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Operation Alert “Civil Defense Drill” – Federal Civil Defense Agency

Background Special thanks to PBS for offering this descriptive note on Operation Alert. I use it here, with full credit to them, in order to properly explain the project. This is from their American Experience program, and offers a detailed account: In 1954, the United States Federal Civil Defense Agency instituted an exercise called Operation […]

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Presidential Transition 2001: NSA Briefs a New Administration (2004 Document)

Background / Excerpt The American electoral process retains many vestiges reflecting its eighteenth century origins. In the age of supersonic transport and email, U.S. citizens select their national leadership on a timetable derived from the speed of carriages and town criers. In the past, in the transition periods following elections, the Central Intelligence Agency has been the manager for general orientations about the […]

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Counter-Zombie Dominance, CONPLAN 8888

The Background This fictitious plan was created by junior military officers undergoing training related to the Department of Defense’s Joint Operational Planning and Execution System (JOPES), the formalized process by which the Department conducts all contingency planning and execution. In an effort to learn the JOPES process, and to do so in a more interesting […]

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Autonomous Technology / Robots

Autonomous robots are robots that can perform desired tasks in unstructured environments without continuous human guidance. Many kinds of robots have some degree of autonomy. Different robots can be autonomous in different ways. A high degree of autonomy is particularly desirable in fields such as space exploration, cleaning floors, mowing lawns, and waste water treatment. […]

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Is it fish or just foul? ‘Mutant’ sea creature with a nose, feet, tail and WINGS baffles Caribbean island

Explained? See Below for Possible Explanation This case began circulating on February 1, 2016. The following was published by the U.K.’s The Daily Mail, which is copyright protected by their respective owners. It is reproduced here under fair use, and for archival/research purposes. By SARA MALM FOR MAILONLINE An ‘alien fish’ caught on a small […]

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Witness Fires Gun at UFO, 1914

The following is part of the Henry McKay Archives. It is used here on The Black Vault, with permission: The following is a transcript from an audio cassette recording of Henry McKay, around the 13 minute mark. This would have been at either one of his lectures or his course. The cassette is simply labelled as […]

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Air Force History

This section deals with reports and records pertaining to Air Force History. The time periods of the documents range from the creation of the USAF in 1947, to date. Air Force Histories NORAD / CORAD Histories  (U) 1955 CONAD History Jan – Jun Vol IX.pdf (U) 1955 CONAD History Jul – Dec Vol X.pdf (U) 1955 CONAD […]

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Project Blue Book

Project Blue Book was one of a series of systematic studies of Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) conducted by the United States Air Force (U.S.A.F.). Started in 1952, it was the second revival of such a study. A termination order was given for the study in December 1969, and all activity under its auspices ceased in […]

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Artificial Intelligence

Wikipedia defines “artificial intelligence” as: Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software. It is also the name of the academic field of study which studies how to create computers and computer software that are capable of intelligent behavior. Major AI researchers and textbooks define this field as “the study and design […]

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Fire Officer’s Guide to Disaster Control, Chapter 13, “Enemy Attack and UFO Potential”

Note from The Black Vault Chapter 13 of the FIRE OFFICER’S GUIDE TO DISASTER CONTROL by WILLIAM M. KRAMER, Ph.D & CHARLES W. BAHME, J.D. deals with an enemy attack associated with the UFO phenomenon.  It should be noted that this is not an official declassified government document, but rather, a book that was published in 1992. All […]

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2 Correctional Officers See UFO’s Near Nuclear Facility

The following case is used on The Black Vault with permission from the author/investigator. It can not be reproduced in any way without contacting Mr. William Puckett. Radar Analysis and Computation WorksheetHanford, WA sighting of Large Orange ObjectsOctober 18, 2015Prepared by William PuckettUFO Investigator and Meteorologist Background: 2 Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) Officers […]

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