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2012 in review

Posted by dandare on December 30, 2012

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Is Nick Pope to be trusted as a ufologist?

Posted by dandare on December 22, 2012

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Due to recent links to Nick Pope in leading newspapers, i feel it is time to tackle the subject of whether Nick Pope is a trusted and informed ufologist…. The recent articles can be seen in the sun ” The truth is out there “, the daily mail  “Keep an eye on the skies for saucers during the olympic games, warns former MOD UFO expert ” (just a PR stunt).

As far back as 2009, i wrote a blog article about Nick Pope, and have decided to reproduce it below….

March 31st 2009

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Nick Pope seems to come out with amazing statements, but not back them up with anything substantial, or base them on any facts at all.

His latest statement to The sun’s article ” Google Unearthed“  (posted 30th March, 2009) was:

” Yesterday baffled ufologist Nick Pope said he was “very excited” by the image, which he labelled “truly fascinating”.
He added: “It appears to show nine objects flying in near perfect formation. About the only thing I know that can do this is the Red Arrows — and it’s not them” ” (extract from article). Ironically at Above top secret, there is a possibility that they are either jets, (including red arrows) or balloons : see Here and Here . Also they point out that google started mapping London out in 2008. One possibility could be that it was the Queen’s birthday fly past see here. Again i say possibilities, and as such should be presented as such.

English: The pilots of the Red Arrows line up ...

English: The pilots of the Red Arrows line up for an official photo after their display. Taken by Adrian Pingstone at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire, England in June 2004 and released to the public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You can see the google map in question here . I did notice that the next camera to the right, has (looking at the skyline) an aerial dissected half way up, and am unsure how this was caused (unless it was collected at two separate times, for instance).

Anyway, it soon finds its way into many newspapers and media outlets, but why? Again, i say why is this an amazing image….. to me one answer could be that it’s an image malfunction. I’m not saying that it should not be discussed, but the way it is being put ‘out there ‘ is getting sad, and there are better cases that should be discussed/ talked about in a rational way, but i guess it does not sell papers.

I will within the next week or so, put together an article, on why i have come to this conclusion about Nick Pope, and give my reasons with background information.

For example, i wrote about  ” Is nick Pope being GULLable towards UFO sighting? ” in which the image was clearly a seagull (or Unidentified Feathered Object).

Although i’m not saying that you can get everything right, he does not seem to be learning from his mistakes, or even looking at the evidence with a clear head, and reasserting his answers to these questions.

Of course, sometimes all you can give are a series of alternatives (ie what they could be), and leave it at that.

Therefore we have to ask what are his motives in all this? Maybe i’m reacting to strongly to all this, possibly, but i do believe it is more sensationalism again.

windturbineartufoThe Sun newspaper is also proving to not be interested in the truth about UFOs whatsoever, and sooner the rest of the media realize this the better. For instance, the latest wind Turbine incident is a good example of hype by them.

I would be interested to find out what you think of Nick Pope? is he a reliable source of information on UFOs, and Ufology as a whole.

I only bring this whole subject up, because i wonder why some  people are surprised, when they ask ” why is ufology not taken seriously”.

This asked some serious questions back in 2009, and they are still relevant now…..

Also similar questions were raised at forgetomori  (in 2009) ” UFO fleet menaces east London?nah ” among other blogs.

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Main Building—The Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, Westminster, London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So let’s backtrack a bit here, and examine Nick’s time at the MOD.

Nick Pope claims that he  was the man “who used to run the British Government’s UFO Project” (from 1991-1994); and that he was responsible for these ufo reports. Please see Dr David Clarke for a detailed description in his blog article “Open Skies- closed Files” . This asks serious question of Nick’s involvement in the role he played with UFO’s and the MOD.

SecretfileIt is telling that the MOD have mentioned that there is no such thing as the UFO project.Many more questions arise from this as well? mainly what role did he play? why does he block details? has he something to hide..was he really only there in a part-time capacity? Also over at ufo-blog.co.uk the same analysis has taken place for this article please see here .

