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Large increase in Canadian UFO sightings

Posted by dandare on February 24, 2009

ufo-online-soap1Following on from Canada releasing UFO files on the internet (please see article ” Canada also release UFO files to the public ” ),the Canadian press, report that UFO sightings are at a record level.

For instance, at the Canadian Press “ Record number of Canadians report UFO sightings in 2008 ” (posted 20th February 2009).

Canadians reported a record number of UFO sightings last year, according to Winnipeg-based Ufology Research.
The volunteer group of a half-dozen researchers noted 1,004 reported sightings in 2008 – up more than 25 per cent from the previous year and the highest amount in the 20 years Ufology has been keeping track
” (extract from article).

At CBCNEWS.ca “ UFO sightings soar in Canada ” (posted 20th February 2009), a similar article is produced….

Winnipeg Free Press has ” Record year in Canada for UFOs ” (posted 20th February 2009)

Ufology Research began collecting UFO reports in Canada in 1989.  Reports have  been filed by witnesses with government and military agencies, police, civilian UFO groups and online UFO websites ” (extract from article). The article also links to ” The Canadian survey “, which includes the press release that many media outlets covered.

Also ” the 2008surveyessay ” (a PDF file), which mentions that over half of all sightings were simply lights in the sky; it also has alot of interesting data too; for instance, the first UFO sightings of 1989 came to 141. It adds that UFO sightings have generally, been on the increase in Canada from 1998.

Therefore it seems that about 10% of the sightings in 2008 were unexplained; after analysis the percentage became less than 1% …. many of the sightings turned out to be airplanes, stars and planets.

I do believe that there is a genuine amount of people out there, who really want to know what they see at night, without having to be mocked and joked at….. alot of the time there is a simple explanation, after research, however there is always going to those sightings that are truly Unidentified.

OTHER Resources of interest :

CBC.ca ” Canada’s famous UFO encounter ” (with video) Falcon Lake 1967.

CBC.ca ” One of Canada’s earliest paranormal sightings ” (with audio) 1962.

Giant UFO in Yukon Territory, 1996

An article on Shag Harbour ” The UFO crash at Shag Harbour ” by Don Ledger

Please also see my article on ” 40th year at Shag Harbour ” (posted 27th September 2007).

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New website to support UFO Online (short blog post)

Posted by dandare on February 18, 2009

ufo-online-ii-by-dandare6-canada-also-release-ufo-files-to-the-public_12349821667235Just some quick news to mention that i am starting a new blog at http://dandare6.blogspot.com/ .

Its still very much in its infancy/early days with only one post so far on the latest release online, of Canada’s UFO files. Hopefully when i get organized, i will be adding more on the blog, mainly videos, and links to other sites, and so on.

It is unimaginately called UFO Online II until i can come up with a better one.

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Fireball over Texas – Feb 15th 2009..what was it?

Posted by dandare on February 17, 2009

texas-fireball-2-feb-15th-2009On feb 15th (Sunday morning) in Texas, there were sightings reported of a fireball coming down around Austin. Many believed, that what they had seen, was the result of a collision of the Russian (military) and American satellites on february 10th 2009; this being the resulting debris, coming back down to earth.

The latest update from News Channel 25 “ Fiery debris not from sateillite ” (first posted on the 15th, but seems to get regularly updated ) mentions

The U.S. Strategic Command now says there’s no relation between the collision of two satellites over Siberia last week and the weekend shower of fireballs over Texas……[.]….. An expert at NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office says some of the only known footage of the debris, taken by a news photographer during the Austin marathon, looks just like a natural meteor hitting Earth’s atmosphere at about 12.5 miles per second ” (extracts from article).

At KOAA.com “ Mysterious fire balls fall from the sky ” (posted 16th feb 2009), it says

Numerous people across Texas reported seeing fireballs in the air Sunday morning. People in Richardson, Plano, Burleson and near Corsicana reported seeing the streaks in the skies ” (extract from article).

At Spaceweather.com it has on its main page, Fireball mania…

What you just saw was not satellite debris. The high speed of the fireball in the News 8 video is typical of a natural meteoroid hitting Earth’s atmosphere at tens of km/s. Orbital debris, on the other hand, should crawl across the sky at a fraction of that speed. Astronomer Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office has reviewed the video and confirms “it’s a natural meteor, definitely.” According to his analysis, the source of the fireball was a meter-class asteroid traveling at about 20 km/s ” (extract from article).

What it also mentions was that on feb 13th, there was a fireball seen in both Central Kentucky, and Italy (being slightly earlier).

What do you believe it was? is it still a UFO (well so far it is, as its still unidentified), but possibly a meteorite?

I will update later with more reference links (i’m afraid, just not enough time to blog them now; thought it was important to send out the info however), and any new information if it materializes ……

UPDATE : 17th February 2009

The BBC has a short video on this here . It is the news 8 film from Austin (only 12 seconds)…. however, what is also interesting is the meteor streak over Sweden (link below this video).

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TIME (february 15th 2009) ” Is satellite debris falling on Texas ?

Chron.com (february 16th 2009) ” Texas fireball probably a meteor, not UFO ?

CNN.com (february 16th 2009) “ Texas report fireball in sky, sonic booms

Sonic booms and at least one fireball in the sky were reported in Texas on Sunday, less than a week after two satellites collided in space and a day after the Federal Aviation Administration asked U.S. pilots to watch for “falling space debris,” authorities said…[.]…Lisa Block, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said her agency had received calls from residents surprised by sonic booms about 11 a.m. She said calls came from an area from Dallas to Houston ” (extracts from article).

News 8 Austin ” Meteorite hunter suspects meteor landed near Waco ” (February 17th 2009)

texas-meteoritefeb09Taylor, a meteorite hunter, is trying to figure out what’s left of the truck sized space rock astronomers say caused the fireball seen over Austin Sunday morning ” (extract from article). The video to this can be seen here .

