1. Strange Craft

  2. The Drones and Whitley Strieber

  3. Drones and Bridges

  4. The "CARET" Program - Explanation for Drone UFO Sightings in California

  5. Big Basin (CA) Strange Craft High Resolution Photographs

  6. More Big Basin, California, Bizarre "Drone" Images



















Strange Craft

from CoastToCoast Website

Last month (April 2007), my wife and I were on a walk when we noticed a very large, very strange "craft" in the sky. My wife took a picture with her cell phone camera (first photo below).


A few days later a friend (and neighbor) lent me his camera and came with me to take photos of this "craft". We found it and took a number of very clear photos. Picture #4 is taken from right below this thing and I must give my friend credit as I was not brave enough to get close enough to take this picture myself!

The craft is almost completely silent and moves very smoothly. It usually moves slowly until it decides to take off. Then it moves VERY quickly and is out of sight in the blink of an eye. MORE THAN ANYTHING I simply want to understand what this is and why it is here?

We found your show with Google and I have listened for a few nights now. I have decided that if anyone can help me understand what this thing is, it is you and your audience. I must admit I am deeply unsettled by this thing. I have never seen anything like this in my life... Location: I would prefer not to say for now.


Additional Comments underneath the photos.

Chad wrote back to us with additional info:

Thank you so much for posting my photos! I hope someone can help identify this... First of all, I see this thing VERY often. Since it first appeared, I have probably seen this thing maybe 8 different times since the first appearance. My friend and I went out the next day after I first saw it to get the photos, but it was not there.


Then we tried again the next day, and we found it within like 30 minutes and followed it for a while. Most of the time I see it out of windows in my house, in the distance. But I would say almost half of the hikes I have gone on in my area, I have seen it very close. It is very easy to photograph and... many neighbors aside from my friend have also seen it.

It is almost totally silent but not quite. It makes kind of "crackling" noises. It's hard to describe them but they are only intermittent and not very loud, but you can notice them. Sometimes there is a very slight hum that sounds kind of mechanical, almost like when you are near very large power lines. But it is nothing loud like a jet engine, it is very quiet for the most part.

It moves almost like an insect. If you have ever seen a bug on a pond, it is kind of like that. It is VERY smooth and slow most of the time, but then every now and then it will rotate very quickly and go VERY fast into another direction, then stop, and repeat the process all over again. There is just something very unnatural about the way it moves.

Also, I have had maybe 4 headaches in the last week, and I am normally not the kind of person who really ever gets them. Also my wife has been tired and fatigued lately. She is about a month pregnant, and the doctor said fatigue is normal around this time, but I worry that it is a lot. Basically what I'm worried is that this "craft" has got some kind of radiation or something. Like I said, it sounds like power lines if you get close enough to it. Obviously I am worried for our health, especially with a baby on the way.


I don't know if they are related, but again, this is why I really hope someone can answer these questions!


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Drones and Bridges
by Craig R Lang, MS CHt
May/June, 2007

from TheCosmicBridge Website

I recently read an interesting article series in Whitley's Journal, on Whitley Strieber's Unknown Country website. In it, Whitley talks extensively about a new class of UFO sightings, which are referred to as "Drones."

The articles are named in above 'Contents'.

As we have not had any local (Minnesota) cases of the "drones," I had not followed this new class of UFO sightings until recently. Also, to be conservative, I will state that it is not yet clear that the sightings are all legitimate. However, Whitley claims that the evidence is quite strong in support of their validity. So for the moment, I will assume that the drones are for real and ask what they imply.

In reading the literature on them so far, I note that they appear to be clearly technological, yet extraordinary at the same time (machines, but not ours). Whitley suggests that they are a blending of alien and human, in origin, technology and culture. They make no attempt to hide themselves but seem designed to be seen - alien technology overtly displayed for mainstream human consumption.

In "The Drones Unveiled," Whitley suggests that this may be part of the ongoing effort at overt contact by "Them." He states that this may be part of a three-pronged contact approach:

  1. The creation of what he calls a "Theatre in the sky" - This takes the form of obscure but overt displays of technology - i.e. UFO and entity sightings - visible to a large number of people. The purpose is simply to show clearly that there are "others" present in our world.

  2. Close encounter phenomenon - This is in effect, a covert, grassroots [my term, CL] acclimation program to get us ready, at the individual level, for contact. He states that this is similar to what we would do on encountering a culture of lower technology and/or more limited worldview. We would monitor that culture - being careful not to interfere with its progression. Then gradually, we would acclimate it to our presence. Finally, when the time was right, we would openly introduce ourselves.

  3. E.T. contact with secret organizations within the human community - Whitley states that this may be the core of the coverup. While it is vital (in the E.T. view) to contact Earth institutions, it is also critical that this not overly impact human society. Thus, careful management of any public release of information would be necessary to prevent crippling culture shock that might paralyze human culture and initiative. Thus we see a motivation for the coverup and the allegedly staged subtle release of purported alien technology into the human mainstream.

Whitley describes the revelations of someone with the pseudonym of "Isaac" who claims to have inside knowledge about the mainstreaming of alien technology. One claim is that this is part of the acclimation process mentioned above. Whitley then ties this in with the drones - saying that these factors, in combination, may be the next step in the acclimation program.

All of this is, to say the least, speculative. Are we being systematically acclimated to the visitor presence? Is there a coverup - and is it in some way non-malevolent?


While I don't know the answer to any of these questions, I suggest that from anecdotal evidence, the answer may be "yes."

In The Cosmic Bridge we discuss just such an acclimation program. I talk about an analogy to the animal-ranger relationship of the managed wilderness - what I call the "nature preserve" metaphor. I cite the James W. Deardorff "Proposed Extraterrestrial Agenda for Earth," which a "super" civilization might follow in initiating contact with us. What Whitley is describing appears to be closely in line with exactly such a program of contact.

As one test of whether such a program might be in place, I suggest that as we get closer to being ready for contact, we should expect to see more overt sightings of UFOs, and eventually overt sighting of actual alien beings, with large numbers of witnesses. With the appearance of "the drones," are we now seeing just such a manifestation?

If the drone sightings turn out to be legitimate, does it mean that overt contact is imminent? Again, I don't know.


However, to me, it suggests that we might just be one step closer. Perhaps we adding one more vital plank connecting "Us" with "Them" - the connection I refer to as The Cosmic Bridge.

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