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Robert Hastings • Articles — Citizen Hearing on Disclosure

Posted by dandare on May 20, 2013

ufo sightings 5555Although I was repeatedly invited—pestered, actually—by Stephen Bassett to participate in the hearing, I chose not to lend my name and credible research to the event. Over the past 40 years I have interviewed more than 140 U.S. military veterans, regarding their involvement in UFO incidents at nuclear weapons sites. Seven of those individuals participated in my September 27, 2010 “UFOs and Nukes” press conference in Washington D.C., which CNN streamed live:

via Robert Hastings • Articles — Citizen Hearing on Disclosure.

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Why the UFO Community Must Step Up Its Game | David Reneke | Space and Astronomy News

Posted by dandare on April 27, 2013

If you follow UFO investigations in the media and wonder are the reports solid, well investigated and as clear as they seem then consider there may be a problem area you need to know about.

Arguably, two of the greatest problems inherent to the field of Ufology today are that approaches to studying UFOs are 1) not keeping up with available technology and 2) are perhaps, at times, being influenced negatively by technology more so than in ages past. I’ll expound further on precisely what I mean by this in a moment, but first I must pose the very necessary question: will the serious study of UFOs continue to live up to the challenges of our rate of technological growth, or will the study of more advanced intelligence than our own become hindered by these advancements?

via Why the UFO Community Must Step Up Its Game | David Reneke | Space and Astronomy News.

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World UFO sightings April 2013 [part 2 of 2]

Posted by dandare on April 19, 2013

ufo-online55555Many 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.

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

google-unexplained_1476049cSome 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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17th

UFO sighting (Milton Ulladulla Times)masthead-main

The incident happened on Monday night of last week and was the second time in a week Mr Preston had seen UFOs.

The previous Wednesday he had been using his telescope to watch Venus about 10pm, when he saw two objects moving across from the north-north-west sky.

“I got a pretty good view of them,” he said.

“They kept going and going and going.”

Then on the Monday night he saw three objects “clear as a bell” flying low over Lake Conjola from the east-north-east between 9pm and 10pm, he said.

“They virtually came over my house,” he said.

18th

Pipeline-era politician joins UFO inquiry (Anchorage Press)

Though he claims to be a UFO skeptic, former U.S. Senator for Alaska Mike Gravel is one of six former members of Congress scheduled to join a staged UFO investigation in a Washington D.C. at the end of the month. The event purports to be an inquiry into a vast government cover-up. The promoters have rented the ballroom at The National Press Club’s Washington D.C. headquarters for five days beginning April 29.

UFO video shows fireballs in Cork, Ireland (openminds.tv) the same sighting will have ** after the heading.

A witness recorded approximately three minutes of video showing multiple fireball UFOs in the sky above Cork, Ireland.

The witness, YouTube user Naktis Ireland, uploaded the video to the video sharing service on March 16, 2013. But the title of the video indicates the incident occurred in December 2012. The video shows multiple bright balls of light appearing out of nowhere, and drifting slowly through the sky. The low-quality video is extremely jittery, but the witness explains:

I am sorry for the quality, it was filmed with a mobile phone. Ironically I had a Cannon EOS 500D with 300mm lens at home that could of filmed in 3000×3000 but I was afraid that they would disappear by the time I got my camera as this is a very rare opportunity so instead, used a phone to record as much as possible.

19th

Caboolture man claims he saw UFO twice, with unexplained lights in the sky making strange manoeuvres (news.com.au)

Caboolture, Queensland

Caboolture, Queensland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mr Philip decided to speak out in the hope others may be able to corroborate the sightings.

The first sighting, he said, was of a bright white light travelling much slower and lower than a normal plane.

“It was so smooth and silent, just gliding through the air,” he said.

In the second sighting, Mr Philip said a similar light was travelling northwest before making a sudden 40-degree turn and then disappearing.

“I can’t explain it, it was awesome and I hope I see some more,” he said.

20th

21st

22nd

Aliens in Ireland? Mysterious UFOs caught on camera   **   (Daily express)

Despite the footage being filmed in December, the video was only posted online last week – causing many Internet aficionados to cry foul.

Writing on YouTube, the poster addressed concerns about the shakiness of his UFO video.

Have aliens really landed in Ireland? ‘UFO spotter’ posts mysterious video of glowing fireballs floating over Cork   **  (Daily Mail)

logo_molThe aliens are coming and they’ve found the perfect landing pad, nestled among the emerald hills of an Irish suburb.

That is, if you choose to believe footage made by one UFO spotter who filmed the glowing sky-balls hovering over Cork, in southern Ireland.

But rather than share his discovery with the world straight away, the bashful space twitcher chose to sit on it for four months before posting a video on YouTube.

UFO Sightings: Experts Cautious after Sightings over County Cork in Ireland [VIDEO] ** ( ibtimes.co.uk)

364246There are possibilities this video is a fake. The lack of audio, for one, has led to doubts over how genuine the footage is. American horror writer Whitley Strieber posted a note on the video, on his Web site, and said he had the video analysed by three experts. Two of the three people consulted declared the tape was a hoax, while the third made no decision either way.

UFO Activities in Space (French Tribune)

international-space-station-ufo-blinking-entity-or-objectAstronauts working aboard International Space Station are claiming to have seen a blinking entity or object, which they said was a UFO activity that took place on 18 and 19 April 2013.

Similar episodes have been reported by Scott C. Waring, who edits UFO Sightings Daily. The reports are talking about recordings of multiple UFOs and their activities that took place on the 18th and 19th of April 2013 and were recorded on NASA live cameras.

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26th

UFO seen in Mundaring (inthecommunity.com.au)

resized_d399962a MK_300_300_FitSquareA SERIES of videos recorded on a mobile phone in the sky above Mundaring has reignited the debate on UFOs.

The recording, which shows a bright orb changing colours, is the work of a York man who details his experience exclusively in the next Tuesday’s Midland-Kalamunda Reporter.

UPDATE – VIDEO LINK: Did you see UFO at Bottesford area? ( This is Scunthorpe)

It’s not clear from the pictures what it is that might have been in the night sky.But a man from Bottesford says he noticed three objects in the sky last night (Wednesday, April 24).

He said: “The objects appeared to be on fire and were heading in an easterly direction towards Brigg.

“Are you aware if any other readers have had any similar sightings?”

The report follows a story of a possibly UFO sighting in Bottesford in March.

27th

Suzy’s shadowed by UFOs ( Sunshine Coast Daily)

_avatar_createdShe proudly announces that she has seen many UFOs in her lifetime – three sightings in Noosa, one in Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, and another two in the last month on the Sunshine Coast.

“My first sighting was in 1997,” she said.

“I was travelling to Coffs Harbour on a domestic flight, looked out the window and not far from me, a UFO dashed past, heading in the opposite direction.

Hundreds of UFO pics captured over Perth by Darlington man(Perthnow.com.au)

794765-rob-hartlandRob Hartland has taken more than 20,000 photos of the day-time sky in the past six months and analysed them on his computer.

It began when he was taking photos of clouds to test out a new camera when he noticed a “smudge” that, when enlarged and enhanced, “had some structure to it, suggesting it could be some sort of craft in the sky”.

He says since then he has identified a dozen different UFOs including round, square and saucer-shaped craft, posting the photos to his website wispyclouds.net for extra-terrestrial buffs and sceptics to ponder.

 

 

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MOD UFO files [part two of Three]

Posted by dandare on April 7, 2013

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In part two, i have added links to the many BBC articles/posts on the MOD Ufo files, and later i have added other references to the files(a selection), some of which are better reported than others (i cannot add them all,as there were many links to these files,from all other the world).

National Archives File 1 (released may 2008)

MOD releases UFO files (BBC Newsnight video- 13th may 2008)

Files released on UFO sightings (BBC 14th may 2008)includes newsnight video.

_44651302_saucer1_226Secret files on UFO sightings have been made available for the first time by the Ministry of Defence.

The documents, which can be downloaded from the National Archives website, cover the period from 1978 to 1987.

They include accounts of strange lights in the sky and unexplained objects being spotted by the public, armed forces and police officers.

One man explained in great detail his “physical and psychic contact” with green aliens since he was a child.

In pictures: The UFO files (BBC 14th may 2008)

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Dear MoD: where is ET? (BBC 14th may 2008)

_44652273_unclassifiedFor decades the Ministry of Defence kept what it knew about UFOs locked away in its archives. Now, the contents of what have been called Britain’s X-Files are finally being revealed. One of the UK’s leading UFO experts told Radio 4′s Today programme about his hunt.

Nationl Archives File 2 (released October 2008)

Airliner had near miss with UFO (BBC 20 October 2008) includes video

ufo online3aA passenger jet bound for Heathrow Airport had a near miss with a UFO, Ministry of Defence files reveal.

The captain of the Alitalia airliner shouted “Look out” to his co-pilot at the sight of a brown missile-shaped object shooting past them overhead.

Civil Aviation Authority and military investigations could not explain the 1991 incident near Lydd in Kent.

The unsolved close encounter features in UFO-related military documents made available by the National Archives.

MoD releases UFO sighting files (BBC 20 October 2008)

_45124841_ufoDetails of UFO sightings around the UK, including a number in Northern Ireland, have been released by the Ministry of Defence.

A total of 19 files covering sightings between 1986 and 1992 have been made available online.

One of the file details three unidentified flying objects near Belfast International airport in December 1989 and January 1990.

Another relates to a sighting over nearby Glenavy in 1989.

RAF Aldergrove said there were no fixed wing aircraft in the area at the time, but that two helicopters were in the vicinity within five minutes either side of the sighting.

UFO Sightings Revealed (BBC newsline-23rd october 2008)includes video

UFOs over London? (BBC London- inside out- february 2009) **general discussion

Recently declassified files reveal that 285 UFO sightings were reported to the Ministry Of Defence (MoD) in 2008 – twice the number in the previous year.

Many of these reports were filed by Londoners who claim to have seen bright lights, spherical objects in the sky – and even little green men.

Dr Who link to UFO sighting rise (BBC 8th April 2009) *not referring to a particular UFO file release,but more general

_45643393_torchwoodScience fiction and fantasy dramas like Doctor Who and Torchwood may be behind a rise in UFO sightings in built up areas of Wales, an expert has said.

Nick Pope, the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) former UFO project head, was commenting on figures released by the MoD which show sightings have gone up.

He said other sightings reflected the growing popularity of Chinese lanterns.

In 2006, 97 UFOs were reported across the UK. This rose to 135 in 2007 and 285 in 2008, with 18 Wales sightings.