For questions about fireballs please go to this article from the American Meteorite Society; also the International Meteor Organisation here .

There is also a log from february 2009, at AMS Fireball sighting log, 2009 including the 15th.

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BBC NEWS | England | Search for UFO hoaxers

Posted by dandare on February 14, 2009

ufo-hoax1967-ukIn 1967 hoaxers placed UFOs in certain places around the UK. This video retraces What the hoaxers did and the incident itself.

Unfortunately i cannot get the video onto this blog directly, so please go to the link  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/7843647.stm to see the 2 minute 12 sec video.

ufo-hoaxuk1967Please also see here for more information on the incident.

UPDATE: 15th February 2009

An update on BBC News (with a video ) can be seen here (posted 10th February 2009 ) . The video lasts 3 minutes 25 seconds.

Please also see  ” tell tom of UFO sightings ” (video lasts 3 minutes 28 seconds )…. posted 27th January 2009. (content includes  UFO sightings and Farnborough hoaxers; also to get in contact if you have seen a ufo sighting) .

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Uk UFO Sightings [ February 2009] Updated Regularly

Posted by dandare on February 12, 2009

ukufosightings1I 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, mainly due to the Sun (tabloid UK newspaper) who think they are the UFO EXPERTS, seeming to print anything remotely to do with UFOs (with no facts/sensationalism and mostly no TRUTH). Unfortunately, this now seems to be spreading to other National newspapers.

windturbineartufoAre they eventually going to make UFOLOGY a complete joke?

So, many of the sightings reported are sensationalized, with usually alot of information missing.

Please 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.

morecambeufojan09Some 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). There are also many other IFOs ( Identified Flying Objects they could be as well).

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

Also, it must be said that everytime the MOD release UFO sightings, the press have a field day.

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The Herts Advertiser ” Video: UFOs spotted over St Albans ” (with video)

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Telegraph ” UFOs: database of police sightings of records 310 incidents in six years

ufos-database-of-police-sightings-of-records-310-incidents-in-six-years-telegraph_1234119848688

Gary Heseltine, a British Transport Police officer, has produced an annual report detailing UFO sightings by officers across the country since 2003.

His latest report, published on his PRUFOS (Police Reporting UFO Sightings ) database this week, highlights 50 new cases involving 106 officers – taking the total of individual sightings recorded to 310.

The 48-year-old said: “Police officers are trained to give dispassionate, detailed descriptions of things they see and are highly credible witnesses as a result “ ” (extract from article).

Paisley Daily Express ” UFOs spotted over Barrhead

East Kilbride News ” Sceptic baffled by bright lights above Nerston

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus ” Family sees return of UFOs at home ” (with video)

ufo2-1display”  Kevin Brown, 57, and his family watched in amazement as a glowing shape changed colour and darted across the sky near their home in Kildare Crescent, Allerton.


He shouted to daughter Laura, 28, who recorded what they believe was a close encounter on her mobile phone while he dashed upstairs to get his camcorder
” (extract from article).

Telegraph ” UFO spotted opposite Houses of Parliament

The number of UFO sightings logged with the Ministry of Defence more than doubled to 285 last year, a rise described as “phenomenal” by experts. It is the highest number of sightings in 10 years.
All the incidents are included in a document released by the MoD yesterday, which details the date, time and location of the sightings, along with a brief summary of the eyewitness reports.
The Palace of Westminster sighting on Feb 12 is described as follows: “There was a craft that had green, red and white lights. It was still and static in the sky. It was seen for about an hour and a half.” There is no information about who reported the UFO or what it may have been
” (extract from article).

Streatham Guardian ” MOD investigates Lambeth UFO sighting

A UFO seen in the skies over Lambeth last year was investigated by the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
The unexplained sighting is in an MOD dossier of 265 UFO related incidents reported to the Government department last year
” (extract from article).

Darlington & Stockton Times ” UFO sightings above North Yorkshire Town

”  A SHOCK Ministry of Defence UFO file reveals that a North Yorkshire town was a hot-spot for alien visitors in 2008.
A mysterious flying object was seen five times in the skies above Scarborough from early July until the end of August last year.
The sightings above the coastal town, and one above nearby Malton, were six of the UFO incidents out of 285 logged by the MoD in 2008
” (extract from article).

Daily Mail ” The truth is out there: UFO sightings over Britain double in a single year

the-truth-is-out-there-ufo-sightings-over-britain-double-in-a-single-year-2-mail-online_1234556830796Officials have admitted the number of UFO sightings more than doubled last year – including one spotted hovering over Parliament.

A total of 285 unidentified flying objects were reported in 2008, compared to just 135 in 2007, according to a Ministry of Defence document.

The mystery craft spotted hovering opposite Parliament was reported on February 12.
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According to the document: ‘There was a craft that had green, red and white lights. It was still and static in the sky. It was seen for about half an hour ” (extract from article).

Metro.co.uk  ” UFO sightings double in one year

The Sun ” The truth is in here

UFO experts were last night stunned as the sightings were officially revealed in graphic detail for the first time — following a string of exclusives about them in The Sun.
Only weeks ago we told how one UFO was feared to have pranged a giant wind turbine.
Nick Pope, who has investigated UFOs for the MoD, said: “The House of Commons incident is most interesting.
“Although the colour of the lights are what are normally associated with aircraft, you would have thought they would know the difference in Parliament
” (extract from article). Mmmm… no comment.

Wiltshire Times “ UK’s Fox Mulder at UFO Forum

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alienssGazette “ Brightlingsea: Police officer saw alien craft

A police officer is one of a number of witnesses to report UFO sightings across Essex.
The unamed officer’s account of what they saw has been published by the Ministry of Defence as it reveals all of the reports it received regarding “alien craft” in 2008.
The officer claims to have spotted strange lights in the sky above Brightlingsea on New Year’s Eve
” (extract from article).

