Norio Hayakawa – – unorthodox, “rational” Ufologist trying his best to have an open mind

I, Norio Hayakawa, in a small way consider myself a public speaker, commentator, musician, composer and activist.  I also like to call myself a self-claimed, unorthodox but “rational” Ufologist trying my best to have an open mind.

I have investigated the UFO phenomenon for close to 60 years but do not necessarily consider this phenomenon to be conclusive evidence of any physical extraterrestrial visitation by physical extraterrestrial biological entities, piloting or maneuvering physical extraterrestrial spacecraft of any kind.

(Like the overwhelming majority of the world’s astronomers and scientists, I do not discount the possibility that we are not alone in the universe, even though we still have no definite evidence for it.

At the same time, however, the overwhelming, vast majority in the scientific community have been skeptical when it comes to UFOs as conclusive evidence that we have been  – or are being –  visited by physical aliens in physical alien spacecraft of any kind.  As far as I am concerned, the bottom line is that we have not yet been presented with any single globally accepted physical, tangible, solid, as well as irrefutable documentary evidence of such, so far.)


But I believe that the genuine UFO phenomenon itself, which I believe has existed since time immemorial, is definitely real to a “pre-selected” observer or a “pre-selected” group of observers.  The definition of “reality” has become my main interest.

I am open to the speculation that the UFO phenomenon could be a temporarily manifested, “seemingly” materialized intrusion into our physical dimension by what I describe as sentient, paraphysical entities that seem to dwell in a parallel dimension that co-exists with us, similar to the ideas presented by Dr. Jacques Vallee and the late John A. Keel.


Here is my SUMMARY:

I have answered the following questions more than a hundred times so far – – my answers are always the same:


My answer:

“The UFO phenomenon seems to be real.”


My answer:

“It seems to me that alien abductions are absolutely “real” to the experiencers”.


My answer:

“Are we talking about sentient, physical, extraterrestrial biological entities?

If that is the case, the UFO phenomenon does not seem to constitute conclusive evidence of ET visitations by physical, sentient, extraterrestrial biological entities in physical extraterrestrial spacecraft of any kind, so far.”


My answer:

We just do not know yet.  – – and, this is the best answer we can give for now.

Of course everybody, including myself, thinks it sounds ridiculous to believe that we are the only instance of physical, sentient, intelligent biological life anywhere.  I couldn’t agree more.

But for right now the answer is “We just do not know yet“.

But is “life” limited to just physical, sentient, intelligent biological existence in this cosmos?

Maybe there could be countless number of sentient, paraphysical entities of extradimensional origin in this huge cosmos.


“The UFO phenomenon appears to me as a temporary, paraphysical intrusion into our physical dimension by an unknown intelligence or unknown sentient entitities, paraphysically materializing themselves to a “pre-selected” observer  (or a group of observers)  and presenting to the observer as a physical extraterrestrial phenomenon and visitation.

The “pre-selection” also seems to include a particular location as well as a particular time.

The phenomenon seems to be able to materialize and de-materialize at will.  However, the phenomenon does not seem to be able to survive in our physical dimension except for a few seconds or a few minutes at a time.

Some researchers claim that the phenomenon seems to be able to temporarily affect our physical parameters  (such as radar, etc.).

Yet the phenomenon also seems to be incapable of being photographed with clarity, if at all.

And on many occasions, it seems to me that these “UFOs” only deceptively appear  (to the observer)  to be utilizing some type of a propulsion system as they seem to take off into the distant sky at an unimaginable rate of speed.

Finally, by  ‘phenomenon’  here,  I would like to include both the  ‘craft’  as well as the  ‘entities’  and their seemingly paraphysical capabilities.”



“It seems that it has existed since time immemorial.

There are historical records of people seeing strange objects in the skies, throughout history, such as “flying shields”:

The depiction of the objects seen seems to correspond to the cultural as well as technological understanding of the people of each era.   In modern times, the objects seen seem to be more aerodynamic in form.

In the late 1700s and early 1800s, people reported seen strange objects that appeared to be huge, rather crude-looking airships:

Later on, actual airships and other dirigibles were built by the U.S.

In the early 1980s when the U.S. was testing prototypes of stealth aircraft, there were many reports of humongous flying triangular craft over the East coast, which had nothing to do with prototypes being tested by the U.S. Air Force:

Reported humongous triangular craft   (sometimes reported to be 3 or 4 times the size of a football field)   hovered absolutely silently in the night skies:

No, they did not belong to the U.S. Air Force


In regards to another matter of interest, for more than 30 years I have conducted an in-depth research on a military installation well-known today as Area 51 in Nevada.

