Tuesday, August 11, 2020


News Clip Archive on UFOs

Media Alert

Toronto [ZNN] Few indicators of how the media has evolved in their coverage of the UFO issue are more reliable than HISTORY itself. 

The Paradigm Research Group has assembled an archive of UFO newsprint clips that provides a chronology attesting to how the journalistic integrity of US media began to formidably bend the political and public perception towards a dramatic and more dynamic understanding of the UFO issue.

The PRG archive provides and sustains a valuable historical perspective on this issue. This is of critical importance for those seeking to gain a comprehensive overview of the facts surrounding how ‘flying saucers’ and the military responses to these arcane craft were once regarded. 

The surreal and unbelievable possibility that these craft were real was only expressed in newsprint and perhaps on the radio - not in the realm of our current internet frenzy of questionable videos and misinformation. 

As it turns out, historical news about UFOs provides a critical lense through which to understand the UFO issue. It helps us to better understand the ‘today’ as well as  the ‘tomorrow’ of this remarkable human and cosmic narrative.

Readers are encouraged to review these historical clippings and in doing so ZNN is confident they will gain a valuable understanding that journalism works... providing a rising star and big-picture view of the most important issue facing humanity today.


Your comments and questions are invited.

Monday, July 27, 2020

What Happens when Politics is mixed with UFOs?

“US Senators want the public to see the government's UFO reports” - Politico

Press Release for Immediate Distribution 
Updated August 5, 2020

Toronto [ZNN] An unprecedented narrative has begun to unfold among influential US Senators about the subject of UFOs - spearheaded by the Chairman and Vice Chair of the powerful Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Former US Assistant Deputy of Defense Christopher Mellon has also acknowledged that the phenomenon of UFOs is real.*

The military and political narratives about UFOs were once strange bedfellows. Remarkably the two mutually exclusive narratives have crossed paths.

This new UFO narrative began with the unexpected release of UFO videos in December 2017 by the US Navy. The US Pentagon’s public verification of those videos subsequently ignited intense political discussion about UFOs within the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. And it is within this intermix that this storyline now resonates for the blissfully ignorant as well as an astounded UFO research community.

According to Politico’s Bryan Bender, three Senators had already been briefed on the UFO matter a year ago. One of those Senators was Virginia Democrat Senator Mark Warner. 

It has since come to light that the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Marco Rubio and Vice Chair Senator Mark Warner - were concerned there was no comprehensive process within the US federal government for collecting and analyzing intelligence on unidentified aerial phenomena.

Thus this statement; 

“The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to require U.S. intelligence agencies and the Defense Department [emphasis ZNN] to compile a detailed public analysis of all data collected on ‘unidentified aerial phenomenon,’ including intrusions recorded by Navy pilots in recent years.” [Politico]

This unusual requirement by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to compel US defence agencies to collect UFO data is not only extraordinary in its implications but the Committee’s requirement blends politics and the UFO issue as never before.

The political explosion of interest in UFOs began when the US Senate approved $22 million in funding for a UFO Pentagon research program known as AATIP, Advanced Aerial Threat Investigation Program that ran from 2007 to 2012. Then former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senators Daniel Inouye and Ted Stevens procured the funds.

“For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Department officials… It was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze.” (NY Times). 

The Senate-funded Pentagon UFO research program (AATIP) has set the stage for what has turned out to be a new flash point of interest among politicians and UFO Disclosure advocates. 

Ironically the narrative initiated by Senators Reid, Inouye and Stevens over 13 years ago has now been re-ignited by two other concerned Senators - Rubio and Warner

That this new narrative is once again before the Senate and, that it is of substantial historical and political significance, should be of no surprise to the alert follower of the UFO Disclosure process. The politics of UFO disclosure is not new – however it has recently evolved into a more nuanced political, military and technological narrative with far reaching implications for our future. 

This new narrative is producing entirely revised modes of reasoning about what appears to be going on in our skies that we are not being told about.


  • What are these vehicles that come and go with impunity in our airspace?
  • Where are they from?
  • How does the military attempt to explain that they do not have control of their own airspace as well as non-military airspace? 
  • Who or what might be piloting these craft? 
  • What types of propulsion systems allow these craft to out manoeuvre and out pace our most sophisticated jets? 
  • Do these craft and the civilizations they may represent constitute a threat to us?
  • Why has this situation been kept secret for over seventy years?