Bride’s shock over UFO reports (BBC 3rd August 2009)

_46146146_42460722“I received text messages from numerous friends a couple of days after the event saying that there was a large picture in the Democrat of a mysterious sighting in Coalisland at around half eleven last Saturday night.

“The lanterns were lit in memory of our close family and friends that predeceased us.”

Details of UFO sightings around the UK, including a number in Northern Ireland, were released by the Ministry of Defence last October.

One of the file details three unidentified flying objects near Belfast International Airport in December 1989 and January 1990.

National Archives File 3 (released march 2009)

UFO files reveal close encounter  (BBC 22nd march 2009)

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A boomerang-shaped object seen from an airport control tower and a woman’s encounter with an “alien” are among the secrets revealed in official UFO files. The woman reported seeing a glowing, spherical object rise into the air in Norwich after meeting a man who said he came from a planet similar to Earth.

MoD took UFO sighting seriously (22nd March 2009)

seal ufo truthA photo of a UFO hovering next to an RAF jet over Scotland was treated seriously, newly-released Ministry of Defence files show.

Officials briefed ministers on the sighting of a diamond-shaped object near Pitlochry, Perthshire, in 1990.

A memo suggested the media be told “no definite conclusions” could be reached.

The documents show officials were more concerned about secret weapons being developed by other countries rather than alien visitors.

The sightings were brought to the attention of the MoD by the Daily Record newspaper.

National Archives File 4 (released August 2009)

In pictures: UFO archives opened (BBC 16th August 2009) 7 images

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Details of UFO sightings released (BBC 17th August 2009)-video 2mins 25secs

ufo-headerThe Government has released its UFO files from the 1990s when UFO sightings suddenly increased.

Investigators believe the television programme The X-Files may be to blame, rather than an increase in aliens.

Minister warned over ‘UK Roswell’ (BBC 17th August 2009) includes video

_46207522_ufo_nationlarchivesA former head of the armed forces told the defence secretary a UFO claim known as Britain’s Roswell could be a “banana skin”, newly released files show.

In 1985 Lord Hill-Norton wrote to Michael Heseltine about the “Rendlesham incident” in 1980, when US airmen in Suffolk said they saw strange lights.

He said an unauthorised aircraft may have entered and left UK airspace.

In 2003, an ex-US security policeman said he and another airman had shone patrol car lights as a prank.

The case is among the latest MoD files on UFOs released by the National Archives.

MoD reveals ‘alien abduction bid’ (BBC Staffordshire 17th August 2009)

_46217465_007802982-1A figure with a lemon-shaped head told two boys to follow it in an apparent close encounter with aliens in Staffordshire, government files say.

The figure told the boys: “We want you, come with us,” according to a report from 1995 which has been released by the Ministry of Defence.

The boys told police they had seen the figure in a field just before midnight on 4 May in Chasetown.

However the farmer who owned the field later told police he had seen nothing.

Released files offer UFO answers (BBC Cornwall 17th August 2009)

sealukufosightings2009UFOs sighted over Devon and Cornwall could have been an American spy plane or a Russian rocket, files released by the National Archives suggest.

Ministry of Defence reports include details on sightings across the region of a large, low-flying object, which made a humming sound, on 31 March 1993.

Witness descriptions are similar to a secret US spy plane, the files reveal.

UFO ‘fired laser’ over cemetery (BBC Liverpool 17th August 2009)

_46218989_ufowidnesnationalarchives22A UFO was seen hovering over a Cheshire cemetery before firing laser beams, according to a police log released by the government.

The sighting was made by a young man on his way home after a night out in Widnes on 15 July 1996.

Police described the man as a “sensible sort of lad and genuine”.

He is said to have seen a yellow light four storeys high, which made a high-pitched noise “like cats wailing” and fired beams at a railway line.

According to the police log the bright yellow light followed the youngster as he crossed a footbridge from Avondale Drive into Upton.

Are UFO sightings linked to sci-fi films? (BBC Magazine 17th August 2009)

_46218820_close_rex466Newly released documents show that UFO sightings in the UK leapt five-fold in the same year that the alien invader blockbuster Independence Day was released. So is there a link between UFOs and science-fiction?

_46218596_ufo_466In 1996, the Earth was under attack from an alien mothership. Do you remember?

Fortunately, Will Smith was on hand to save the planet. This did happen. At least in cinemas.

Independence Day was the blockbuster film of the year, but the fiction it portrayed may have had an impact on the real world – a huge jump in the number of reported sightings of UFOs.

Hotel lights sparked UFO reports (BBC 17th August 2009)

_46216494_untitledIt wasn’t ET, but a UFO sighting in County Down in 1996 had aspects of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

The latest declassified series of MoD reports on UFO sightings contains one from Northern Ireland.

The report, from the Aeronautical Information Section, lists four sightings reported to the authorities.

UFO sightings revealed in archives (BBC 17th august 2009) video 2mins 6secs

The National Archives has released details of UFO sightings reported between 1981 and 1996.

Most reports are for the UK but there are also reports of sightings in Belgium, just a few miles from British waters.

Dr David Clarke from Sheffield Hallam University explains some of the reports to the BBC’s David Sillito.

Evan and Ed’s review (BBC Radio4 today audio on Rendlesham Forest-17th August 2009)

index-php3Is the truth out there? As official UFO files are released online by The National Archives, including papers relating to the Rendlesham Forest sightings and the MoD’s final position statement on the incident, the National Archives’ consultant Dr David Clarke explained what the newly-released records tell us. [the audio is the 6 audio down on the page].

National Archives File 5 (released February 2010)

Newport driver ‘fell ill’ after Ebbw Vale UFO sighting (BBC Wales 18th February 2010)

ufo online55555In his account to police he described how a “tube of light” surrounded his car in Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, and later how he was sick.

The incident on 27 January, 1997 is detailed in Ministry of Defence papers.

Such an episode is classed by ufologists as a “close encounter of the second kind” – UFO sighting followed by an associated physical effect.

Was MP Michael Howard buzzed by aliens? (BBC 18th Feruary 2010)

_47321627_8825f4cc-51bd-49b5-a8ba-da8d65e15f85Reports of a UFO hovering over former Conservative Home Secretary Michael Howard’s home are among thousands of odd sketches, strange sightings and alleged close encounters detailed in newly released UK documents.

More than 6,000 pages of reports describe people’s experiences with unidentified flying objects, mainly between 1994 and 2000.

Among them are details of how the Ministry of Defence (MoD) received reports of a large, triangular unidentified flying object hovering in the sky above Mr Howard’s home near Folkestone, Kent, on 8 March 1997.

Government correspondence, local newspaper reports and details of an RAF investigation into the sighting all feature in the files.

UFO sightings – MoD ‘blanked out’ insults about reports (BBC 21st February 2010)

_47343855_008770780-1Defence officials’ insulting remarks about the public had to be blanked out of government UFO files before they were made public, a memo has revealed.

The Ministry of Defence had agreed to publish its full archive of reported sightings in response to a deluge of Freedom of Information Act requests.

National Archives File 6 (released August 2010)

Files reveal pilot’s ‘near miss’ with UFO at airport (BBC Manchester 5th August 2010)

_48626349_manchester_ufo_282A ‘near miss’ between a passenger plane and a UFO near Manchester Airport is included in a number of secret files released by the government.

The ‘close encounter’ was officially reported by the flight crew of a Boeing 737 back in January 1995.

The pilot and first officer described seeing a ‘large grey object’ fly so close past the plane it made them duck.

The details are included in the latest batch of MoD files to be released on alleged UFO sightings.

MoD intervened in Leeds gambler’s bet on alien visit (BBC Leeds+ West Yorkshire 5th August 2010)

_48618671_ufo_betA gambler appealed to the government for help after a bookmaker refused to pay out on a bet that aliens would land on Earth, newly-released files show.

The punter from Leeds had £17 placed at 100-1 with Ladbrokes on aliens being found by the end of the 20th Century.

The bookie said it would not pay up as the United Nations had not confirmed the existence of extraterrestrials.

Churchill ordered UFO cover-up, National Archives show (BBC 5th August 2010)

_48592278_48592279The government took the threat of UFOs so seriously in the 1950s that UK intelligence chiefs met to discuss the issue, newly-released files show.

Ministers even went on to commission weekly reports on UFO sightings from a committee of intelligence experts.

The papers also include a wartime account claiming prime minister Winston Churchill ordered a UFO sighting be kept secret to prevent “mass panic”.

The files show reports of UFOs peaked in 1996 – when The X Files was popular.

The Joint Intelligence Committee is better known for providing briefings to the government on matters relating to security, defence and foreign affairs.

But the latest batch of UFO files released from the Ministry of Defence to the National Archives shows that, in 1957, the committee received reports detailing an average of one UFO sighting a week.

MoD releases 1974 Welsh UFO files (6th August 2010) includes video- lasts 1min 58secs.

A 1974 “UFO incident” which was dubbed the Welsh Roswell was dismissed as an earthquake and a meteor combining, official files show.

The incident captivated many, who believed it was a spaceship crashing. Simon Pusey reports.

Rendlesham Forest UFO mystery still leaves questions (BBC Suffolk- 18th December 2010)

_50483874_dscf4850Thirty years after claims that UFOs had been spotted in Rendlesham Forest, experts and enthusiasts still can’t agree on what happened.

Mysterious craft and lights around the airbases of Woodbridge and Bentwaters in Suffolk were reported around 26/27 December 1980.

BBC Suffolk’s Mark Murphy presented a special 30th anniversary radio show from the forest in December 2010.

Mr Murphy promoted his favourite theory, but questions remained.

Does not discuss the UFO files, as they are released (below),but thought i would add this.

National Archives File 7 (released March 2011)

What was UFO sighting in Sri Lanka? (BBC 3rd march 2011) includes video

index-php3Classified files released by the National Archives have revealed an RAF officer had a close encounter while on holiday in Sri Lanka.

The man took images of the UFO which were found in declassified papers held by the Ministry of Defence.

Dr David Clarke, author of The UFO Files and senior lecturer in journalism from Sheffield Hallam University, said more UFO sightings happen when Hollywood films are made about aliens.

Britain and US ‘were investigating’ UFO sightings ( BBC world News America) includes video.

Matt Frei talks to Bill Birnes, host of the History Channel documentary series UFO Hunter, about the release of previously classified documents that show the British and US governments have been investigating UFO sightings for years.

Mr Birnes says that in his own investigations, he has come across evidence of “other worldly” objects.

UFO files reveal ‘Rendlesham incident’ papers missing (BBC 3rd march 2011) includes video

_51505590_1967hoaxIntelligence papers on a reported UFO sighting known as the “Rendlesham incident” have gone missing, files from the National Archives reveal.