I have spent the same number of years investigating the claims of the alleged existence of an underground installation known as the “Dulce base” in New Mexico.

My belief is that Area 51 is a vital US Air Force-based research, development and test facility for various programs relevant to our national defense interests and supported by our hard-earned tax dollars, and not UFO or “Alien” related.

As far as Dulce is concerned, my conclusion is that while there seem to be frequent cases of what I call “paraphysical activities” in the Dulce region, I have not come up with any physical evidence of any physical base there.

As far as Roswell is concerned, please read the following:

The Roswell wreckage of 1947 – – separating facts from fiction


I have collected hundreds of articles relevant to my studies.

Many of my writings appear on my blogsite:

In 1990 I established the Civilian Intelligence Network, a loosely-knit network of researchers forming a citizens’ watchdog group on government accountability. CIN is now a defunct group.

I am a supporter of The Project on Government Secrecy  (a project within the Federation of American Scientists FAS)  that works to reduce the scope of official secrecy and to promote public access to national security information by seeking reform of national security classification and declassification policies.

The Project also publishes previously undisclosed or hard-to-find government documents of public policy interest, as well as resources on intelligence policy. The Project is headed by Steven Aftergood.


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The Fermi Paradox – – Where are the Aliens?

by Michael Lucy, COSMOS  – –


The Fermi Paradox – named after the Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi  (1901 – 1954, Los Alamos scientist, creator of the world’s first nuclear reactor)  – can be summed up in a simple question that anyone looking out at the night sky has probably asked themselves:  Where is everybody?  Or, to put it another way, it’s a big universe, so why can’t we see life anywhere but here on Earth?

That’s the question that occurred to Fermi at lunch one day in 1950, after a discussion about UFO sightings.  Unlike most idle daydreamers, however, he put some mathematical grunt into addressing the problem.

A gifted theoretician who made significant advances in statistical mechanics and was the first to postulate the existence of the neutrino, Fermi also built the world’s first nuclear reactor and played a key role in the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb.

Fermi, who had won a Nobel Prize in 1938, was famous for his ability to estimate pretty good answers to tough questions using very little data and back-of-the-envelope calculations.

In one well-known example, he estimated the strength of the blast created by the first nuclear test explosion by dropping small pieces of paper during it and watching how far they travelled through the air.  This allowed him to calculate the change in air pressure caused by the blast, which in turn meant he could work out the amount of energy released.   His rough estimate that the explosion was the equivalent of 10,000 tons of TNT was not too far off the real figure of 21,000 tons.

This was the technique he turned to the question of extraterrestrial life.

In outline, the argument runs like this:

The Milky Way contains hundreds of billions of stars, and billions of them are similar to the sun.

It is highly likely that some of these stars will have planets that are similar to Earth.

If we assume – via the Copernican principle – that Earth is not particularly special, then intelligent life should also exist on some fraction of these Earth-like planets.

Some of these intelligent life-forms might develop advanced technology, and even interstellar travel.

Interstellar travel would take a long time, but as there are many sun-like stars that are billions of years older, there has been plenty of time for such travel to have occurred.

Given all this, why haven’t we met or seen any trace of aliens?  Where is everybody?

According Herbert York, who was present at the lunch, Fermi reportedly backed this argument up with some rough calculations, but he never pursued the question seriously. That task was left to the astrophysicist Michael Hart, who ran some more rigorous numbers in a paper published in 1975.

Though the Fermi Paradox is the accepted name for the argument, some argue that it more properly belongs to Hart.

Whoever is responsible for it, there are any number of proposed answers to the question.

The most obvious is that we are alone:  Earth is unique, or close to it, in having life.   Alternatively, large-scale interstellar travel may be impossible.  Or perhaps intelligent life will inevitably destroy itself via nuclear weapons, or runaway artificial intelligence, or global warming, or something else.

Other ideas include the suggestion that we are not looking for the right kind of signs, or that aliens are so alien we cannot even recognise them as living things.  Or perhaps other civilisations are deliberately keeping us in the dark until we are ready to join the galactic community.

Or perhaps other life is abundant, but living in subsurface oceans – such as that thought to be on Enceladus – unaware that anywhere, or anything, else exists.

