by Jeff Peckman
Denver UFO Examiner
January 30, 2009
Previous UFO stories flooded the news
during President Obama’s first ten days of office. A
whizzed by the Washington Monument on his inauguration day.
The UFO was captured on video by a CNN
camera and became an instant news sensation. The ‘UFO’ remains
‘unidentified’ but clearly was not a conventional human craft.
Less than two weeks before the
inauguration, news of a suspected
UFO damaging a wind turbine on January 8 in
England caught the world’s attention. The wind farm was
sealed off January 12 for forensic analysis and no explanation has
yet been found.
On January 21, President Obama signed his Presidential Memorandum on
Transparency and Open Government and the Presidential Memorandum on
the Freedom of Information Act. Both are critical elements in
providing access to the UFO ‘X-Files’. That was just his first day
Only two days later on January 23, the UK’s ‘UFO’ hacker
Gary McKinnon, was
granted an extradition review by
On January 26, former UK Ministry of
Defense official Nick Pope,
“admitted that during his time with
the Ministry of Defense, ‘shoot-down’ orders were issued to
several pilots who actively
engaged UFO's over British skies!”,
according to radio interviewer Ross Hemsworth.
The story was published by UK newspaper
The Sun, after Hemsworth issued a press release of Pope’s comments
that were made on the worldwide syndicated hit program
Now THAT’s Weird, where
Hemsworth interviewed Pope.
The next day on January 27, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson,
made a public appeal to President Obama to end the 'lunacy' in
attempts to extradite and prosecute UK hacker McKinnon. In a
surprising but popular move, also on January 27, David Cameron, the
conservative candidate for Prime Minister stunned Great Britain.
He “vowed to release UFO files if
elected Prime Minister of Great Britain” as reported in BBC News.
The Air Force of Denmark decided to get in on the UFO disclosure
action on January 29 by
releasing over 15,000 secret UFO files
to the public.
This increase of UFO-related news comes on the heels of U.S.
lawmakers’ call to
remove the head of NASA’s Office of the
Inspector General. A report cited his failure to
reduce fraud and abuse enough to
protect taxpayer assets at the U.S. space agency.
In only the first ten of the critical first 100 days of President
Obama’s term, the frequency and diversity of UFO-related news has
been almost unprecedented. Indications are that such news, and
pressure from UFO ‘X-Files’ disclosure advocates, will only
Whether it increases enough to compel
Obama to indicate support for disclosure during his first 100 days
remains to be seen.