So basically what I’m saying is that there is very strong evidence to suggest,  he was a low-level clerk at the MOD, that i believe was only part-time … he lives on the Mulder image, and he still claims he was the chief investigator without backing this up with any hard proof.

ufo online55555After he left the MOD in the 1990′s, he mentioned that he had never seen anything out of the ordinary. Recently this has all changed-to suit his own agenda – money talks.

He also spends a lot of time contradicting himself, never really researching properly…but unfortunately the media love it, as it sells papers (and most of the tabloids are not interested in the truth).Nick Pope also loves it as it keeps him in the limelight.

Other links of interest  :

*** this was dated from 1999 and is very telling about alot of things that Nick Pope said in the UFO magazine at the time, plus other comments.The link can be seen at  sightings (rense.com) and confirms alot of the contradictions that are mentioned above *****.

For example:

Although Nick Pope hasn’t to my knowledge responded to these questions and is of course absolutely under no obligation to, I have now received a reply from ‘Secretariat(Air Staff)2a’ concerning some of the aforementioned questions.

The Ministry state:
 
“Mr Pope was employed as an Executive Officer in Secretariat (Air Staff) 2. His post was designated Sec(AS)2a.
 
The main duties of the post concern non-operational RAF activities overseas and diplomatic clearance for military flights abroad”.
 
It would therefore appear that Nick Pope’s principal function was generally more mundane than “researching and investigating UFO sightings, alien abductions, crop circles, animal mutilations and any other weird and wonderful reports that came my way” [extract from article].

UFO Talk – No hope for pope

Colin Andrew’s concerns here

Richard Dolan calls out Nick Pope

bad UFOs – Skepticism, UFOs and the Universe

Ok, I’ll lay it on the line and say that i have not been a fan of Nick Pope for quite a while. His brand of sensationalism is a joke and makes Ufology look pathetic.

I hear you say, that i should keep my prejudice out of this, and i usually do, however I actually despair with the whole Nick pope image. If nothing else it gives Ufology an even worse reputation than it already has.

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World UFO sightings December 2012 [part 2 of 2]

Posted by dandare on December 19, 2012

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Many of the sightings reported are sensationalized, with usually a lot of information missing.

ufo7Please 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).

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 for real-time UFO map from MUFON see here

Please be patient whilst i catch up on information/links/articles…. thank you.

17th

Large object reported hovering over small Pennsylvania town (examiner.com)

Five Pennsylvania witnesses reported watching “a large, brightly-lit object hovering over Macungie” that soon disappeared without movement or sound, according to December 17, 2012, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database ” [extract from article].

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Officer claims UFO sighting (policeoracle.com)

674cfc8c1fc7ab9313cdf77ffb2bd8d1West Midlands police said the force was aware of the incident but that ‘the officer had been off-duty on the night in question and he did not report anything officially to the control room’.

UFO expert Nick Pope, who previously investigated alleged alien sightings for the Ministry of Defence, told Birmingham’s Sunday Mercury: ‘This could be the real thing – a UFO in our airspace and military aircraft scrambled to intercept’ ” [extract from article]. Nick Pope off again!!! how many times has he said that. the Birmingham mail article can be seen here . ***[Watch out for- a blog post, in the new year, mainly about Nick Pope].

I saw a bright-looking object in the sky (iol.co.za)

UFOOne alien spotter known only as Michael posted: “Appearing from behind Lions Head, travelling into the wind, two vapour shapes that resembled trumpets, one behind the other, moved towards Table Mountain. Into a strong head wind the vapour cloud kept its shape, and a bright light appeared briefly moving behind the cloud.”

Many also posted pics on the UfoRSA website.

The group says: “The goal [of the website] is either to prove or disprove UFOs, with the help of volunteer UFO enthusiasts over South Africa ” ” [extract from article].

