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Danish Air Force make public UFO Files

Posted by dandare on January 30, 2009

600px-ovniThe Danish Air Force has followed France and the UK, and released UFO Files to the Public (released on the 28th January 2009).

DR has a short article here (translated with Google, so the English is not brilliant). Its the 2nd article from the top, on the list (for some reason will not go directly to the article).

An archive of the last 25 years of UFO observations are now been opened at Karup Air Base.

Observations out in a blue binder with 329 pages.

Air Force published the file today and made it available simultaneously on the Internet.

None x-files It was Captain Thomas Pedersen from the Air Force, which handed UFO directory.

We have chosen to tell people that here is the folder we put it on the Internet. And then it all afmystificeret and shows that there is no secret. There is no x-files. The folder has never been secret, it has just not been available, “said Captain Thomas Pedersen ” (full article quoted here).

danish-ufoAt Forsvaret.dk  (danish Air Force) there is ” UFO archive online ” (translated from google). At the bottom of the article the PDF can be downloaded, in Danish. It also mentions that Air Force Magazine (published 2nd febuary) will have more on the UFO archive.

The historical-UFO sightings, which now can be downloaded from this page, is reported to the Air Force Tactical Command and also the very thorough investigation reports from Scandinavian UFO Information and some newspaper articles – including the story of then frozen toilet waste fell from the sky and gave rise entitled to wonder ” (extract from article).

Future Ufo sightings will be sent to SUFOI .

JP.DK has ” Secret UFO archives opened

The Danish Air Force has opened its UFO archives, providing information on over 15,000 reported extraterrestrial sightings to the public UFO archives are now readily available to the public, detailing sightings from over the last 30 years. The Danish Air…

UFO archives are now readily available to the public, detailing sightings from over the last 30 years. The Danish Air Force published the archive online yesterday because it felt that ‘there was nothing secret in the files’.

The Air Force said that most of the sightings remained ‘unidentified’ because the details were not precise enough. However, some of the reports contained enough description to rule out the UFOs as aircraft, weather phenomenon or paper lanterns.
Not all of the sightings were centred over Denmark and one event over Greenland is attracting attention.

On the 5 January, 1981 at 12:50 a flaming, square disc was seen approximately 45 degrees over the frozen land near Thule Air Base. It then vanished as suddenly as it had appeared.

Coincidentally, radar stations at the American base recorded an unidentified flying object on its radar at 12:50.

Air Force Captain Thomas Petersen, who has an extensive knowledge of the files, commented that any unresolved sightings are handed over to the Scandinavian UFO Centre, if they request it.

He added that the Air Force’s main mission was to defend Denmark against threat, ‘and UFOs are not a known threat’ ” (full article here).

The PDF can be downloaded here .

The Copenhagen Post has ” Secret UFO archives opened ” (posted 29th january 2009, in English).

Farshores has ” Danish Defence Dept releases 52 years of UFO files ” (with translation, posted 28th january).Part of the article mentions that a boy aged 15, saw a UFO and some aliens in 1982. The description is on page 144 (of the UFO files), plus the drawing (see below).

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Please also see Alien casebook for a blog article ” Denmark discloses its UFO files “. It gives more information about the 15 year old’s encounter.

In a related article on UFOs (posted 29th january) in Ingenioren, it has ” Thai paper lamps creates Danish UFO hysteria ” (translated by google). Sound familiar to any other particular country?

UPDATE : 30th january 2009

An article written today by The Copenhagen Post online, has some further information to give us; entitled ” The truth is now out there “.

But not all sightings can be readily explained. In August 1991 two police officers on a night patrol in the northern Copenhagen suburb of Ordrup had an unusual experience. Sitting in their patrol car at 2:30am they suddenly saw a strange object hovering about 75-150 metres in the air above the car. The officers thought it looked like the underside of an airplane and they noticed that their communication systems had ceased to function. Intrigued, the officers followed it as it moved slowly away, eventually disappearing behind some tall trees a few minutes later ” (extract from article). It also gives us more information abou the 15 year old’s sighting (for instance the figures were about 60cms tall?)

UPDATE: 24th February

SUFOI has an interesting article entitled ” Exciting release of Air Force UFO Archives “; in the article it links to a PDF file, translated into English Air Force opens UFO files “.

For instance it mentions  the photo (see below),  was analysed by both SUFOI and TAC, and was found to be created from a steam leakage, from a nearby power station.

um09-05l(photo from Viborg 1974)

The Danish Air Force magazine (feb 2009) has an article on UFOs in the pdf here (page 30 and 31)… in Danish.

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UFO experts at ‘The Sun’ cover David Cameron’s comments on UFOs

Posted by dandare on January 27, 2009

david-cameronHere we go again, with the UK media ‘experts’ The Sun, proclaiming ” David Cameron in UFO Files promise “.

Speaking at one of his regular Cameron Direct meetings, at which he takes questions from the public, the Conservative leader promised to be “entirely open and frank” about what the Government knows about close encounters.

At the forum in Tynemouth, North Tyneside, he was questioned about a spate of mysterious incidents ” (extract from article). It mentions that a member of the audience (that person is Richard Hall, not mentioned by The Sun) asks him several questions.

He replies with the standard political response, that of course, we will be as open as possible….. a flavour of his answer can be seen below: 

“But I think we should be a open as possible, so I would be quite happy to give you a guarantee that if I became prime minister I would always be entirely open and frank about these things.

“I don’t think any of us have any clue whether there’s intelligent life out there and it is certainly not something that any Government should seek to hide from anyone” ” (extract from article). This does however show, that he has little, if no real understanding of the UFO subject.

 where have we heard that one before; Also to see the whole thing on video please see below:

The Sun seem to want to print everything about UFOs, with or without facts, proof or any type of indepth discussion about the subject. For instance , in this article they have not gone further than the you tube video, and just quoted cameron, and that’s it basically. It’s lazy journalism.