Ministry Of Defence “ Defence News

Nearly 300 reports of possible UFO incidents from 2008 showing the date, time, location and a brief description of each sighting have been published on the MOD’s website this week.
Among the incidents reported were 30 UFOs seen in February 2008 in West Yorkshire, a triangular craft with lights on each corner hovering at aircraft-height above Slough, and a fast-moving green object seen in May above the M6 motorway in the West Midlands!
The MOD receives a large number of requests every year for information relating to UFOs, and therefore introduced a system to meet this demand, releasing the first files to the public in May 2008.
Since then further dossiers have been released relating to reports of sightings over recent years
” (extract from article). All these (from 1997-2008) can be seen here .

Knaresborough Today ” Aliens in Harrogate – the answer ?

EADT ” UFO sighting by police officer

The incident in north Essex is included in a Ministry of Defence (MOD) report listing all the possible UFO sightings it was made aware of in the past year ” (extract from article).

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The Australian ” Pop star pays $18.6m for country manor

williams-house-wiltshire1Other aspects of the estate that could appeal to Williams include its proximity to Cley Hill in Warminster, a location associated with UFO sightings. Williams developed a passion for UFOs during his five-year stay in Los Angeles, which means that he might also have been drawn to Compton Bassett House by reports that the estate is criss-crossed by ley lines ” (extract from article).

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Sunday Sun ” UFOs take a shine to us

UFO hunters have claimed the North is becoming a hotspot of extraterrestrial activity.
Ufologists across the region have reported what they believe is an unprecedented rise in the number of unexplained events in the night sky.
Strange shapes and lights have been reported in several areas including locations near to sensitive military sites and nuclear power stations
” (extract from article).

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ufo-online-shopGetReading ” MOD probe into UFOs ” (short article)

Louth Reader ” UFO turbine results are in – ET is innocent !

This is Plymouth ” MOD investigates Plymouth UFO ” (including video)

According to an official report just released to the public by the MoD, other strange occurrences included a ‘very bright light’ which ‘zig zagged across the sky’ in Millbrook and Torpoint, last May ” (extract from article).

This is Kent “ Documents show Tonbridge UFO sighting

The Ministry of Defence releases details of the sightings of suspected alien ships each year.
Amongst the reports from 2008 released last week was details of a sighting in the town at 12.55am on June 5
” (extract from article).

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Horncastle News ” Did you see orange UFO?

7pm, Tuesday – DID you see an orange ball of light moving through the Horncastle evening sky?
Such a phenomenon was experienced by Sam Ellis, 49, of Bonnetable Road, Horncastle, on Sunday evening
” (extract from article).

ufo-online3Teesdale Mercury ” Little green men over Teesdale?

LITTLE green men may have been hovering in a spaceship over Barnard Castle, according to UFO witnesses.
Several strange sightings in the area were reported last month. On-lookers described seeing three balls of light that became orange and then disappeared.
People living in other areas of County Durham also saw the lights
” (extract from article).

The Sun ” UFO doubt over broken turbine

A WIND turbine destroyed as stunned eye-witnesses described seeing strange lights in the sky did NOT have a close encounter with a UFO, scientists insisted today.
UFO hunters flocked to the site after one 65ft blade was sheared off the giant structure in a remote field and a second was left twisted and useless.
The Sun told how locals were woken at 4am and saw strange lights streaking towards the 290ft-tall generator on a wind farm in Conisholme, Lincs, last month.
” (extract from article).

The Tech Herald ” Official: UK wind turbine NOT damaged by UFO

According to the inquiry, which was conducted by Enercon, the turbine lost its blade due to a “material failure” in the ring of 30 bolts securing it to the main turbine hub, which then resulted in impact damage being sustained by the second blade ” (extract from article).

Metro.co.uk  ” UFO attack ruled out ” (short article)

New Energy Focus ” Collision ruled out in Ecotricity wind turbine mystery

dandare_avatar_createdIn an interim report, the firm said that bolts used to attach the blade to the hub of the turbine exhibited “classic” signs of fatigue failure, and concluded that this is the most likely explanation for the incident.
The firm has ruled out bolt defect due to the nature of the failure, and the investigation is now looking into “supporting component” – those parts on either side of the bolts
” (extract from article).

Daily Mail ” The truth IS out there: UFO did not damage giant wind turbine….. it was simply a rusty bolt

Daily Express ” UFO sightings rocket

BBC ” Turbine damage not down to UFO

“There is a ring of about 30 bolts and they exhibit what examiners term as classic fatigue signs.
“They’ve ruled out bolt failure and are looking for the cause either side of the bolts in one of the components “
” (extract from article).

This is the West Country “ UFO reports in Taunton ” (with video)

MORE people have come forward this week claiming to have seen an unidentified flying object in the Taunton area ” (extract from article).

Ilkeston Advertiser “ More Ilkeston folk come forward with UFO sightings

News & Star “ Cumbria is UFO hotspot claim investigators

News Scotsman.com ” Robert McNeil: Robbie, if you see a flying saucer, don’t be alarmed …. but get rid of that balaclava

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Telegraph ” UFO wind turbine ‘broke due to mechanical failure not collision with flying Object

PD*26132398They are now carrying out further tests to establish what caused the bolts to come loose, focusing on the blade and hub components to which they were attached. If one of these failed, the bolts could have been put under unbearable stress.

“The bolt failure was the effect not the cause of the problem. They have ruled out bolt fatigue and design problems, and we know that they were properly put on,” said Dale Vince the co-founder of Ecotricity, which owns the farm ” (extract from article).

The Weston Mercury “ UFO sightings Weston and Brean

A HOLIDAYMAKER in Brean has spotted a UFO in the sky above the village.
The grey tube-like object was captured on video by a father and son on holiday in the village on July 27 last year
” (extract from article).