Unacknowledged but penetrating UFO disclosure activities reach as far back as 1993 within the Clinton White House.

An initiative during President Clinton’s administration, called The Rockefeller Initiative, revealed a dramatic configuration of correspondence, letters, faxes, dates, renowned individuals, meetings and events - all of which eventually landed on the desks of the President of the United States, his Chief of Staff and the First Lady for a minimum of three years in the mid 1990s.

John Podesta
The highlight of this configuration of facts proved to be a powerful and sustained disclosure trajectory for former Clinton advisor and Chief of Staff, John Podesta – even to this day. [Podesta statement one - Podesta statement two]

What occurred in the White House under Clinton and Podesta from 1993 to 1996 and, compounded now by the current Pentagon/Navy public UFO discourse - may indeed provide a foundation for Congressional hearings similar to the Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects, held 52 years ago by the US House of Representatives in July of 1968. This was the last official political exploration of the UFO matter. 

The appetites of the media and the public were already tantalized in 2013 when activist Steven Bassett Executive Director of the Paradigm Research Group held the compelling Citizen Hearing on Disclosure in 2013 over five days at the National Press Club in Washington DC. With Bassett having set the standard for UFO hearings - actual Congressional or Senate hearings would be riveting for any journalist or politician.

Is this move by Rubio and members of his committee an attempt to begin assembling data and witnesses for hearings on UFOs - a move by elected officials to get to the bottom of the most enigmatic phenomenon in human history?

 Although the impetus created by these previous UFO disclosure events is commendable - the disclosure process advanced by mere millimetres. However, recent disclosure events signal a decidedly focussed political climb into the world of politics and UFOs. And, now that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and it’s Chair Marco Rubio are entwined in the UFO matter, whether we like it or not, it may mean an entirely new political worldview for many. 

We are reminded that the proposed routine legislation put forward by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021, into which Rubio cleverly inserted a requirement that U.S. intelligence agencies and the Defense Department compile a detailed public analysis of all UFO data, is by no means a routine or mundane addendum. 
No political figure, committee, agency or even a President has yet been able to create a mandated a legislative position or force of authority to demand any U.S. intelligence agency or the Defense Department to release all data collected on ‘unidentified aerial phenomenon'. In late 1976, President Jimmy Carter tried but was unsuccessful early in his administration in obtaining UFO files from CIA Director George Bush Senior. Bush flatly rejected Carter’s request.
The Last Word
What has Senator Rubio actually accomplished that no other political figure has managed to do with his public stance on the UFO issue? During an Interview with Jim DeFede of CBS4 News Miami, Senator Marco Rubio put it bluntly: 

"We have things flying over our military bases and places where we are conducting military exercises and we don’t know what it is and it isn’t ours… that’s a legitimate question to ask. There are things flying over your military bases and you don’t know what they are because they’re not yours and they exhibit technologies that you don’t have at your own disposal - that to me is a national security risk - one that we should be looking into." [Washington Examiner]

It doesn’t take a politically alert citizen or a UFO expert to discern that if the Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence are tracking UFOs, there are surely many more in the US Senate or the House of Representatives who may want to do some UFO hunting of their own.  

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Roswell remains the original sin of the UFO cover-up says Hollywood producer

Does Roswell Crash Debris Corroborate recent 

Pentagon UFO Revelations?

Press Release

Toronto [ZNN] It appears there is genuine evidence that what people are willing to talk about concerning the UFO crash near Roswell New Mexico has now moved into the modern era of UFO Disclosure. 

Along side recent US. Navy and Pentagon UFO revelations, Roswell may now be a new beginning for mainstream media journalists to launch wider public inquiries into UFOs.

Bryce Zabel's article - Yes, We Have UFO Crash Wreckage reveals a repeating chorus of details about a direct correlation between what happened near Roswell in 1947 and the efforts of the New York Times, CNN and Fox News to signal a media-reset on UFO crashes and more revealingly - materials that have been recovered from these crash sites.
Fox News Tucker Carlson and Luis Elizondo  
Carlson: Do you believe, based on your decade of serving in the U.S. government on this question, that the U.S. government has in its possession any material from one of these aircrafts?
Elizondo: I do, yes.
Carlson: You think the U.S. government has debris from a UFO in its possession right now? 
Elizondo: Unfortunately, Tucker, I really have to be careful of my NDA. I really can’t go into a lot more detail than that, but simply put, yes.