Alos why have they labelled it with UFO Files; do they not know that these ‘UFO files’ are starting to come out; 2 batches of files have come out by the MOD, with more to follow.

What do you think The Sun is playing at? are they experts in Ufology? are they trying to increase readership? is Cameron real in his belief? do you want him in charge of the country???

Also does Data look like david?data2

References 

richard-d-hall-uprightRichard Hall

SCIFi.co.uk ” UFOs: the disclosure project ” his recent stuff, plus his Bio at the bottom.

http://www.richplanet.net/

Richard D Hall also wrote to Gordon Brown; see here for the reply .

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*** UFO Latest:UFO filmed by 8 firefighters in China

Posted by dandare on January 19, 2009

I only have one source for this UFO sighting; it definately seems an interesting sighting, and comes from All News Web (dated 19th January 2009). Entitled ” China: Dazzling UFO seen and Filmed by eight Firefighters “,

diamond_ufo-2009-chinaThe first 2 paragraphs mention:

A remarkable UFO was seen and filmed in China by an entire squadron of fire-fighters in Liu Pan Shui City in the province of Guizhou through a camera with a 700X zoom capability. One of the fire-fighters, Wang Jia Wei, noticed an odd looking, brightly flashing star moving in a south easterly direction and went inside the fire-fighters barracks to get a camera.

Luckily for Wang he was able to find a Panasonic camera used by his comrades to record damage caused by fires that allowed him to zoom in on the mysterious object seven hundred times. At that point Wang could see that the object was in fact two rotating spinning top shaped crafts or halves of a whole craft joined at a their bases. They were flashing a multitude of colours: Purple, red, blue, orange, white and gold ” (extract from article). It then goes on to mention that the sighting lasted for nearly i hour.

Film footage was around 20 minutes long, and chinese reporters have seen this….It has been sent for further analysis…. It will hopefully be available at a later date for all to see…… for more on this please see the link above.  It does say that the Western press, has so far not publically talked about it/shown any interest ( lets hope The Sun does not get wind of it).

The photo below is a still from the film

chineseufojan2009

This is all the information i have on the sighting at the moment; if it develops into something more, or i can get hold of any new information, i will do so on here, ASAP.

If you have any leads/new information on this sighting, please inform me in comments…

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UK UFO Sightings [ January 2009] Updated Regularly

Posted by dandare on January 18, 2009

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I will try and keep this up to date, with all information from the UK.

Please check back from time to time, as this will be updated regularly…If you see something that i have missed, please contact me (thanks).….

There has been an explosion of UK UFO activity this year, this became even more prominent, after the Sun (tabloid UK newspaper) released a story of an alleged UFO hitting the conisholme wind turbine; this might account for the media clamouring for our attention (how much of it is fact, is frankly anyone’s guess), and also the public looking at the sky more than normal.

Many of the sightings are sensationalised, with usually alot of information missing.

ufo-hefe-label-2007Please keep this in mind as you view these postings from the local and national press.

I’m afraid many also fail to follow up on their initial leads, and many reports just remain forgotten.

Some incidents could be UFO balloons (please see:  http://dandare.wordpress.com/2007/05/19/ufo-balloons-what-are-they/ for more details, from a previous article).   

However, as i have said before, i am not sure what value they are to any UFO research.

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 Slough Observer ” VIDEO: UFO spotted in Dedworth ” (with video).

Bournemouth Echo ” Orange lights over Bournemouth usher in a New Year ”  

Sunday Mercury ” Amateur pilot can’t explain UFO sighting

AN amateur pilot had an alien encounter when he spotted three pairs of UFOs flying over his Midlands home on Christmas Eve.

Dad-of-two, Andrew Freke, aged 47, was smoking a cigarette in his back garden in Solihull when he spotted a bright orange object flying through the night sky.

Seconds later, five more of the unidentified flying objects zoomed over his roof and hovered in his back garden ” (extract from article).

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 Huddersfield Daily Examiner ” UFO mystery revealed – they’re Chinese Lanterns

(illustration not part of this article- just an example of a chinese lantern being readied for flight)th1_189200856ufo-balloonAfter the Examiner revealed on Thursday that a Flockton couple saw a large orange light coming from nearby woods on Christmas Day, dozens of residents from as far away as Sowerby Bridge contacted us.

Many were as confused by similar sights above the town.

But others said they had released Chinese lanterns which may have caused the mystery ” (extract from article).

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 Herald Series ” Bus travellers near Oxford spot UFO shooting beams of Light ”   

Contact spokesman Michael Soper said the three people were travelling on the Oxford Tube towards London and were about ten minutes outside the city, just before 1am.

He said: “An object came over the top of them, it was very impressive and shooting orange and white beams in all directions ” (extract from article).

windturbineartufoThe incident at conisholme (of a damaged wind turbine) first appeared in the local newspaper Louth Leader, before it started to came to the attention of the tabloid press… for the full story please see my article here . 

Telegraph and Argus ” Other witnesses spot UFO

A couple have backed up the account of a mother who spotted a UFO over Bradford on New Year’s Eve.

Today, the Telegraph & Argus reported how Clare Harris, of Low Moor, saw a flickering ball moving slowly across the sky ” (extract from article).

Derry Today ” The big question – Do you believe in UFOs? ” A slightly misleading question here… however only 3 people responded.

Harlow Herald24 ” UFO sighting on New Years day

The description of the sighting read: “Orange circular objects going in formation, the last one seemed to lag behind the others and at first we though that there were just three then the last one came along.
“We watched for about three minutes then they disappeared into the low clouded sky “
” (extract from article).

Telegraph & Argus ” Friends stunned by Bradford UFO ” (with video).

Derry Journal ” UFOs spotted over North West

Peterborough Today ” Were mystery lights spotted in sky a UFO ? ” 

Mrs Snitch said: “My husband and I were celebrating the new year at home in Whittlesey, and we were at our dining room table when the clock struck 12.” (extract from article).

