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Exploring the paranormal: The Black Vault

I’ve been researching the paranormal for some time now, ever since my first post about paranormal phenomena and everything ‘freaky’.

And I have to say: I have found much to think about. It would seem that there is more out there than beats the eye. And during my on-line digging in cases and occurrences that seemed to come straight out of an X-Files episode I found many handy Internet portals and sites. But one such site that really caught my attention and provided me with more information that I could even handle is The Black Vault
Created by John Greenewald Jr. at age fifteen, and eleven years later still up and running, it provides Internet conspiracy nuts as well as the merely curious and everything in between with an abundance of information on UFOs and other related topics.

Greenewald started his project when he was 15 years old by requesting government documents on UFOs, using the Freedom of Information Act or FOIA. In this fashion he started collecting declassified documents and has uncovered intriguing facts such as the encounter of a military jet with an UFO, fully documented. Unfortunately, many of the declassified documents have sections that have been made unreadable.

This encounter in the airspace of Iran occurred in the year 1976 and was the first document ever John Greenewald requested from the government using the FOIA. Since then, he just didn’t stop anymore. And thanks to his relentless pursuit for the truth, he now has a collection of about one million government documents! And even better is that Greenewald scans most of his documents and makes them available on-line for all of us to read. So, when you want to know something more about UFOs, you know where to look…I sure know!

I also found a great interview with him on Yahoo news: People of the web

Beyond The Black Vault you can also find information on UFOs on the website of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). In their electronic reading room of their FOIA section they have an entire section devoted to Unidentified Flying Objects


September 27, 2007 - Posted by | internet, paranormal, ufo


  1. very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

    Comment by Idetrorce | December 15, 2007 | Reply

  2. what is it exactly that you don not agree with Idetrorce? Although my experiences with what one would call paranormal are limited, I do have a few. They verify for me anyways, certain things, as clearly as a photograph would. I know if you haven’t had paranormal experiences you cannot just believe. I don’t believe in anything though that I haven’t seen either so, I can see where skeptics are coming from. I am one, but not about things I’ve experienced firsthand though. I ‘m gonna go back and read through some of your other paranormal posts oneandonly. Very interesting stuff.

    Comment by edtajchman | March 31, 2008 | Reply

  3. Thanks, I’m glad you find it interesting. It’s been a while since my last post…I’ve been quite busy the last couple of months. I should get back to posting here, there is so much I still want to write about.

    Comment by oneandonlyhypnos | April 4, 2008 | Reply

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