19th

Don’t come to our ‘safe’ village for the end of the world: mayor (theage.com.au)

art-Bugarach-20121219102923635146-620x349French authorities have pleaded with New Age fanatics, sightseers and media crews not to converge on the tiny village some believe will be one of the few places spared when the world supposedly ends on Friday.

“I am making an appeal to the world — do not come to Bugarach,” said mayor Jean-Pierre Delord, echoing calls from regional officials who noted that police will from Wednesday block access to the southwestern village of 200 residents ” [extract from article].

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Ho, ho, no! Sightings of UFOs in our skies (Petersfield Post)

The two globes appeared to be carrying out high speed manoeuvres north of Petersfield between 9pm and 10.15pm on consecutive nights over the weekend of Saturday, December 8, said witnesses ” [extract from article].

Truth is out there (Bendigo Advertiser)

‘It was definitely a conversation starter,” recalls John ”Cooka” Campbell about his post-high school days when a spaceship took pride of place in the backyard of his Canberra share house.

”The white flying saucer was there when I moved into 14 Currie Crescent, Kingston, in the early 1970s and still there when I left some six years or so later,” the long-time Canberra resident explains ” [extract from article].

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UFOs many times appeared in Vietnam? (Vietnam.net)

20121221102803_images1094511_3_tp.db_kienthuc.net.vnMost recently, an UFO appeared on the sky in the central province of Thanh Hoa. A picture showing a strange flying object was made public. The author of the picture was Le Khac Dat, 19, who lives in Hoang Ha Commune of Hoang Hoa district.

Dat said the picture was taken at about 5 pm of December 9, 2012. Dat did not discover any strange thing when he took picture. However, later, when he reviewed the picture, he discovered an unfamiliar subject on the picture” [extract from article].

UFO seen over safford (Eastern Arizona Courier)

A strange occurrence happened over Safford on Jan. 27, 1920. A bright object was seen coming out of the south, flying in a northeasterly direction.

People gathered in the streets and called for their friends and neighbors to come and see.

It was a shiny object, barely seen at first. Many thought it was a bird or flock of birds, but it moved in a straight direction, heading right over Downtown Safford.  

Some people panicked and yelled to others to get their guns. The object was getting closer to town now, and the townfolk could hear a high-pitched noise ” [extract from article]. Amazing-the first reaction to the a plane flying over this area.

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Tome Slemen: Angels over Merseyside (Liverpool Echo)

IN the winter months of 1984 going into 1985, the North West was the scene of one of the most inexplicable mysteries of all time, although it was only mentioned by the ECHO and Radio City.

It all started about a week before Christmas, when scores of people from Llandudno, Wirral, Liverpool, Southport and Blackpool saw strange coloured lights flying across the skies ” [extract from article].

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Strange UFO encounters (Northern Star)

LNS_29-12-2012_EGN_06_LIS281212ALIENS01_fct1024x772x71_t460Australian Close Encounter Research Network principal Mary Rodwell said her recent experience with network Ten’s The Project, on December 4, had left victims of claimed experiences reluctant to talk to the media.

A qualified nurse and counsellor, Mrs Rodwell said after almost 20 years researching UFO encounters she could recall countless times that the stories of people’s encounters were misrepresented in the media.

“To be quite honest some of the articles that I have read … I have looked at my interview and I can’t even see any similarity to what I actually said,” she said ” [extract from article].

29th

UFO Expert Nick Pope says Humans will make Alien contact in 2024 (Cleveland Leader)

Pope says that with the emergence of new telescopes, which will be 50 times more sensitive and survey the sky 10,000 times faster than any existing telescope, humans will make alien contact with aliens in 2024” [extract from article].

Mysteries, conspiracies: it’s a slow week (taranaki daily news)

The festive season is a popular time for UFO reports in Taranaki. A week after a Government report on UFOs report was released in December 2010, mystery lights were seen over Hawera, Napier and Christchurch.