“About 15 minutes later, my husband noticed some strange lights in the sky, so we went out into our garden to investigate.

“We could see between six and eight lights, which were bright yellowy-orange in colour and were moving very slowly, with no noise

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harrogate20091Harrogate Today ” Aliens visit town? UFOs spotted in Harrogate

The picture shows a small orange flaming ball. An identical one was also spotted flying near it.
Did you see the UFOs on Christmas day? Have you any explanation for the unusual sightings?
” (extract from article).

BBC Lincolnshire ” UFOs in Lincolnshire

Unidentified Flying Objects have been spotted across Lincolnshire recently – and have even been blamed for damage to a wind turbine near Louth. Take a look at the pictures, videos and accounts of UFO sightings and see what you think ” (extract from article).

AOL News ” Northern Englands UFO mystery solved

Mysterious lights in the sky over northern England prompted a flood of phone calls to media outlets over the holidays. “The UFO sighting is the hot topic around here at the moment,” said Tony Clynch, 40, of Barrow. “Everyone keeps asking each other if they saw the lights” ” (extract from article). The conclusion: they were probably lanterns; also mentions other cases.

This is Nottingham ” I filmed UFO

Jewels Mellors, of Hey Street, Sawley, and his wife, Helen, saw a bright orange circle in the night sky on December 30. It appeared again two hours later and then again the following night.

He said it moved slowly but there was no sound or flashing, as there would be with an aeroplane ” (extract from article).

ufonorthwales2009North Wales Weekly News ” UFOs spotted over Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-sea? ” 

The Weekly News received several calls from concerned residents who saw orange, yellow, red and white orb like objects floating over Bryn Euryn and the West End of Colwyn Bay on New Year’s Eve. Other lights were also reported floating out to sea from Towyn on the same evening ” (extract from article).

Birmingham Mail.net “ UFO sighting sparks worldwide interest

Dad-of-two, Andrew Freke, an amateur pilot for more than 15 years, spotted the bright orange lights flying above his Solihull home while he was smoking a cigarette at about 11pm on Christmas Eve.

At first he believed it was simply an aeroplane from nearby Birmingham Airport but he quickly dismissed the idea because the three pairs of lights were silently flying in a zig-zag pattern at about 150 miles-per-hour.

Officials from nearby Birmingham Airport confirmed they had no aircraft matching the description in the area on Christmas Eve.

After Mr Freke’s story appeared in the Birmingham Mail last week, people from as far afield as San Francisco and Germany have reported having the same close encounter ” (extract from article).

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 Shropshire Star ” UFO sighting linked to shortest day

Philip Hoyle, of the UFO Investigation and Research Unit in Shrewsbury, said although many people put the lights down to Chinese lanterns and aircraft, this time of year did see an increase in UFOs.

He said: “I have been inundated with sightings from across the country in the last two to three weeks, especially people seeing orange lights.

“People think it is lanterns, but lanterns do not move like the lights in the skies are recorded as moving ” (extract from article). I would like to know, how he comes to this conclusion? 

Shropshire Star (again) ” Party lights may be cause of UFOs

Peterborough Today ” The truth is out there with UFOs

peterboroughjan09It turns out that some high-spirited families across the city decided to celebrate the clock turning midnight with something a little different from the usual firework display – they chose to light Chinese lanterns instead ” (extract from article).

The sighting was on New Years day.

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 Chichester Observer ” UFO mystery as lights baffle residents

One of the lights was on its own in front. Then came another five, followed by the final six together. There was no pattern to the lights’ positions.
“They were definitely not planes,” said Mrs Hillier, whose daughter is an airline cabin crew member.
“There was no noise as they went across the sky. They seemed to get higher and higher before they went out of sight “
” (extract from article).

Midhurst & Petworth Observer ” Mystery surrounds lights in the sky over Littlehampton

Clacton Gazette “ Jaywick: couple spot UFO

Cambridge news Online ” The one that got away

Dumfries and Galloway Standard ” Close encounters of the Dumfries kind

9th

 BBC Lincolnshire ” UFO sightings timeline

A timeline of where and when strange objects have been spotted in the skies over our region. Send your sightings and pictures in to lincolnshire@bbc.co.uk ” (extract from article).

Dumfries and Galloway Standard ” Was UFO a light ?

Last week the Standard reported a sighting made by teenager Macaulay Moodycliffe, who saw three strange orange lights hovering over the skies of the town.

An anonymous reader has written in claiming responsibility for the “UFOs” ” (extract from article).

Derry Journal ” UFO explained: it was chinese sky lanterns

Burton Mail ” Farmer’s rage at UFOs

burton-mailjan09James Hollis saw them above Gate Farm Stables, in Hanbury Road, Anslow, on New Year’s Day.
But, as they fell to the ground, he realised they were Chinese lanterns with flares inside – one of which fell just a foot from his 15-tonne winter hay supply.
The 50-year-old said his business would have gone up in smoke had the burning lantern caught his bales.
He said: “It had just turned dark on New Year’s Day when my lads and I saw a red light overhead and thought it was a plane taking off 
” (extract from article).

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 cambridge-ufoCambridge News ” Dinner group claim they saw UFO in skies over cambridge

A GROUP of friends in Cambridge claim to have spotted a UFO similar to that which allegedly caused damage to a wind farm turbine in Lincolnshire only a few days earlier.
Tracy Moran and five others, who had been dining at d’Arry’s Wine Shop in King Street, noticed the object hovering in the sky on Wednesday night at about 11.15pm
” (extract from article).

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Evening Star 24 ” EdBlog: Stargate Suffolk, UFOs and Dark Matter ”  

Knaresborough Today ” Harrogate UFOs – aliens or ice crystals ?

sun_halo_optical_phenomenon_editTHE GREAT Harrogate UFO debate rumbles on, with readers getting in touch to claim lights spotted in the sky over Christmas may not be Chinese Lanterns after all.

