website at"

Jim Rodger
Producer/Host - Cutting Edge TV

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sneak preview...of new German saucer art series by Jim Nichols

Hi Steve,

Here's a sneak preview-- I've repainted the Haunebus in this picture to make them a little more authentic. I'll be premiering a NEW line of German saucer art in my new video which should be out in 6 to 8 weeks.

-- Stay tuned,


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jim Nichols - YouTube video: "Pleiadian ETs, Reptilian ETs and The Message"

Under-Appreciated Science Productions presents U.F.O. Hypotheses

Jim Nichols: UFO Essayist, Talk Show Host, Artist and Author

Lecturing in Tucson, Arizona in November 2007 on Pleiadian ETs, Reptilian ETs and The Message with selected material from and Jim Nichols' "Case Files Revealed"

- For more see

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Dr. Louis Turi...back in Tucson - at the Wilmot library MUFON meeting, Sat. 06/21/2008

Dr. Louis Turi discussing Divine Astrology and Astropsychology.

Dr. Turi’s Tucson Message:

"My trip to Tucson went just fantastic as usual and the room was packed with people waiting for me to lecture on the power of the subconscious and my four incredible UFO experiences. When I lecture time flys by so fast and even after the “questions” time people were still flocking around me with more questions. My presentation was very well understood and everyone received my message clearly especially when I did the predictions for America and the world using Senator Obama’s stars and fate.

You bet Mr. Obama for the sake of America and the all foreign nations...Many people were totally blown away not knowing how the stars of any President can and will mold the fate of his people and the country he runs. I explained in great details all possibility involved especially those involving his tragic end and nuclear development. Again all that you want to know about World Universal and Personal Predictions will be in my “Cosmic Code” newsletters and in my 2009 Moon Power when I manage to find the time to write it. The only hard part was outside signing tons of books on the back of my hummer. The Tucson Library does not allow any sales but regardless of the 112 or more degrees incredible neat people patiently waited for their turn. I always wear black when I lecture and trust me I really felt like melting outside. Indeed a phenomenal presentation that as usual will bring more work to me…"

With George Parks, camera man for The Cutting Edge tv program and Arizona State Director of MUFON/Mutual UFO Network - call 520-692-1233 or visit

With T.S. Minton Blogs contributor, artist Charla Gene.

Japanese UFO journalist Marie Ueda -, and Cutting Edge cohost Edward T. Martin, author of "King of Travelers, Jesus' Lost Years in India" - see also and

Cutting Edge loyal audience member Alvina Doyle

All photos by Charla Gene - All rights reserved.

Monday, November 12, 2007

The man who had all the answers...

Tucson's own defender of science and rationality Maj. James McGaha has come along again to set us all straight. Repeat after me: "There's not one shred of credible evidence, it's all anecdotal; there's not one shred of credible evidence, it's all anecdotal; there's not one shred of credible evidence, it's all anecdotal." Sounds tedious...and also strangely like an article of faith. Apparently old habits (and ideologies) die hard.

CNN LARRY KING LIVE - UFOS: Are They for Real? Aired November 9, 2007 21:00 ET (Rush transcript)

UFO Discussion Forum
"James McGaha, a noted skeptic, comes on late in the show to totally debunk the Bentwaters testimony, as a result of misinterpretations and improper use of their equipment. What a complete joke.. Penniston and Haut stood their ground and made McGaha look like an absolute moron, imo. Two Larry King shows and both times the skeptical side was shredded."

LARRY KING: Friday’s UFO Show . . . Bang or Bust?
"Initially, I was little perturbed that McGaha would be given the same consideration as these high caliber witnesses; however, as has always been the case with McGaha, he is his own worst enemy! In the aftermath I just found it improbable that any one rational individual would lend him credence.
Unfortunately, for those who are truly interested in the subject of UFOs, yet remain skeptical, and would have liked to have had intelligent questions and or debate for the witnesses, McGaha wasn’t their man! He failed miserably!"

For more information on skeptical crusader Maj. James McGaha:

The Grasslands Observatory
"The Grasslands Observatory is owned by Tim Hunter. The Director of the observatory is James McGaha, who is in charge of the observatory's operations. "

Letter to James McGaha - by Jim Lippard [in which a fellow skeptic fights back. - ed.]

