Welcome to World UFO Update……
Whats happened around the UFO world, in February 2009 (mainly articles that have caught my eye).
Firstly ….I apologize, as yet again, i am behind on the World UFO updates for Feb 2009….i will try and catch up within the next couple of days….so please come back and check for full february listings at a later date…thanks.
JAN-FEB 2009 …. Fatemag.com “ ” The UFO mystery caller” BY James O’Brien “
” An Amesbury, Massachusetts, man and his 19-year-old nephew watched a silver, metallic disk cross the skies over Interstate 95 in Byfield, Massachusetts, on a clear morning in June. As it passed over the man’s car, the object changed shape and then disappeared ” (extract from article).
PilotOnline.com ” EXPERT: Portsmouth key fob problem likely will remain mystery “
“ Miller wondered whether the Navy might have jammed frequencies in Portsmouth. “Your guess is as good as mine,” he said. Readers who commented on the story at PilotOnline.com blamed everything from the military to UFOs to a local politician.
David Carter of Ocean View, a contractor who was working last Monday morning at the naval shipyard, said his key fob stopped working in the shipyard ” (extract from article). Definately a different type of problem to the normal incidents; does the Navy hold the key to this mystery.
gothamist.com ” Mysterious northern lights spotted over NYC last Night “
” I saw something weird in the sky last night, and a bunch of other people did, too.
Disclaimer: I am NOT a U.F.O. person, nor do I think that’s what I saw. I’m just very curious to figure out what exactly it was. I’m sure there’s a scientific explanation of some kind ” (extract from article).
Northern Territory News ” Territory UFOs on 20 year round trip “
” A TERRITORY woman says strange lights spotted flying over Borroloola late last year had also been seen in the area 20 years ago.
Robyn Doddrell, 55, who now lives in Humpty Doo, was living and working in Borroloola in February 1989 when she said the bright orange lights descended on the town ” (extract from article).
BCLocalNewscom ” Aliens among us? George Noory talks UFOs “
” Noory hosts Coast to Coast AM, one of the most popular syndicated radio shows in North America, heard on over 500 stations. His topics are the unexplained and the paranormal, from crop circles to Bigfoot theories to UFO sightings ” (extract from article).
BCLocalNews.com ” UFO sightings: I believe there is life out there ” (with video).
” Williamson-based author Kyle Lovern notes that he has been getting “an astonishing number” of “fresh phone calls” from people claiming to see unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and alien findings since last fall’s release of his book “Appalachian Case Study: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters and Unexplained Phenomena” ” (extract from article).
UFO Digest.com ” Amazing UFO incident involving Greek Air Force and Airplane “……….. other references to the same incident will be labelled with [B].
I will need to read up on all the facts, before being able to comment on this incident (will probably do a blog post on this at a later date).
“ A remarkable UFO incident that occurred in the skies over Athens over a year ago but was kept secret by the Greek Aviation Authority and the Greek Air Force has recently come to light and is receiving extensive media coverage in Greece ” (extract from article).
The Sun ” Amazing UFO spot file leaked ” [B]
” The report says the captain of Olympic Airways flight 266 from Athens to London spotted an extremely unusual object moving erratically to the west of Athens.
The object was star-like in appearance however much brighter and larger with a constantly shifting shape.
Meanwhile the captains of Olympic Airways flights 730 to Kos and 700 to Rhodes reported the SAME THING ” (extract from article).
gogreece.com “ Weird Greece – A UFO in Greece ” ….. [B]
The Sun ” Little Greek men ” [B]
” The stunned captain reported seeing the weird, brightly-lit object after taking off from the Greek capital.
He radioed the control tower to ask if there was another plane close by ” (extract from article).
Daily Star ” Cover up as 3 pilots see UFO ” [B]
“ UFO fever has gripped Europe after an “alien craft” was seen by three airline pilots and military crew.
Experts believe the three-hour sighting is one of the most credible ever recorded.
Greek authorities have now been accused of trying to “hush up” the close encounter ” (extract from article).
Telegraph.co.uk ” Fighter jet scrambled after UFO follows plane from Athens ” [B]
“ Two fighter jets were sent to investigate the sighting over the Greek capital in November 2007 but the object shot up into the sky and vanished before they could get a clear view ” (extract from article).
