Friday, July 23, 2010

Oh My Frogman Gone!

Geoff and Kestrel, that Most Excellent team of British Researchers, have been hard at work on their side of the pond. They tell me that Amazon UK has announced that THE CRABB ENIGMA will be available in August:
This is a true story about Commander “Buster” Crabb, a British naval frogman who disappeared whilst undertaking an underwater ‘spying mission’ involving the Soviet cruiser Ordzhonikidze in 1956. Just over a year after he disappeared a body washed up, headless and handless, near Portsmouth. The Establishment took charge of the body and, at an inquest, declared it to be Crabb’s body. However, vital evidence was omitted and key witnesses not called.

It is now known that it was not his body and he was not buried in Portsmouth at that time. The problem for the establishment was that Crabb worked for the then head of the Royal Navy, Lord Mountbatten. At the time the US government security agencies alleged that Mountbatten was doing ‘unofficial’ business with senior officials within the Soviet Union.

This, of course, would be a valid explanation as to why the whole Crabb story is being held secret and cannot be disclosed for 100 years, meaning that the official papers will not be made public until 2056.

What's left to say to that? OMFG about covers it.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Paying it forward

Information has an odd way of traveling in the Townsend Brown world. It is, very often, less about what one knows than about what one shares. FF Arc wrote to say that he appreciated the odd links I posted a few days ago. In return he has sent me a 2010 piece on Townsend Brown's Battery:
To create Townsend Brown's Battery a high dielectric was melted with a metal oxide or carbide (he indicated Tungsten Carbide was the best he found). This was exposed to a high voltage during the cooling processes on the battery electrodes. This process seemed to create a constant low voltage that would not cease (~1V). The leads could be put into a small resistance short circuit for weeks without losing its charge.
I am putting the link up here as a means of paying it forward to young researchers who are just now discovering the formerly hidden science of Townsend Brown. Go forth and do wondrous things, my children.

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Most Important Story: A Hidden World, Growing Beyond Control

Today's Washington Post expose  by Dana Priest and William Arkin reveals the out of control growth of intelligence agencies and budgets and bureaucracies that continue to be one of the most costly legacies of the Bush administration. One has to wonder if there is any way of reining them in again?

"Every day across the United States, 854,000 civil servants, military personnel and private contractors with top-secret security clearances are scanned into offices protected by electromagnetic locks, retinal cameras and fortified walls that eavesdropping equipment cannot penetrate.

At least 20 percent of the government organizations that exist to fend off terrorist threats were established or refashioned in the wake of 9/11. Many that existed before the attacks grew to historic proportions as the Bush administration and Congress gave agencies more money than they were capable of responsibly spending. The Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency, for example, has gone from 7,500 employees in 2002 to 16,500 today. The budget of the National Security Agency, which conducts electronic eavesdropping, doubled. Thirty-five FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces became 106. It was phenomenal growth that began almost as soon as the Sept. 11 attacks ended."

"There has been so much growth since 9/11 that getting your arms around that - not just for the DNI [Director of National Intelligence], but for any individual, for the director of the CIA, for the secretary of defense - is a challenge," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in an interview with The Post last week.
In the Department of Defense, where more than two-thirds of the intelligence programs reside, only a handful of senior officials - called Super Users - have the ability to even know about all the department's activities. But as two of the Super Users indicated in interviews, there is simply no way they can keep up with the nation's most sensitive work."

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Odd Links We Find in Our Bookmarks Files

US Patent 5590031


Douglas Field Data Acquisition Requirements.

(Not necessarily related, but not necessarily not neither.)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Shady Characters

I may have mentioned that Forum Friend and diligent researcher Pladium recently located a packet of TTB source material in a West Virginia library a few months back. They were in a file in the Gray Barker archives at WV University, of all places.

Gray Barker is the (cough) "journalist" who brought us Adamski, MIB, Mothman and and the Flatwoods Monster story. He appears to have initiated a friendly exchange with Rose Hackett, Townsend's loyal secretary at NICAP and either she, or Townsend sent over a collection of documents for his background reading. That collection is an invaluable resources for gravitics researchers, including as they do, correspondence from Townsend to Ed Hull and a paper by an Army mathematician.

Barker himself is an interesting character, in a fantabulating sort of way. Film Makers and writers still find him to be a fascinating subject, as the latest biopic shows:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Another Anti Anti-gravity Man

Townsend hated that his work got saddled with the term "anti-gravity, feeling that it was a misleading description for what happened in the field around his gravitor when it was powered up. Forum Friend Mikado calls that action "displacement." Dr. Erik Verlinde, author of On the Origin of Gravity and the Laws of Newton appears to be thinking along similar lines:

Gravity is explained as an entropic force caused by changes in the information associated with the positions of material bodies.

For readers who really aren't all that interested in scientific papers, today's New York Times carries a more readable introduction to the man who says, "For me, gravity doesn't exist."

Friday, July 9, 2010

Coincidence? Sure it is.

A while back, the Quonset Hut was visited by a former NSA physicist by the name of Robert (Bob) Koontz, Ph.D.  Bob wanted to let us know that he had verified the Biefied-Brown effect in his own experiment.  Later I came across another paper by Thomas B. Bahder which discounts the commonly believed idea that the BBE can be explained as ionic wind.

