Northrop Grumman unveils the secretive B-21 on December 2, 2022 in Palmdale, California


The U.S. Air Force’s next stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider, was revealed to the public in California on Dec. 2, 2022.

The rollout took place at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Palmdale, California.  The company said in September that six test bombers were in various stages of final assembly there.

But the company and the Air Force have shared few details during the rollout. 

This was the first public unveiling of a new Air Force bomber in 34 years, since the B-2 Spirit’s debut in November 1988.

The first B-21 finished its initial ground tests in May, which included stress tests to verify the bomber’s structural integrity.  Other tests and steps in the process that followed have included powering up the bomber, testing its subsystems, and applying coatings and paint.

The first flight of the B-21 will come in 2023, a few months after the rollout.  Northrop Grumman said in September the timing of that flight “will be based on ground test outcomes.”

That B-21 will fly from Plant 42 at Palmdale to Edwards Air Force Base in California next year, where formal flight tests will take place.




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Ignoring UFOs – – what does it mean?

On October 10, 2022, THE OBSERVER posted an article entitled IGNORING UFOs

THE OBSERVER is a highly respected forum and describes itself as A High Strangeness Zine covering topics related to UFOs, Aliens, Cryptozoology, Conspiracy Culture and all things Paranormal or Supernatural.

Here are some quotes from that post:


The unconventional nature of UFOs challenges longstanding, human-centric ideas about freedom and self-governance.  Authorities have avoided engaging in substantial UFO research as a result.

They concluded that if authorities determined UFOs were the product of an intelligent race of non-humans, our anthropocentric worldview would be called into question, and along with it, our modern system of rule. Poking the saucer nest might even bring about humanity’s own demise, since extraterrestrials with the technology to reach our planet could be “sovereign deciders in their own right.”  Because of this uncertainty, authorities avoid engaging in meaningful UFO inquiry.”


The State’s survival-instinct influences its institutions and cultivates a culture of academic apathy when it comes to UFOs.  This ‘authoritative taboo on taking UFOs seriously’ is baffling when there are plenty of reasons to be curious.  The authors estimate that ’25-30 percent’ of reported cases can’t be explained through conventional means.  These may be mundane occurrences, or ‘humanly unknowable’ phenomena, but the point is that humans wouldn’t know either way, because UFOs haven’t undergone rigorous and honest scrutiny.”


“The level of official disinterest is unusual since part of the State’s function is to partner with Science to make things knowable to its citizens:

‘Through science, the state makes its subjects and objects known.’  Since Science can’t explain UFOs—or rule out a possible ET origin—their presence undermines the State’s potency and distorts our sense of sovereignty.”


“Anomalous aerial objects appear unannounced, defy accepted laws of physics, and are impossible to recreate—actions that place it outside an Earthly authority’s sphere of control.  Their high degree of unknowability contributes to a formal policy of indifference, despite the fact that ‘it is not known, scientifically, that UFOs are not ETs.’  Part of this paradoxical problem lies in the fact that the only groups with the resources to tackle such an endeavor are those in positions of power—’precisely those actors most resistant to taking UFOs seriously.'”


“State-sponsored ‘UFO denial’ manifests in subtle ways.  There are no public encouragements to investigate UFOs, and as a result, most studies that take place outside of the ‘mainstream’ are seen as a threat to ‘the foundations of scientific authority.’  The doctrine of dismissal is so well ingrained that many professionals consider it gratuitous to examine unidentified flying objects, even as they search for a clear definition of the phenomenon.”


“The mindset goes like this:

‘Members of the general public might believe that UFOs are ETs, but authoritatively We know they are not.’  The State is satisfied with framing UFOs in terms of ‘believers‘ vs. ‘unbelievers‘ instead of knowers.  And since ‘unbelievers have secured the authority of science … their views are taken as fact.'”

“This mentality was immortalized in a memo written by Robert Low, coordinator for the 1966 government-backed UFO research project known as the Condon Committee:

‘The trick would be, I think, to describe the project so that, to the public, it would appear a totally objective study but, to the scientific community, would present the image of a group of nonbelievers trying their best to be objective but having an almost zero expectation of finding a saucer.’



Here is an additional, even more thought-provoking comment by Jon D., a frequent contributor to this blogsite:

“This might be my favorite topic of discussion.  If an unidentified person is seen in your home, it’s taken very seriously.  It will shock you, scare you, and you will take every measure possible to figure out who it was and what his intentions were.  So why is it so different when unidentified objects are seen in our skies?

It’s mostly psychological.  Fear brings strong interest.  Humans are programmed in a sense, to fear certain things, and fear consumes our thoughts.  We fear other people because we all see/read about crimes that people commit, we fear snakes because we understand some are poisonous, etc… We have no understanding of UFO’s, so generally the subject doesn’t raise any senses within the human psyche, it’s still a blank slate.

Aside from that, the other reason the subject is not pursued with much effort is the fear of the outcome.  I don’t necessarily believe anyone of power sees ET’s as a threat to our existence, but they see it as a threat to the human ego.  The idea that humans are a superior being is not something they want to compromise.  

If we were to understand that we are not the most intelligent life form out there, we would then reflect more upon how we horribly treat other forms of life here on earth and how we disregard their rights.  We would realize that despite our technological advances, we are still not advanced people, still very primitive.

We have very big problems with ignorance and ego.

Deep down, they would rather not acknowledge more advanced life, they are not ready for that type of confession.  

Until then, the party here will continue.”



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