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Whats happened around the UFO world, in March 2009 (mainly articles that have caught my eye).
PR Newswire (not sure of date…but near start of month) ” Uncover the mystery and discover the truth july 2-5th 2009, at the amazing Roswell UFO Festival “
” Uncover the mystery and help discover the truth at The Amazing Roswell UFO Festival. The City of Roswell invites UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike to join in the celebration of one of the most controversial incidents in history this July 2-5, 2009. The four-day event will feature guest speakers, authors, live entertainment, family-friendly activities and possibly an alien abduction. Visitors welcome! ” (extract from article).
For the actual site see here .
The Michigan Daily ” Will Grundler: Zac Efron in space ” mmm… no comment.
The Hollywood Reporter.com ” Commentary: Race UFO story not alien to Roswell native “
“ Filmmakers are sometimes particularly well suited to tackle certain projects, and that certainly seems to be the case with Andy Fickman and “Race to Witch Mountain” ” (extract from article).
Beach Connection.net ” Watchers in the night sky “
” Was it a secret military prototype, the implementation of Nikola Tesla’s later theories of gravity repulsion, spawned from his confiscated notes? Perhaps. But at this late date nothing resembling it has surfaced in the news ” (extract from article).
Examiner.com “ Orange light UFOs again over TX “
” Two witnesses five miles north of Rising Star, Eastland County, reported a series of orange lights – appearing and disappearing, sometimes blinking. In a second report, a witness from Abilene, Taylor County, reported a similar series of orange lights appearing in a row format like the Phoenix Lights case – where one light turns on, then a second, then a third, and so forth ” (extract from article).
Gauntlet ” The truth is in the sky “
” What made 2008 such a hot year for spotting UFOs? While there are more reporting mechanisms (especially through the Internet) than ever before, one journalist suggested that more people are looking to the heavens, perhaps seeking some spiritual respite from the stresses of these economically challenging times ” (extract from article).
ufo digest.com ” Roswell Fireman Confesses – it was a flying saucer! “
” A firefighter who was with the Roswell Fire Department in 1947 has confirmed that the mysterious crash in the New Mexico desert that Summer was in fact of an unearthly craft!
The firefighter, now age 90, related stunning information to this author in a lengthy interview conducted recently. Respected Roswell author Kevin Randle also talked with the involved fireman to confirm the details of his story ” (extract from article).
Whittier Daily News ” Believers hunt for UFOs “
” Late last month, the group gathered in this desert casino town to discuss the truth they believe is out there. This year, that meant lectures on alien implant research, alien technology, the secret societies that “threaten to take over America” and something called “exoconsciousness.” Nearly 1,000 people attended the annual meeting ” (extract from article).
KYW Newsradio 1060 ” Bucks county UFO sightings are on the rise “
” Bucks County is the focus of world wide interest in unidentified flying object sightings. That’s according to local UFO enthusiasts who meet monthly in Philadelphia’s Fishtown section ” (extract from article).
Nevada Appeal.com ” Nearly 1,000 UFO hunters gather for annual meeting “
“ Late last month, the group gathered in this desert casino town to discuss the truth they believe is out there. This year, that meant lectures on alien implant research, alien technology, the secret societies that “threaten to take over America” and something called “exoconsciousness.” Nearly 1,000 people attended the annual meeting ” (extract from article).
Review Journal.com ” Believers out there, seeking UFO truth ” (similar article to the one above ).
100MilesFreePress.net ” Our mysterious skies “
” When Canadians looked up, up in the sky in 2008, an unusual number weren’t able to identify what they were looking at as either a bird, a plane … or anything else.
In all, according to Winnipeg-based Ufology Research, there were 1,004 reports of unidentified flying objects across Canada in 2008, an increase of 26 per cent over 2007. Reports had been filed by witnesses with government and military agencies, police, civilian UFO groups and online UFO websites.
Vancouver Island was no exception, says Houston, B.C. based UFO researcher Brian Vike ” (extract from article).
