ABC News wants you to believe we are being visited by aliens.

ABC News wants you to believe we are being visited by aliens. In the video here, they say the residents of Salt Lake City are scratching their heads.

However, there is plenty of documentation these supposed alien blimps are in fact surveillance vessels manufactured for Homeland Security. From Engadget:


A Giant Blimp/UFO Over Salt Lake City? – video powered by Metacafe

Lockheed Martin to build High Altitude Airship for homeland security

Darren Murph
January 22, 2007

by Darren Murph, posted Jan 22nd 2007 at 9:50AM

Although it’s not exactly shocking to hear of yet another homeland security application that seems to border on Big Brother, Lockheed Martin’s High Altitude Airship could keep an elevated eye on 600 miles of US countryside at any given time, and if all goes as planned, we’ll have 11 of these things floating over our everyday activities by the end of the decade. The HAA prototype is a ginormous airship that measures 17-times larger than the Goodyear rendition we’re all used to seeing above sporting events, and is designed to hover 12 miles above the earth in order to keep tabs on what’s happening below. The airship is slated to be solar-powered and should stay in a geocentric orbit for “up to a year,” and if equipped with high-resolution cameras, a single one could cover everything “between Toledo, Ohio and New York City.” While Lockheed Martin is thrilled with the $40 million project they’ve been awarded, it’s certainly understandable to get a little worried about how these blimps will actually be used, but a company spokesperson suggested then an entire fleet could actually be used for “border surveillance” — and hey, we need a little help down there anyway, right?

‘Eyes in the sky’ for homeland security

Brock N. Meeks
MSNBC
August 27, 2005

WASHINGTON – Blimps, they’re the next big thing in homeland security.

You’re laughing.

That’s okay, a lot of people do, says George Spyrou, president of Airship Management Services, whose blimps are leased to the likes of Fuji Film and have been used as air surveillance and security platforms by the New York Police Department, the U.S. Secret Service and the Athens police during last year’s summer Olympic Games.

Although blimps have proven their worth in various security environments from the Super Bowl to presidential conventions, the huge airships aren’t widely deployed because they suffer from bad public relations.

“It’s a perception problem going right back to the Hindenburg disaster when she blew up in 1937,” Spyrou said. “The perception is that an airship is unsafe.” But that’s not true, he says. “They are filled with helium, not hydrogen.”

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Purdue Team To Float High-altitude Airship For Weather, Security</strong
ScienceDaily
April 1, 2005

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers from Purdue University are working to develop a high-altitude, helium-filled craft that may hover over the same spot for up to a year for applications in areas such as surveillance, homeland security, missile defense and weather forecasting.

About 10 Purdue researchers are involved in the work, funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.

“The concept is to have an airship that flies above 65,000 feet and is geostationary, which means it stays in the same position over the Earth,” said Oleg Wasynczuk, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue who is leading the project with John Sullivan, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics.

Engineers and scientists are working to develop solar cells and an advanced fuel cell to power the craft. They also are developing the aerodynamic design and a control system to help keep the airship steady amid high winds and computer simulations to show how the craft would perform given specific design characteristics.

“To stay geostationary, it must have motors onboard to provide thrust so that it can constantly be reoriented because the wind is blowing up there,” said Sullivan, who is in charge of the portion of the research focusing on developing the ship’s aerodynamic design.

Purdue researchers also are developing mathematical models to simulate the fuel cell’s performance.

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Or maybe there are little green men over at Blackwater International, the guys who are fond of clearing intersections with automatic gunfire.

Even Encyclopedia.com filed a report on these airships. But ABC wants you to think they’re alien starcraft.

42 Responses to “ABC News: Alien Blimps Over Salt Lake City”

  1. 1

    gary Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    i need a few more cups of fluoride to get myself to believe this!

  2. 2

    virtualk Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I saw a blimp in Texas last week, hadn’t seen one in a long time. I guess now they will be more common for spying on Americans.

  3. 3

    Have a look yourself Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Have a look it says in the top left hand corner “we never forget who we are working for” (lockheed martin)

    With a big dirty great pentagram next to it… http://www.lockheedmartin.com/

  4. 4

    Alien Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Here we come! Disguised as ETs, we will spy on you! It is your (US) government coming for you! ET, phone home!

  5. 5

    H.A.A.R.P Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Just Google….. H.A.A.R.P or ….chemtrails…………..The lunatics have really taken over the asylum!

  6. 6

    I am the GOV’t I am here to help Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Ummmm, not sure why this was even posted here on Infowars. With all the other stuff going on, this seems trifle to me.

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    Chemtrails drop barium Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Chemtrails drop barium so you glow in the dark under a blimp (x-ray)…this it it…it’s really happening.

  8. 8

    Punk in drublic Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Cool! where do I attach my lawn chair?

  9. 9

    Heresabadnwoscum Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Robert J. Stevens (born c.1952) serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lockheed Martin.

  10. 10

    Whammo Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Seems like it wouldn’t be terribly difficult to take down those things ;)

  11. 11

    Marc Villa Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    3-D Hollagraphic image projected into the sky, the key was ,it was not captured by radar. research NASA’s project “Blue Beam”

  12. 12

    Michigan Buba Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    As techno gets more advanced, you can kind of see the value of something like this for border patrol. You save allot of money in manpower and provide one team to multiple locations to intercept.

    But I, we know that the Government is going to take this increases techno beyond it’s legal intent. And to think that the gov. would be that efficient in legal operations, I don’t think so. As for efficiency towards the suppressing the free, there is no boundaries for this N.W.O. system.

    Plus to see and hear ABC news play dumb about this sighting adds to the, my fears of were this world is heading. 1984 is becoming a bible for this incoming system.