Burnham on sea ” Exclusive: Mystery surrounds UFO sighting in skies over Brean

New Scientist ” ET wrongly accused of damaging wind Turbine

Mirror.co.uk ” Loose bolts caused ‘ UFO mystery’ at turbine

This is Scunthorpe “ UFOs not to blame for wind farm damage

Irvine Times ” Mystery surrounds Irvine UFO Sighting

The Sun ” Aliens hover over campsite

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FOXNews.com ” Video shows UFO flying over British coastline

somerset-ufo-09Dramatic film of a UFO buzzing over the British coastline sent experts into orbit Wednesday.
Vacationers spilled out of motor homes and drivers stopped in their tracks as a mysterious cylinder hovered over a campsite in Somerset, southwestern England.
The gleaming grey object can be clearly seen against the cloudless blue sky.
It has no visible sign of power — yet does not appear to be falling to earth
” (extract from article). Notice the wording…. ‘spilled out of ‘ ,  ‘ the gleaming grey object ‘ and ‘ dramatic film ‘. I do not usually comment on these articles, but to me it just looks like a helium balloon, or something of this type. (taken from Sun article). So it would be an IFO.

Chichester Observer ” Was it a UFO spotted in Chichester ?

A CHICHESTER woman claims to have seen a UFO and wants to know if anybody can verify what she saw.
Wendy Hawley said she saw a ‘massive’ square object gliding through the sky faster than an aeroplane over her home in Stockbridge Road at around 11pm last night (Wednesday, February 11)
” (extract from article).

Harborough Today ” Clues to town’s UFO sighting

THE MYSTERY surrounding the latest UFO sighting in Harborough appears to have been solved.
Similar to a situation in 2007, a Chinese lantern seems to be the culprit behind the riddle.
The Mail last week reported schoolgirl Georgia Cook’s sighting of a strange yellow light moving in the night sky above Little Bowden
” (extract from article).

The Packet.co.uk “ Cornwall UFOs: fact or fiction?

The sightings come as the Ministry of Defence release figures for UFO’s spotted across Cornwall last year ” (extract from article).

This is the West Country ” UFO fever: Are you a believer?

ufobreandisplayThe Weekly News has obtained these exclusive images of what appears to be an Unidentified Flying Object in the skies over Burnham ” (extract from article).

Loughborough Echo ” UFO with pulsing light spotted

AN BRIGHT orange UFO with a strange red pulsing light was spotted in the skies over East Leake last Friday ” (extract from article).

LEP.co.uk  ” Could water be link to Lancashire’s UFOs ?

Coventry Telegraph ” UFO Hunters open Coventry city X-Files

Hamilton Advertiser ” MOD in n Larkhall X-Files probe

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Louth Leader ” UFO sightings on the rise in county

lincs-ufo-sightings Friday 3.45pm – LINCOLNSHIRE is proving a tourism hot spot for little green men and their flying saucers, government statistics suggest.
The latest figures released by the Ministry of Defence state the number of UFO sightings in the county is on the up
” (extract from article).

littlegreenmen A little pic of  ‘ little green men’ (just for the hell of it).

Whitehaven News ” More sightings as Cumbrian UFO flap continues

”  North West UFO Research is investigating the red/orange light seen in the sky to the west of Walney Island in Cumbria on February 10” (extract from article).

Spalding Today ” UFO sightings on the up in Lincolnshire

THE number of UFO sightings in Lincolnshire is on the up, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Defence ” (extract from article).

This is Lincolnshire ” UFO sightings take off over county

Reports from the Ministry of Defence show that last year, eight people called claiming they had witnessed visitors from outer-space tracking the county’s skies.
This compares with a total of just 13 sightings for the five years between 2003 and 2007
” (extract from article).

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St Helens Reporter ” The truth is out there……more UFO encounters over St Helens “

A stargazer claims he may have spotted a UFO flying over Sutton Leach – and has got photo evidence to prove it!
X-Files fan Lee Caldwell says he spotted a ‘weird red light’ flying low over the Leach Lane area on the evening of Friday, February 6
” (extract from article).

Farsley Today ” UFO spotted over Farsley

The sighting happened at around 7.20 pm and was seen by three members of Farsley Working Men’s Club.
One of them, Paul Cybaniak, 50, said: “I was outside the club. There was what literally looked like a bonfire in the sky.
“It went across pretty slow. One of the lads said ‘is it a ‘plane?’ but there was no noise
” (extract from article).

Wakefield Express “ Another UFO sighting over Wakefield? ” (short article).

Whitehaven News ” UFO sightings latest: UFO lights over Holmrook

The Sun ” Amazing UFO seen over Essex

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This is the West Country ” Something in the air

breanufofeb09”  A strange-rod like object was apparently spotted in the skies above Brean – and attracted global media attention when footage was shown on video sharing website YouTube.
UFO enthusiast Steve Grantham from Reading was holidaying in the resort at the time, he said: “I had just returned to the caravan and managed to record some of it on my camera but I was shaking with excitement
” (extract from article).

Seacoastonline.com “ We want more UFO drawings

Rye and Battle Observer ” Hastings UFO researcher off to USA to speak at conference

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Evening Leader “ New UFO sighting student spots red lights in sky over Wrexham

John Mainley, 16, took a video and photographs of the bright objects from his home on Queen Street, Rhos on Friday, February 13 ” (extract from article).

St Helens Reporter ” Out of this world….family report three UFO sightings

sthelensfeb09The family’s brush with the extraterrestrial started when nightshift worker Michael Simpson, of Dentons Green, was returning home along the East Lancs and was stopped in his tracks by a strange floating object ” (extract from article).

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Get Reading ” UFO mystery over Cathersham ” (short article).

Worksop Guardian ” UFO spotted over Worksop

STRANGE lights in the sky yesterday caused one Worksop man to think that UFOs might be coming to town.
Pete Godley, 28, of Harrington Street, spotted ‘an orange glow’ above his house and could not explain what it was
” (extract from article).