It started when Bilton Grove Avenue resident Maureen Withers spotted something strange in the sky on Christmas Day ” (extract from article).

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ufo-near-bonnybridge-2009 News.stv.tv ” Shock video footage of UFO near Bonnybridge ” (including video); the video still links to the wind turbine incident at the beginning, before going on to its local sighting.

Eye-witness video footage has emerged of an apparent ‘UFO’ sighting in Banknock, near Scotland’s flying saucer capital Bonnybridge.

The extraordinary film comes amidst a wave of similar sightings across the UK. Hysteria began when a giant blade was seemingly torn off a wind turbine by a mystery aircraft in Lincolnshire ” (extract from article). The only hysteria that has been created, has been media made. 

This is Croydon Today ” Another UFO spotted flying over Purley

A mysterious object spotted sailing across the sunny skies of Purley has left residents and a UFO expert scratching their heads.

The blurry entity was snapped by John Barrett, 48, as he was walking across Higher Drive Recreation Ground at about 1.25pm last Friday ” (extract from article).

Chorley Guardian ” Chorley snatch shots of UFO

chorleyufo09The Runshaw College student said: “I was on my way to bed when my mum said ‘you’d better have a look at this.’

” At first I thought it was just a street light but when I looked closer it looked like a diamond and it was moving around in the sky for about half an hour before flying off. I never believed in this kind of thing before but my stepdad is really in to it. I’m definitely a believer now “ ” (extract from article).

Halifax Courier ” Does your home insurance cover UFO strikes ?

Lochaber News ” Mysterious lights spark UFO riddle

Now locals here are looking for answers after several sightings of mysterious yellow/orange lights in the skies above Fort William and Ardgour just before New Year.

Griogair Craig (37), who lives at Clovullin, Ardgour, was in his garden on Hogmanay when he spotted an “unusual” light in the sky ” (extract from article).

Wimbledon Guardian ” Pink jelly-fish in sky sparks UFO speculation in Merton

wimbledonufo2009On January 9 a visitor to wimbledonguardian.co.uk said: “I looked out my flat window this morning, over towards Merton way, and to my surprise notice a large bright pink jelly-fish looking object surrounded by a pink haze. It appeared to be hovering over or above the pylons in the distance.

“It hovered for about five minutes while I frantically searched for my camera. Did anyone else in Wimbledon see it? Any explanations?” ” (extract from article).

This is Local London ” UFO over High Wycombe

A COUPLE from Sands are baffled after seeing a mysterious red triangle that crossed the skies of High Wycombe last night.

At around 8.20pm Hilary Payne was inside her home in Lane End Road when her husband Garry, who was working in the garden, called her to look at the strange object in the sky ” (extract from article).

Lakeland Echo ” UFO mystery solved in Morecambe

morecambeufojan09THE mystery surrounding sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects over Morecambe Bay two days after Christmas may have been solved.

A Visitor reader has come forward to say he thinks the flying saucers were actually Chinese lanterns he had lit and launched at a party ” (extract from article). It also mentions that keen anglers, have also mistaken seagulls for strange lights in the sky, due to reflection in certain conditions. 

Herts and Essex Observer ” RAF man spots UFO over Stansted

Hartlepool Mail ” UFO public debate long overdue

Lancashire Telegraph ” More UFOs spotted over Rossendale

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Lancashire Evening Post ” UFO riddle of the dancing lights ” 

lanc-ufo2009Taxi driver and father-of-five Nigel Moore, of Spring Gardens, Leyland, was working a night shift and driving along Todd Lane North at 1.40am when he spotted two bright lights fairly low in the sky.
He said: “They were two glaring orange lights. It wasn’t like a plane or anything, there was no noise. They weren’t satellites ”
” (extract from article).

Highland News ” UFO Mystery

Billie told the Highland News: “What I would like is a rational explanation for what I saw.

“I was putting out the bin at about 9pm when I saw three orange lights. They were not flashing or anything like that, it was just three orange lights together. I thought at first it was a helicopter moving slowly, but I could not hear any sound.”

Billie, an advertising executive, said she then briefly went to her car and in the matter of seconds it took her, the lights had disappeared completely ” (extract from article). It also goes on to mention other sightings.

Thsi is Retford ” Mysterious lights baffle revellers

Evening Star 24 ” UFO Mystery still unsolved

heathm20090115161843The latest sighting of four balls of light travelling slowly across the landscape from Grundisburgh towards the Mendlesham mast comes at a time when similar unexplained lights have been seen over Cumbria and Scotland.
However, as the lights were seen over Suffolk on New Year’s Eve and the early hours of New Year’s Day the most likely explanation is that they were Chinese lanterns
” (extract from article).

Evening Leader ” Woman photographs UFO over Wrexham nursing home

wrexhamufo09The most recent photograph was taken by Janet White at about 7.15pm on Friday, outside Emerald House, a nursing home on Chester Road, Wrexham.” (extract from article).

The sighting will no doubt fuel further speculation North East Wales is one of the UK’s leading UFO hotspots.

Spalding Today ” Mystery lights could have been lanterns

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 Chester Chronicle ” Three quarters of Britains believe in Aliens

According to the report by http://www.onepoll.com, 78% of people think aliens exist with another 55% believing they visit earth regularly.” (extract from article).

Lytham St Annes Express ” Fylde set to host worldwide conference of UFO experts

Around 400 people are expected to attend the event, which will take place at the St Annes YMCA on St Albans Road on March 28 and 29. As well as talks, people will also get the chance to have their aura read and purchase memorabilia ” (extract from article).

The Sun ” Is that a flying saucer Boyo ? ” mmmm…no.

The ‘flying saucer’ was spotted flying over the Dyfi Estuary near Aberystwyth, Wales, by hundreds of gobsmacked onlookers.