The missing files relate to a report of mysterious lights from US servicemen at RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk in 1980.

The disappearance came to light with the release of 8,000 previously classified documents on UFOs.

Officials found a “huge” gap where defence intelligence files relating to the case should be, the papers show.

Is the truth about UFOs out there? (BBC 3rd march 2011)

_51491818_009954085-1There is a standard letter, which is found throughout the files with minor variations, which was sent to hundreds of people who entered into correspondence with the government about unusual phenomenon.

There was also a desk set up at the RAF which sometimes dealt with unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and their possible implications for air defence. Officials who were devoted to defence intelligence also dealt with UFOs from time to time.

So the government has felt the urge to go through the motions for UFOs – even if there was a definite lack of actual spacecraft buzzing over Whitehall.

Is the truth out there about UFOs? (BBC 3rd March 2011) video on Daily Politics show 1min 56secs

dandare_avatar_created1The National Archives have released thousands of documents relating to sightings of UFOs and the way the UK government chose to deal with the paranormal reports.

Dr David Clarke, UFO consultant to the National Archives, explains how parliament debated UFOs in the House of Lords in 1979 and discusses fears about the sightings in the Cold War era.

National Archives File 8 (released August 2011)

UFO claims were not investigated (BBC video- 11th August 2011)

Files reveal Blackburn MoD police UFO sighting (BBC Lancaster 11th August 2011)

_54540946_54540939Newly-released government documents have shown how three Ministry of Defence police officers spotted a UFO over Blackburn in 1979.

The files include a written description of how the object flew over the Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) on 24 February 1979. They also include a drawing.

The object was said to be about 30ft (9m) across. As it flew off over Darwen, it lit up several streets.

Nine orange bright lights were also seen in the Lytham area in June 2006.

Welsh UFO sightings revealed in latest government files ( BBC 11th August 2011)

_54551787_sttudwalsDetails of UFO sightings across Wales in the last 25 years are revealed in files made public by the Ministry of Defence.

A UFO spotted over St Tudwal’s Islands in the Llyn Peninsula in Gwynedd and a “slow-moving disc” seen at a festival in Llanfyllin, Powys, are included.

The 34 files released by the National Archives cover 1985 to 2007.

Accounts of sightings over Anglesey, Denbighshire, Cardiff and Swansea are also detailed.

The files include requests for information about UFO sightings in south Wales made by various newspapers and confirmation that a reported UFO incident over Swansea in 1998 was either RAF Sea Kings or Vampire planes.

Ministry of Defence files on UFO sightings released (BBC 11th August 2011)

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

Newly released government files on UFOs show a lack of will and resources to study thousands of reported sightings.

The Ministry of Defence files released by the National Archives cover reported sightings of UFOs from 1985 to 2007.

In one, a military officer predicts embarassment if the public discovered a “lack of funds and higher priorities” were stopping UFO investigations.

The 34 files include sightings of lights over Glastonbury and a “flying saucer” in Nottinghamshire.

The truth isn’t out there (BBC Radio4 Today 11th August 2011)

_54524650_alexpicOn 27 January 2004 there was a light snowfall in Nottinghamshire. Alex Birch, a local photographer, grabbed his camera. He wanted to take a picture of his local town hall, Retford, for a competition.

He got the shot – the picturesque winter scene you can see above – and he says he did not notice anything out of the ordinary. When he developed the picture though he saw a clear flying saucer shape.

This was not the first time Alex had taken a picture of a UFO. In 1962, as a 14 year-old schoolboy, he had taken a picture which showed five saucer shaped objects in the distance.

National Archives File 9 (released July 2012)

UFO Wales: New X-files shed light on ‘alien’ sightings (12th July 2012) includes video

_61511724_defe-24-2078-1-p37-colour-photo-of-ufo-near-helicopterA spectral Luftwaffe World War II jet over Gower, questions about Anglesey’s nuclear plant, and terrified Flintshire motorists.

These are just three of the cases uncovered in files released by the National Archives examining UFO sightings across Wales.

The papers span four decades, and include nearly 7,000 documents.

But one of the biggest Welsh UFO mysteries, the ‘Dyfed Triangle’, may have been an elaborate practical joke.

It is the latest in a growing number of documents released detailing the UK’s obsession with claims of extra-terrestrial sightings that began to surge in post-war Britain.

The papers reveal that between 1996 and 2008, more than 20 detailed sightings were reported to the police and Ministry of Defence in Wales.

Spotting UFOs: The MoD’s X-files (BBC radio 4 Today)

Five years ago, the Ministry of Defence started releasing their files on UFO sightings which had once been kept secret.

The Today programme’s Sanchia Berg has been keeping an eye on them.

Blair was briefed on UK UFO files (BBC 12th July 2012)

_61512693_flyingsaucersPrime Minister Tony Blair was briefed on the UK’s files about UFO sightings in 1998, newly declassified MoD documents have revealed.

Writer Nick Redfern urged him to “consider making available for public scrutiny all of the many and varied UFO reports compiled by the government”.

The request came as the government began to implement Freedom of Information (FOI requests).

Some 6,700 pages of UFO documents have been released by the National Archives.

Chelsea FC sighting

The documents also include details of a briefing made before a House of Lords debate on UFOs in 1979, and reveal that former prime minister John Major had been asked by a fellow MP in 1996 whether the government would set up a national inquiry into UFO sightings.

What was it really like working on UK’s ‘X-Files’ ? (BBC 12th July 2012)

_61506881_closeencountersFiles released by the National Archives reveal for the first time detail of the role of UFO Desk officers, what they really thought about the possibility of alien visits, and their briefings to Tony Blair on UFO policy.

Between 1950 and 2009 a special Ministry of Defence unit investigated more than 10,000 UFO “sightings” – a rate of one every two days.

Most, it appears from papers released on Thursday, had an everyday explanation, from aircraft, to balloons, reflected lights or other innocent activity.

One of the newly-released papers, from December 2008, shortly before the desk was transferred to the RAF’s Air Command, indicates what life was like for those posted to UFO duties.

Other references to the MOD files

2008

The Sun British X files papers revealed also with video from sky news… it mentions

“UFOs hovering over Waterloo Bridge? Green men known as Elgar? This can only mean the British ‘X-Files’ have been opened up to the public for the first time” (extract from article).

Metro Revealed: The British X-files

Daily Telegraph “British government releases UFO files” including video (1min 53secs). it mentions: “The most comprehensive Government files on UFO activity are opened to the public for the first time today and they disclose that even air traffic controllers and police officers have seen mysterious craft in the skies over Britain”

Reuters “Green aliens, ufos said to visit

“Aliens from outer space have been visiting Britain for years and UFO sightings doubled after the film Close Encounters was released in 1977, according to secret files collating reports by members of the public.

The alien craft come in all shapes, sizes and colors but their occupants are uniformly green, the Ministry of Defence files show” (extract from article).

The Guardian “The truth is out there: National Archives lifts lid on UFO files“ “The files consist of a variety of documents, including numerous individual sightings, accounts of investigations and briefings prepared by MoD staff for ministers on the subject. “There are a lot of conspiracy theories that have grown up about the military interest in UFOs. What we are getting to see in these papers are the actual facts,” said Dr David Clarke, a lecturer in journalism at Sheffield Hallam University, in a podcast prepared for the National Archives on the release” (extract from article). Included is a podcast at the bottom of the article.

news.scotsman.com “Truth is out there as government releases ufo files

“ACCOUNTS of bright lights in the sky and even alien abduction have been made public for the first time in a batch of “X Files” released by the Ministry of Defence.

Defence chiefs have kept files on 11,000 sightings dating back to the 1950s.Briefing documents for government ministers facing questions about policy on unidentified flying objects also form part of the release at the National Archives in Kew.Defence intelligence staff were more interested in checking that UFOs were not, in fact, signs of earthly covert spying missions by other countries, the documents reveal” (extract from article).
vancouver sun “Things we learned this week““Aliens from outer space have been visiting Britain for years and UFO sightings doubled after the film Close Encounters was released in 1977, according to secret files collating reports by members of the public” (extract from article).
npr “Ufos in the UK” an audio (3 mins).
New York times “British UFO shocker! Government officials were telling the truth““Some U.F.O. enthusiasts said last week that they believed the British government had not released all of its files and was concealing the truth about a massive cover-up it had long perpetrated on the British people.But Joe McGonagle, a self-described U.F.O. researcher here, said the documents showed that far from concealing anything, the government had failed to investigate the sightings properly in the first place” (extract from article ).http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/may/14/spaceexploration.military?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfronthttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1952867/British-Government-releases-UFO-files.html

Recent UK ufo sightings in 2008…. a reality check please! Posted by dandare on July 4, 2008

CBC News ” Britain releases latest batch of UFO files 

The Telegraph “ UFOs, alien abduction and Tina Turner feature in close encounters secret files “ with short video

The Guardian  ” Odd, intriguing and alarming UFO files released 

2009

***Third instalment of Uk UFO Files by MOD available to download NOW (march 21st 2009) ***Posted by dandare on March 22, 2009 -not all links work now!!

UFO sightings: The British X-files in full [the Guardian]

British-UFO-sightings-001” As the National Archives reveal enough reports of mysterious Unidentified Flying Objects to keep Mulder and Scully in business for some time, here is the list extracted from the reports ” (extract from article).

UFO sightings: the Will Smith effect examined [the Guardian]

Tommy-Lee-Jones-and-Will--001” New Unidentified Flying Objects statistics show the numbers of sightings each year – plus the official explanations for them. So, what is the effect of science fiction in the movies and on TV? ” (extract from article).