Last February, a pre-wedding dinner party sparked a series of UFO sightings in New Plymouth. During a banquet for the bridal party, a series of floating lanterns were sent into the sky – sparking a series of UFO reports. In Hawera 10 months earlier, remote-controlled helicopters, kites with electric wires and Chinese lanterns were among the likely culprits for lights seen over Hawera ” [extract from article].

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UFO seen in sky or a complex reflection (AEG India.org)

ufo2-250x233Just before the Christmas, a real video was captured from the plane showing a UFO(expected) flying next to the plane. The video was uploaded on YouTube by a man named Mauricio Ruiz on 23rd December 2012 when he left New York about 5:30 pm and flew to Chicago. Soon it became the Internet buzz as anything with UFO spread the most. The questions that arises are still puzzled as is it a hoax, cabin lights or a flying saucer” [extract from article].

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Christmas UFO sighted Filmed and Photographed Above Wellington: It’s a f**king chinese lantern (Scoop News)

Wellington Scoop editor Lindsay Shelton has pointed out that when you listen to the audio someone can be heard saying “Its a f**king Chinese Lantern. You light them up and they go up into the sky”. [Editor's Note:This would appear to be a satisfactory explanation for the phenomena as reported. However Scoop is temporarily suspending disbelief till we hear back from B. Martin to whom we have sent a bunch of further questions " [extract from article].

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Alan barrett’s update on his ufo encounter in Fethiye (Turkey) 2007

Posted by dandare on December 7, 2012

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Fethiye (Photo credit: kcsarioglu)

Alan Barrett, kindly got back in contact, after he sent me a description and photos of an encounter over Fethiye (Turkey) in 2007. I thought it appropriate that i reproduce the blog post from august 2007 below.

August 13th UPDATE

Thanks to Alan Barrett for sending in 2 photos….

As he mentions in the comment below, the “daylight photo from 6th July 2007,that contains something i did not know was there,when i took the shot.In a sequence of three photos,taken from a moving minibus(dolmus),the middle one shows something over FETHIYE town in the distance,just below the farther away mountains.This looks quite symetrical after a magnification,and is not dirt on the windscreen”.

Alan was using a Canon PowerShot A570 IS, and shot the photo at 2.38 pm.
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Looking at the photos, i am afraid the second one is far to small for a proper analysis, and even the first one is proving a challenge. On looking at this photo, i noticed what seems like reflections (after enlarging 50%), just below the telegraph poles on the left of the picture (figure 1, did not use unsharpen mask).
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The object in question, is just above the road on the right, and can be seen enlarged (figure 2- image 100% enlarged, but untouched…ie no unsharp mask,ect).
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I next sharpened the image as can be seen in figure 3 below.
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And finally, i took the part of the object, and highlighted it with colour to see if anything was picked up….figure4 below.
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My conclusions are that i’m not sure, as the image is quite small, i’m afraid; although i cannot rule out a very small chip in the window. If anyone would like to comment on these images please do.

Thank you alan for sending them in, sorry i cannot be of more help. :)

He now goes on to add, that he also used a camcorder on the same holiday, and whilst studying the film at Calis beach has possibly captured something else (whilst on a 2 week holiday). He mentions that he caught something hovering over an area close to an island about a mile away; he played the film back over a tv screen, and froze the picture (see below) several times.

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He took a photo of the resulting image on a digital camera.The results had television lines on them,but the shape of the UFO could be described as a large bell-like object.It also moved quite a distance from the far end of the beach to its position over the island in just a few seconds.

Of course, due to the distance, it might be a bird in flight? Although not being there i cannot comment further.

What do you believe it was? can we learn anything more from this? is it a UFO?

Thank you Alan for your update, and thanks for your support for the blog…

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World UFO Sightings December 2012 [part 1 of 2]

Posted by dandare on December 2, 2012

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Many of the sightings reported are sensationalized, with usually a lot of information missing.

