Today, around 1:30 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time US) over New Jersey at Barnegat-Manahawkin, reports began of eight or nine mysterious sonic booms occurring as far north as New York state. Within one hour the speculations were rampant! Even Twitter noted reports of earthquakes, alien invasions and other possible exotic phenomena.

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Universal Digest began following events as they transpired from whatever was available from news reports, as well as, social media. Interestingly, in this day and age of news information, reports from friends and contacts in social media proved to be less speculative than some other media sources. First reports online were recognized on our Facebook fan page and reported as reviews came in. Those who live in the areas effected reported tremendous shaking, loud sounds, and even snow being shaken off the roofs of buildings. To all friends who took the time to share their experiences, we cannot thank you enough.

NORAD (North America Aerospace Defense Command), USGS (United States Geological Survey), McGuire Air Force Base, and other area authorities were quick to respond to the sonic boom events. The first response officially noted was from McGuire AFB that stated they had nothing flying in the area. USGS stated there were no seismic activities indicating an earthquake potential. NORAD responded they were not tracking any kind of aerial activity that could produce such results. Of course, area authorities were quite busy responding, as well as, dispelling any type of dramatic events, but they were active in working to find answers.

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At the time of this article’s publication, it has been speculated that off-shore Naval aerial activity is what has caused the regional disturbance. Can this happen? Please read the following brief documentation to explain why the answer is yes. Further, please understand that no military operation is at liberty to divulge anything regarding activity performed in the interest of national security. Have situations occurred where the general population is aware of unusual activity? Again, that answer is yes.

Please do note this report, as well from a number of interested persons contacting Universal Digest. How come we had the same, recent events in South Carolina? This does not seem to be an unrelated occurrence, does it? What is going on? We are working to use common sense, here. Is there military activity going on to protect us, or are we being approached in some other fashion? Could it be from other international entities or from somewhere else?

Now, in retrospect, let us view and review what the “sonic boom” phenomena is. In an effort to accommodate the reader, this will be written in as brief a fashion as is possible.

Historically, such “boom” related events occurred as early as 1953. The result of the fly-by over the air force base damaged every building:

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In the early 1990’s over a wide range of the south-western US, especially the Los Angeles County basin an number of boom sounds were reported. This was attributed to the experimental, classified Aurora project, at the time:

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In the 1980’s NASA made sure people knew that returning space shuttle flights would exude a “twin-boom” event, whether it returned to Edwards AFB or Cape Canaveral:

Sonic Boom Shuttle Twin

Even in the 1980’s the SR-71, now known as the “Blackbird” was a classified aerial event even for active enlisted personnel who were sequestered and not allowed to see the landings and takeoffs of the craft during refueling:

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To finish with the best possible explanation of today’s event, Universal Digest wants the reader to consider the following factors: First, if something is falling out of the sky and/or entering the atmosphere, it is going to burn up and make an “aerial” mess. Second, if it is an earthquake, it will shake you first, not make a sound and/or make a sound with related land-visual effects, but not an above-heard sound. Third, if it is simply a sound from the air it will be something passing very much faster than the speed of sound and you will not see it. Fourth, if it is an alien invasion and the military has not warned everyone, yet? It is much too late to make such a consideration.

Respectfully submitted from Universal Digest.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, a hotbed of UFO sightings?


Unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and the Las Vegas connection of aerial phenomena have been one-in-the-same occurrences for many years, especially due to nearby AREA 51 and NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE with its constant military, commercial, and individual activity.

The purpose of this article is to take an objective view of media reports, especially in social media, relating to possible visitations by craft not of earth. What is real and what is misinformation, disinformation, embellishments and/or hoaxes of what is reported from media sources in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA? Please, question everything you see, view and read. It is well known that over 98% of UFO sightings cannot only can be explained, they are faked. Don’t forget the preponderance of CGI (Computer Generated Imagery), Photoshop, and mobile phone apps.

Area 51 images of signage and warnings:

Nellis AFB images:

What is essential to critical thinking skills is common sense. It is most important to study and check sources before making a decision whether or not the article one is reading is accurate. Since a picture, as well as, a video can speak thousands of words while viewing published information from any media sources, one must be extremely careful. Is it a UFO, UAP, drone, helicopter, propeller craft, commercial jet, or even a military craft?