2010

UFO files: MoD documents record mystery illnesses and alien residue (the telegraph)

Flying Toblerones, mysterious illnesses and silky-white substances are among hundreds of close encounters described in previously top-secret files released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

from sky news 18th feb 2010

UFO files from National Archive allow believers to revisit ‘Welsh Roswell’ (the guardian)

UFOs: the (boring) truth is out there (the guardian)

More British X-Files Released! (Fortean Times)

Thge national Archives have an article (August 2010) here

There’s a UFO over Michael Howard’s house… (the independant)

Churchill demanded UFO briefing: secret files (ABC news)

2011

UFO files: Mork and Mindy visited East Dulwich (the Telegraph)

UFO files: Huge flying jellyfish spotted over Scotland (the Scotsman)

UFO files: Lancaster bomber seen with mystery UFO (the Telegraph)

Alien invasion hoax fooled MoD, archive papers reveal (the Guardian)

Government releases UFO sighting and policy files (Reuters)

Secret ‘X-Files’ Of UFO Sightings Released (Sky News)

UFO sightings caught on film (the telegraph)

UFO files: RAF tornado crew spotted UFO over North Sea (the Telegraph)

UFO files: threat of alien invasion taken seriously by military (the Telegraph)

U.K.’s real-life version of the “X-Files” (CBS News)

2012

The UFO Files: Tony Blair briefed on alien defence policy (the Telegraph)

Latest release of ‘X-files’ shows MoD took idea of alien visitors seriously (the Guardian)

UFO X-Files Released By U.K. Reveal Desire To Weaponize Alien Technology (Huffington Post)

Sheffield University Dr David Clarke on the MOD ufo files (Audio) here

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World UFO Sightings April 2013 [part 1 of 2]

Posted by dandare on April 4, 2013

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

disconnect-1Please 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.

ufo4Some 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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New polls reveal UFO beliefs in U.S., British Columbia (openminds.tv)

English: Coat of arms of British Columbia

English: Coat of arms of British Columbia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Results from a poll conducted by Insights West in Canada’s province of British Columbia were published on April 1, which explored the conspiracy theory beliefs of British Columbians. An incredible 52% of the citizens polled believe UFOs exist.

A similar poll in the U.S. was conducted by Public Policy Polling, and it examined how democrats and republicans differ on conspiracy theory beliefs. The results, published on April 2, reveal that 21% of voters say a UFO crashed in Roswell, NM in 1947 and the US government covered it up. And 29% of voters believe aliens exist.

What the FBI’s UFO Memo Shows About American Intelligence (wired.com)

Roswell NM

Roswell NM (Photo credit: Glamour Schatz)

Go on believing in UFOs if that’s your thing. You have just as much reason to do so after reading Hottel’s memo, since it doesn’t refute the existence of the downed saucers. Just remember that intelligence reports that seem like smoking guns are usually more smoke than gun.

‘UFO may have been my drone’ (this is gloucestershire)

“It is possible I may be able to shed some light on this sighting with, unfortunately, a rather terrestrial answer,” said the reader, who did not wish to be named.

“Over the past two weeks we have been testing a small remote controlled drone equipped with a digital camera which can record both video and still images.

“This is highly likely to be what your photographer has captured.

The video is from the type of drone this article is referring too

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UFO reported seen over Wallingford on Wednesday night (myrecordjournal.com)

According to the website listing for the event, someone reported seeing an object that looked like a star moving erratically in the sky about 8:30 p.m. The person said the object was very bright, made sudden turns, then fell from the sky behind a tree line.

Web Extra: Possible UFO Caught on Video near Arkansas Border (Arkansas matters.com)

index-php3KARK sister station KTVE reports a strange light in the sky was changing colors and glowing brightly when Wayne Griffin spotted it from his backyard.

“I could see something over the top of my glasses, bright, and I looked up in the southeast sky and I could see a real bright light,” he said. “I thought it was a plane at first and I stood there and watched it and it wasn’t moving.”

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UFO MUST BE JOKING (Cornwall community news)

But another poster writing under the grisly pseudonym William Burke slams: “That’s one gorgeous Chinese lantern!! The guy can’t even keep it centered in the frame, AND IT’S NOT EVEN MOVING!”

Did Bob See a UFO? (Ealing today)

15099265-ufo-design-symbol-badge-signI will never find the answer to what I saw that night. All I know for certain is that it was unlike anything I’ve ever seen (or probably ever will see)  in the sky, travelled impossibly fast and used a totally silent means of propulsion in doing so…

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UFO seen over North Hykeham? (This is Lincolnshire)

UFOA North Hykeham man says he spotted a UFO from his back garden on Friday night.

Stephen Melusco, from Lynmouth Close, said he went outside to observe stars and saw the dark delta or dart-shaped object travelling across the sky at about 9.15pm on April 5.

“It appeared to be travelling north east to west and was quite fast and may have been the size of medium size aircraft,” he said.

“The sighting lasted 4 or 5 seconds. There were no on-board lights and no engine sounds.

“I only saw it because there where some low clouds at that time with street lights from Lincoln Road or NK in the distance which made the object appear lighter.”(whole article posted here).

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O’Hare exhibit includes ‘UFO video’ ( UPI.com)

The 2006 video involves a pilot flying at 38,000 feet having a conversation with the control tower. The pilot reports seeing an object at his “10 o’clock” that rapidly changes colors before vanishing. The air controller reports seeing nothing unusual.

Roberto Sarmiento, head of the Transportation Library and curator of the online exhibit, said the site also pays tribute to Ralph Burke, who wrote the original 1948 master plan for O’Hare.

“Burke deserves much of the credit for forging an innovative plan that, eventually and for the most part, became a reality,” Sarmiento said.

The exhibit can be viewed at library.northwestern.edu/libraries-collections/evanston-campus/transportation-library/collection/ohare50.

UFO film to provide proof that aliens exist ( ZEENews.com)

An upcoming documentary film about UFOs has claimed that it will be offering evidence of aliens’ existence including the cutting-edge scientific analysis of a recovered body.

The film, which premieres on April 22, is titled ‘ Sirius’ and showcases the claims of Steven Greer, a prominent UFO researcher, to prove that the US government is actively covering up hard evidence of extraterrestrial life.

The project has taken several years, and money to fund the film was raised from donors and UFO believers.

Sirius Film DEBUNKED – UFO News – Aliens Exist: Alien Dissection Fraud ( ringsidereport.com)

The extraordinary claims surrounding the film “SIRIUS” has me scratching my head. As an investigator of UFOs, I am always looking for real proof but this new documentary is already starting to stink.

The comments at the end of this article are condeming, however, i have to be honest, and say that i am not a fan of Greer,who has damaged the UFO community….

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Westall 66 Australian UFO encounter gets a park (open Minds.tv)

westall-66-park-UFOAustralia’s most incredible mass UFO sighting is being commemorated with a UFO-themed playground. The sighting, referred to as Westall ’66, took place in 1966 in the town of Clayton South, a suburb of Melbourne. There were over 90 witnesses, many of them school children playing cricket, who saw three objects, one of which landed for a short period before taking off again at a great speed.

The video for this can be seen  below:-

12th

Former KGB agent reveals Soviet UFO studies ( Russia beyond the headlines)

The Soviet Union took UFOs seriously. The KGB and the Soviet Defence Ministry had dedicated units collecting and analysing information about paranormal activity. Military experts even claimed to know how to “summon” UFOs and make contact with them.

Are the UFO sighting actual UFO’s? ( WWLP.com)

Recently many viewers have been sending 22News pictures and videos of bright objects in the sky.

22News asked those in charge of patrolling the airspace over the entire northeast what they might be. The F15′s at Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield are always on alert, ready to intercept any threat in the skies.

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UFO Sightings Reported in Buford  (Buford Patch.com)

2d78536f407865bed68416f4c41cf3b7Less than a year after a white, oval-shaped object was seen zigzagging across the Buford skies, another mysterious flying object has been reported.

A report posted on UFO Stalker, a website that tracks reported UFO sightings throughout the country, describes the March 6, 2013, Buford incident…[..]….

The recent sighting may not be the only one in the Buford area. On April 5, a Buford Patch reader posted the following comment:

“At 9:40 p.m. I was sitting on my back porch in Buford Georgia. I saw a white ball of light with two red circles next to it. The two red lights where a good distance from the white light. It hovered for a little bit then shift to left then to right. then shot straight up. and hoverd for a little bit then shot down”.

‘It Was Not a Plane:’ UFO Sighting in Egg Harbor Township ( newjerseynewsroom.com)

ufo-online-shopThe witness was outside sitting on a porch about 7:15 a.m. on April 9, 2013, when the object was first seen, according to The Examiner.

On the Mutual UFO Network website, the witness’s response was logged:

“I was sitting on my back porch watching the doves in the trees i saw a small object coming from from the left about 200 or 300 ft. off the ground across the trees in front of me above my house. It then looked like a bird to me at first then it looked like balloons and then it got closer, I could see what it was, it looked gun black, about 10 ft round and 6 to 8 ft tall. It looked like a thread bobbing, it flew across the sky, the same speed and until it went out of my sight. It took about 30 seconds to go from left to right, absolutely no noise, it blew my mind. I could not believe I saw that in the sky. I live 2 miles from FAA center in New Jersey. I have seen every plane that the air force has flown over my house, it was not a plane.”

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World UFO sightings February 2013 [ Part 1 of 2]

Posted by dandare on February 8, 2013

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

600px-ovniPlease 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).

littlegreenmenHowever, 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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Listeners ponder UFO in Manx skies ( isleofman.com)

Manx Radio

Manx Radio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

” Drivers and walkers from Andreas in the north to Port St Mary in the south have told Manx Radio they saw a bright green light at around 9pm but the met office at Ronaldsway cannot provide any weather-related reason for its appearance.

A report in the UK suggests it may have been a meteor which was visible for up to 15 seconds [extract from article].

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More readers witness UFO over York (yorkpress.co.uk)

” Emmet Cox said: “I originally believed it was a green flare, as it had the same luminosity as ones I have seen before fired from close range. However, it was faster and travelled on a constant trajectory.”

The bright lights are believed to have been space debris burning up, and police said a member of the public had contacted officers to report a hole in a grass verge in New Earswick, which he believed was caused by space debris ” [extract from article].

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The egg files: United States UFO Report of Giant Flying Egg (ibtimes.co.uk)

_avatar_created” The spotter, who was not identified, recounted his close encounter: “First saw [the unidentified flying object] coming from the west, it looked like a fiery object floating in the sky. Then as it moved east it stopped and hovered for a few seconds, then it started coming towards me for about 10 seconds, then it stopped and hovered as if it knew I was looking at it ” [extract from article].

Carrboro resident spots fiery UFO (dailytarheel.com)

” Derrick Dula was sitting on the porch of his apartment in Carrboro the night of Jan. 26 when he saw something floating in the sky.

A few moments later, he decided that the floating object was, in fact, a UFO ” [extract from article].

More UFO sightings along Eagle Ford

Expert: Most objects not visitors from other planet (KSAT.com)

ufo online3a” After an investigation into the photo, MacDonald confirmed what the investigators found.

“They have determined it’s not a craft at all,” MacDonald said.

It turned out to be a vehicle.

“We were all disappointed. We all want to believe, but you’ve got to follow the evidence. That’s all we’ve got,” MacDonald said ” [extract from article].