Please keep this in mind as you view these postings from the local and national press.redalienketchup

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).

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 for real-time UFO map from MUFON see here

Please be patient whilst i catch up on information/links/articles…. thank you.

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UFO orbs show up during Live news Report in San diego, California (DailyNewsEveryday [news8]posted to youtube december,but i think it happened last week) for video see below.

Russia’s Air Defence: No UFOs in sight (Ria novostia) link is in German, extract is in English using google chrome translation.

The troops of the Russian air and space defense forces have found, according to their chief of staff, Major General Andrei Dyomin, no UFO activity on the territory of Russia. “Regarding UFOs, we have not seen. Sometimes a rocket or a rocket stage which separates, held for a UFO. Especially in the north which is very visible at the start ” [extract from article-translated].

Politician tweeting UFO image  ( newspoint.cc) translation below.

attachment-14994 Roberto Formigoni, Italian politician of Berlusconi’s party, Popolo della Liberta and President of the Lombardy Region thinks he may have spotted a UFO.

Flown away 

Formigoni, who was currently in Paris, sent on Wednesday night last week, a photo on his Twitter account, showing a bright light on a building. The light was moving and was blown away after he took pictures of it, he wrote. truth unclear since the Italian knows the Twitter community no longer hold, and also in the press reports on the alleged UFO sighting

[google translation from article].

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Blue Springs,Missouri UFOs – news report ( KCTV 5 news posted on youtube by Kover27) video can be seen below
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UFOAM : Today’s top ten news ( UFOAM by jon kelly) the video can also be seen below
8030708Jim Paxie captured what he called “a most unusual cloud” but was surprised at the attention it gathered from extra-terrestrial enthusiasts in the United States.“I thought it looked more like a hamburger than a UFO,” he said[extract from article].

Was the recent Denver UFO report a media ratings straw man? (examiner.com)3aae04e24c70888085832a594fe35df1Journalism that attempts to satisfy public demand for UFO information (while effectively undermining the credibility of such inquiries) appears in this instance to rely upon a straw man case that is apparently so very easy to dispel upon closer, local examination.By way of coincidence, the term “Strawman News Media” is reportedly recognized by writers of fiction as a trope or convention embraced within the minds of audience members ” [extract from article].

Remember those UFOs captured on video in Denver? news station rules out one possibility (theblaze.com) + videos included.denver-UFO_2“It seems to be a combination,” Bonner told the Huffington Post. “Yes, there are bugs, but there are some obvious birds in there, too. You can see wings flapping.”The group even experimented with a fly to show how certain filming conditions would make the bug look. They glued the fly to a piece of glass and took a picture of it 10 inches away in focus and then several times at 10 inches with the background in focus. They also photographed it from five feet away. These latter images showed similar blurs as to what was seen in KDVR’s videos. Read more about the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society’s investigation here.Bonner told the Huffington Post they contacted KDVR with this information, but they didn’t seem to bite: …. ” [extract from article].

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Four triangle UFOs over Jacksonville appear to scan ground (examiner.com)

bc8022ec327012bc1255027150326c00The witness first saw a single object.

“I was just looking around and I saw some lights in a triangle formation and one beam of light that appeared to scan the area,” the witness stated. “As it got closer it appeared to be a solid, triangular craft about 50 feet across.”

The witness saw two more similar objects within five minutes. Then a fourth object was seen.

“Approximately two minutes later I saw a fourth triangular craft about quarter mile in size with lights on all corners and a light scanning the area turning sharply” ” [extract from article].

UFO investigators delve into Mexican mystery (mywesttexas.com)

Noe Torres of Edinburg and Ruben Uriarte of Oakland, Calif. have outstanding credentials as UFO investigators. They have been researching the Coyame incident for years and gave presentations at the conference about what they have uncovered. They have written two editions of a book titled “Mexico’s Roswell.”

The story is that an unidentified flying object traveling at 2,000 miles per hour collided with a small plane heading south from El Paso.