Stroud News & Journal ” UFOs not to blaim says Ecotricity turbine report

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dandare_avatar_created1Telegraph “ London Fashion week: close encounters of the unique kind

Track-pants, sweat-tops, hoodies and all-in-ones were sequinned in futuristic, Day-Glo brights. Loose sweatshirts were printed with UFO’s or with scenes of flying saucers hovering over cityscapes ” (extract from article).

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Spalding Today “ It was our Lantern

In reply to your article “Did you see mystery orange lights?” (Lincolnshire Free Press, February 17).
Earlier that night my cousins and I had let off some Chinese lanterns that have an orange light.
We were thinking that that’s what the orange lights were. You mentioned in the article that Chinese lanterns let off around Christmas were thought to be UFOs.
So that’s probably the explanation again
” (full article post).

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ufo1displaySurrey Comet ” Orange UFO spotted over Long Ditton

”  A suspicious orange light flying over a Long Ditton home stirred the interest of UFO investigators this week.


The strange sighting was made by Debbie Leigh, 48, and her husband on Saturday, February 21, as she smoked a cigarette in her garden in Oaks Way, south west London
” (extract from article).

Bucks Free Press ” UFOs spotted over Chesham

”  Three orange lights were spotted by residents Ian and Jan Knight near their home in Hollybush Road, Great Hivings, at 11pm on Saturday 14.
The unexplained objects did not make any noise before gradually getting dimmer and disappearing from view
” (extract from article).

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0630070This is Guernsey Couple see UFO off Herm

He had been standing on the Castle Emplacement on Sunday when a light attracted his attention at 6.40pm.
‘It was a luminous object which looked like it had flashing lights at different levels, but it could also have been two objects flying in close formation,’ he said
” (extract from article).

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More UFO sightings are seen by New Witness, at Stephenville

Posted by dandare on February 9, 2009

tipoftheicebergI have had a very interesting e-mail from Fred Ewers ( who gave permission for his name to be added to this blog post).

Dan, I am a semi-retired man 63 years of age and my wife and I recently (Nov 18,08) had a life changing experience. We saw an awesome display of large lights in the southern sky over Stephenville. I determined the lights to be approximately 8miles south at an altitude of approximately 5,000 ft.

The measurement from left to right was 1 to 2 miles in width. The lights had to be 50+ feet in diameter. First there were three very symmetrical horizontal lights, then a space was skipped and another three identical lights appeared to the west.
The first three went off and then came back on and then they all went off. Entire time lasp was maybe 15 seconds. The lights took on the appearance of port hole windows of a ship if you can imagine with bright light amber fluorescent lights inside. The lights were soft, no glare or prisms as car lights produce. Instantly on and off. Were not military flares as the military wants residents to believe.
We THINK we are anxious to find the origin of these lights.
Thank you.  Fred Ewers  Stephenville, Texas USA

In a later correspondence, Fred mentioned that:

No one at this point in time has the ability to come up with an answer. Who or whatever is responsible will eventually show up and I believe it could change the world. I failed to mention that the exact same lights appeared last Thursday night at about the same time and place. Numerous educated drug free citizens saw them for 20+ seconds“.
My thanks to Fred for coming forward to report this.

ufo-alert444Did you see these lights as well?

Would you like to describe what you saw? and where you were at the time, the size and shape of the UFOs, approximate height, and how long the sighting lasted for; or to even just add a comment here.
At this time, apart from MUFON and some other websites, it is quite hard to find other recent sightings around Stephenville, apart from Matt Collin’s recent sighting.
Whatever is going on, it would be nice to try and get a sensible answer, as too what everyone is seeing…. if the UFOs are military or otherwise.
It is evident however, that whatever it is,  is not going away.

For those of you who think Fred might be making it all up, well all i can say is, that you have to take all you receive in all honesty, until proven otherwise, and i do.

I would also welcome any theories, as too what it is that Fred saw….

Update:

In the  Empire Tribune it mentions activity from last Thursday also (which has only just come to my attention, after writing the above).

(posted 8th Febuary 2009) ” Unidentified freaky lights fill the sky

County residents are once again seeing more than just stars in the night sky. Reports of large, orange lights started pouring into law enforcement Thursday night.
Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said the county dispatcher reported six calls between 7:33 and 7:44 p.m. coming in from various areas in the county. From Highway 108 to Highway 67 and out to CR 454, callers reported clusters of large orange or amber lights
” (extract from article).
The last paragraph mentions that “ United States Air Force Reserve Major Karl D. Lewis with the 301st Fighter Wing said people most likely saw a training exercise.
“F-16s from the 301st Fighter Wing/457th Fighter Squadron continue to train in the Brownwood Military Operating Area (MOA) during the day and night for training operations. We were conducting our normal training in the Brownwood MOA on February 5th,” Lewis said
” (extract from article).

Is this plausible….. do you believe this as an explanation?

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UFO World Updates [ January 2009]

Posted by dandare on February 8, 2009

Welcome to UFO World Updates…

seal-ufo-onlinehopeanddeterminationWhats happened around the UFO world, in January 2009 (mainly articles that have caught my eye).

1st

 

2nd

 All News Web ” UFO traffic and Australia’s Bermuda Triangle

 On the 7th of October 2008 the passengers on Qantas flight 72 from Singapore to Perth experienced something that may well haunt them for the rest of their lives. As the Airbus A330-303 was travelling over the isolated town of Exmouth in Western Australia the pilots received a faulty message and auto-pilot was automatically disengaged.

 The plane climbed 60m before pitching down and plunging 200m in a terrifying 20 seconds in an uncommanded manoeuvre. The pilots steadied the plane however a few minutes later the craft again plunged another 120m in 16 seconds (extract from article).