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Disconcerning video of a UFO sighting in Arona ( Novara): images (meteoweb.eu)

5b98a51d844cf083418c7193dcee292b_LTranslation from google ” This is the story of Mrs. investigators of C.UFO.M. (UFO Center Mediterranean), a team of ufologists directed by Angelo Carannante. The globe was also seen by the daughter of the lady and a passer-by in the area. The three movies and photos delivered to ufologists Mediterranean show a ball flying unidentified colored half white and half black, the gray heads felt. The mobile phone, with camera’s built quality is not outstanding….” [extract from article-translation from Italian]. Sighting took place in December 2012. more analysis can be seen here .

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Robbie Graham: CIA ‘fingerprints’ on iconic UFO movies ( examiner.com)

ufo sightings 5555” Researcher Robbie Graham recently announced his suspicion the Central Intelligence Agency influenced production of the films ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still‘ (1951) and ‘Hangar 18′ (1980), movies considered by many to have significantly shaped the evolution of public opinion concerning the UFO phenomenon ” [extract from article].

Strange light in sky at night: is it a UFO or just Space Junk ( The Berwickshire News)

” BERWICKSHIRE has seen an influx of mysterious visitors in the past week, with several residents reporting UFO-like objects.

John Robson of Coldstream called ‘The Berwickshire’ to share his recent brush with the unknown.

“I was just walking my dog up to Coldstream Mains Farm,” he said. “This was on Thursday night, at about 8.45. It’s a dark lane there, and suddenly I saw this bright light, so I thought that there must be a car behind me with its headlights on, but there wasn’t.”

Looking about him, John, 71, saw what he described as a large orb in the sky. It was, he says, a very distinctive, shining lime green colour ” [extract from article].

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A good move for NARCAP (De Void)

NewNARCAPLogo1” One web site the “skeptics” have avoided like fire ants over the last decade is the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena. That’s because NARCAP, which refers to UFOs as unidentified aerial phenomena, does real science without resorting to hype or speculation, perhaps to its own detriment. But last month, this most cautious affiliation of researchers announced its intentions to apply for nonprofit 501(c)3 status and take its mission to a broader audience ” [extract from article.

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Animator’s eye-popping UFO clip dazzles online, but can you spot what’s CGI and what isn’t? (VIDEO) (nydailynews.com)

ufo8n-4-web” As UFO videos go, this could the best we’ve ever seen.

Instead of blurred footage filmed on a shaky camera phone, viewers can clearly see the dark latticed spaceship flying overhead.

With the driver sounding more and more shocked, the object zips over Santa Clarita, Calif., several times.

Its mothership then appears to collect the UFO, before both of them vanish into thin air ” [extract from article].

UFO Spotted in Ashford (This is Kent)
_avatar_created2” He added: “It was like a dark tin foil colour and smooth with a line of dots along the base of the bottom of the top bud. I watched for maybe a minute in utter disbelief at what I was looking at as it was nothing like I’ve seen before.”Mr Davey goes on to describe how the unidentified object went out of view as he passed some bushes and then disappeared ” [extract from article].

Ohio witness describes ‘cresent -shaped object’ hovering over mall (Examiner.com)

” The witness had just left work and was at a bus stop when the object was first seen.

“The object was about 80 feet across and 20 feet wide in the center,” the witness stated. “All of the measurements are based in comparison to the part of the building that it flew over – the building being about 20 feet high at that point.”

The object emitted a sound.

“The only sound I heard at all was an alto-pitched hum that faded as the object passed over flying due north ” ” [extract from article].

Theory about Brad Birds ‘Tomorrowland’ points to possible UFO plot (FirstShowing.net)

Damon Lindelof at the Comic-con LOST Panel.

Damon Lindelof at the Comic-con LOST Panel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Damon Lindelof might be the most famous graduate from the J.J. Abrams School of Secrecy, and it looks like the master of marketing has taught his protege well. Lindelof is teaming with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol director Brad Bird for a new Disney science fiction movie formerly called 1952 and now titled Tomorrowland, but the cryptic campaign has only given enough info for fanboy speculation so far. Earlier this week, D23 took a more detailed look at what was in the mystery box labled “1952,” and now it seems that Disney expert Jim Hill (via AICN) may have just put the puzzle pieces together.

Police helicopter search for metal thieves sparks Barnstaple UFO speculation (This is North Devon)

4545800” Many residents were woken by the police helicopter, with several reporting seeing a low-flying noisy ‘object’ sparking speculation across the town of a UFO.

One woman, who didn’t wish to be named for fear her friends would think she was “bonkers”, called the Journal to say she thought she had been woken by a UFO.

She said: “I was woken up by this loud noise but couldn’t be bothered to go and see what it was.

“But my daughter went out on her balcony and took pictures of what she’s sure was a UFO ” [extract from article].

[UPDATED with Corroboration:] Sheriff’s Deputy and Control Tower Supposedly See Orange UFO West of John Wayne Airport (OC Weekly)

UFO” ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 7, 10:03 A.M.: An Orange County sheriff’s deputy–or someone identifying themselves as an Orange County sheriff’s deputy working John Wayne Airport–saw an orange object emitting a bright light in the sky west of the runways early Sunday, according to a UFO tracking website ” [extract from article].

Politician points to far-out source for clean energy ( Queen’s Journal)

Hellyer, who’ll be delivering a talk at Queen’s on Monday, believes the solution to global warming is already within our grasp, but it’s not a solution that can be found in a recycling bin or a hybrid car.

This solution, he claims, exists in extraterrestrial technology, which he believes has been present on earth for years 2 [extract from article].

First directed SETI search comes up empty (phys.org)

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Alarm bells after UFO appears over Jamnagar refinery (The Indian Express)

ufo-online-underground” One evening a little over a fortnight ago, a mysterious illuminated object appeared without warning in the dark sky above the world’s largest oil refinery in Jamnagar, Gujarat. It circled over the complex before disappearing just as suddenly as it had appeared.

Three days later, the object returned, this time a little after dawn. This time, the process cameras at the Reliance Industries Ltd refinery managed to take a few pictures of the object. It was bright and spherical ” [extract from article].

Rig worker mystified by UFO-like object he snapped from Sullom Voe oil terminal in Shetland (Daily Record)

” Steven took the pictures on the afternoon of January 27 and couldn’t believe his eyes when he looked at them later that night.

He said: “I’d taken the pictures earlier it the day because I saw some nice scenery as I was coming along the road from Southern Voe towards Southerness and the sun was setting ” [extract from article]. I do not normally comment on articles, but i must point out i do believe this to be lens flare, in this case.

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UFO sightings: strange bird-like UFOs appeared in Mexico (au.ibtimes.com)

343749-ufo-sightings-strange-bird-like-ufos-appeared-in-mexico” There is a possibility that these UFOs are nothing but some unknown mechanical aircraft but some reports suggest that the objects are a flock of birds. Several birds have the capability to move smoothly through the sky for long periods of time without flapping their wings and the American white pelican is an example. The white pelican has a striking resemblance to the strange flying objects in the video footage ” [extract from article].

UFO? or NO? (KRDO.com)

UFO-or-no” Doug and Linda Glidden snapped a photograph and their daughter Tammie sent it to KRDO NEWSCHANNEL 13 asking for some help. After some investigation, I came across Global Near Space Services, a Colorado Springs based company. On their website is an image identical to the photograph the Gliddens sent to KRDO ” [extract from article].

UFO spotted over Loscoe? (Ripley and Heanor News)

” ‘An intense bright white’, which lit up the skies above Heanor has had an internet forum buzzing with talk of a UFO sighting.

A post on popular website ufo-uk.co.uk by a Loscoe resident describes the phenomena, which allegedly took place on January 26, at around 10pm ” [extract from article].

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UFOs spotted over Apalachicola (ApalachTimes.com)

” Was something strange in the sky over Apalachicola on Saturday, February 9?

The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) published a reported UFO sighting submitted by a witness who listed Apalachicola as his or her location ” [extract from article].

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World UFO sightings November 2012 [Updated regularly] part 2 of 2

Posted by dandare on November 17, 2012

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.

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.

16th

Readers correct to exercise caution with early UFO reporting ( examiner.com )

Reporting on incoming UFO cases allows early news on selected reports to reach a wider audience, but does leave a wide door open that does not include expert analysis on identifiable objects that are man made or produced by Mother Nature. The few incidents of hoaxing is also a possibility.

This story opens at 2:30 p.m. on November 8, 2012, near Rachel by the “black mailbox spot at Area 51” – a slice of UFO coverage that may have already been over-reported during the past few decades with an endless supply of documentaries and network television summaries ” [extract from article].

North West News: Drivers report strange lights over 1-205 in Vancouver ( oregonlive.com)

(I was looking from) the 63rd Street overpass over the 205 and I saw off toward the south three red-orange lights that were drifting easterly slowly that then seemingly vanished. As I continued to watch, I observed four more red-orange lights rising up from a single point on the horizon, separated by about 45 seconds each[extract from article].

No light in the tunnel ( De Void )

Either way, this is a rare convergence of science and journalism, one so desperately missing from America’s unending conundrum with The Great Taboo. Between now and the long wait before the next time, we’ll continue to choke down the sort of “X-Files” swill ladled out by the likes of Fox 4 in Naples[extract from article].

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We’re not mad, you are! Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder criticised by UFO researcher for alien hunt TV show (Mancunian Matters).

John Wickham of the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA) said the program would not look at the serious side of the subject.

He said the media were narrow-minded as they portrayed all UFO spotters mad and accused the government covering up a lot of things.

He added: “They [the media] portray people interested in the subject as mad. The media are only interested in entertainment value when they don’t have much else to report on ” ” [extract from article].

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UFO expert lands on our TV screens tomorrow night (hastingsobserver.co.uk)

Malcolm Robinson, who lives in the Old Town, Hastings has taken part in a documentary about the Livingston UFO “attack” which took place in 1979.

He will explain the bizarre case of local forester Robert Taylor who reported encountering an extraterrestrial spacecraft in woodland.

Mr Taylor, who died in 2007, reported a UFO hovering above a small clearing in the wood and two small mine-like objects dropped from beneath the craft which proceeded to roll across the grass and attack him ” [extract from article].

UFO infrared sighting: Melbourne man films strange flying objects not visible to naked eye ( International Business Times)

A man from Melbourne has recently uploaded a video clip of his UFO sighting using an infrared camera. The film reveals an eerie show of lights not visible to the naked eye ” [extract from article].

The video from the above article can be seen on you tube + below

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UFO reports to Scottish Police released under Freedom of Information Act (examiner.com)

On Nov. 20, 2012, Scottish Television (STV) Glasgow reported how Strathclyde Police records released under the United Kingdom Freedom of Information Act include “144 official records of people calling about supernatural sightings,” including UFOs and ETs ” [extract from article].