And these amazingly clear pictures have given new hope to the thousands who believe life does exist on another planet ” (extract from article). More quality journalism by The Sun, again…. not.

This is Hampshire.net “ UFOs spotted ?

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 Evening Star 24 ” ET phone home ? Get a life ” He is probably right about the majority of UK UFO sightings (but not in the style he writes it), but he also shows utter contempt for the subject, with no facts or knowledge….. way to go ! for instance:

Are we supposed to think it’s coincidence that the Rendlesham UFO incident happened at Christmas when loads of USAF personnel from Bentwaters and Woodbridge would have been wafting from one party to another?
And the Roswell incident that people whisper about in hushed voices happened at the height of the Cold War at a time of mounting paranoia about Reds under the Bed in the US
” (extract from article). That’s enough…

Daily Star ” Aliens paying a visit every day

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 Daily Star ” UFOs buzz prison full of monsters

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 Telegraph ” UFO cloud spotted over Wales

PD*26346400Clouds formed by rising air currents can pile on top of each other forming bizarre shapes that resemble the alien creations of science fiction.

This strange apparition hovered over the British coast for almost an hour and was captured by Sonja Lewis as she worked at Borth Golf club, Mid Wales ” (extract from article). Same sighting to The Sun’s article on the 16th.

Another article with the same sighting, is reported by WalesOnline ” Secret of the Borth Golf club UFO

IT’S not so much a cloud with a silver lining, but rather the cloud that looks like a silvery flying saucer.

Onlookers were spellbound when they witnessed the unusual phenomenon that “hovered” over the Welsh coast for almost an hour.

Sonja Lewis was working at Borth Golf club where her husband, John, is a pro golfer, when she took this picture ” (extract from article). Notice how they all use UFO in the headline, to catch everyone’s attention, even though they know what it is. 

This is Wiltshire ” Trio claim they also saw orange UFOs

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Midhurst & Petworth Observer ” VIDEO: UFOs over Littlehampton? flickering fireballs filmed on mobile ” (with video).

Tom, who filmed the images at 9.14pm on Saturday, January 3, said: “After dropping off a friend I was just about to turn off Cornwall Road onto Arundel Road when I saw two orange objects in the sky in front of me ” (extract from article).

Louth Leader ” UPDATE: Expert Nick Pope on weird donut UFO mystery

Nick Pope, who worked on the Ministry of Defence’s ‘UFO desk’ in the 1990s, told us: “This is a really bizarre photo. When people don’t see anything at the time, but later notice something unusual on the image, it suggests a fault with the camera or the film. But I’ve seen numerous such photos and this looks different. It’s one of the oddest looking UFO photos I’ve ever seen ” (extract from article).

BBC NEWS ” Judgement reserved in hacker case

The British hacker facing extradition to the the US for hacking into American military computers will know on Friday whether he can seek a judicial review ” (extract from article).

This is Retford ” Lights in the sky mystery solved ” (yes you have guessed it).

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ufo2Shropshire Star ” UFOs spotted over county

Reader Robson Bolam sent us these pictures of a mystery object which he saw over Donnington.

And he is at a loss as to explaining what it is he photographed ” (extract from article). I’m sorry if i seem rude, but this is quite obviously an insect, possibly a fly (but definately an insect of some kind).

Fleetwood Weekly News ” UFOs could have been hoax

STRANGE lights in the sky seen in Fleetwood and Poulton before Christmas could have a rational explanation – a cheeky hoax!
That’s what Fleetwood taxi driver Mike Sharples says after he saw youths larking about in Thornton with home made “air balloons”.
Such devices consist of lightweight plastic carrier bags with small candles attached
” (extract from article).

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Londonist.com ” World’s most explainable UFO filmed over Islington

You’ve gotta love local newspapers. This quote from the Islington Gazette comes from a local resident who filmed and reported mysterious lights in his local skies:

After the New Year’s countdown at around ten past midnight I went outside with my brother and we saw these strange bright orange glowing objects in the sky.

Using the clues in the statement, can you employ your knowledge of New Year’s traditions to work out what the credulous fellow might have seen? The Islington Gazette, a robust and tenacious organ unwilling to jump to conclusions no matter how obvious, contacted the Royal Astronomical Society for advice. It turns out, would you believe, that some celebratory pyrotechnic might have been the cause ” (extract from article).

Islington Gazette ” UFO mystery over lights in the sky ” (the article that the Londonist is referring to).

The videos of the glowing objects hovering above Islington were filmed by Chris Papadopoulos, of Twyford Street, Islington. The clips show the swarm of lights moving in an erratic manner and the shocked exclamations of the eyewitnesses as they try to take in what they are seeing” (extract from article).

Lutterworth Today ” Is this a UFO?

great-bowden-jan09IS this amazing picture of an Unidentified Flying Object over Great Bowden proof that we are not alone in the universe?

The photo, taken from the footbridge over the railway line at Great Bowden, appears to show a saucer-shaped object flying above the trees ” (extract from article).

 The Northern Times ” Lights prompt UFO claims

Mrs MacDonald, a carer, was travelling to work in Alness to start a night shift around 7.45pm on New Year’s Day when she had the unexplained encounter on the A9.

“I saw three bright orange lights in the sky, about 100ft off the ground,” said Mrs MacDonald. They looked like they were flickering inside.

“I was on the A9, just passing Rosskeen Church. I thought at first it was something to do with the oil rigs in the firth and that they had put up some new masts, but as I got nearer I realised they were just hanging there ” ” (extract from article).  

This is Scunthorpe ” Early warning for UFOs?  “

A SCUNTHORPE company is selling a device which could prevent UFOs colliding with wind turbines.

But the product – which itself looks like a flying saucer – will only work if the UFO itself has been equipped with a radar! ” (extract from article).