New Strait Times Online ” Is ET calling ? “
“ WHEN it comes to UFOs, aliens, other-worldly abductions and matters of the inter-galactic kind, nobody is more out there than Hollywood film director Andy Fickman.
Fickman, who directed the upcoming Disney’s sci-fi family fare Race to Witch Mountain (scheduled to open in cinemas nationwide on Friday, with simultaneous release in the United States), was exposed to the extra-terrestrial world from a young age ” (extract from article).
Javno.com ” UFO spotted above Zadar, Croatia? “
“ Zadar locals were disturbed by an unusual occurrence in the sky on Sunday night around 20:30 hours. As Kata Colic of Turnj told us, they saw a ball which kept changing colour and vanished in a few minutes.
According to witnesses, the unidentified flying object hovered above Sveti Petar and vanished above the island of Ugljan. Some even recorded the flying object ” (extract from article).
The Pueblo Chieftain Online ” Trinidad Rancher finds finds mutilated cow “
” No one is sure what killed the cow on a pasture near the Purgatoire River, but Trinidad rancher Mike Duran said he definitely finds the death unusual ” (extract from article).
Crytoworld ” Orange UFO filmed over Japan’s Osaka Airport ” As is mentioned, it seems to be a lantern.
readingeagle.com ” Jason Brudereck: No frolf involved in UFO sightings at French Creek “
“ According to western Pennsylvania UFO hunter Stan Gordon, three witnesses watched a yellow sphere on Thursday.
Gordon said he interviewed two of the three witnesses, both separately. They gave similar accounts.
At 7:52 p.m., a man was at a stop sign near his house when he noticed “a solid, large yellow sphere hovering low on the horizon” ” (extract from article).
Javno.com “ PHOTO: UFO sighting over Zadar? “
“ She herself does not consider the unusual occurrence to be a “visitation” by aliens and knows there certainly must be a rational explanation of the phenomenon that can easily stimulate the imagination, creating stories of visitors from a faraway galaxy whose motives of visiting are unknown ” (extract from article).
Astronomy Now.com ” Kepler satellite mission to find Earth-sized planets “
Daily Herald ” Are UFOs real? Yes, but we don’t know where they come from “
” Want to know if aliens are real? Check back in a few years, said Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the California-based SETI Institute, which is supported by NASA, the National Science Foundation and private donations ” (extract from article).
The Province.com ” UFO researcher sets sight on a sasquatch “
“ Brian Vike believes he has photographic proof that sasquatches really exist.
No, he doesn’t have a photo of a sasquatch, but he does have a photo of a very large footprint.
The UFO researcher, based in the Houston area, has developed a soft spot for the mythical furry creatures. Last Sunday, he got an excited call from Moricetown, about 90 kilometres north of Houston ” (extract from article).
iol.co.za ” Do you believe the truth is out there ? “
” A new survey has found that 30 percent of South Africans support the claim by Agent Fox Mulder of X-files that we are not alone… They believe that life exists on other planets.
The research, conducted by TNS Research Surveys, involved a sample of 2 000 adults, older than the age of 18, living in one of seven cities in South Africa ” (extract from article).
Los Angeles Times ” Pentagon plans blimp to spy from new heights ”
” The Pentagon said Thursday that it intends to spend $400 million to develop a giant dirigible that will float 65,000 feet above the Earth for 10 years, providing unblinking and intricate radar surveillance of the vehicles, planes and even people below ” (extract from article).
Digital Journal.com ” UFO formation in South Africa filmed by cops “
“ Twenty three lights moved steadily in the night-sky of Witbank, South Africa on Friday March 6 2009 — and scores of residents in nearby Middelburg also saw them. They called in the police, who filmed the odd formation of lights on their cellphones ” (extract from article). the video can be seen here .
Metro.us ” Investigators busy with UFO sightings “
” “I’m spending almost two hours a night on these sightings in Bucks County,” John Ventre of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Mutual UFO Network said last week. “This wave that [started] the second half of last year was incredible.”
Over 100 sightings since June more suited for Fox and Mulder than local police departments have attracted the attention of the Discovery and History channels ” (extract from article).