UPI.com ” Kansas photo raises UFO questions ” [A]
” ” The object came out of the clouds really fast. It sounded kind of like a jet but much, much softer and had a whirling sound with it,” the man said. “I only got off one shot because it was really close before I realized it was something different. It went back upward, much like a jet, and was gone” ” (extract from article). I do not usually comment on many of these posts/articles (leaving it up to you to decide) , but in this case i’m going to make an exception; the photo is quite clearly a bird (possibly a crow), that has blurring in the act of taking the photo. Of course you can disagree with me if you like? other articles referring to the same sighting i will refer to with an [ A ]
kansascity.com ” Odd object photographed in skies near Wichita ” (short article) [A]
DE Void ” UFO chaser to Obama: Open the books “
Chicago News Bench ” Updated x2: UFO fleet over Chicago ? Feb 8, 2009 “
Kane County Chronicle ” A UFO in Geneva ” (short article). In the comments, it is suggested that what they saw was Venus.
De Void ” Free at last “
“ Earl Fulford was one of many who went public two years ago, in a book called “Witness to Roswell” by Don Schmitt and Thomas Carey. He was stationed at Roswell Army Air Field in 1947 when he was ordered into the so-called UFO debris field for cleanup detail ” (extract from article).
New Scientist ” Alien hunt is too exciting to ignore “
” It sometimes seems that for the past 30 years NASA and other agencies have gone out of their way to make space exploration seem as dull as possible. It should take the opportunity to turn the tables while it still has a budget ” (extract from article).
Metro News ” A paranormal pilgrimage to the Hoia- Baciu Forest “
” Dubbed the Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania, theforest first gained international attention in 1968, when biologist Alexandru Sift captured a photo of what’s said to be a disc-shaped UFO. Since then, UFOs, apparitions, abnormalities on photos, nocturnal lights and other unusual things have been regularly reported in the area ” (extract from article).
columbian.com ” Object in sky has observer stumped “
” Experts don’t believe what Kent saw was a UFO either, but said it’s likely space debris or a fireball, otherwise known as a brighter-than-normal meteor. The National Weather Service didn’t have reports of anyone else seeing the object ” (extract from article).
LufkinDailyNews.com “ Man claims he saw strange object in sky over LP mill “
” Gardner described the flying object as a large white circle with a ball on the top and a white light shining onto the ground. At first, jets could be seen flying across the sky before the object appeared, but Gardner quickly realized what he was looking at was no jet ” (extract from article).
NJ.com ” Jersey journal front and back page news for 19th Feb, 2009 ” (short post).
” The UFO that crashed into the roof of a Jersey City moving company was a part from a mulching machine that was being operated 1,000 yards away ” (extract from article).
The Charlotte Post “ ET, phone home? “
Independent.ie ” We are in the grip of an alien invasion, and i don’t mean the ones from Albania ” [ mentions UFO sightings are up, and gives examples; for instance from Greece, Lincolnshire + Texas. It also gives examples from Ireland].
” The parallels between belief in UFOs and belief in religion are innumerable and obvious — people see or experience something which defies instant explanation and they immediately assume it fits into their belief system. And, like religion, there is no shortage of shysters out there ready and willing to relieve stupid people of their money ” (extract from article).
The Star.com “ Venus puts on brilliant performance “
” Venus, which is the brightest celestial body after the sun and moon, is most often mistaken for a UFO.
But Venus doesn’t move or emit colours, Poirier said. “It’s the atmosphere playing all kinds of tricks on light and it causes Venus to look as if it’s shifted or changed colour” ” (extract from article).
Daily Record.com ” Red lights not a joke “
” Authorities are no longer laughing at the “mysterious” red lights above Morris County. The lights, which could be flares attached to balloons, have appeared periodically all winter. The most recent sighting was Tuesday night where the lights caused some drivers to stop their cars on Route 80 to get a better look.
The idea behind the lights is to simulate UFO sightings. Those with experience in this craft have told the Daily Record that the pranks are fairly common and that they work ” (extract from article).
