Mad Jack Churchill – the eccentric military hero who fought World War II with a sword, bow, and arrows

In a war that featured, for the first time, “modern” formidable weapons such as grenades, mortars, machine guns, flamethrowers, and armored tanks, one eccentric young soldier decided early on to buck traditional convention and stick what he was most comfortable with. Thus, John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, who came to be known as “Mad Jack,” fought in World War II using a sword, bow, and a quiver of arrows, an arsenal that proved quite effective and earned Mad Jack two Distinguished Service Orders, a Military Cross, and a promotion to commanding officer. When asked about his outdated weaponry, Mad Jack flatly stated, “In my opinion, any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed.” Romantic and sensitive, Mad Jack was an avid

Emergency ejection results in 40-minute ordeal as pilot is flung about inside a thunderstorm cloud

The next time you feel like complaining about turbulence while flying aboard a commercial airlines, consider the situation Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Rankin survived after ejecting from his F-8 jet fighter that was flying Mach .82, at 47,000 feet, above a thunderstorm. To date, Rankin is the only known person to survive a fall through a cumulonimbus thunderstorm cloud.  He paid one heck of a price for his adventure. On July 26, 1959, Rankin was flying from Naval Air Station South in Weymouth, Massachusetts to Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina. Seeing that he was approaching a thunderstorm ahead, he increased the speed of his F-8 Crusader jet to over 600 MPH and climbed to 47,000 feet in order to pass safely above the thunderstorm cloud.

Cats out of the bag – secret U.S. drone base discovered in remote Saudi Arabia desert via Bing Maps

Using Bing Maps, a remote airstrip deep in the desert of Saudi Arabia has been discovered and given the design elements present, is almost certainly a secret United States drone base.  The images show a trio of “clamshell”-style hangars, surrounded by fencing. Each is more than 150 feet long and approximately 75 feet wide; that’s sufficient to hold U.S. Predator and Reaper drones. The hangars are slightly larger, though similar in shape, to ones housing unmanned planes at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan.  According to Wired Magazine: "The image of the airfield, available in Bing Maps, would be almost impossible to discover randomly. At moderate resolutions, satellite images of the area show nothing but sand dunes. Only on close inspection does the base reveal itself. In

The Project Blue Book Unknowns – the complete list of unsolved Project Blue Book reports

Project Blue Book was a systematic study of the UFO phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952 through 1970.  Its goals were to determine if UFOs were a threat to national security and to scientifically analyze UFO-related data that was collected.  Most feel that in the second regard, Project Blue Book was a grave failure.  During the course of the project, 12,618 UFO reports were collected.  Of those, 701 reports remained “unidentified”. The Air Force defines "unidentifiable" cases as those which "apparently contain all pertinent data necessary  to suggest a valid hypothesis concerning the lack of explanation of the report, but the description of the object or its motion cannot be correlated with any known object or phenomenon." To meet such criteria,

Pentagon building saucer-shaped airships for cargo transport and reconnaissance missions

Large, disk-shaped UFO reports need to be carefully vetted now that we know the Pentagon is building airships shaped like the traditional flying saucer.  Developed by Aeroscraft, the 230-foot-long prototype airship called the Pelican is designed to lift up to 10 tons of cargo across long distances, using a fraction of the fuel needed by an airplane.  The project, run by the Pentagon's Rapid Reaction Technology Office, has been underway for a few years now.  The Pentagon claims the new airship will be used for cargo missions but envisions it as a “potential tool for surveillance and reconnaissance missions” too. The 36,000 lb. prototype is much smaller than the final airship which will exceed 450 feet in length (much larger than a football field) and use

The Aurora Project

Government Secret Projects That the United States government conducts "Black Projects" is no secret. Black projects are projects that are considered top secret. They are so top secret that the government will not even acknowledge that they exist and will hide the budget details of the project or mislead the public by providing false details on the project. The US Military/Industrial complex understandably requires that these projects exist. One reported project is called "Aurora". The Aurora project is a supposed project to create an ultra high-speed aircraft, possibly unmanned, capable of speeds in excess of Mach 6. Witnesses have reported seeing the aircraft in the state of Nevada near the infamous Area 51. Observers report seeing a large, triangular shaped craft and have described it as "a