Swindon Advertiser ” UFO ? No, it’s my birthday party ” 

Ilkeston Advertiser ” Sighting of turbine UFO in Cotmanhay

23rd

 Evening Star 24 “ Suffolk UFO mysteries deepen

heathm20090123113953UFO experts firmly believe Suffolk is a portal for visiting alien craft – and flying saucers are hovering in the county’s skies daily.

Over the past month there have been sightings of strange lights in the sky between Kesgrave, Grundisburgh and Framsden, at Felixstowe, Leiston and Aldeburgh – many of which remain unexplained.

Tonight The Evening Star’s website launches a new section – Stargate Suffolk – to keep everyone up to date with all the stories and sightings of alien craft, mystery lights and even little green men ” (extract from article).

Southern Daily Echo “ Southampton UFO enthusiast baffled by lights floating above the skyline ” (including video).

It is the latest in a long line of sightings to suggest that extra terrestrial life is out there and interested in Hampshire.

The bright lights were shot from a house in Hedge End by a UFO enthusiast who wished to remain anonymous. He said: “I’m still having trouble trying to work out what they are myself, they are in a fixed position to start and then you clearly see the two lights moving apart “ ” (extract from article).

Selkirk Weekend Advertiser ” I don’t believe in little green men – but…

24th

 

25th

 

26th

The Sun “ K.O. UFOs

Nick Pope — who worked on the Ministry of Defence’s UFO desk for three years — revealed the rules of engagement for the first time.

He claimed RAF pilots had fired at UFOs on several occasions — but failed to bring them down.

He added: “We know of cases where the order has been given to shoot down — with little effect to the UFO.”

Mr Pope said the rules of engagement were drawn up after dozens of close encounters with suspect craft in British airspace.

RAF attacks on UFOs were “not automatic but happen when something in our airspace is deemed to be a threat” ” (extract from article). All i’d like to add is that this is complete hype…. yes its colourful, but what does it actually say?? not much really…sorry. However, it could have been less sensational and tried to give facts, witness descriptions and so on.

But yet again, it has the other media writing/videoing about the same stuff.

See ITN ” RAF has tried to shoot down UFOs ” with video.

story428e3cd5b66c90729f5887e2777bd8fc_320x240Mr Pope, who used to work for the Ministry of Defence investigating UFO sightings, alien abductions and other strange phenomena, said British jets have regularly been scrambled to attack flying objects but have never brought one down ” (extract from article). Where are the examples please Mr Pope?… 

herald sun (Australia) ” British Top guns ordered to shoot UFOs ” 

He claimed RAF pilots had fired at UFOs several times – but couldn’t take them out.

And he added: “We know of cases where the order has been given to shoot down – with little effect to the UFO ” ” (extract from article).

Mail Online ” Defence chiefs ordered RAF pilots to shoot down UFOs

nick-popeBut details of such incidents would never be released, he said.

‘The public won’t know unless it comes down in a heavily-populated area,’ he said.

‘I do believe we will bring one down. We’re developing increasingly sophisticated weapons.’

Mr Pope said the government has no way of knowing if the UFOs pose a threat because the cases are never fully investigated.

‘They will try to play it down by talking about flying saucers and little green men. But there are MPs and ministers and a faction of the MoD who do believe in UFOs,’ he added ” (extract from article). Ah ha, this makes slightly better sense.

Telegraph ” RAF ordered to shoot down UFOs ” ( with video).

The Tech Herald “ UFOs targeted by MOD ‘ shoot down’ directive

Wigan Today ” Another UFO spotted in wigan skies ” includes video

Wigan Evening Post ufologist Jon Peake said: “This is a very interesting clip as there is clearly something visible in the sky above the trees. It is open to debate just what the object is but if it’s a kite, it is a very big one and it doesn’t look like a rogue cloud. This could be something mechanical – possibly a craft of some kind. Whether it’s from another planet is a matter of conjecture ” (extract from article).

News Blaze.com ” UFO sightings in Birmingham

impression-of-ufo-sighting230There have been a number of UFO sightings in the UK recently, in fact Britain is probably one of the most active areas for seeing UFOs on the planet just lately.

Why is such a small country as Britain seeing so many UFOs? That is a good question, to which at present there is no answer ” (extract from article).

Sussex Express ” UFO mystery solved…maybe

Louth Leader “ VIDEO UPDATE: Nick Pope on man claiming world’s most UFO sightings

ufojjan09BRINKHILL’S repeat UFO witness now claims to be the world’s most prolific UFO spotter.

Eric Goring, 62, visited the Leader last week in response to the recent wind turbine incident and to show us the night vision equipment he uses to spy on UFOs.

He said: “I believe I have seen more spaceships now than anyone else in the world. I have seen hundreds ” ” (extract from article).

27th

This is Staffordshire ” UFO watch: Was object a spaceship or a spinning gratefruit ?

RESIDENTS have been left baffled after spotting strange activity in the sky ranging from pink lights to spinning grapefruits ” (extract from article).

Midhurst and Petworth Observer “ Did you see Worthing’s latest UFO ?

Dumbarton Reporter ” Aliens have lanterned

The Sun ” Closing time encounters of Thirst Kind

28th

Whitehaven news ” UFO seen off coast

Apparently there were two lights together, then one veered off to the north. He kept watching this light which then dipped down to sea level then up again, before heading off at speed northwards ” (extract from article).

This is Local London ” VIDEO – Mottingham: Are these orange lights UFOs?

ufo333“I filmed them for a minute and they covered quite a distance. They were moving fast.

“If they were lights on a plane they would have stayed the same distance apart but they were moving apart and then close together.

“Finally, they got lost in the clouds, never to be seen again “ ” (extract from article).

Wimbledon Guardian ” More UFOs over Wimbledon ” 

wimbledonjan09This is the latest sign of alien activity in the skies above Merton.

The picture was taken by Nicholas Fitter, from his flat on the Broadway last week.

Mr Fitter said: “I was doing my laundry when I saw it.

