Burden of Proof or Why I cannot convince you of a negative

Yeah, I waste time on Facebook – this I cannot deny. I try to limit the time I spend there, but the diminishing rate of return (relevant information vs time spent) has been steadily decreasing over the last few years. (Note to my readers viewing this on FB: this is not an anti-FB rant) InContinue reading “Burden of Proof or Why I cannot convince you of a negative”

Riddle Me This… Gambit PET Reports

At some point over the last Christmas break, I got bored. I should have been planning my post-graduation future (oh, wait… I’m already employed), but I spent many hours making incessant FOIA requests to the NRO. If you want to know what excess is – there were 38 (KH-7) GAMBIT and 54 (KH-8) GAMBIT-3 launches.Continue reading “Riddle Me This… Gambit PET Reports”

U.S. Geological Survey FOIA – “No Responsive Records Found”

Got back a response today from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). They found no records responsive to my request. Click here to view the USGS response. However… the response included this curious statement: “The National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) reports that the geodetic marks were set by the Army Corps of Engineers. These wereContinue reading “U.S. Geological Survey FOIA – “No Responsive Records Found””

Hey, look! I’m still researching this…

Just posting this to show my three readers (Hi, mom!) that I’m actively running through every thread that might lead to info on the AZ Concrete Crosses. US Geological Survey would have used any photogrammetry range available to the US government during mapping actions in the 1960s and 1970s. So if anything exists and getsContinue reading “Hey, look! I’m still researching this…”

Debunking the Arizona Concrete Crosses …one myth at a time.

(Yes, this will take a while…) If you haven’t noticed yet, this is really starting to bug me. The amount of web pages, videos, and general chatter about the “secret in plain sight” near Casa Grande blows my mind. Since the myths themselves have perpetuated via short sound-bites, flashy videos, and really shallow explanations, I’veContinue reading “Debunking the Arizona Concrete Crosses …one myth at a time.”

Candy CORN: analyzing the CORONA concrete crosses myth

(Originally published on December 21, 2020 at TheSpaceReview.com) A few years ago, NPR Morning Edition released a story about spy satellites that caught my attention during a morning commute to work. Reporter Danny Hajek covered a story about mysterious 60-foot-long (18-meter-long) concrete crosses found in the Arizona desert titled, “Decades-Old Mystery Put to Rest: Why AreContinue reading “Candy CORN: analyzing the CORONA concrete crosses myth”

Mare Crisium (“Sea of Crises”)

One of the lovelier sights I get to observe in the night sky is the emergence of the waxing Moon. The days from a Full Moon to a New Moon inevitably involve moonrise occurring later and later into the evening. With the Sandia Mountains to the east, it is often too late for me toContinue reading “Mare Crisium (“Sea of Crises”)”