A bit more googling about this Mr. Bahder reveals that quantum cryptography is also an interest of his. Based on some of his publication titles, I would bet my flip-flops that he worked for the NSA at one time. Of course it is purely a coincidence that these  physicists were members of an organization  once so secret that its acronym was said to stand for No Such Agency.  Why would scientists in the employ of the most technologically advanced communications agency in the world waste their time researching the "crackpot theories" of Townsend Brown?

And poor Dr. Musha also spent years investigating these same theories. I guess he too failed to get the word that he spinning his wheels:
From 1992 to 1996, he conducted experiments to confirm the Biefeld-Brown effect solely and later cooperated with the research group of the Honda R&D institute, and obtained positive results. He also derived the formula to explain the electrogravitic effect from the weak-field approximation of Einstein's General Relativity Theory; a formula that was similar to the formula obtained by Boyko V.Ivanov, which was derived from the Weyl-Majumdar-Papapetrou solutions of the General Relativity Theory.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I Have It on Good Authority

I have it on Good Authority, even if it is presently only a second or third hand report:

In his 1977 book 'The Night Watch', former CIA officer David Atlee Phillips wrote on page 123 (according to Lobster):

"...that small circle of well-bred, highly educated adventurers who were known to some in the CIA as the 'Knights Templars' - Allen Dulles, Frank Wisner, Kermit Roosevelt, Tracey Barnes, Dick Bissell, and kindred spirits. Other CIA veterans have confirmed the existence of similar associations within the agency, with names like the "Century group" and the "Gold Key group".

I  have been remembering that the early OSS was called the organization of the "Oh So Social," by its detractors. There would have been some truth in the name, since many of the insiders were handpicked by Sir William Stephenson, a man who moved in well-connected and affluent circles. It is only natural that those same insiders would become early participants in the post WWII national intelligence arenas. It also seems natural that this same, well-bred "adventurers club" would have spun off a subset of "gentlemen scientists," sons of wealthy families who encouraged and funded their every intellectual whim with the best available laboratory equipment any autodidact could want. Three who come to immediately to mind are Townsend himself, Alfred Loomis, another radar genius; and cryptographic expert, Beau Kitselman-- not a one of whom ever followed a traditional academic path. My spidey sense says that this same inner (founders') circle was probably less of a formal organization than a network of folks with shared acquaintances and shared histories.

Will I ever be able to prove any of these assumptions? Perhaps not, but I would be very surprised to find that I have missed the mark here.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Quote of the Day

If you can't ride two horses at once, you shouldn't be in the circus.

 --  James Maxton

Chapters 26 and 27 are up

Chapter 26 Philadelphia, Again

Chapter 27 You've Got the Green Light

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Transcendental Meditations

Blogger Steve Hammons muses upon a discussion between Jacques Vallee and his own source, a certain "Major Murphy:"
Vallee explained, "Now, the UFO phenomenon could be controlled by alien beings." To this, Major Murphy responded, "If it is, then the study of it doesn't belong in science. It belongs in intelligence." 
"Meaning counterespionage," Vallee noted. "And that, he pointed out, was his domain." 

Murphy told Vallee, "Now, in the field of counterespionage, the rules are completely different ... you should look for the irrational, the bizarre, the elements that do not fit ... Have you ever felt you were getting close to something that didn't seem to fit any rational pattern, yet gave you the strong impression that it was significant?"
This leads Hammons to muse. about the UFO phenomenon as it might be explained, if viewed seen through the lens of  Transcendent Intelligence:

Maybe this is part of what has been termed "transcendent warfare." The phrase was used by a Navy SEAL officer for a research paper about the U.S. defense and intelligence program on advanced human perception, Project STAR GATE.

The follow-on concept of "transcendent power" is meant to be one that is complementary to and synergistic with the military, diplomatic and persuasive elements called "hard power," "soft power" and "smart power."
This explanation feels strikingly compatible with the strong mystical streak that runs through the Townsend Brown story, from Kitselman's writings all the way up through many of the statements made to Paul, author of DEFYING GRAVITY by Morgan, the young man who was mentored by Townsend and Twigsnapper.  In fact, Morgan once said that there was a component of the Caroline core that could best be called a Shifted Dimensional Intelligence. In an earlier post, I talked about the INTS of Intelligence, such as HUMINT, SIGINT, COMMINT, etc. I completely forgot about OSINT, or Open Source Intelligence which is one of the newest. Of it, in regard to the idea of learning to access Transcendent Intelligence, Hammond says:
We might even consider that OSINT, though it typically refers to gathering open information from conventional sources, might also have leading-edge aspects related to unusual or alternative acquisition of knowledge and understanding. That is, greater perception by average people at the grassroots can include normal information gathering and more forward-leaning methods, such as intuition and advanced perception that have been identified by U.S. intelligence and defense programs such as Project STAR GATE.
By exploring these kinds of transcendent intelligence, it is possible that we can learn more about the many mysteries that seem to hold the potential for important discoveries.

Bravo, Steve! Well done!