For years humankind has looked at the stars wondering the nature of our origins and Universe. Has this question already been answered? Have the answers been kept secret? UAP Society aims to decentralize the scientific exploration of UAP and bring mankind closer to understanding it’s place within Space, Time, and the greater Cosmos.
May 27, 2022 marks a memorable moment in history as we launched UAP Society into Space. The team, led by Chris Lehto, former F-16 fighter pilot, assembled two payloads which were then carried to approximately 40,000 meters by use of 2000 gram Space Balloons. We had one launch from Hamburg Germany and the other from Vernal Utah in the US. This is about humanity coming together to solve the greatest mystery of all Time.
There are many factors that go into play when launching a payload into Space. Where are you launching from, what will you be studying, and what resources do we have to pull it off?
The US team decided to launch from Vernal Utah in the US. Vernal Utah has proven to be an extraterrestrial highway. Famous ranches such as Blind Frog Ranch and Skinwalker Ranch are located in this region. It is as if this entire region of Earth is under some sort of flow of space that allows for this phenomenon to occur. What is so important about this place? What is so special? By collecting and analyzing scientific data we may find the answers.
Let’s now zoom in and take a closer look at the launch from Vernal Utah. The payload, titled “Moon Shot,” weighed approximately 1350 grams. On board, we had three cameras, one live-stream, a device created by Jim Segala, GPS tracking systems, and of course some fun stickers. Also on board was a USB drive containing all 10,042 NFTs! Our NFTs went to Space!
It takes a dedicated team, in all aspects, to make this work. UAP Society members from around the world converged and the stars aligned.
The day, May 27, started just like any other day. The Sun rose above the mountain tops of Dinosaur National Monument. Little did we know we’d soon be hiking through it in search of our payload. We used 6,400 liters of helium in order to carry our payload up to 40,000 m. From there, the search was on!
After the 2,000-gram balloon was filled with helium, it was time to launch. On the surface of the Earth the diameter of the balloon is approximately 2 meters. As the balloon increases in altitude the air pressure drops and the balloon expands. At a diameter of 12 meters the balloon pops and the payload returns to Earth via a parachute.
There are always many obstacles to overcome during any mission. Recovery of the payload may have been the greatest endeavor of this account.
UAP Society always “double taps.” This means we hit the same target twice with two different assets. This greatly increases the probability of success. We had two GPS tracking systems on board. This allowed the team to confidently wait for the payload to land back on Earth as we assessed retrieval options.
Nature is always the deciding factor when it comes to flight paths. Early predictions showed the payload landing on top of Wild Mountain, Utah. The original plan was to gather the payload on the day of the launch. However, Westerly Winds carried our payload into Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado just west of Zenobia Peak in Zenobia Creek. This area is 12 miles from any roads and one of the few private lands owned within the National Park. This required the retrieval team to assess and adapt in order to achieve.
The retrieval team decided to come back to Vernal in order to properly prepare for such a trek. 8 am, the next day, the team set off for Colorado. The drive to the nearest road to the payload was approximately 4 hours. However, it’s impossible to determine the condition of the roads from maps and so we came to a point where it was no longer drive able. We had to once again assess the situation.
The road was impassable. We were still 12 miles from the payload, sitting on top of a mountain, and a snow storm was rolling in. Things weren’t looking so great.
After about an hour of assessing, and almost about to turn home for proper gear and better weather, we heard a group of ATVs coming from the woods. We stopped the first rider and explained our situation. She was the grand daughter of the lady that owned the property. Her reply, “We’re doing a cattle run and you guys might want to leave.” The ranchers were doing their annual cattle run. This was a blessing in disguise. If the team had been there a day earlier or later, there wouldn’t have been anyone around to take us in. Even the Park Rangers need to ask permission to enter this land. It is owned by Dawn, a third-generation rancher, who lives off the land with no electricity.
Debbie, the second ATV on the cattle drive, said that Dawn would be coming around the mountain riding a horse in about 2 hours. Again, it was up to the team to assess. 4 hours later the moo’s began! A herd of cattle walking along the mountain tops came into view and a horse pulled up to our truck. It was Dawn, our rescuer! After explaining the situation, she invited us down to her homestead and said we could wait for the cattle drive to be finished.
After the cattle was put away, the ranchers turned their attention to us. With a kind heart they said they’d take us there. The ATV drive from the homestead was another 2 hours and the payload about 200 meters off the trail. Apparently, only 15 people a year enter this part of the land. It was seclusion to the maximum. We had to hurry out as the flakes from the snowstorm started to come.
The recovery of the payload took about 14 hours in total. 4 hours to the top of the mountain, 4 hours of waiting for the ranchers, and 2 hours on an ATV multiplied by 2 for the return home. It was an adventure to be remembered.
We were able to successfully recover the payload and put together a video just in time for the presentation the next day.
Chris then gave a speech highlighting the results of our successful launches while announcing the next mission. UAP Society is planning a second launch in July. This will once again be a dual launch. Through decentralized investigations on the UAP topic the public will have the truth. This is global, this is decentralized, this is UAP Society.