The flaming wreckage of both aircraft fell to the ground and started an investigation that continues today” [extract from article].

Geminid meteor shower and meteorwatch (universetoday.com)

This year we are in for a special treat as the Moon will be absent when the Geminids are at their peak on the evening of the 12th/ 13th of December. This means that the sky should be at its darkest when the shower is expected, and many more of the fainter meteors may be seen.

The Geminid meteor shower is expected to yield in excess of 50 meteors (shooting stars) per hour at peak for those with clear skies, the meteors it produces are usually bright with long persistent trains. If observing opportunities aren’t favorable or possible on the 12th/ 13th, meteor watchers can usually see high meteor activity a day or so either side of the peak” ” [extract from article].

5th

UFO spotted in Bulgaria’s Danube town Lom (novinite.com)

photo_verybig_145762An object, believed by locals to be a UFO, has been spotted flying in the sky above Bulgaria’s Danube town of Lom on November 25th.

The neon-shining ball then stopped above a house in the central part of the town and circled around its yard for three hours, Lom residents say, cited by bTV.

Eyewitnesses further report the light was pulsating and the object changed its form. There have been interruptions in the electric power supply and in TV broadcasts at the same time, while people who were in the vicinity felt sick and suffered headaches ” [extract from article].

UFO sighted over Hildenborough near Tonbridge? Did you see it? (tonbridgepeople.co.uk)

Pearson wrote on the website: ‘Whilst sitting in my lounge we have a good view southerly from our window a big bright light darted at high speed from east to west, defiantly (sic) not a plane, would have been seen over Tonbridge Kent UK ‘ ” [extract from short article].ufo online3a

‘ Ball of fire’ seen in sky (timesofmalta.com)

A strange object variously described as a “ball of fire”, “shooting star” and “meteorite” was seen crossing low across the night sky by several people.

Readers contacted timesofmalta.com and the police last night to report the “wonderful” and “beautiful” sight, estimated to have lasted about 15 seconds sometime around 9pm.

The witnesses were in places ranging from Mellieħa to Fgura.

Christopher Azzopardi said he had seen a ball of fire flying overhead. It was “big and fast” but he was not sure whether it was a meteor ” [extract from article].

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Light shone on Rotorua UFOs (bayofplentytimes.nz)

nzufo2012probably chinese lanternsHowever, a Pukehangi Rd resident who only wanted to be known as David, said he thought he knew where the lights over Malfroy Rd originated.

He said on November 1, his daughter held a remembrance service for her stillborn child who died last year.

“It was just on dark, about 9pm, when they let about nine of those Chinese-type lantern things off into the sky ” [extract from article].

ABC orders UFO series from Shaftesbury (TBi vision)

Weird Desk, which has been described as similar to The X-Files, was written by Stargate’s Carl Binder and The Librarian’s David Titcher and follows a clandestine unit tasked with solving real-life mysteries from this world and beyond. It will be exec produced by Mazza and Murphy ” [extract from short article].

Investigator says Flint Township UFO sighting may be fueling rush of new reports (mlive.com)

11955987-largeMichigan Mutual UFO Network Chief Investigator Robert Nolan said sightings here have spiked since MLive-Flint Journal reported on the case of Denzel Washingtonin Flint Township.

Washington told police he saw bright lights coming from a large object hovering over the Rave cinemas at Corunna Road and I-75 on Nov. 12 ” [extract from article].

UFO? Watch reader’s video of unidentified flying object in Grand Blanc area +video (mlive.com)

The object in the video is hard to distinguish but easily visible as Holko and his girlfriend talk about what they are seeing, filming from outside and inside the apartment building where he lives.