“I thought it was a balloon at first, but it was as big as a house. I went out on the roof and took some pictures.

“It had tentacles that appeared squid like and even mimicked a squids movement at times. I am sure other people would have seen it too since this jellyfish appeared rather large in broad daylight ” ” (extract from article). no comment.

Derry Journal ” Close encounters reported over Lough Swilly

Richmond Guardian ” Video of strange light over Twickenham posted on you tube

A Twickenham man has been left perplexed after spotting a mysterious object floating in the sky and has turned to YouTube in the hope of identifying it ” (extract from article). You can see the video at the link above.

This is the West Country ” UFO sightings over Taunton

Manchester Evening news ” Did local TV unwittingly screen UFO this morning ” (with video)…. I’m afraid not, as it’s an out of focus airplane with its lights on.

Louth Leader ” Dollar to donut it’s the lens

EDITOR – As a photographer of 40 years’ experience, I’ll bet you a dollar to a donut the UFO is an artifact created by the bright lights shining into the lens.

This is indicated because the photographer didn’t see it when he took the picture.
Very often, the cheap sensor of a cell phone goes dark on pixels where there’s too much light, creating the ‘donut’ shape. Why it didn’t do that to the oncoming headlights, I don’t know
” (full article).

29th

Lutterworth Mail ” Richard recalls UFO moment

ufo9999The 38-year-old, who works as a senior architectural technologist, said: “I’d taken a few pictures of the train as it approached me and got a few more as it went past. It was only when I downloaded the pictures afterwards that I noticed it [the UFO]. I didn’t do anything with it at first. But a few weeks later I saw the stories in the Mail with people saying they’d seen something ” (extract from article).

News Shopper online ” VIDEO – GREENWICH : second UFO sighting ” (includes small video).

John Malkin spotted a strange light in the sky on both Saturday and Sunday night.

He said: “Me and my son were at home in North Greenwich when we saw the orange/yellow light moving quite fast towards the river “ ” (extract from article).

This is Staffordshire “ John Woodhouse : Aliens are coming – armed with cigars and grapefruits

The latest incidents saw residents in Bradeley baffled by a spinning grapefruit on Sunday evening and a woman in Penkhull faced with four dull, dark pink objects while walking her dog on Saturday night ” (extract from article).

Belper News ” Strange lights over Belper  – mystery solved ” (no not chinese lanterns, this time). 

Reports of bright flashes in the night sky and unexplained electrical activity were due to a fault on an electrical transformer.

A spokesman for E-on, which controls and maintains the electricity network across the Midlands, said on the day in question, saturday, December 20, the company had a call saying there was a fault on a mini-substation on red lane in Milford.

He said the fault would have caused a series of bright flashes and the power would have been affected as far as Belper ” (extract from article).

30th

 

31st

Littlehampton Gazette ” Watch out for new UFOs in Goring

THERE will be strange lights on Goring Greensward tomorrow (Sunday, February 1).

But it won’t be UFOs lighting up the night sky, it will be Chinese lanterns ” (extract from article).

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UK UFO creating a Storm in January 2009? How much truth is there in Wind Turbine UFO mystery

Posted by dandare on January 17, 2009

I must first start by quickly apologising to everyone, for not adding a blog post since 31st December;Unfortunately, i have had/still have an eye infection, and am still limited to short spells on the computer (but hope everything will be back too normal in a while).

Anyway, back to the Wind Turbine story that hit the Uk, and then soon hit the world newspapers, and media (not the first or last time this will happen).

ufo-alert444I first became aware of this story on the 5th january 2009….. it was from the Louth Leader (a frequent local newspaper reporter of UFOs ) ” UPDATE PLUS PHOTO: Are UFOs to blame for the chaos at Conisholme wind farm ?  “

Reports of a large bang and flashing lights skimming across the sky on the night a turbine on Conisholme wind farm was damaged have been told.

Mr Stephen Willows and his wife, Dorothy who live in Fen Lane close to the Conisholme wind farm have told the Leader how Stephen was startled in his sleep by a loud bang at 4am Sunday morning.

It is believed the damage which has left one of the massive blades missing and another bent out of shape happened at some point on Sunday night.

They also reported how on Saturday night, Dorothy and two friends were travelling to Louth by car, when Dorothy looked up at the sky to see lights travelling in a strange fashion across the sky towards the wind farm.

Dorothy said: “I don’t believe in UFO’s but it was a low flying object. This light seemed to be in the distance, and then it seemed to skim across the sky towards the turbines.

“It might not be connected, but it is just how your mind works when something like this happens – you think, could that have been the noise Stephen heard, or was that to do the light I saw? But until we know what has happened for definite it is very hard to say” ” (extract from article). Although later, i was alerted to a BBC news article from the 5th ” Blade falls off wind farm turbine ” no mention is made to a UFO at all.

So lets be honest here, there is nothing really to substantiate these sightings as a known incident together ( i only add this now, as we will soon see, that certain national tabloid papers, soon elaborate onto another level entirely, in all areas of observation).

tentacle-ufo-wind-farm-lenny-montanaThis was quickly followed up by the same local newspaper, on the 6th January 2009 with ” UPDATE PLUS VIDEO FOOTAGE: Tentacle UFO spotted night before carnage at Conisholme Wind Farm” ; Also it had a second article ” Probe into turbine damage at Louth area wind farm “.

The main National media picked up on the story on the 8th January:

The Sun ” UFO hits Wind Turbine

A woman motorist told how she saw a UFO zoom towards the wind farm and strike the 290ft turbine.