3rd

 All News Web “ Dramatic development regarding UFO hotspot and Aussie Bermuda Triangle

4th

 Juneau Empire ” Large Explosion over Tol mystifies residents

FAIRBANKS – Was it a meteor falling from space?

Officials think that might be what residents saw shooting through the Alaska sky near Tok on Monday afternoon.

A tremendous explosion, like a sonic boom, drew some people outside, where they watched irregular contrails scribe a path in a clear sky ” (extract from article).

5th

All News Web ” Argentina: UFOs and Katchinas

argentinaufoThere is a striking similarity of the pictograph on the left with a Hopi Masa’u Katsina from Harvard’s Peabody Museum katsinam collection. In both the “techno-pictos” and the wood carving we are faced with designs that look a whole lot like our contemporary idea of a robot ” (extract from article).

Hecklerspray.com ” Awesome or Off-Putting: four classic Alien Contactees

Since the 1950s there has been no shortage of people claiming they’ve been taken up by UFOs. The associated story generally includes cold steel probes in unspeakable places, lost time, and sometimes a forced humping or two. What makes the ‘classic’ contactees a bit different is instead of horror stories they’ve allegedly come back with a vital message for the entire human race ” (extract from article).

FayObserver.com ” UFOs on Cape Fear?

capeufoA Hope Mills man was recently on the Discovery Channel after claiming to see UFOs while fishing at the Cape Fear River.

Christopher Bledsoe Sr, former owner of Bledsoe Properties, was the centerpiece of a documentary-style show on the cable channel called, UFOs over Earth ” (extract from article).

Borderwatch.com ” UFO sighting reported on coast ”  

Louise Plummer, from Yahl, was visiting her uncle when at least five people saw a UFO hovering out to sea near Pelican Point at 10.50pm on Sunday.

Ms Plummer said her uncle and his wife had also seen the same object the night before.

“At first we thought it was a bright star, but it was only about four metres above (the angle) of the street light,” she said.

“There was an orange glow and flames coming out from below. It moved slowly across the sky.” ” (extract from article). Quite a few comments to this article also.

6th

 DailyRecord.com “ Cops: Flares ignite UFO calls ” 

The UFOs hovering in the sky over the neighborhoods around Columbia Road and West Valley View Drive weren’t space ships or flying saucers. They are probably just helium balloons attached to road hazard flares, Morristown Police Officer James Cullen said Monday night ” (extract from article).

Examiner.com ” January 2009 workshop day one: UFOs over Washington D.C. ”  

the right perspective.org ” UFO or homeland security?
If you look here ; it seems the answer is this.

7th

 

8th

 

9th

 

10th

 FayObserver.com ” Now, I’m a believer

Chris Bledsoe of Hope Mills says he saw three UFOs while fishing on the Cape Fear River with his son and some friends in 2007. Why are so many so skeptical? ” (extract from article).

11th

 

12th

InCahoots.tv ” Triangular-shaped object caught on video ” (with several videos)

PASADENA, CA – JAN. 12, 2009 – Video of a triangular-shaped craft over the skies here appears rather spectacular in this piece shot by a NJ teenager. This as-yet uninvestigated case was filed today with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) from a visual sighting that was caught on camera Jan. 8 ” (extract from article).

13th

 Examiner.com ” V-shaped craft low flying over Chicago

Mapquest image.

map1chicagojan09CHICAGO – JAN. 5, 2009 – A low flying V-shaped object was spotted by a Kennedy Expressway driver just before 5 a.m. at the Cumberland Exit, according to information filed with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) database ” (extract from article).

14th

 UFO Digest ” Mexico: On the Verge of a new Saucer flap ” (with video)

Over the past month, from December 2008 to January 2009, there has been an increase in UFO sighting throughout Mexico.

Daniel Sanchez Rosales has been a witness to this activity. He recorded several of these objects over the Moctezuma District, a neighborhood adjacent to Mexico City International Airport (MCIA) ” (extract from article).

15th

 Herald.ie “ Clue to life on Mars found

Nasa scientists say the discovery of methane on Mars has boosted hopes of finding life on the planet.

The gas was detected by orbiting spacecraft and from Earth using giant telescopes ” (extract from article).

Mail Online ” Beam me up: scientists left baffled as mysterious columns of coloured light appear in the night sky ” 

icecrystalsufo1But experts are agreed there may be a more prosaic explanation – ice crystals in the air.

The air above the town was notably cold and filled with suspended ice crystals.

 

It is believed that the columns were formed by those reflecting light from the bright streetlamps and other lights on the ground – beaming it back downwards again.

Skies all over Europe have been filled with such natural phenomena during the cold snap of recent weeks ” (extract from article).

 

 

 

16th

 Examiner.com ” Ohio man reports bright flash of blue light

mapquest image…map1ohioufojan09VALLEY CITY, OH – JAN. 15, 2009 – A wide blue beam of light with a brighter blue central beam seemed to connect the sky with the ground here today at 11 p.m., according to a resident ” (extract from article).

Dundurn.com ” UFOs in Canada’s North: 2009 starting out strong

youtube video (from KTRE.com: Mystery in the sky – Alto)

 The KTRE.com article “Mystery in the sky over Alto ” can be seen here .

17th

The Hindu (News Update Service) ” Children write to Obama , with advice and a to-do list ”  

18th

Seacoastonline ” Call for Obama to open UFO files ” 

Dr. Ted Loder, University of New Hampshire professor emeritus, became interested in extraterrestrials in 1997 when then governor Jeanne Shaheen sent him at his own request, to a closed congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., on UFOs.

As then Gov. Shaheen’s representative, Dr. Loder listened to top-secret military witnesses as they described their observations and sightings to members of Congress and the U.S. Senate ” (extract from article).