SMERF investigates UFO close encounters (ABC gold coast)

Extraterrestrials and unidentified flying objects are the day to day business of SMERF, the Springbrook Mountain Extraterrestrial Response Force.

Andre Clayden, a ‘serious’ astronomer and self-described middle man between ufologists and alien spotters, takes calls through the night about strange events in the sky; objects that change colour and direction, make sounds and generally confound and excite their audience ” [extract from article].

Although not a UFO sighting i thought it would be of  interest :

What earth shaking evidence did the Mars Rover Curiosity discover? (popsci.com)

Did the Mars rover Curiosity sniff signs of life last week? It’s not clear yet, but scientists have definitely seen something interesting. Everyone is keeping mum, but potential findings by the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, one of Curiosity’s prime life-hunting instruments, have Mars-watchers on the edges of their seats ” [extract from article]. Other references can be found at Time , and space.com (among many others). The reading smight not be available for a while though.

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Photographer spotted groups of UFO Drifting over Arizona ( International Business times)

The photographer explained that he was at Gila Bend, Arizona conducting a sunset photo shoot. “I was concentrating on shooting the sunset. Suddenly, my eye caught a strange object flying over the hills. I turned my Nikon d7000 camera to capture the object. The camera uses a 105mm lens on a tripod and I managed to shoot five pictures,” he shared ” [extract from article].

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UFO spotted off Highway 44 near-by-pass (aliceTX.com)

About half a dozen people reported to police they saw an aircraft believed to be a UFO.

The reports were called in separately. The individuals described the UFO as being about 100-feet long in width and appeared round ” [extract from short article].

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Interactive map: UFO sightings and alien encounters in Grimsby and northern Lincolnshire (thisisgrimsby.co.uk)

Have you ever seen something unusual in the skies over northern Lincolnshire? Over the years, dozens of people have contacted the Grimsby Telegraph to report strange sightings and close encounters.

Could they be military aircraft, rare meteorological phenomena or are they craft from other worlds? ” [extract from article].

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UFO sightings warm up the coast (Goldcoast.com)

Among the most prominent close encounters of the first kind was of a “solid white light” spotted by a pilot driving through Broadbeach Waters at 4.10am on August 31 .

This sighting matched similar reports from Robina, Lower Beechmont and Broadbeach during the same period ” [extract from article].

Russian Press reports UFO debris found in Siberian forest (Glossynews.com)

The 6-foot wide metal cylinder partially made of titanium steel was found near Otradnensky, a village two thousand miles from Moscow. Locals have labeled it as space junk, a UFO fragment, or the fuel tank of an American ballistic missile ” [extract from article].

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UFOs to the ratings rescue? (De Void)

Great instincts, but let’s be clear. No, you didn’t talk to all the experts. Please interview more than one. Also: Those platoons of amateur videographers you showed standing watch at Federal Heights, the prescribed vista for shooting UFOs — have they caught anything? Did you look at their footage? And sorry, you DO know what else to do, you even mentioned it on the show: conduct some triangulating camera work ” [extract from article].

Massive UFO in cloud near Cape Canaveral? ( News.gather.com)

To be totally truthful, you can’t tell whether this is a spaceship, or just a bunch of clouds which look like one. It’s a big universe out there, with many mysteries beyond the scope of human comprehension. Regardless, this encounter still raises some interesting questions, because it happened on Florida’s “Space Coast,” on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s certainly an alarming sight, whatever it may be ” [extract from article].

UFO sightings Reported over the Weekend: The truth is still out there [videos]  (International Business times AU )

UFO sightings are reported quite frequently in any given week, but confirmations are scarce. But if it does no harm to anyone, why kill the curiosity? The truth is (still) out there, as fans of X-Files would say. What readers can do is simply take each UFO report, video, and blog entry with a grain of salt ” [extract from article].

British UFO map charts legendary Stealth visitors (examiner.com)

Highlights from this intriguing historical record include a Royal Air Force sighting (both visual and on radar), a bright light with a triangular-shaped wing that defied explanation by local police and air traffic controllers as well as cigar-shaped objects seen by a Telegraph reporter ” [extract from article].

TR-3B Tactical Reconnaissance Nuclear Powered aerospace platform (thesop.org) not a sighting, but an interesting article all the same, worthy of inclusion in this blog post.

If you really knew how much behind the scenes research that goes on that we never hear about, it would amaze you. I am ex-military and have been around many Top Secret pieces of technology I cannot discuss.  At one point, I held Top Secret Clearance when I was in the Army as a result of my duties. I now realize that I haven`t seen but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our government`s new technological advances, military weaponry and their capabilities ” [extract from  article].

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How US government spun the UFO tale (JSonline.com)

Thieme joined “The UFO History Group” consortium of researchers/writers, including Michael Swords and Robert Powell, who spent four years delving into the response the U.S. government and other world agencies have given the UFO phenomenon. The group used government documents and other archival sources to explore what military and intelligence insiders think about UFOs and their possible threat to world security.

The book includes Wisconsin UFO sightings – a 1951 report from St. Croix and Marinette in 1956.

“UFOs and Government” readers might find the book unsettling for what it reveals about how governments operate and about the UFO phenomenon itself ” [extract from article].

Mystery lights in the sky spark UFO claims + Video (NZ Herald News)

On Monday or Tuesday night on October 29 or 30, at least four people at the Challenge petrol station on Malfroy Rd witnessed five glowing orbs move slowly across the road toward Sunset Rd for about 30 seconds before they disappeared behind trees.

A Challenge petrol station employee, who only wanted to be known as Michelle, said she and at least three others watched the orbs, which appeared about 8pm just before dark ” [extract from article].

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Washington added to states reporting ‘ three red light’ UFOs ( examiner.com)

Three red lights moving over Washington State generated reports from towns about seven miles apart during the evening hours of November 27, 2012, making this west coast state one of several reporting the same odd light pattern, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database ” [extract from article].

Have you ever spotted a UFO over Lincolnshire? (This is Grimsby)

Now you can be a part of documenting sightings in our area – by clicking on our interactive map on to find out more and posting your own stories. You can also view video footage of alleged spaceship sightings.

The possibility of the existence of aliens has fascinated the human race for centuries, and our area is no stranger to bizarre happenings above our heads ” [extract from article].

UFO in Iranawila? (Daily news LK )

Our correspondent said the UFO was visible in the Iranawila sky for nearly two hours.

Residents aimed their torches towards it but the UFO had come close forcing the people to switch off their torches, the correspondent said.

Residents said they had seen similar flying objects earlier.

They said these sightings are common between 2am and 4am daily ” [extract from short article].

Chinese UFO linked to rocket (cosmic log on NBCNEWS)

Chinese skywatchers marveled this month over mysterious rings of light in the night sky, and now sharp-eyed skywatchers are saying those UFO sightings were sparked by a European Ariane 5 rocket that launched two telecommunication satellites from French Guiana ” [extract from article].

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World UFO sightings November 2012 [updated regularly] Part 1 of 2

Posted by dandare on November 2, 2012

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.

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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National UFO Alert: Seven states report 265 october cases [examiner.com]

California was the leading high-reporting state in October with 83 cases, up from 69 cases filed in September and 75 in August.

Those states in a UFO Alert 4 category with 13 or more reports include: New York, South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina.

All other states move to a UFO Alert 5 category with lower numbers of UFO activity. The Watch States – with 10 or more cases – are Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey and Virginia ” (extract from article).

Kids toy mistaken for UFO in 3 states [newsfixnow.com + video]

TENNESSEE – On October 16, 2012, an unidentified object was seen in the sky. The strange object was seen across Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee………The airship, which is marketed as a ‘toy for all the family’, is 26 feet in length and flies solely by the power of the sun(extracts from article).

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UFO sightings in Ladakh spook soldiers  [ India Today.in]

 “ An ITBP unit based in Thakung, close to the Pangong Tso Lake, reported over 100 sightings of luminous objects between August 1 and October 15 this year. In reports sent to their Delhi headquarters in September, and to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), they described sighting “Unidentified Luminous Objects”at day and by night. The yellowish spheres appear to lift off from the horizon on the Chinese side and slowly traverse the sky for three to five hours before disappearing. These were not unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS), drones or even low earth-orbiting satellites, say Army officials who have studied the hazy photographs taken by ITBP ( extract from article). All articles reporting the same incident as above will have a ** symbol attached.

This Day In History [ thepeoplehistorytoday.blogspot]

Residents of Levelland, Texas reported sightings of unidentified flying objects with bright lights(extract from short article).

On breaking the oath ( De Void)

During a 28-year military career that included posts with Strategic Air Command and Space Command, he earned the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. What it didn’t include, not surprisingly, was Meiwald’s eyewitness to a controversial nuclear-missile shutdown at Malmstrom Air Force Base in March 1967[Extract from article].

UFO? El Cajon, California Police say dozens spot strange lights floating in the sky  (wptv.com)

Some people gathered in parking lots, looking to sky for answers. The lights were thousands of feet in the air and did not move or sway.

“I really don’t think that it’s attracted to the ground because it’s pretty high up there and it’s not moving at all,” said El Cajon resident Michael Kayler. “There’s got to be wind current up there.”

It turns out that a neighbor named Todd had spent $300 on balloons, helium and lights. He had the entire contraption on fishing line. The lights were more than 4,000 feet in the air ” (extract from article).

Bangor City official reports seeing orange orbs in the sky near Waterville ( BDN Maine )

BANGOR, Maine — A city official driving home with his daughter Thursday night saw strange orange-colored balls of light in the night sky over Waterville and called the Bangor Daily News to find out what it was.

Shawn Yardley, director of the city’s Department of Health and Community Services, described what the two saw as “bright orange dots at cloud level.” [Extract from article].

Juan Pernas posted a video on you tube “Strange objects in the sky – Miami, FL “

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UFO enthusiasts admit the truth may not be out there after all  ( The Telegraph ) All articles reporting the same incident as above will have a ^^ symbol attached.

Enthusiasts admit that a continued failure to provide proof and a decline in the number of “flying saucer” sightings suggests that aliens do not exist after all and could mean the end of “Ufology” – the study of UFOs – within the next decade ” [Extract from article]. Not a sighting but i thought worth adding. Do you believe this? is it dying or just changing?

UFOlogy: Dead Again?  ^^ ( Dr David Clarke )

Is UFOlogy dead or alive?  I predict ASSAP may be posing the same question in 2022 but as far I’m concerned the subject remains interesting as an example of living myth. The question ‘do aliens exist’ is actually nothing to do with ‘do UFOs exist’. Of course UFOs exist, in that people see unidentified things in the sky ” [extract from article].