Dorothy Willows — who lives half a mile from the scene of the hit-and-run — was in her car when “strange lights” loomed in the evening sky…[.]…The object that struck the turbine at Conisholme near Louth on Sunday dodged others surrounding it — and last night experts had no explanation for what it was. There were NO reports of any aircraft collisions.… ” (extracts from article). It  also mentions the tentacled lights of the night before also.

seal-ufo-truth However, you can see the language has changed here…. The same witness from the Louth Leader (Local paper), which first brought out this story, is now in the Sun saying ” she saw a UFO zoom towards the wind farm and strike the 290ft turbine “, and also  ” The object that struck the turbine at Conisholme near Louth on Sunday dodged others surrounding it ” (extract from article again). So you see with a very quick observation, (there are others) the facts have already changed over 2 days, and in rather a way that suits the paper, for its headlines, and therefore it must be AN EXPERT on UFOs ! 

Both The Sun and other main sources, keep also quoting that UFO experts are excited about this, and believe (some of them more adament than others) that a UFO hit the wind Turbine. 

Soon the whole story was worldwide, and lots of speculation was made as to what had caused the blades of the wind turbine to brake…. there were many theories, including a spaceship hitting the blades, ice forming on the blades (although there is a mechanism that prevents the blades from moving, if it does, i think) a secret black ops plane and other ideas.

The most plausible one for me is that of metal deteriation…. i’m sorry to say that there simply is not enough evidence, if any, to point to a UFO of any description hitting the turbine. 

ufo-online3The blades were found and taken away for analysis by a german company- and it now seems that near the end of this month, the results of the test will be known.

However, i did a little research of my own and discovered at  http://www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk/page4.htm a rather interesting statistic: it is full of wind turbine incidents dated up to 31st december 2008. There were 560 known accidents, fatal accidents 52, blade failure 139 (yes that many) and structural failure = 60, 110 fire incidents, ice throw 24. For the Blade failure it mentions:  

By far the biggest number of incidents found were due to blade failure. “Blade failure” can arise from a number of possible sources, and results in either whole blades or pieces of blade being thrown from the turbine ” (extract from article).

The wind turbines if nothing else should be looked at more closely, if only on the grounds of safety…

For instance, there were no strong winds in this area at the time, and especially with the possibility of bigger turbines being placed in the Uk in the future, then i for one would be concerned about this? However, with no really stringent safety rules in place, and the government wanting greener alternatives, this could be overlooked. 

There are many more unanswered questions to this incident, not necessarily UFO based.

Below, i have added all available sources to this incident, please take a look at some of them (there are quite a few), however not all sources have been added, as many repeat themselves.

Of course, all i have written are just my interpritation on the incident, and i could be wrong….. i would be interested to hear your views on this, so please leave your comments below. 

What does the tentacled UFO mean? i am possibly interested in this? but how much of this has been blown out of all proportions as well, is anyones guess.     

Other sources:

January 5th

Abovetopsecret.com (forum based) ” Did a UFO hit wind turbine in Conisholme Uk ? see picture and news article

January 6th

CleanTechnica.com ” Could tentacle UFO have destroyed UK wind Turbine? ” 

January 8th

BBC News ” UFO claim over wind farm damage ” (including video).

BBC Today ” Thursday 8th January ” (links to radio items: listen to link, 6 down from the top – takes a while to load- not sure if people can listen to this from outside the uk?).

Yahoo UK news ” UFO blamed for destroyed British wind turbine ” 

BBC News ” Call for wind Turbine inquiry ” (video)

Kare11.com ” Did UFO damage wind Turbine?

CNN.com ” UFO strike has UK in a lather over E.T. ” (video)

The Telegraph “ Wind Turbine destroyed after octopus UFO seen in sky

Organ Grinder blog (at Guardian .co.uk) ” UFOs crashing into wind farm: has the guardian solved the mystery ” (with google map )

The Guardian ” Speculation grows over mysterious wind turbine damage

Louth Leader ” UPDATE: Nick Pope on tentacled wind Turbine UFO – a secret Russian connection ?

Ecotricity.co.uk  ” UFO damage mystery roundup

Sky News ” Dodgy blade blamed for UFO puzzle

Press Association ” Mechanical theory in UFO mystery

Reuters ” Cause of wind turbine damage unknown

Itv.com ” Aliens damage wind turbine ?

Thaindian Times ” UFO wrecked British wind turbine

January 9th

The Sun ” Close encounter of the turbine

Focus.fen.net ” UFO hits wind turbine in Uk

The Guardian ” Alien Concept

The Telegraph ” UFO turbine mystery: theories in full

 The Star.co.Za ” Damage to British wind Turbine sparks speculation

China Daily ” UFOs at fault for broken wind turbines

National Wind Watch ” UFO Wind turbine mystery: the theories in full

January 10th

American Chronicle ” UFO over UK wind farm sparks theories

The Telegraph ” UFO turbine debris sent to German forensic scientists

The Sun ” Take me to your lederhosen

The Telegraph ” UFOs spotted by hundreds at wind turbine site

January 11th

 

January 12th

 Mail Online ” Proof at last…. aliens in UFOs are far more intelligent than we are ” (definately more intelligent than alot of journalists).

The Sun ” UFO No-GO

The Telegraph ” Tentacled UFOs spotted days before turbine destroyed

The Telegraph ” UFO wind turbine crash site sealed off

Louth Leader ” UFO UPDATE: SECURITY called to protect Conisholme wind farm from UFO hunters

January 13th

 edie.net “ Damaged turbine sparks UFO theories

Green Inc.blogs.new york times ” Do space aliens dislike wind power, or are they just clumsy

January 14th

 Louth Leader ” WIND FARM UFO UPDATE: fallen blade riddle latest

The Sun ” Farmageddon

Janaury 15th

windturbinedonut20ufo2022021-1-09 Louth Leader ” PHOTO: donut shaped UFO caught on camera near wind farm ” (with photo; if you look at the photo however, it is shot from within a car… headlights from car in front, i suggest would play a part in what you see as the donut shaped UFO). 

New Energy Focus ” Ecotricity: No evidence yet for UFO attack on wind farm

January 16th

Louth Leader ” UPDATE: work to repair UFO turbine is underway

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