The possibilities are endless, and speculation will no doubt continue forever, or until we find extraterrestrials.

Fermi’s lunchtime conversation petered out, according to Edward Teller, another physicist who was present, with the conclusion that “as far as our galaxy is concerned, we are living somewhere in the sticks, far removed from the metropolitan area of the galactic centre”.




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More light on “Black Programs that supposedly tracked UFOs” – – January 17, 2019

by Steven Aftergood, Federation of American Scientists (FAS) – – January 17, 2019 in FOIA:


The Defense Intelligence Agency disclosed this week  (the week of January 17, 2019)  that it had funded research on warp drive, invisibility cloaking, and other areas of fringe or speculative science and engineering as part of a now-defunct program to track and identify threats from space.

From 2007 to 2012, the DIA spent $22 million on the activity, formally known as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.  (This vague program, paid for by our tax dollars, supposedly dealt with Russian or Chinese or any other “external” threat).

It was apparently initiated at the behest of then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  (a UFO believer)  with most of the funding directed to a Nevada constituent of his  (i.e., eccentric UFO proponent Robert Bigelow and his Bigelow Aerospace).

See “Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program” article submitted by Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean, New York Times, December 16, 2017   (all three are UFO proponents)

Yesterday, the DIA released a list of:

38 RESEARCH TITLES funded by the program, many of which are highly conjectural and well beyond the boundaries of current science, engineering — or military intelligence.  Let’s not assume they’re aboutextraterrestrialUFOs.

I am in agreement with the comments made by UFO SEEKERS: 

“On FOX NEWS with Tucker Carlson Nick Pope just totally flipped, stating clearly that the AATIP military science and weapons research program (warp drive, anti-gravity, wormholes) is 100% Alien and UFO research (or UAP) and not military purpose driven research”.

Because according to the Federation of American Scientists  (whom I trust more than any UFO organization)  THE 38 RESEARCH TITLES funded by the program, are only highly conjectural and well beyond the boundaries of current science, engineering — or military intelligence.  And again, let’s not assume they’re about “extraterrestrial” UFOs:

One such title, “Traversable Wormholes, Stargates, and Negative Energy,” was prepared by Dr. Eric Davis, who has also written on “psychic teleportation.”

(Dr. Davis responded vigorously to skepticism of his work in a 2006 comment to FAS’s SECRECY NEWS post.)

The DIA list of research papers, marked for Official Use Only, was previously provided to Congress in January 2018.  It was publicly released yesterday under the Freedom of Information Act.

Although many FOIA offices are closed due to the continuing shutdown of the federal government, the DIA FOIA office and at least some others in the Department of Defense are still operational.

A DIA FOIA officer noted with some exasperation that yesterday’s release of the list of research papers will, in all likelihood, prompt new FOIA requests to his Agency for each of the listed papers.



The reason I posted this item is not because this item proves that we are possibly being visited by physical aliens in physical alien spacecraft of some kind.   In fact, it doesn’t.

The reason I posted this item is because I support the efforts of the Federation of American Scientists  (FAS), the largest citizens’ watchdog agency on Government Accountability.

We have a right to know what is going on, especially when our hard-earned tax dollars are involved in certain governmental projects.

Norio Hayakawa



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The “History” Channel mangles “PROJECT BLUE BOOK Episode 1” – – January 9, 2019, excellent comment by Robert Sheaffer

by Robert Sheaffer – –     (Robert Sheaffer is a well-known, highly respected writer who writes for a skeptical blogsite about UFO claims, aliens, etc.)


So on January 8 we finally saw the much-awaited first episode of “PROJECT BLUE BOOK” on the Channel that once showed History.  It was expected to be sensationalized, and poorly-acted.  Those things it was.

Where it exceeded expectations, however, was in the degree that it distorted the facts of what was, in fact, a historical incident, freely mixing sensational but fictional elements with a classic UFO incident.  Public discussions of this case will now be hopelessly polluted by the made-up elements that people will now firmly believe to be part of the actual story.

The first episode is titled “The Fuller Dogfight,” an obvious reference to the “classic” UFO case of the Gorman “dogfight” of 1948(In fact, statements made at the end of the program confirm this.)  