Channel 4 has a similar article to The Telegraph UFO watchers consider future after decline in sightings

The organisation is concerned that the debate has been polarised between those who firmly believe UFOs are extra terrestrials and fear that there is a cover-up over their presence and those who have declared the “death of the UFO  [....] But to me it seems a shame that the UFO hunters may be giving up at a time when we are closer than ever to finding life in other worlds.
Rather than hearing cries from distant aliens, radio telescopes found equally incredible messages from beaming pulsars and the faint echoes of the big bang itself ” [ extracts from article].

The actual article from ASSAP can be found here .

UFO sighting in Ladakh by Indian Army  ** (Truth dive).

In September, the Indian Astronomical Observatory astronomers watched the UFO sightings and said that the objects spotted were “non-celestial” and ruled out meteors and planets.

Sunil Dhar, a geologist said, “The region which is snowbound in the winter has some roads and this is one of most isolated regions in India.” Scientists believe the mysterious luminous objects are not necessarily from the outer space ” Extract from article).

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UFOs sightings skyrocket across Jammu and kashmir, Arunachal  ** ( The Indian Express)

They said Army had also moved a mobile ground-based radar unit and a spectrum analyser to verify the identity of the object but could not detect the object that was being tracked visually, indicating it was non-metallic.

Army officials expressed concern over the inability of agencies to identify the object which some believed could be a Chinese surveillance equipment ” [ extract from article].

UFO sightings decline! Were they always an urban Legend? (Redorbit.com) ^^

” “ The reason why nothing is going on is because of the internet. If something happens now, the internet is there to help people get to the bottom of it and find an explanation,” Clark told The Telegraph. “Before then, you had to send letters to people, who wouldn’t respond and you got this element of mystery and secrecy that means things were not explained.”

He added that “classic cases” of UFO phenomena, such as the 1947 Roswell incident and the 1980 Rendlesham Forest (Suffolk) incident, are “only classic cases because they were not investigated properly at the time ” ” [Extract from article].

SAVE THE DATE : Help kickstart a Film About a local UFO Mystery Dec 5 ( The SeaTacBlog.com)

The Maury Island Incident,” will be a film based on the true story of a man’s UFO sighting claim near Maury Island on June 21, 1947.

This often-overlooked incident happened just two days before Ken Arnold’s Mount Rainier sighting, which spawned the phrase “flying saucers,” and 16 days before the infamous Roswell crash.

It also included what is considered by many experts to be the first “Men in Black” encounter as well ” [extract from article].

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Have Humanoid UFOs returned ti India? The Army thinks so ** (Wired.co.uk)

Next up were the astronomers, who investigated the objects for three days before concluding they were “non celestial”, and still unidentifiable. The best explanation proffered has to be from the country’s intelligence officials, who reportedly believe it could be a “crude psychological operation by China”, or, somewhat less inspiringly, probes ” [extract from article].

UFO encounter? – ( Sunrise – yahoo 7 tv ) video from Australia [ length 3mins 31secs] Not sure of the dates to this though?

also from Sunrise UFO spotting in Queensland . Not sure of the dates to this though?

Skepticism, UFOs, and the Universe – by Robert Sheaffer  ^^( Bad UFOs)

The way this article was picked up and taken at face value by a number of skeptics is, to me, rather troubling. To be a skeptic means to evaluate claims skeptically, not just to adhere to a certain “party line.” When confronted by an article that seems “too good to be true,” the skeptic should not just take it as confirmation of what he or she has long believed. Instead, the skeptic should ask a question like, “Who in the hell is this guy Dave Wood, and why should we accept his claim about UFOlogists having second thoughts?” ” [ extract from the article].

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Unknown lights above phoenix, Arizona 2- Nov-2012 ( Latest-UFO-sightings.net)

…footage of unknown lights flying across the night sky above Phoenix in Arizona was recorded on Friday, 2nd November 2012 ” [extract from short blog post].

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UFOAM : Today’s top UFO News for november 8th, 2012

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Also same story at ESPN New York , giving same quote from jacksonsun.com from GQ.
Figures just released after a Freedom of Information request reveal 40 suspected UFO sightings reported to Kent Police over the last six years.And Medway is the epicentre of all things paranormal – it has seen eight reported instances in that perioed, including three in just one evening in Rochester.

Sightings range from circling lights to a silver globe floating 50ft up in the air – one man in Chatham even reported that he thought a UFO was following him ” [extract from article].

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“Robert Taylor seemed to be an honest man who had little to gain and much to lose by coming forward with this story. MoD should have used metal detectors and a Geiger counter at the site of the encounter, but it was difficult, once the police got involved, as word would have got out and it was always MoD policy to downplay the extent of our interest.“There’s not much middle ground with this case: either some practical joke got out of hand, or Robert Taylor genuinely encountered something bizarre.”• UFOs: The Untold Story is on National Geographic on Tuesday, November 20, at 8pm ” [ Extract from article].

Unidentified flying object seen over Azerbaijan’s Goychay ( News.Az ).

First the globular object shined very high, after going down it moved from east to west and rose again. Shining bright beam, the object could  be observed within 2 minutes, after which it disappeared ” [ extract from article].

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Roy Mars was peeing in his compost last weekend — it adds nitrogen — when he looked up and saw something streak across the sky.“It looked like a shooting star,” the custom furniture maker said. But he’s seen those before, he said, and it wasn’t one.“It was a streak of light that started going over my head,” he said.As he turned his head and arched his back, it seemed to slow down and went from a streak to a perfect three-pointed triangle. Then it disappeared over the tree line” [extract from article].
Denver UFOs Mystify Local Media and Aviation expert Steve Cowell(Huffington Post) includes video.To try and verify the legitimacy of the video, the TV station’s photojournalist, Noah Skinner, brought his own equipment out to the same location from where the UFOs were first captured on camera. Hemmat says Skinner shot video between noon and 1 p.m.When his video was slowed down, it revealed an unidentified object flying in the sky.KDVR then turned to Steve Cowell, a former commercial pilot and FAA accident prevention counselor, to see if he could make any sense out of the mysterious flying objects on the videos.“I can’t identify it,” Cowell told KDVR. “That is not an airplane, that is not a helicopter, those are not birds”” [ Extract from article].
Mystery over UFOs on Indo-China border cracked   ** ( Kashmir Times ).The mystery over the unidentified light objects dubbed by some as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) in the horizon over Pangong lake in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir close to Line of Control (LoC) with China appears to have been solved with Indian security establishments believing them to be Chinese lanterns.
An American newspaper has reported a few days that light objects were believed to be UFOs and were bothering the Indian security agencies on the border with China. It said that the para-military forces guarding the border with China had written to the central government about sighting of some Orange-Yellow luminous flying objects on the horizon over Pangong lake, located 160 km from Leh township” [ extract from article].

” Texans have reported 6 separate UFO sightings from all corners of the state in the last week ” [extract from article].
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Anyway, here’s something that’s probably for-sure true. After Nov. 30, the UFOs will all disappear. And they won’t be seen again until the next ratings season in February. Fortunately, newspapers will technically still be around to fill us in on the new adventures of Roy Mars whenever they occur ” [Extract from article].
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Mr Musat, who lives with wife Nicolete, 39, and their two-year-old son Alex in the town’s Walker Court, said: “I was looking at the view out my window and I saw this light pulsing about a mile away. It wasn’t on the ground but floating above the trees and moving left to right.“I expected it to fly away but it eventually just disappeared, as if it switched off.“Around 5pm I saw it again. For about 25 minutes I saw a small red cloud above the object. All the other clouds were moving across the sky but this one stayed over the object all the time. It stayed until after 6pm. It didn’t make any noise ” ” [ extract from article]. The same sighting can be found at Stv news
This sighting is also covered by The courier.co.uk with a video; The link can be found here .
The BBC mentions on the same sighting Pitlochry UFO was ‘Forestry Commission vehicle light
He sent the footage to the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA) for analysis.The experts said the object was not alien in origin, but actually a spotlight on a forestry vehicle.BUFORA said they were confident the light was actually within the trees and not above them” [Extract from article].15thTwo new reports on the Chilean “UFO” videos produce conflicting results( Huffington Post)It is both intriguing and puzzling that the two scientists disagreed about the most crucial question in this case: Did the same unidentified aerial phenomenon, or UAP, appear on two separate cameras? If the exact same UAP was filmed by the two cameras 20 to 30 feet apart simultaneously, then we would know the object was large, distant and not a bug. Haines concluded that the two cameras captured the same UAP in one sequence, while Maccabee concluded they did not” [Extract from article].Flint township UFO report: Do you believe there is intelligent life in outerspace? ( mlive.com).

Denzel Washington, 19, told police he saw something like a spaceship — as long as five cars and as wide as two vehicles in a holding pattern in the sky above Rave theaters on Corunna Road ” [Extract from article] .

UFO hovers over Stevenage – girls draw identical mystery machines ( comet24 )

The strange object was seen by 10-year-olds Hermione Chamberlain and Courtney Holt last Thursday as they made their way back from the park along Skegness Road in Stevenage at around 5pm.

Hermione said: “We weren’t scared. We were a bit shocked. We thought it was a UFO. It was moving a little bit and it was high up in the sky. We watched it for about a minute and then we went inside[extract from article].

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IFO’s …..What are they?

Posted by dandare on October 5, 2012

What is an IFO; well it is a term that stands for Identified Flying Objects…. we refer to them, when we are able to identify an object in the sky.

I would like to quickly guide you through some of the many IFO’s in the sky, just to show that there is alot out there that is identified; this is important, as we must always keep this in mind, when looking at possible UFO’s…. for instance, live checks can be made on sateillites and where they are, if you know where to look ……

The Delta Project “Common IFO Phenomena” by Robert Moore;  gives a flavour of the IFO subject (Identified Flying Object).

There are many IFO’s out there:

1  Sateillites

For instance, the Naval Ocean Surveillance Sateillite.

” NOSS is a group of satellites that travel as a group of three in orbit around the Earth and sighting of this trio has given rise to many UFO reports in the UK” (extract from post).Also see here for more links to sateillites, with programmes to track them, ect.

For real time sateillite tracking see Heaven’s Above (recommended). Also for Hubble, Mir and others see here , here and here (real time tracking also).

Paul Maley’s site   (which is way out of date) shows just how much re-entered junk, falls back down to earth.

2  Space Junk

Alot of re-entry space junk, can be another possible IFO.

It has been the cause of quite a few ufo sightings; they are similar to bright fireball meteors, but have been known to be much more dramatic.