Center of Inquiry
"James McGaha is a retired USAF pilot, astronomer and director of the Grasslands Observatory. He held a TOP SECRET compartmented security clearance and was involved in numerous classified operations including operations in the so-called "Area 51".
His current work includes astrometry and photometry of asteroids and supernovae. He has discovered 15 Asteroids and 43 Comets and has over 1500 M.P.E.C. publications on Near Earth Asteroids.
He is the winner of the 2002 Shoemaker NEO Grant.
James McGaha has actively promoted science and debunked pseudoscience for over 35 years. He was the founder and chairman of the Tucson Skeptics and a Scientific Consultant to CSICOP. He has lectured on and investigated numerous cases of pseudoscience around the world. His skeptical views have been presented to the public via numerous television appearances.
After investigating pseudoscientific phenomena for over 35 years James McGaha has found no evidenced that the supernatural exist. He remains skeptical."

A post from the past...

Here's an old post I want to archive from my inactive blog page
since it has a few interesting turns of phrase...

Monday, October 31, 2005

Introduction to UFO and Paranormal Blogs
This blog is intended for commentary on guests and topics raised by Jim Rodger's Tucson-based community access cable TV program The Cutting Edge. This show focuses on UFOs, ancient mysteries, frontier science, paranormal experiences, and the like -- and all associated controveries. All bloggers are responsible for the content of their own postings. We encourage DISCUSSION here, not name-calling or ad hominem attack, and certainly not libelous statements. Skeptics and even debunkers of course are free to join the fray, but be aware that the dominant viewpoints we wish to attract will converge on the point that the tides of logic and critical thinking are turning in sympathy for the truth of paranormal experiences. And dogmatic debunkers (which are to principled skeptics what moderate Christians are to rabid, inflexible fundamentalists) are forewarned that we possess an arsenal of information to reveal that their ideology is a discredited, ossified relic unfit for the 21st century. Of course people's subjective experience of the truth -- especially in such slippery areas as we focus on here -- will always be distorted by their personal biases, but we encourage as much objectivity and scientific thinking/forms of expression as possible. At the same time, we are keenly aware that many of these topics are outside the range of the current scientific paradigm. That won't stop us from continuing to push the envelope (to name drop a meaningful but overused cliche), in the manner of Prof. Mark Woodhouse ("Paradigm Wars: Worldviews For a New Age") and Tucson's own Dr. Gary Schwartz ("The Afterlife Experiments: Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life After Death"). At the same time, New Age True Believers who believe that claiming is the same as proving, or who dismiss standards of proof altogether as "negative thinking", are admonished that I for one will subject them on these boards to the same level of scrutiny as I demand of skeptics and debunkers.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

A little online exchange about the Tooth Fairy and Ted Loman's untouched stash of UFOAZ and Off the Record VCR tapes, 1991 to 2002.

Good news about Ted [re: the videos archived here at T.S. Minton Blogs - ed.], you really need to light a fire under his butt to get those old shows out of storage and back on the air!!!

Then maybe Jim needs to bring the matches.

How 'bout just ignore 'em and then they'll go away?

They haven't yet.

Maybe you can channel Toto from the planet Xathon, or the Tooth Fairie...they'll take care of everything.

I've been trying, left messages but as to date, nothing yet. Keep your legs crossed.

I'm reminded of the joke (which I'm making up now): "How many New Agers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?" Answer: Five. Four to hold hands while sitting in the lotus position and singing "Kumbaya" and praying for White Light and Ascended Masters and "positive thinking" to magically get the job done...and one to get off their rear and just do it. Seriously, it's no skin off my back what you do with the would cost a pretty penny to get them ALL converted to DVD anyway...but in all seriousness, aren't there at least a few you cherish and want to preserve? I was always fond of the Drunvalo episodes, Robert Morning Sky, and the Graham Birdsall hidden NASA footage was amazing...

I'm still holding hands and singing. Maybe after the second verse.

Maybe by then (after the 2nd verse) we'll all blast into the 13th dimension and everything will be pie-in-the-sky and wonderful and we won't need no stinkin' video tapes when we're finally living in our Light Bodies...after all, the New Age has been promising it anyday now for years...kind of like those bums on the street corner with signs, "The end is nigh!"...anyday the meantime please pass the beer, chips, and the remote control...

No chips for me right now , I've got to go fishing.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

More pictures from the fabled "Meeting of the Lost Tribes of Loman"...
From The Cutting Edge cable TV show, 05/19/2007

The Cutting Edge founder and host Jim Rodger; co-host Kyle Dayton; UFOAZ and Off the Record founder Ted Loman; UFOAZ and Off the Record co-hosts Peggy Kane and Jim Nichols; and founder of Sacramento's UFO Connection (some videos archived here) and Journey Into the Paranormal, Ron Williams.

Ted Loman, Kyle Dayton and John I. Henry.
Photograph by Charla Genet.

Yours truly with Peggy Kane; she helped initiate me into my sole attempt at TV hosting (and I lived to tell the tale...circa January 2001).

From the right: Noelle Fojut and T.S. Minton Blogs regular Charla Genet.