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This author has visited Las Vegas and surrounding areas for years. Further, after conducting many queries, interviews, meetings, source studies and related research regarding UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects), as well as, UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena), the decision is not to reveal source names with a few exceptions, although permissions have been received. It is a pleasure to have met and conversed both verbally and in type with some very credible sources and to all of them, a respectful thank you is given.

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Please note, this article is not written to condescend or accuse any areas of media, organizations, groups, or individuals, as to authenticity or lack thereof in public posts. In fact, it is believed that the most misguided and/or errant reporting had its roots in a verifiable passion to tell the truth. Just report events for what they are. It is a free country with free speech. If one chooses to report false events, they can do so. Let’s face it, science fiction is most entertaining and does tend to become science fact. However, isn’t it time to be objective and truthful in one’s research from media sources to the public?

On a recent trip to Las Vegas, it was decided to take some pictures of local aerial phenomena. In just a few minutes, it was surprising how many interesting snapshots resulted. One brief video is also provided.

Here are some snapshots from the camera:

And, this is a brief video from the camera with sound:


The following is a short video taken by Greg McDaniel on YouTube, who with kind consent after quite an interview process, wanted to share what he discovered that others had claimed were UFO sightings from Red Rock Canyon area (visited a few times and have seen same as darkness had fallen). He noted they were the headlights from a park ranger’s vehicle. Mr. McDaniel has taken the time to complete objective research in related areas to state normal events occurred. His candid and honest approach is appreciated.

This is the following video of vehicle headlights in the Red Rock Canyon area where some had claimed there were UFO sightings. Courtesy of Greg McDaniel:

There has been a “mountain” of UFO activity being reported in the Las Vegas area over the last couple of years. However, from where does it come? Let us take a look at this “phenomena” as has been documented from social media sources. Recently, reports came in of hundreds of UFOs being sighted in the Las Vegas area, as an example. This query comes to mind: If such an event was true, would it not be reported, worldwide within one day! What does the reader think of this? Remember the “Phoenix Lights” event in Arizona in 1997?

What if someone would take pictures or videos of such aerial events or evening traffic flow of vehicles (as displayed above) in the Las Vegas and Clark County area? Isn’t it possible to make it look as if something unusual was amiss? Wouldn’t it also become worldwide news if multiple UFOs were actually flying or hovering over a constantly active city of millions of people, working or vacationing twenty-four hours a day?


West Las Vegas Area


Please view the “Nevada Triangle” picture. From credible sources it seems most sightings are occurring away from the Vegas area, mostly in California, Arizona, and east of the triangle, New Mexico. Not that there have been valid UFO/UAP sightings in the Las Vegas area, but now with the build up of Area 51 and Groom Lake area by the Air Force and other government agencies, it seems to be commercial and military.

Let us take a look regarding the present state of technology. Doing the best to keep up with military tech in aviation and space exploration, we cannot ignore the fact the United States (and some allies) has been much more than forthcoming in aerial development and space exploration. Example: Since the advent of the B-2 Bomber, anti-gravitational navigation has been introduced according to credible sources. Review this technology, online, if one is so inclined. It exists on YouTube, as well. Also, the latest “triangle UFO” sightings are becoming a “glimpse” at the latest anti-gravitational technology. Again, it seems most sightings are from our own military. The B-2 bomber has been viewed high overhead in the central valley region of California in the 1990’s when it was still classified.


The truth is the military is more than 100 years ahead of what is being publicly admitted, whether it is US or allied in origin. The next generation of fighter craft will be carrying laser equipped, energized pods to repel any other aerial phenomena aggressive tactics! This is subject matter for another, future article; however, addressing the fact of UFO/UAP activity in the Las Vegas area is the point.

Now, you, the reader can be the judge of what is really happening in the Las Vegas area. Is there much to present UFO reports, or is it more to do with airplanes, jets, drones, traffic lights, and helicopters?  

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Mike Truesdell and his friends are becoming known as superb community contributors with their hard work and dedication to bring entertainment and enjoyment to the young and old alike in various city parades over the Holidays! The latest float entry with a UFO theme was an absolute success at the Exeter, California, New Years Eve parade, sponsored by the local Lion’s Club! What seemed to be a limited number of entries in this year’s parade event was no less met with over two thousand spectators being supplied by various food courts and other amenities.