Only recently, space junk was the cause of sightings- in the UK.

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“On average, one non-functional spacecraft, launch vehicle orbital stage, or other piece of cataloged debris has fallen back to Earth every day for more than 40 years. The majority of these objects do not survive the intense reentry environment. For the minority which do survive in whole or in part, most fall harmlessly into the oceans or onto sparsely populated regions such as Siberia, the Australian Outback, or the Canadian Tundra. Occasionally, components of spacecraft and launch vehicles are found” (extract from NASA Debris Re-entry recovered ). However, this phenomena is becoming more common as the years pass.

Sources for this on the internet are Orbital Debris Quarterly news here , paul maley’s site “satellite ” website, with pictures of large re-entry debris here (still quite rare, especially at these sizes; thats a relief).

3    UFO Balloons

UFO balloons (or fire balloons) are a small balloon, heated by a flame below….. they are based on sky lanterns (invented by Chu Ko Liang), from China, which where traditionally made from a combination of bamboo frames and rice paper…. and used a rag dipped in paraffin, which was then lit, to get them airborne.

UFO balloons (i think commercialy started in 2005?) use a clear plastic bag (others use other material such as dry cleaner bags), and fitted below with a firelighter, held in place by wire; others have used balsa wood and drinking straws to make them, and a candle in place of the firelighter.

A ufo balloon being lit and put into the air can be seen here on you tube…..

These balloons need to be put into the mix, when researching and collaborating UFO sightings, to confirm that it is not these that have sparked off the reported sightings…. they do have some characteristics that can help in this though…. they have a whiteish-yellow glow, although in some weather conditions, these can be orangey red, and do not move quickly (unless in a strong wind-although this could create a fire risk) and always with the wind too, obviously.

They must be used in the right weather conditions, otherwise there is a real possibility that they can catch fire to the surrounding countryside, property, etc.

The ideal conditions to use them are on cool, clear non breezy evenings… they last for around 8 to 10 minutes (but sometimes slightly longer) and can rise as far as about 1000 metres; it can also move with airstream’s as it rises. Although i have heard of some that can last for far longer (up to 40 minutes they claim) using a candle framework to keep it alight for longer…. i’m sure there are other variations too.

Another thing is that they do not come out well on camera or video, but can be quite visual when seen real time.

So UFO followers must take this into account when considering reports of ufo’s, although there are many IFO’s out there (i will when time allows put a permanent page up, with as many references to IFO’s as i can).

This just gives you a flavour of what there is out in the skies……. hope this helps you when you see something in the sky…always ask- is it possibly an IFO.

video references to over IFOs

website articles on IFOs:

Ian Ridpath Astronomical causes of UFOs

UFO-Blog.com IFOs (LITS) UFO Balloons, chinese lanterns and misidentifications

UAP Observations Reporting Scheme Misidentifications

UFO Study A Handbook for Enthusiasts (can download this book for free-well worth it for all things UFO) By Jenny Randles and updated by Robert Moore

MUFON Frequently asked questions

Makeuseof   5 best android apps to turn UFOs into IFOs

At CNES What if you observe a UAP  A history of UAP research all English versions

For French version of GEIPAN , with more info see here

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World UFO sightings [September 2009] updated regularly

Posted by dandare on October 30, 2009

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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.Walton%28reconstitution%29

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.

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

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Japan’s first lady visits Venus [The Register]

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Britain’s most celebrated UFO sighting was a lorry full of fertiliser [Telegraph]

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He claimed he had been on his way home after collecting a truck he had lent to a friend when it broke down near the USAF airbase at Rendlesham in December 1980 ” (extract from article). So it’s taken him 29 years to speak about it; i just do not ‘buy’ into this at all.

Fyffe’s UFO days coming to an end? [The Weekly Post]

For anyone who has forgotten, in the late 1980s, Fyffe was the unmatched leader of the free world in UFO sightings — and gained a nationwide fame for it. For awhile, the streets were packed at night with people wanting to see a spaceship ” (extract from article).

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Twitter and Facebook flooded with alien theories about Google logo [Telegraph]

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The world’s internet voices want to now whether the all-powerful web giant is trying to tell us something ” (extract from article).

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Google unexplained phenomenon doodle:mystery solved[Telegraph]

The meaning behind a Google doodle, which featured a UFO and linked to the search term ‘unexplained phenomenon’, has been revealed – it was in honour of Zero Wing, a 1980s Japanese video game ” (extract from article).

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Google unexplained phenomenon doodle: The theories [Telegraph]

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Several competing theories have emerged about the true significance of the Google doodle featuring a UFO stealing an ‘O’, which was on the site on September 5 ” (extract from article).

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Is China hiding the truth about Aliens? [Bild.de + video] I suspect not-also source is not reliable

New book explores Kids’ biggest science question, are we alone in the Universe? [marketwatch.com]

ET meets Carl Sagan in Out of this World, a new book from Kids Can Press that asks whether there is life somewhere out there in the universe ” (extract from article).

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UFO or pterodactyl over Argentinian lake? [Telegraph]

pterodactyl_1478494cmmm…my guess (+only my opinion) is neither.

A strange object photographed over a lake in Argentina has been described as either a flying saucer or a flying dinosaur ” (extract from article).

The UFO files [Denbighshire Free Press]

THE UFO pictures in last weeks Free Press are Chinese lanterns, claims a local photographer. Chris Porteous, who owns Chris Porteous Photography, contacted the Free Press after seeing last week’s front page.
“I’m pretty sure that what your readers saw were Chinese lanterns floating across the sky,” he said
” (extract from article).

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Not a bird or a plane, but not a UFO either [PeopleDaily.com]

The Daily Mail, however, reported on Sept 7 that China had “confirmed (that) 40 minutes of footage of the object was captured during this summer’s solar eclipse and that research has already started on a year-long investigation to find out what it is”.
The British newspaper quoted Ji as having said: “During the July 22 total solar eclipse observation, China had discovered near the sun an unidentified object, it’s physical nature remains to be further studied.”
Ji said he doesn’t know why his explanation about a bright spot close to the sun, very likely to be the result of some coronal activity filmed during the total eclipse, was misunderstood
” (extract from article).

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Mystery of Google’s crop circle and UFO doodle [Telegraph]

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A crop circle spelling Google with the “L” missing underneath a UFO is the latest of the search engine’s doodles to baffle web users ” (extract from article).

Google crop circle doodle mystery: coordinates clue [Telegraph]

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A new post on Google’s Twitter feed has provided a clue for web users seeking to uncover the meaning behind the search giant’s recent series of UFO-related Google doodles ” (extract from article).

Crop circles go worldwide overnight [National Geographic]

But last night’s crop circles—vast, strange, and often intricate patterns in grain fields—took digital form, as Google’s logo morphed into an alien artwork, complete with hovering UFO ” (extract from article). Also goes on to mention about crop circles in general (+ videos).

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Britain’s X Files: RAF suspected aliens of ‘tourist’visits to earth [Telegraph]

Dr Clarke added: “There have been other people claiming responsibility for whatever happened in Rendlesham Forest. There is so much ambiguity about the incident and that is because there was not enough done at the time to look into it” ” (extract from article).

UFO sightings over Britain more than triple this year [US Post Today]

Last year, there were only 118 sightings over the same period. The previous highest number was in 1997 – the first for which figures are available – when there were 331 reports over the same period ” (extract from article).

UFO Blog: The UFO Files-The inside story of real life sightings [ufoblog.com]

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HG Wells’ Birthday: Google UFO doodle explained [Telegraph]

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Google has admitted that recent UFOs in its logo are designed to mark the 143rd birthday of author HG Wells ” (extract from article).

Google releases Martian invasion doodle to mark birthday of HG Wells [Telegraph]

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UFOs this weekend? Nope just NASA having fun [spacefellowship.com]

Reports of UFOs skyrocketed last weekend along the east coast of the US after a NASA launched an experiment to study an unusual phenomenon called noctilucent clouds, or ‘night shining’ clouds ” (extract from article).

UFOs return to Northern Territory skies [sifyNews]

Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have returned to the skies of a Northern Territory hotspot, where such sightings have also been reported earlier ” (extract from article).

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Formby couple report spotting a UFO [Formby Times]

They said: “It was an orange coloured object in the sky, like a tennis ball. It seemed to have a black line running through it. A small red cinder-like object then fell away from it, like a red hot coal.
“By the time we got the camera phone out the object had faded away
” (extract from article).

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UFO photographed over Devon [Telegraph]

UFO_1488257cHe said: ”I couldn’t believe it at first. The shape was about 100ft long and there were four lights coming from it initially ” (extract from article).

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Grease actress, Olivia Newton-John claims to have seen UFO [US Post Today]

She has described how she saw a silver object flying across the sky at “amazing speeds” when she was 15.
“I have seen one when I was very young. It was unidentified and it was flying,” she told The Sun
” (extract from article).

Chinese Lanterns behind UFO sightings [Mearns Today]

On Monday Dan Paton and Graham Philip and their respective wives, Marie and Aileen, spoke of spotting a series of eight UFOs as they left the Carron Restaurant at 8.30m on Saturday night ” (extract from article).

Ufos spotted over Mildenhall [Newmarket Journal]

TH1_259200954Picture 453 “Fourteen orbs came from the Barton Mills direction and then shot into oblivion.
“Someone said they might be Chinese lanterns but they would have to have been very big.
“We have never seen anything like this before, they were bright, bright orange
” (extract from article).

Airline Pilot watches three sphere UFOs south of Tucson form Triangle [Examiner.com]

An airline pilot out walking his dogs observed three spheres in the sky that formed a triangle about 40 miles southeast of Tucson, according to witness testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) database ” (extract from article).

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UFO spotted over Suffolk golf course [Evening News 24]

” The 65-year-old, of Hall Farm Close, Melton, said: “We had only just left home when I saw two orange balls in the sky. I’d never seen anything like it before so my son pulled the car over and stopped. We turned the engine off and there was no sound at all. It was complete silence ” (extract from article).

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The UFO Phenomenon and the ‘M’ factor [American Chronicle]

News_Networks_CollageThis conflation of serious, sober UFO minutiae, along with sci-fi, light hearted silliness only tends to dumb down the public in my view. It´s misinformation in the mildest form, and “disinformation” at worst. It´s what I call the “M” factor! ” (extract from article).

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Leeds cop is the UK’s UFO detective [Yorkshire Evening Post]TH1_299200929e4-2909-21-2809-092353

He has been talking about his favourite sighting in 1979 when three unsuspecting bobbies parked up for a chat and a cigarette in a quiet country lane at 3am ” (extract from article).

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