Photographs by John I. Henry except where noted.

Friday, June 8, 2007

"The next thing of true and new significance..."

In April of 2006 I emailed Mark B. Woodhouse, Associate Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Georgia State University in Atlanta and author of the great book I constantly tout, Paradigm Wars: Worldviews for a New Age (1996), and asked him if he would let me post on one of my websites his comprehensive and intellectually rigorous survey "New Dawn Rising: Formal Extraterrestrial Contact." Here is his reply (and although it's dated, it's still "news that stays news"):

"I am afraid I must decline the offer to get my New Dawn Rising piece re-broadcasted, so to speak. In part, I accidentally deleted my most up to date version from March of this year -- quite a bit changed from 2004! -- but more to the point, I took it down because I think it really had served whatever usefulness it was going to. If I still had it up, I would say "Fine, append it somewhere else, too!" In the background of my remarks here is the belief that so much UFO discussion these days is still devoted to evidence they exist, cover-ups, disinformation, lastest breakthroughs (or claims to that effect) in the "proof" they are really around, philosophical debates about abduction agendas, etc., and I am of a mind to set most of all that aside (as useful as it may be in consciousness raising) and simply declare that the next thing of true and new significance will be announcements that Contact is imminent."

See also:
- "New Dawn Rising: Formal Extraterrestrial Contact 2007" at

- By poking around on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine I was able to discover a link to Dr. Woodhouse's last updated version of his posting, from 03/05/2006, click
here. As for the mysterious question marks...who knows???

Paradigm Wars: Worldviews for a New Age

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Comments from the peanut gallery
(Letters to the editor)

"I think your pages look great. Nice collection of photos."
Christopher Schmidt
Classical musician, computer programmer and webmaster
NEW! Old UFOAZ videos posted...

The Missing Sphinx

Clip of researcher John I. Henry's presentation of the theory of the Missing Sphinx of Egypt, featured on Ted Loman's UFOAZ tv program. Used with permission of Ted Loman.

Pyramids, part 1

Researcher John I. Henry argues that an antediluvian civilization build most ancient monuments around 12,000 - 15,000 b.c; also a discussion of massive multi-ton blocks carved in the Andes Mountains, and esoteric Rosicrucian knowledge of underground passages connecting the Great Sphinx to the 3 pyramids of Egypt. From Ted Loman's UFOAZ tv program, used with permission.

Pyramids, part 2

Pyramids, part 3

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Comments from the peanut gallery
(Letters to the editor)

"Steve, this is really nice, keep up the good work. I think you've energized me to get more of the shows out of the box."
[Since moving to Idaho several years ago, Ted has not opened up the boxes containing VHS tapes of the community access TV shows he produced from 1991 to 2002. - ed.]
Ted Loman
UFO researcher, television producer (founder of UFOAZ and Off the Record), and radio host (UFOAZ Talks)

Monday, May 21, 2007

The gathering of the Lost Tribes of Loman...

Ted Loman and company...
Taken after Jim Rodger's The Cutting Edge reunion show (featuring Ted Loman, Peggy Kane and Jim Nichols of UFOAZ and Off the Record fame) , Access Tucson studios, at The Village Inn restaurant, 4245 East Speedway Blvd. (Saturday May 19th, 2007)

Photographs (C) Charla Gene, who writes:

"Hi All,

These pictures are being sent to all of you seen here. I couldn’t get everybody! It was great fun and fantastic memories.

All The Best!


Former co-host of UFOAZ and Off the Record, Jim Nichols (see also Jim Nichols UFO Art) with UFO webmaster Rick Keefe.

Practicing the farther reaches of free speech: Interfusion Publishing and T.S. Minton Blogs founder Steve Minton and UFOAZ/Off the Record founder Ted Loman.

Ted Loman: Lost in thought...or space.

Cutting Edge director Jesse Kaiser (right).

T.S. Minton telling a funny to Ted Loman: I was explaining a cartoon I'm producing, in which a skeptical scientist has his head stuck in his rear-end, and exclaims: "I can't find any UFOS here! There's not one shred of evidence!" Maybe if he changed his focus...

Ted and Camille James Harman, see Jeff Harman Astrological Consulting: Vedic, Kabbalah, Horary, Electional, Astro-location, Vedic Prescription Gems.

Cutting Edge co-host Kyle Dayton.

Former Off the Record director Nick Wyatt.

From the right: Yours truly (with his first visible touch of gray); artist/researcher/former UFOAZ and Off the Record co-host Peggy Kane; and Jim Rodger: former director of Off the Record and founder of The Cutting Edge.

Two old-timers who keep on tickin': International photographer, researcher and T.S. Minton Blogs editorial consultant John Henry with Ted Loman...