As Zabel alludes to - the current news of Pentagon UFO videos and US Navy pilots singing like rejuvenated songbirds about their UFO encounters has created a new historical partnership with the likes of Roswell authors Don Schmitt, the late Jessie Marcel Jr. and Canadian researcher the Stanton T. Friedman

Will inching the human family closer to UFOs of yesterday and UFOs of today be a motivator for the mainstream media to take this issue more seriously?

Major Jesse Marcel | A.D. After Disclosure
Zabel seems to think so, "The nation’s most famous newspaper may be on the verge of stating that we have recovered materials from crashes, and that the technology is not ours (the U.S.) or theirs (China, Russia), and comes from another source. Do the math on that one."


Bryce Zabel is a Hollywood film and TV writer/producer who has created five primetime series and is a winner of the Writers Guild of America Award and the Sidewise Award for Alternate History. He is a former CNN correspondent, CEO of the Television Academy and USC screenwriting professor.

Read the entire article HERE.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Conspiracy Show Interviews with Paola Harris and Clifford Stone

Media Alert

Toronto [ZNN] Listen to UFO researcher Paola Harris and US Army veteran Clifford Stone as they join Richard Syrett and guest host Victor Viggiani News Director ZlandCommunications NewsNetwork to discuss the ET Presence.

Paola Harris - What you need to know about the INTERNATIONAL UFO SCENE and the cover-up. “The secret is the secret, let’s get real, it’s the technology - not the aliens.”
“We knew these were objects of exotic origin that did not originate on the face of this Earth... we wanted their technology.”
Crashed UFOs, the cover- up and an emotional plea for the world to pay attention to the Extraterrestrial presence.
Join the over 2200 people who have 
watched this interview.


Sunday, June 21, 2020

This Week on The Conspiracy Show with Richard Syrett

Media Alert

Toronto [ZNN] Tonight on the The Conspiracy Show with Host Richard Syrett and Co-Host Victor Viggiani, News Director of the ZlandCommunications News Network, they speak with Clifford Stone and Paola Harris.

Paola Harris - What you need to know about the INTERNATIONAL UFO SCENE


...and much more.


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Why Doesn’t Anybody Seem To Care About The U.S. Military Releasing UFO Videos?

While Navy footage appears to fit the bill

Readership News and Opinion
BY CLOAKED UFO? [See below]

Toronto [ZNN] There is a wide range of perspectives that attempt to characterize the UFO issue - none more perplexing than what borders on the surreal. Answers are often as elusive  as they are satisfying.

Not knowing the answers is all well and good when dealing with the normal. It’s another matter all together dealing with the surreal.

In today’s world of uncertainty, realizing there may never be answers compels one to just give up. Being confronted by Pentagon vetted - ‘official’ UFO footage on the other hand evokes a compelling motivation to look more deeply, answer the call, to seek answers and... not give up.

Is this what is lacking in the dearth of political and media response to the official government announcement that strange looking craft of unknown origin are real and not illusory? Not since the 1947 Twining Memo has the military been so unfastened in its pronouncements about UFOs. 

“The UFO footage in question, then, has appeared less like a shot out of the blue, and more like an echo in the night. Its gradual, staggered confirmation by the DoD mirrors the entrance of the footage itself into the public consciousness.”*

When this phenomenon eventually arrives to takes its place among the normalcy of news, it is indeed time to wonder if the surreal is indeed intermingling with the normal... or, at least acceptable to the more than curious mind.

 In September 2019, Joseph Gradisher, claiming the title of spokesman for the deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare,” confirmed the authenticity of all three videos in an email to a well-known UFO blog called The Black Vault. This development was quickly reported by the Washington Post.”*

Regrettably - we've heard little since.

To our friends in the mainstream media: The telephone is ringing - you should really take this call...
by Adam Dodd of Queensland University Australia. HERE

Watch the unedited video HERE (caution some inappropriate language)
‘A UFO stalked a US aircraft carrier off the coast of California for days before possibly using a cloaking device to disappear, according to a leaked Pentagon report.’ Here

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Harry Reid on What the Government Knows About UFOs


Media Alert
Toronto [ZNN] The background necessary to understand the recent revelations about the reality of UFOs by the US NAVY and the Pentagon is being best realized during this interview by INTELLIGENCER reporter Eric Benson.