This refers to a famous case in the Blue Book files occurring near Fargo, ND in which an experienced WWII pilot reported what seemed like a “dogfight” with a lighted object.  Serious UFOlogists generally accept that the pilot George Gorman, while an experienced combat pilot, became disoriented while attempting to approach a lighted object at night, and reported it as performing impossible feats.  The object was apparently a lighted weather balloon that had been recently launched in that area.  Some will argue that it is not plausible for an experienced pilot to become so disoriented, and imagine a slowly-moving object making incredible maneuvers.  They forget that J. Allen Hynek himself wrote,  “Surprisingly, commercial and military pilots appear to make relatively poor witnesses”  (The Hynek UFO Report, 1977, p. 271).

This ought to bring into mind another “classic” UFO case, this one tragic – the death of the young pilot Frederick Valentich in Australia in 1978.  His attention fixed on some unidentified object – very likely Venus, that he believed to be orbiting his position – Valentich apparently became disoriented, fell into a ‘graveyard spiral,’ and crashed into the ocean.  A chilling video from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, 178 Seconds to Live, warns about the dangers of pilots becoming disoriented when flying at night or in times of poor visibility.  It is relevant to investigations of both the Gorman and the Valentich cases (and probably to the crash killing JFK Jr. as well).

Here is an off-the-top-of-my-head list of falsehoods shown or implied in “The Fuller Dogfight“:

Gorman shot at the object.  False.

Gorman was sent to the infirmary for an extended period of time with psychological problems.  False.

Gorman collided with the object, which damaged his plane.  False.

The UFO took control of Gorman’s plane.  False.

Gorman somehow anomalously hears a radio station during the incident, and became obsessed with the song.  False.

Hynek traveled to Fargo to investigate this case on-site.  False.

Indeed, Mark O’Connel, author of the first biography of J. Allen Hynek, noted on Facebook that in the episode “Hynek drove from Fargo, ND to Columbus, OH seemingly in a matter of minutes.  It’s a 15 hour drive today, but back then there were no interstates.”

Hynek and his Air Force “handler,” a pilot, went up in a plane to try to duplicate the encounter.  The plane crashed, but both survived.  This is beyond ridiculous.

A “Man in Black” was watching the investigation, uselessly, from a distance.  The stories about the Men In Black originated with Albert K. Bender in 1953.

And even as we read this, more absurdities and anachronisms in the program are being spotted, and posted on the Internet.  In a few days the list will no doubt be much longer.  Even “Disclosure” champion Stephen Bassett is concerned about this, gently but firmly noting that.

it is important to publicly point out the simple fact there is quite a gap between the theatrical presentation of Hynek’s life and the real life.  It would be helpful if a fact vs. fiction page of quality was developed and updated as the series moves forward.  Researchers and others might prepare for how they will respond to questions from the more confused viewers who watch and then Google.

And if a UFO program is bad enough to worry Stephen Bassett, it has got to be really bad!  If the story were entirely fiction, there would be no problem.  The problem occurs, however, because “PROJECT BLUE BOOK Episode” references real people, real organizations, real incidents, but in a grossly distorted and misleading way.

Let me also say, as someone who has spent a lot of time listening to Hynek speak in person, that Aidan Gillen is not convincing as J. Allen Hynek.  He does not look like Hynek, he does not sound like Hynek, he does not act like Hynek.  And he doesn’t even have Hynek’s trademark goatee.  I think Gillen ought to listen to some of the many YouTube videos showing Hynek’s TV appearances, to practice and make his act more convincing.


I agree with a comment made by Jon Nichols:

“I am genuinely mystified as to how they were able to take a real person like Dr. Hynek and make such fiction out of him.  Did his family somehow have no legal say?”



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Norio Hayakawa, Japanese country western singer from New Mexico, U.S.A.

It’s all on YouTube now.    You can listen to my songs here, but I recommend a good speaker or an ear-phone for better quality.  Just click and hear:

Daddy Frank, The Guitar Man                          (originally sung by Merle Haggard)

Some Broken Hearts Never Mend                        (originally sung by Don Williams)

I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You      (originally sung by Hank Williams)

Folsom Prison Blues                                                   (originally sung by Johnny Cash) 

I’m A Ramblin’ Man                                              (originally sung by Waylon Jennings)

Help Me Make It Through The Night              (originally sung by Kris Kristofferson)

City Lights                         (originally sung by Bill Anderson and later, by Mickey Gilley)

Will The Circle Be Unbroken                              (Gospel song)

Amor, Amor, Amor                                               (Spanish pop song)

Quiereme Mucho                                                       (Spanish pop song)

Sukiyaki Song                               (Japanese pop song, originally sung by Kyu Sakamoto)



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