 
Holko, who grew up in the Grand Blanc area, said he had been told about a recent UFO sighting in the area of his apartment on Nov. 25 ” [extract from article].coollogo_com_266725976
It’s most likely an object from the Geminids meteor shower, a meteorologist speculated for KHOU. That celestial event has been recorded around this time every year since the 1860s, and although the best viewing is on Dec. 13 and 14, observers can usually see meteors as early as Dec. 6 in the Northern Hemisphere ” [extract from article].
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o-GRANDBLANCMICHUFO2-570So far, Holko and his girlfriend seem to be the only ones to have reported the unusual lights. But was this actually something that falls into the category of truly unexplained?HuffPost showed the video to photo and video analyst Marc Dantonio, who has examined many alleged UFO images.“At the conclusion of the video, I was able to affirm my suspicion and call this an aircraft on landing approach,” Dantonio told HuffPost in an email ” [extract from article].

UFO lights spotted Twice over Brooklyn (news.gather.com)

Compelling new footage has been uploaded online, showing three UFO lights hovering over Prospect Heights, Brooklyn earlier this week. This may be just another false alarm, but the minute-and-a-half video deserves a quick look-see ” [extract from article].

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UFO photos in from Huddersfield West Yorkshire Dec 3 (realufos.net)

Oliver Sacks: ‘ We are more likely to see UFOs when our forebears would see Angels’ (The guardian)

Oliver Sacks, Q&A The word hallucination only really became a pejorative at the end of the 18th or early 19th century. We still associate it with madness. But how those who hallucinate understand what they see also changes. We are more likely to see UFOs and aliens when people in earlier times would see angels ” [extract from article].

10th

Forget Gentrification, It’s an invasion! ‘UFOs’ spotted over Prospect heights (New York Observer)

“There were three orbs glowing like fire and again flying in formation. Each of the three finally stopped at the same point in the sky, hovered, and then disappeared.”

The slow-moving dots could be carrying the conquerors of the human race or even celestial fairies come at last to liberate our germ world, unleashing eons of fifth-dimensional bliss.

Or they could be airplanes. The choice is yours! ” [extract from article].

And the you tube video to this can be seen below:

Builder spots UFO lights in Whangarei (The Northern Advocate)

Graham Jones was working on a site in Morningside, when he saw three balls of blue lights near Whangarei Airport about 3pm. The lights were in a cluster of three, and moved silently toward Mt Parihaka, near the Whangarei War Memorial, before vanishing after trailing across Kamo and disappearing toward Hikurangi.

He said the crafts were about 30 to 40 feet wide and all he could see was a blue light across each.

“I know it wasn’t an aircraft,” he said ” [extract from article].

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UFO sightings in America Blamed on 2012 Apocalypse Fears (video) (Huffington Post)

uk-techA sudden boom in UFO sightings in America have raised fears of the 2012 apocalypse.

Or perhaps it’s the other way around ” [extract from article].

Mystery as series of UFO sightings are reported in San Francisco and New York within days of one another (Daily Mail)

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The collection of strange round lights recorded by mesmerized witnesses show them flying in similar formation, most recently in San Francisco while just days after spotted in New York.

‘I wasn’t sure if at first if it was another Tequila hazed mirage, but myself and a few bystanders were all in complete awe at the lights we saw on Valencia,’ Sunday morning’s witness Enrique Barrios told Mission Mission of the California sighting ” [extract from article].

logo-stv-fraserburgh These mysterious, iridescent clouds are often mistaken for UFOs when they form high in the earth’s atmosphere, but this is not the sign of an alien invasion.

The incredible technicoloured light show was created by nacreous cloud formations, sometimes known as mother-of-pearl clouds ” [extract from article].

Black Triangular shaped UFO spotted in the Brecon beacons (The Economic Voice)

Map of the Brecon Beacons National Park, UK wi...

Map of the Brecon Beacons National Park, UK with the following information shown: National Park boundary Administrative borders Coastline, lakes and rivers Roads and railways Urban areas Equirectangular map projection on WGS 84 datum, with N/S stretched 160% Geographic limits: West: 4.15W East: 2.90W North: 52.15N South: 51.65N (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The lights appeared to be facing down towards the ground and there was no noise coming from the craft, it was silent and my wife found this to be very unnerving, as did I.”

