The NORAD Briefing Document
By Victor Viggiani, B.A., M. Ed.
The documentation in the press release Canadian NORAD Jets Chase UFOs unequivocally indicates Canadian NORAD jets have pursued unknown tracks. The documentation in the NORAD log report attesting to this is irrefutable. As described in this briefing document and as shown in the NORAD log report - contact was made with an ‘unknown’ which subsequently eluded the CF-18s in question. The press release and this briefing document also reveal the existence of pertinent files indicating the Canadian government has assessed and attempted to sequester the UFO matter from the Canadian public as well as suggest plans be discussed should a ‘flying saucer’ land on Canadian soil.
In an attempt to establish an open, on-going and more mature dialogue concerning the UFO issue, ZlandCommunications provides the contents of this briefing document. The undersigned are leaders in the Canadian community. They represent Canadian politics, education, the radio and television industry, scientific and international research and business communities. Each cosigner is convinced that a dialogue among the Government, the Electorate and Press is fundamental to extending the social contract that exists among these components of the social order. They remain convinced no reason exists for elected officials to remain uninformed about the evidence and what unelected officials have known for years.
What you are about to read - military logs and ancillary documents represent part of a matrix of converging lines of evidence. This expanding matrix unquestionably proves the matter of unidentified flying objects has been discussed, analyzed, politicized and sequestered at the highest levels of governance on the planet.
We present this matrix of concrete evidence to elected officials and to members of the Press in the interest of clarity as an attempt to determine the nature of the 2001 NORAD incident. We also submit this information to establish how ancillary documents in ZNN’s press release relate to the NORAD incident in question. One specific document clearly delineates how the Canadian military, in its partnership within NORAD, has modeled its treatment of unidentified flying objects after that of the US Air Force.
We begin by assuming that scrambling jets by NORAD indicates there has been a possible breach of national security as a result of an unauthorized incursion into Canadian airspace. It also appears that elected officials are unaware of this matter.
In this context there appears to be growing concern and confusion about what scrambled NORAD jets are actually pursuing – as documented in the NORAD EVENTS STATUS REPORT obtained by ZNN through the AIA process.
There are a number ofprocedural ambiguities and notational inconsistencies within the 2001 NORAD flight log report. These inconsistencies also plague the assessment and interpretation sent to ZNN by the former Minister of Defence, the Hon. Peter Mackay about this incident report – a report that he was unable to locate and thus unable to read. It is further disconcerting that – the former Minister of Defence, the Hon. Peter Mackay - unilaterally dismissed the possibility of NORAD jets encountering and making contact with ‘unidentified flying objects’ at 35,000 feet in a report that neither he nor his staff could locate nor had read.
It becomes clear - upon reading the response the Minister MacKay sent to ZNN - that:
a) The Minister was unable to locate the very same document obtained by ZNN from the Department of National Defence in Ottawa using the AIA, and;
b) Because of his inability to locate the NORAD STATUS EVENT and without having read the document, the Minister went on to speculate on, or was possibly advised, that which what the CF-18 Hornets were pursuing was either an aircraft without a transponder or a non-functioning transponder, or a flock of birds. [NOTE: a CF-18 has a maximum speed of 1190 mph - Mach 1.8 up to 40,000 feet. Ducks and other migratory birds are capable of up to 50 mph. The Peregrine Falcon can achieve speeds of up to 200 mph in a full dive. None of these species can fly at 35,000 ft.]
One must call into question a management system that cannot provide the Minister with a verified government document within his own department that was easily obtained by a citizen using the AIA.
Regrettably - a reading of all four pages of the NORAD document submitted tells a very different story than that of the Minister’s speculations. One finds a very evocative chronology of events and log entries that reveal a peculiar encounter between two NORAD jets and three craft of unknown origin flying at or near supersonic speeds in straight and level flight. As clearly indicated in the NORAD log, the unknown crafts (flight size of 3) were able to out pace an LR-35 jet as well as elude the CF-18s. Therefore it must be presumed that the unknowns possessed a similar if not more advanced capacity to fly near or above supersonic speeds.
If the Minister had taken greater measures to locate the NORAD report he would have discovered that, in this evocative chronology of events, the CF-18s did make contact with unknowns but did not or were unable to take action. [Log Entry Ref: page three, date index 01/09/12, time index 12:13:54 “YQQ CF18s have contact at 350’,…wm” NOTE: The three digits 3-5-0 express flight levels above 18,000 feet. In this instance 350’ means an aircraft is flying at 35,000 ft.]
If indeed contact was made, as stated by the pilots in the log, these highly trained jet aviators would have been able to easily distinguish between a flock of birds and a standard aircraft of any kind with or without a transponder. Any observation as to what the craft were, once contacted by the NORAD jets, was not in the NORAD log – although the dozens of lines redacted in this report may shed light on that which the pilots actually made contact.
If the unknown was in fact a standard aircraft the pilots would have responded according to JANAP – CIRVIS and NORAD procedures. In the face of what pilots actually did report in the NORAD ATC log - i.e. ‘have contact at 350 feet’ with the ‘unknown(s)’- procedure would dictate an interception in order to escort the craft. Since this did not occur, it can only be presumed the unknown craft eluded the CF-18s or simply - disappeared.
Most perplexing is that nowhere in the NORAD ATC log does the lead or trailing pilot state or describe what was actually seen. One would expect that once the pilot stated that – “YQQ CF-18s have contact…”, some type of description of the craft or its activity would have been made. That this did not occur appears very peculiar. The CF-18s either made contact or they did not.
In addition - if the ‘unknown(s)’ were a flock of birds as blithely suggested by Minister MacKay, he is asking members of the public to believe that a species of ornithoides is capable of flying at 35,000 feet and that this species of birds could somehow have eluded CF-18 Hornets – one of the most sophisticated jets in the NORAD arsenal.
This notion is completely irreconcilable and specious. For Minister MacKay to respond in this manner is either a hollow attempt to obfuscate facts, or it indicates he was/is totally out of the loop in gaining access to information from his deputy ministers, other officials within his own portfolio and from NORAD concerning craft of unknown origin entering Canadian airspace in an unauthorized manner. Citizens must and should expect more clarity from Ministers of the Crown.
Continue Reading Part II: Other Matters to Consider; Documents obtained from Library and Archives Canada; NORAD Secret Status Events Report; For the Minister of National Defence
This article is published with the expressed written permission of Victor Viggiani for publication on The Alien Jigsaw: alienjigsaw.com