Javno.com ” UFO spotted over Dubrovnik? “
“ It is unusual that the same appearance was recorded in two consecutive photographs”
If it`s not UFO, the phenomenon is absolutely strange and interesting – Ogresta told the Dubrovacki list paper ” (extract from article).
Times Online ” Into space with camcorder – Kepler prepares to find ET’s home “
” On board the spacecraft, intended to be launched on March 5, will be the biggest camera ever put into space with an aperture a metre wide and a capacity of 95 million pixels to record what it sees, using the same technology that makes digital photography and home camcorders possible. Whereas ordinary cameras have detectors the size of a thumbnail, the ones used in Kepler are a square foot ” (extract from article).
The National “ Dodging debris at 700km “
” According to Nasa’s space debris information webpage, roughly 17,000 pieces of debris larger than 10cm orbit the Earth, and more than 200,000 pieces are believed to exist. However, there are probably more than “tens of millions” of particles smaller than 1cm in diameter which cannot be tracked.
Richard Crowther, a British space junk expert, said the resulting orbital debris would be flying around at about 750km to 800km above Earth ” (extract from article).
NECN ” Unusual light shines in Arizona’s night sky ” (including video).
“ A Scottsdale resident reported seeing a light hovering over the city that could not be identified. One local astronomer said the most likely culprit is the Comet Lulin which can be seen from earth right now.
However, that comet is supposed to seen in the eastern sky. Saturday’s object was seen in the west ” (extract from article).
The National ” Aliens? Great balls of fire “
“ Are aliens from another planet planning to settle in Argentina? The last few weeks have seen a flurry of reports in the area of what certainly seem like UFOs – that is, flying objects of an unidentified nature. Whether they are piloted by extraterrestrials is, however, quite a different matter ” (extract from article).
The Australian “ Believers demand CIA data on UFOs “
” High on the agenda at the 2009 International UFO Congress opening in Laughlin, Nevada, overnight will be the prospects for a breakthrough in a long and mostly frustrated quest to persuade the US Government to come clean about the CIA’s supposed contacts with extraterrestrial life over the past 50 years ” (extract from article).
Space.com ” Natural Explanation Found for UFOs “
” Triangulation techniques have also allowed the researchers to calculate the dimensions of the sprites.
“The candles in the sprites are up to 15 miles high, with the cluster of candles 45 miles wide — it looks like a huge birthday celebration!” Price said ” (extract from article). I have an open mind, and it is good to add this as a possible explanation, but to say that its the be all and end all, is definately not true.
However, it must be said, unfortunately Space.com are writing from a biased point of view i’m afraid.
A similar article appears in EurekAlert (plus many other media outlets…too many to link here;many the same article repeated) ” A sprightly explanation for UFO sightings “.
Globe & Mail.com ” Former defence minister says UFO proof irrefutable “
” Hellyer believes, absolutely, that it is more “irrefutable” proof – even though he himself has yet to see a UFO no matter how often he looks up in the hopes of catching a glimpse of something unknown, perhaps unknowable.
“I haven’t seen the Taj Mahal, either,” says Hellyer.
“But I know it exists“ ” (extract from article). I hasten to add that he has a new book out soon, part of it is about UFOs.
Russia – IC.com ” A monument to UFO to be set up in Samara “
” The sculpture consisting of a “flying saucer” two “aliens” and two “space trees” will be constructed under control of the Samara’s authorities and occupy the area of 835 square meters ” (extract from article).
Examiner.com ” UFO shot straight up near Urbana, Ill “
” After a few shots, I turned to get back into my truck and something very very bright caught my attention out of the corner of my eye, so I turned and looked. I saw a round, oval white light in the field where I had just taken a picture ” (extract from article).
Daily Times.com ” Flying saucer spotted on Google earth “
” They followed the coordinates given by the satellite pictures, and found an abandoned water facility in woodland on the edge of a field ” (extract from article).
Courant.com “ Steps from the Turnpike, Nature with a view “
” According to a history of the trail produced by the town’s parks and recreation department, there were numerous reports of UFOs over Cedar Mountain during the summer of 1965 and the fall of 1966.
Everyone who saw the objects reported the UFOs moving very slowly or bobbing up and down. A college professor eventually attributed the UFOs to lunardust, a theory at least some people doubted ” (extract from article).