The directness and clarity of Senator Reid tells the up-front story of how the US Pentagon began its investigation of the UFO phenomenon.

Few in the general public and most journalists in the mainstream media realize how the AATIP initiative began and how these beginnings set the stage for the potential of authentic government disclosure. 

As a result of Reid's determination and the open support of Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Ted Stevens, meaningful steps forward towards government acknowledgement are now more possible than ever before.

ZNN Comment: In some ways the recent official Pentagon video releases can be considered unprecedented recognition by America's highest level of military governance about the real nature of the UFO dilemma - yet in another strange way there always seems to be another revelation - just around the corner.

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Review this insightful and no none sense interview with a politician who may well go down in history as the Disclosure Senator.

“What we decided to do — it would be black money, we wouldn’t have a big debate on the Senate floor over it. They would put in their defense appropriation bill, 11 million bucks. The purpose of it was to study aerial phenomena. The money was given, a directive was given to the Pentagon, to put this out to bid, which they did.“ Sen. Harry Reid.

Click HERE to review the interview with Senator Harry Reid

*UPDATE - ABC NEWS - Pentagon Video Review - 
George Stephanopoulos Interviews Chris Mellon of To The Stars Academy. HERE

Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Files of The Disclosure Agency Presents

Media Alert

Peter Robbins
Toronto [ZNN] Few researchers have enjoyed recognition that includes a personal and intimate experience involving a sighting of a UFO, the abduction of a family member and the camaraderie of a world renowned pioneer in the research of the phenomenon known as 'alien abductions'.

Writer, lecturer and UFO investigator Peter Robbins has distinguished himself in all of these categories.

ZlandCommunications News Director Victor Viggiani caught up with Peter Robbins in his home in New York state. The interview began as most do in the world of UFOs - however Peter soon began to reveal emotional and heartfelt aspects of his own UFO sighting, that of his sister and her subsequent alien abduction experience. These events shook his world and redefined his reality.

It did not stop there.

Peter and Budd
In this most impassioned conversation with researcher Peter Robbins - he goes on to describe how his world-view would be altered by a new-found friend and confidant - Budd Hopkins

Listen - to Peter's accounts of his sister's unworldly experience - and his unique working relationship with Budd Hopkins. Hopkins - who passed away in 2011 would go on to revolutionize the global understanding of how encounters by thousands, if not millions of human beings would expand the consciousness of humanity in the revolutionary experience of human contact with Extraterrestrials.

Budd in Studio

________________________________________ Peter Robbins' bio can be found HERE.

Click on this LINK to hear or download the ZNN interview with Peter Robbins. [21 minutes]
[This studio production is best listened to with quality headphones, earbuds or speakers.]

As always your comments are invited.
Journalists wishing to speak with Mr. Robbins are invited to contact Victor Viggiani at zland@sympatico.ca

Friday, May 8, 2020

Former senator majority leader and architect of Pentagon UFO program says aliens are real

Could the US Navy revelations and Pentagon UFO videos be a smoke-screen for something even bigger?

Media Alert - UPDATED MAY 9 Noon ET
Toronto [ZNN] It didn’t take long for Senator Harry Reid to again comment on the Pentagon’s official acknowledgement that videos of UFOs are real. The Senator appears to have specific insights into the reasons behind the US Navy and Pentagon's recent revelations about UFOs.

Reid reiterated that other political figures need to come forward to publicly assess what the US Navy revealed in December of 2019 - facts that demonstrate craft of unknown origin are regularly entering US air space and there is little US jets can do about it.

Although the $22 million allocation of funds to the Pentagon spearheaded by Reid to operate a UFO investigation from 2007 to 2012 purportedly ran its course, more details appear to be emerging as a result of the investigations.
There may however be something else happening here that does not readily acquaint itself with the mind's eye.
The pattern of information-releases about UFOs that we have witnessed since December 2017 bears a striking resemblance to what is often referred to as a “limited hang-out”. The CIA is also well-known for this technique of mis-direction. 
According to former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Victor Marchetti, ‘limited hangout’ is a form of admission resorted to when a phoney cover-story can no longer be relied upon to misinform the public. 
Here is how it works.

The manipulators admit to or even volunteer some form of the truth while managing to withhold key overwhelming or damaging facts. The results - the public and even the press are intrigued by the new information but never think to pursue the matter in more depth.  