The Local (Swedens news in English) ” Mysterious meteor lights up Swedish skies

A mystical light phenomenon was observed over southern and western Sweden on Saturday evening. Experts believe that a bolid – a burning meteorite – could provide the explanation ” (extract from article).

News 8 : KFMB TV ” Authorities investigate reports of UFO over San Diego ” (with video).

sandiegoufojan09Calls from residents about what they said was a UFO over San Diego County has authorities trying to solve the mystery of an unidentified falling object reported this afternoon.

At 2:40 p.m., a caller reported seeing a piece of silver metal fall from the sky over Interstate 8 by the Pine Valley bridge, according to a California Highway Patrol dispatcher ” (extract from article).

19th

 Think Spain.com “ UFO experts hold key to 1965 invasion ” (short article).

The OZ files.blogspot.com ” The Westall UFO ‘Black Swan’

On 5 July 2008 I was able to undertake an on site detailed investigation and interview at Westall in Melbourne with V. who was a key close encounter witness of part of the striking Westall school event of 6 April 1966. I videoed the interview and got him to do a rough layout map of the incident ” (extract from article).

Newsarama.com ” Going to Groom lake with IDW’s Ryall & Templesmith

groomlake1a1Chris Ryall and Ben Templesmith are planning to abduct science fiction fans in March with the release of Groom Lake.

Written by IDW Publisher and Editor-in-Chief and drawn by the co-creator of 30 Days of Night, Groom Lake is a 4-issue mini-series that explores one of mankind’s most monolithic unsolved mysteries—the existence of extraterrestrial life.

 

Using bits and pieces of recognized lore from organizations that believe in extraterrestrial life and drawing from historical information and locations like Area 51 and Groom Lake in Nevada—Ryall and Templesmith plan to explore not only the information that is available—but they’ll be paying homage to classic science fiction stories and characters as well ” (extract from article).

 

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21st

 WIVB.com ” Graphic artists debunk inauguration Day UFO ” (with video)

After analyzing it, the graphic artists agree the object streaking across the National Mall is a bird.

Murphy said, “When we blew it up, you can see there’s like wings flapping. And you can see it’s a bird.”

Vinciguerra said, “I think once you take a closer look or look at it a few more times; to me it looks definitely like it’s a bird. No doubt “ ” (extract from article).

22nd

 

23rd

 ABC Action News ” Enormous rise in UFO sightings ” (with video) also other videos here also.

24th

 

25th

From youtube (one of the many on Obama inauguration UFO incident)  

 

26th

Zwire.com ” She isn’t waiting for an invitation; her past close encounters keep Casa Grande woman searching the night skies ”  

Fox News.com ” Video of UFO at inauguration gets internet buzz ” (with video).

The video shows an unknown object flying past the Washington Monument as nearly two million people gathered to watch the inauguration ” (extract from article).

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28th

Gulf Breeze News ” UFO hunters to descend on city ” 

gulfbreezeufo Gulf Breeze is about to be “visited” again.

The History Channel’s ‘UFO Hunters’ program plans to visit Gulf Breeze within the next month to film a show about the UFO phenomenon that swept the area and thrust the city into the national spotlight in the late 1980s.

Producer Johnathan Walton confirmed that development in a phone conversation with ‘Gulf Breeze News’ last Friday ” (extract from article).

29th

 6 ABC.com ” Explaining the Bucks county UFOs ” 

30th

 

31st

 mycentraljersey.com “ Mystery continues: More lights seemn in Morris County night sky ” (with video)

Robert Warnock and his sales manager at Warnock Ford in Morristown saw the mysterious red lights in the sky a few weeks ago when they were first widely reported over Morris County. Then someone called Thursday evening, a little before 8 p.m., and told them to look up in the sky ” (extract from article).

Daily Record.com “ Groundhogs and red lights

Cleveland.com ” Niel MacDonald’s ‘Dreamland’ exhibition on display at Akron Art Museum

Four paintings from MacDonald’s “Roswell” series borrow imagery from the culture of UFO enthusiasts. A 5-foot-wide canvas titled “Roswell Festival,” for instance, draws on the well-known 1947 incident in which the Army collected metallic debris thought by some to be remnants of a flying saucer and by others to be fragments of a fallen weather balloon. The site of the event, just north of Roswell, N.M., is now the location of an annual UFO festival ” (extract from article).

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MOD – UFO report for 2008 available

Posted by dandare on February 5, 2009

ufo-updatesJust a quick message too say that the MOD (Ministry Of Defence), in the Uk has made available the ufo report 2008  (published 4th febuary 2009). This is free and will stay free, and consists of reported UFO sightings, sent to them throughout the year of 2008 ; Please do not confuse these with the UFO Files.

As you can see, other UFO reports can be seen from 1997 -2007 as well (have been freely available for a while). All these reports are quite brief, with a small description, for each sighting sent to them. 

Also from january 1st 2009, all UFO matters are now looked after by HQ, Air command, RAF High Wycombe. Please see ” how to report a UFO sighting ” .

UPDATE:

For more MOD links:

MOD: on UFO documents  <–from 2005 for instance Part one. (it frequently changes the website, so links need finding every so often, to keep up to date). Part 2 can be found here and lastly part 3 here . Also Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP) can be found here .

Also, on the MOD site go to the Disclosure Log search, found here  and type in ufo or other words such as ufos,ect…. and a list will result in MOD replies and any reports.

Uk UFO Files:

The MOD has released 2 batches too date; for instance, the second batch of UFO files (the 1st was in May 2008 ), consisting of 19 files (800.8mb in all) It was free, but now there is a small fee to download these 

However, Both the May and October UFO files can be downloaded from The Black Vault here (fifth entry down from the top) for free.

It also has a highlights guide, * videocast and background material also for you to have a look at. The files cover the years 1986 – 1992. 