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    Michigan Buba Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Then again, information or dis-information (3D hollagrafic image) would do greatly to input a mind game for anyone legal or illegal below. Good point Marc Villa. Again, 1984!

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    Mike Philbin Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    LOL

    UFO doesn’t mean ‘we know exactly what this is’ i.e. a blimp.

    humans are so funny

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    two-party puppets Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Aluminum siding, aluminum blinds, metal roofs – the only way to guard your privacy from Peeping Tom. I wonder how the big shot politicos who are to blame for this protect their privacy.

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    what it is Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Hey check out this kissinger interview… he states out of this situation, a New World Order can be created. It’s a great opportunity he says. About Obama… he says there is an extraordinary perception about him around the world…

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21…..8#28504728

  17. 17

    Kriss Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    A “$40 million project”………to watch you……if the US is supposed to be broke……where the hell do they get all this money to waste?

  18. 18

    ron shuman Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    guys get some balls all you have to do is shoot it down…if it doesnt exist..you cant get in trouble….

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    Neocon Narc Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Then it disappeared…..

    Yeah right, looks like something made to travel supersonic speeds.

    That craft would shred at 200 mph much less warp speed.

    I agree with Alex on this one. To be so willing to dispute other sightings so hard.

    But yet willing to play stupid on the obvious.

    I play this game with children.

    Alien technology sure does resemble humans. Who invented the first blimp??

    Aliens or Humans. Maybe they reverse engineered to copy us??

    I sometimes wonder where and how we got duct tape technology??

    It is the holy grail to man’s intelligence.

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    iamlegend Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    It says UFO Blimp in the description box of the vid.

  21. 21

    iamlegend Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    #7 Barium weaken your immune system. So if you are lets say you’re infected with a bio-weapon or bird flu your chances of fighting is slim.

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    princeofponce Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    egg pods

  23. 23

    Disinfo Spree Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    DAS HINDENBERG

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    Mike Philbin Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    #21 etc.

    can somone please explain to me (I’m a bit thick sometimes) what’s the big Eugenics melodrama? I’ve never understood the wacky and convoluted ways humans are allegedly being knocked off; chemtrail sprayings, wacky viruses, mercury in the vaccines, MSG and aspartame and nut allergies???

    1) either neutron bomb 8/10 of us = instantly fewer people on the planet

    2) exotic corporate infestation game = more suffering because that’s important

    you can’t have it both ways, which one is it?

  25. 25

    Scumby Dimpleshi Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Foo Fighters

  26. 26

    David Robinson Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Balloons? Ha!

    Ready, aim, …….

    Oh wait a minute, 65,000 ft? That’s a bit out of range for anything I have.

    I guess the best we can hope for with these are that they probably won’t work very well and it’s just some more crap they/we are being sold.

  27. 27

    Babbaganoosh Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    This is so stupid. Im listening to Alex right now go on and on about this, and Im looking out my office window sctaching my head. I guess they cloak too. He must of missed that memo. I dont see em!!! Weird!!!

    Once an Alex supporter now I just think hes flying off the seat of his pants!

  28. 28

    Babbaganoosh Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Oh just watched the video and I guess im going def. I didnt hear them menchin aliens! Hmmmm I guess Alex doesnt know what UFO stands for!

  29. 29

    Old Man of the North Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    The lie is different at every level!

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    Stuart Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    That may as well have DHS painted on the side. Surveillance and nothing more. Them little girls are obviously Al Qaeda, plotting to destroy the planet Mars with thermal expansion.

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    tyler Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    That’s funny, I didn’t hear the word “alien” once in that report. Go fuck yourself infowars.

  32. 32

    alien blimp hunter Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Hey… we dont want aliens eves dropping on us so if they are alien ships like they say they are documented and recorded as saying they are aliens i am sure they wont mind the militia shots them aliens down with some deer rifles. if they truly are aliens the militia bullets wont harm them. shoot away its alien blimp hunting season… elmer fud just told me so! I mean we are only saving the world from invading aliens… right?

  33. 33

    the awful truth Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Are these monkies for real????? This is serious bull pucky!!! I live in slc and there was nothing…read…nothing mentioned on radio….local news or anything……give me a freak’n break!!!!…..WTF????.. although it does resemble dick cheney’s used condom dispencer….oh ..wait… thats giving to many kudos…sorry

  34. 34

    Cow tipper Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Ummmm this is Old as Hell!!!

    Youtube it! Its a Hoax back in 2007!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbDBO5i3Xts

  35. 35

    alien blimp hunter Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    i dont think they would dare fly one over the town out here. too many deer hunters that hate aliens.

  36. 36

    Chode Drover Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Way to bust it wide open Alex! Reporting on shit two years old! This was a Hoax back in 2007 and its just now making its way to Infowars!!! Wow is he just testing his fallowers to see if they will beleave everything that cums out of his mouth! Oh snap little green men are spying on me!

  37. 37

    Chode Drover Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..re=related

  38. 38

    Tom Drover Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..re=related

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    Dick Drover Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..re=related

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    August Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    The big eye in the sky! Soon, every time you get into your car you will legally be required to input your destination, if at anytime you make a wrong turn you will be penalized for the crime of “thinking error” which will cost fines, criminal records, insurance rate increases, and even worse – mental illness diagnosis with never-ending group therapy and job losses and restrictions on the types of jobs you are allowed. People it is not getting better in the USA.

  41. 41

    cranky kong Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    infowars, stop bringing up insignificant shit like this.

    anyone reading this article wants something new, try this instead:

    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/….._0105.html

    peace all

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    Tim Says:

    January 5th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    41: “insignificant” -HARDLY!

    This is good to see infowars grouping a number of reports on the same thing together. This really gives credence to the story. Nice.

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