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The subject of UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) has been and continues to be a very popular subject in our national society, as well as, other societies from many countries around the world. Mike and his team of contributors and participants were most excited to play their parts in the parade to bring home the point that their global view is we are not alone in the universe. Their attitudes were electric, as they prepared for the event and they approached it all with the ultimate in professionalism, authenticity, and a wonderful sense of humor!

Universal Digest was present to conduct a brief interview, as well as, obtain some quality images of their presentations. Although, it was all a bit hectic when a small glitch occurred regarding the location of the spectators, street side. They hustled to change displays on the float from the left to the right side to provide the best in spectator viewing. They were very successful in a short time. It was well worth it to note the reactions of children, parents and adults alike! Not only was the Exeter UFO theme a huge success, the team’s efforts were recognized by winning the first prize of $500 from the Exeter Lion’s Club’s Charity Fund. The Lion’s Club is well known in Tulare County, California, as a very active community organization in many areas of service. Thanks to this club, the New Year’s Eve parade provided the inhabitants of Exeter and surrounding cities a very positive, memorable experience.

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Mike Truesdell is an avid and experienced UFO spotter and researcher. Please enjoy this spontaneous and rather “off the cuff” interview:

Of course, a few moments of display in the parade was met with many days of preparation for the event. Here are some of the pictures of the progress that ensued to bring about the most successful results:

The following short video shows the last minute preparations to adjust float displays to accommodate parade view:

Then, there came the test “light show” before the parade started:

After such a successful showing at the Visalia Candy Cane Parade, the team decided that extra security should be provided! Mike and Brinda manned the AREA 51 SECURITY SUPPORT VEHICLE to follow the Exeter UFO float:


The Exeter UFO float was a huge success and the parade attendees raved at the spectacle. The parade announcer acclaimed how this humble team had provided the public with a noteworthy community service and requested more follow such a wonderful example as did Mike Truesdell and his team, Brian, Brinda and Mike, John, Arlon, Cindy, Jade, and Kim.

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Mike Truesdell and his team have already set their sites to create another float for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day parade in 2016! All are invited to attend; however, residents of Tulare County in the beautiful central valley foothills of California, USA. Please mark your calendars and plan to be there!

We here at Universal Digest are again appreciative to be selected to cover this event, as well as, those upcoming parades provided by such enterprising and resourceful community servants!


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Thailand has been no stranger to meteors entering the atmosphere during 2015 in both daytime and nighttime events. Universal Digest has again received information from Michael Gerlach who is vacationing with family in Adelaide, Australia and is due to return home to Thailand next week. He reported another meteor atmospheric entry over his home country. With this latest occurrence, we have also questioned that this may be the atmospheric reentry of more man-made space junk or spent rocket boosters?

To date, after a comprehensive online search, there has been no mention of this aerial event. The following are some videos taken by onlookers as the object streaked across the sky. The videographers were quite excited in some of these camera sessions.

First video installment, credit เครดิต@ Kasame Sanpiboon:


Second video installment, credit เครดิต@ Wi Mustang:


Third video installment, credit @Siripa Dowchalermwong:


Fourth video installment, credit @ชมรมคนรัก กกจั่น:


Fifth video installment, credit ขอบคุณคลิปจาก←→Sukchad Kankaew:


To give the reader a better perspective of the different views of the object entry into the atmosphere, the following snippets were derived from the above videos. Please click any picture to view gallery. To exit, click white X in upper left corner or press the escape key:

On December 22, 2015, there was a very similar object sighted entering the earth’s atmosphere from space. Many thought this was a meteor and it was seen over a vast area of the western United States in the early evening. After a few hours it was reported to have been a Russian rocket booster falling to earth. Could this just be another case of space junk or some part(s) of a rocket burning up in the atmosphere?

The following is the brief video of the west coast USA rocket booster reentry, courtesy abc7news. Note the similarities:


This is breaking news so we may hear more within the next day. As always, when possible, Universal Digest is here to report breaking news, featured and exclusive events. Thank you for viewing our site.

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