 For a deeper understanding of these files please see  DI55 document by uk-ufo.org   (especially on how MOD is structured). For some more background information on why the MoD decided to release these Files to the Public, please see here

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Stephenville UFO Sightings Spring up again in 2009

Posted by dandare on February 3, 2009

Matt Collins, who lives near Walnut Springs (on the North Side), kindly alerted me to a sighting, which was aired on channel33 (the 33tv.com), and which warrants investigation.

 This can be seen on you tube below:

This is not a bad tv report, but it’s a shame that more was not seen of the actual ufo.

Matt has written an account at iWitness Writers (part of  KWTX.COM) ” Possible UFO sighting in Stephenville ” 

At about 7:15pm this evening on the horizon in the North West, there they were 3 hovering bright red lights.

Nothing like I have ever seen.

They would sporadically appear and disappear in different locations in the same part of the sky ” (extract from article). I also noted in the comments section below this, that others also had ufo sightings.

For instance Rogena mentioned, “I too, saw several red lights in a row, slowly moving South to North. I am south of Cisco and would place the objects (during my sighting on Jan. 30, 09, between 7:20 to 7:25 p.m.), to have been possibly North of the Dublin area. I have made a report to MUFON.com “.

Another guy Jonathan ” I have seen these lights a few times around the area. This is no joke. There is some reason why they are choosing this area of Central Texas to visit. I never believed in UFO’s until I saw one near Clairette about 4 months ago that I reported to MUFON“.

Angelia Joiner has also posted ” Mysterious objects reported in skies ” (febuary 2nd, 2009).

Matt said the object appeared about 25 to 30 degrees off the horizon in the northwest sky toward Stephenville. He said he could definitely see a dark mass between the sets of lights.

“I’m not sure how close or far away it was,” Matt said. “It could have been over Chalk Mountain. But, it was definitely in the direction of Stephenville.”

Then on Saturday it was back. This time it was about 9:30 p.m., shortly after Matt appeared on the WB 33 (KDAF-TV of Dallas/Fort Worth) news discussing the sighting he had witnessed two nights before” (extract from article). It also mentions other individual witnesses; it beggers the question, how many more saw it, and didnt report or mention it to anyone; or other sightings on other nights?

ufo-online-soapFor now, it is a UFO (that’s Unidentified Flying Object), clear and simple; however  a secret military Installation is nearby (link to an article i wrote a while back) and could hold an answer to the UFO? 

Thanks to Matt, this has come to the attention of us all, and i wish him good luck with any new sightings.

REFERENCES TO STEPHENVILLE UFO SIGHTINGS:

http://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/04/16/stephenville-ufo-sighting-2008-looking-back-latest-updates-part-1-of-4/ 

http://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/04/17/stephenville-ufo-sighting-2008-looking-back-latest-updates-part-2-of-4/ 

http://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/04/25/stephenville-ufo-sighting-2008looking-back-latest-updates-3-of-4/

For some reason i never wrote number 4 i’m afraid.

The Texas UFO triangle

Are Stephenville Residents seeing more UFO activity in the area once again?

The Nuclear connectionProject presents the camp hood ufo sighting  (this is for Texas as a whole).

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UFO activity In Germany (january 19th 2009)

Posted by dandare on February 2, 2009

airport-stuttgartThere have been various media sources claiming that German air traffic controllers tracked a UFO, and then fighter pilots were put on red alert.

We start with none other than The Sun, which has “ UFO in German jets alert ” (posted 30th january 2009).

FIGHTER pilots were put on red alert in a UFO drama over Germany, it emerged yesterday.

Air traffic controllers tracked a mystery object speeding across the entire country.

Investigators have checked and excluded conventional aircraft, weather balloons and freak atmospheric conditions ” (extract from article). They however, do not mention what alternatives it could be, among other things (although it is a short article).

SWR. de ( 21st january 2009 ) has ” UFO sightings ” (translated by google)  

germanufojan09Air traffic controllers have the Stuttgart airport on the night of Tuesday is a unknown flying object on the radar screens discovered. The object was near Herrenberg in Stuttgart space flight and have not intruded on radio Sprüche responding, was only on Wednesday.

The German air traffic control in Langen near Frankfurt, said that the unknown flying object was flown to the Czech Republic.Furthermore, analysis of radar records showed that the object before the Stuttgart area is already the area between Freiburg and Lahr must have overflown ” (extract from article).

Another article from the Stuttgarter Nachrichten, posses the possibility that it might have been a drone in  (posted 29th january 2009) ” UFO drone could have been ” (translated from google).

droneThe air traffic at the airport is the “UFO”, it could be but a drone acted.

The air had an unidentified flying object on the radar discovered that was not reported, but also by the pilot of an aircraft was discovered. As later determined, it flew in the direction Welzheim, Dinkelsbühl and Grafenwoehr in Bavaria.

The spokesman for the air traffic control in Filderstadt, Helmut Monday, headed out of a possible starting point in France and the probable landing point from the Czech Republic. He announced that international investigations ” (extract from article).

At GEA. de (posted ?) it has ” UFO alert on Airport land ” (translated by google)

For excitement, on Wednesday has provided the message that an unknown flying object over the country’s airport has been sighted. According to the German air traffic control in Langen near Frankfurt on Wednesday, it could be a microlight aircraft or a drone (unmanned reconnaissance aircraft) acted.

It should not have been reported, nor did it in the air reacts legally prescribed manner. The investigations on the incident were recorded. According to the Stuttgart airport, the operations were not affected ” (extract from article).

Britainnews.net has ” After UK, UFOs hover over Germany ” (posted 30th january 2009). It has taken its source from The Sun media.

If i hear of any new information on this event, i will update it on here.

UpDaTe: 3rd Febuary…. just my thoughts, but so far we seem to have a UFO which was flown from France? (possibly) to the Czech Republic, and could possibly be a microlight or drone (as suggestions above), or my thoughts that it could be a spy plane of some kind, or a drug runner?

If you have any theories please add to the comments…below.

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