Might the Pentagon videos and the revelations by the US Navy be intended to distract or mis-direct a target audience away from even more sensitive UFO encounters using the 'limited hangout' technique?

Might this form of manipulation be a plausible explanation as to why so little media attention is being paid to what otherwise would be a bombshell revelation by the planet's most powerful military agency about UFOs interacting with highly sophisticated but helpless US aircraft?
A Smoke Screen is Required 
The Pentagon has never commented on nor has it ever publicly hinted at UFO incursions over US nuclear installations.

There is absolutely no reason to believe that the Pentagon is unaware of these incursions. In one such incident in 1967 at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, a storage site for nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), Air Force Capt. Robert Salas Ret. testified in a notarized affidavit that several missiles became inoperative at the same time base security guards reported seeing a glowing red object, about 30 feet in diameter, hovering over the facility. Salas commanded ICBMs as a launch officer. The Malmstrom incident was only one of many incidents involving UFOs and nuclear assets in the United States. Others have occurred in the UK and Russia.
As authentic as they may in fact are, might the US Navy UFO videos, pilot testimony, radar technician reports, Navy policy changes to how pilots report UFOs and the recent Pentagon acknowledgement be a 'side-show' of sorts? 
The intention? To shield other, more highly sensitive intelligence that concedes the US military no longer has control of the airspace over its massive nuclear arsenal due to UFO incursions? It is not hyperbole to suggest that an admission of this critical classification by the Pentagon or the White House would reek havoc in the US and among NATO allies. 
ZlandCommunications is not yet prepared to predict an admission of this thesis by the Pentagon, however given:  
a) The constant three-year drizzling of information about UFOs and military jets since December 2017, combined with, 
b) The propensity of the US military and its associated intelligence arms to misdirect, misrepresent or otherwise lie - makes the use of the 'limited-hangout' propaganda technique a real possibility - one not entirely out of the question; and, 
c) A misinterpretation of missile-shutdowns 
by military officials as threat rather than a warning from advanced off-world civilizations designed to dissuade global militarists against the use nuclear armaments.
Rationale for a Limited-Hangout Scenario
Admissions by the US Navy and the Pentagon of suspicious videos of UFOs over US Pacific coastal waters would raise comparatively little interest compared to an official admission by the Pentagon that UFOs are tampering with the massive US arsenal of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). 
The robust nature of the US Navy and Pentagon revelations about UFOs should have been a bombshell in national and international media - but it was not. The news continues but with only whispers of coverage echoing among select mainstream outlets and the tightly knit global UFO research community. All of the actors, key players and agencies have been carefully assigned their roles. With rehearsals staged over 60 years, it really was not that difficult to do this - all one take. Question is who got taken?
Has the US Department of Defence cleverly covered its tracks and future revelations about nukes and UFOs by manufacturing an alternative bait and switch routine without anyone figuring it out... until now?

So, does Senator Reid know more about what is going on than what has already been revealed and why is he reiterating his UFO/ET mantra for the second or third time?

As strange as it may seem in this age when sophisticated journalists - whose job it is to get at the truth - often fall prey to this form of spinning re-manufactured lies or truth. As one pundit once suggested - "It's hard to tell if they're tightening the screws or loosening them..."


As always your comments are invited.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Pentagon officially releases three UFO videos taken by US Navy pilots

UPDATE - April 29

“The previously leaked videos were declassified to ‘clear up any misconceptions’ on whether they were real.” 
[US Pentagon]


Toronto [ZNNZlandCommunications has learned the Pentagon has officially released three videos of UFOs taken by Navy pilots. 

The Global UFO research community and world-wide mainstream media are reeling after this official release by the Pentagon. 

At this point over 35 mainstream media outlets have covered the Pentagon’s announcement. 

This broad-based coverage by virtually every US media outlet demands a clear and unambiguous statement by the White House and the US Air Force - both of whom are conspicuous by their current silence.

It now appears UFOs are now officially official. Analysis continues to pour in. Stay tuned for further developments.

Journalists and news outlets are invited to contact ZNN News Director Victor Viggiani for interviews and comments by using the contact details below.
The three videos show what the pilots saw during training flights in 2004 and 2015. Two of the videos were published by the New York Times in 2017. The other video was released by the To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science group, a media and private science organization.” [The Guardian]