I caught a glimpse of a green light on the underside and my initial thought was I must be looking at the starboard light from a Hercules flying low on exercises as they frequently do in the Brecon Beacons, however there were no red port lights and then I noticed that there were another two green lights all at the other corners of what turned out to be a large black triangular shaped craft ” [extract from article].

Several Blackfoot Idaho residents report UFOs (weirdthings.com) originally from LocalNews8.com -dated 10th december 2012

Blackfoot-Idaho-UFO-SightingsGoing online, Pagan found a phone number for Peter Davenport of the National UFO Reporting Center.

Davenport told Pagan he’d already received two other calls about the same anomaly.

By the end of the night six calls about the same object had been reported ” [extract froma article].

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A UFO crashed in Japan? Ha Ha Ha. Thats rich (Kotaku east)

normaloverlay_31Even in Japan the story is getting some traction, appearing on various blogs and forums. The reaction in Japan, however, is much better and filled with lulz.

“They’re here!” jokes one commenter on 2ch, Japan’s largest bulletin board. “Then why isn’t the Japanese press covering this story,” asked one. “What the hell is the Japanese navy?” asked yet another. “They mean the Self Defense Force,” chimed in a commenter.

In fact, when not laughing at the story, many online in Japan seemed more perturbed by the incorrect term “Japanese navy” being used instead of the correct “Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force”[extract from article].

India’s UFO probe: Our Evidence ( Wall street Journal – India)

OB-VR095_iufo_G_20121213004604The inquiry has investigated several reports of the appearance of Unidentified Flying Objects near the Indo-Chinese border, as per its remit. After exhaustive probes and for the reasons explained below, we have found no conclusive proof that these sightings were authentic[extract from article].

Mass UFO sighting in Mexico, strange military craft company in Australia [videos] (au.ibtimes.com)

UFO sighting reports surface daily from around the world. You see photos, videos, and news, but no image has been so sharply defined that no one can argue about it.

Take the two videos uploaded Tuesday – these are images from a mass UFO sighting in Mexico and a separate UFO sighting in Australia ” [extract from article].

Sri Lankans panic over UFO sightings….or lights from mars? (Emirates 24/7 )

2231930707Residents in several parts of Sri Lanka are counting their stars after being dazzled by lights emanating from unidentified objects flying in the sky.

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) moved to allay fears that aliens from outer space were hovering in the country’s air space.

SLAF media spokesperson Wing Commander Shiras Jalaldeen said that no unidentified airborne craft had been picked up on radar as yet, The Island reported ” [extract from article].

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Police officer claims flashing blue light was UFO (metro.co.uk)

The unnamed officer, an acting sergeant with West Midlands police, saw a ‘light with a bluish tinge’ that ‘pulsed rhythmically’ and zoomed off.

A colleague called air traffic control, but workers there said they had seen nothing.

The officer later told his story to a UFO fan who posted it on the Haunted Skies website” [extract from article].

Isro team to visit leh to solve ‘UFO mystery’ (Deccan herald)

A team of scientists from Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will arrive in Leh to corroborate that the mysterious luminous objects seen on the horizon over a lake in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir are actually “Chinese lanterns”.

Official sources said on Sunday that after getting the preliminary report that the luminous objects flying over the horizon of Pangong lake, located 160 km from Leh township, could be Chinese lanterns, the security agencies wanted an assessment of experts from another organisation for confirmation” [extract from article].

UFO sightings mere speculation – Experts ( nation.lk)

Experts have dismissed speculations regarding several sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in several parts of the country insisting that they were simply natural phenomena.
Residents in several parts of the island claim to have witnessed UFOs in the recent weeks. However, experts at the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies clarified that it was merely the planet Jupiter and specks of a meteor shower” [extract from article].

 

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