McGill Daily ” Prof talks UFO science “
” As Donderi explained, however, one of the major problems in the study of UFOs is that even if one establishes the reliability of eyewitness accounts to form empirical evidence, there are limits to what can be explained given our current understanding of the universe.
Dr. Albert Bregman, Emeritus Professor from McGill Psychology, for example, remarked during the question period at the end of the lecture that UFOs defy our notions of Newtonian physics ” (extract from article).
Inventorspot.com “ Morristown UFO: Close Encounter of the Jersey kind? ” (unsure of exact date of posting)
Denver Post ” Skeptical UFO investigator has feet on ground, eyes on sky “
” UFO field investigator Chuck Zukowski likes to think of himself as a skeptic.
He won’t throw his UFO detective gear into his truck (license plate: UFONUT) and go out to the middle of nowhere just because someone reported a few glowing orbs over a field.
“Cattle mutilations I’ll go out for, but orbs? They have to have some sort of documentation — a photo, a video,” he said recently as he pulled his Nissan Xterra up to Ute Valley Park ” (extract from article). For some reason, reposted on the 28th as ” UFO investigator finds mystery at CO Springs Park “.
Times of India “ UFO blip leaves airport officials foxed “
” The unidentified aircraft or object was spotted on the airport radar at 3.45 am on Th-ursday. Sources said there was only a Cathay Pacific overfli-ght scheduled for the time and in that direction. “But the fli-ght showed a separate blip. What’s more, we had communication problems with the Ca-thay Pacific pilot during the time the mystery blip was on screen,” said an air controller ” (extract from article). It tries to tie in the recent London sighting, which is not really relavent, and is almost certainly a fake anyway.
Times Of Malta ” What’s the mysterious light in the sky ? “
” According to eyewitnesses, the light is brighter than anything else in the sky and appears to hover lower than passing planes. It moves westwards generally but, according to eyewitnesses, on March 13, the light started moving erratically ” (extract from article). Later on it mentions:
“ Local astronomers, who have their eyes riveted to the sky, have not seen anything out of the ordinary, the vice-president of the Astronomical Society of Malta Alexei Pace said. Mr Pace, who has seen photos of the light, said it is likely to be Venus, currently the brightest object in the sky and visible as soon as the sky starts to darken after sunset ” (extract from article).
The Mercury.com.au ” UFO lights a riddle “
“ UNUSUAL lights that sparked a wave of concern were probably a meteor or space junk, a Tassie UFO hunter says.
Keith Roberts said the unusual trail of lights seen speeding across the sky on Saturday afternoon was most likely a natural phenomenon.
But the source of the mystery lights remains unknown.
Police took dozens of calls about 1.30pm from people around the state who saw the lights heading south ” (extract from article).
Mirro.co.uk ” ET found on google street view ” [or not?]
” Next to what appears to be a beam of light there is a hazy figure shaped just like the film alien ET ” (extract from article). oh how nice! sorry will stop now…
The Pueblo Chieftain Online ” Two more cows found mutilated “
” A cow on a ranch near Walsenburg was found with its udders cut off and a calf on a ranch near Trinidad was found missing the entire center of its body as well as its ears.
A similar mutilation was discovered March 8 on a pasture near the Purgatoire River, just west of the small town of Weston. That cow was found dead by rancher Mike Duran with its udders and reproductive organs surgically removed from its body ” (extract from article).
Asia One News “ UFOs still electric hot “
” CRANE game machines, better known as UFOs or toy catchers, are catching on among the well-heeled and elderly here.
While those who flocked to the machines in the past were teens, amusement-arcade operators told my paper that they now see young executives, housewives and grandparents.
These people are responsible for a resurgence in the popularity of such machines, once a fad in the early 1990s ” (extract from article).
Greenwich Time ” The big boom in Stamford remains a mystery “
” They were all wrong. But to this day no one knows what caused the “Stamford Boom” of Oct. 3, 1999.
In fact, the mystery has grown.
The boom shook houses near Stamford Hospital, in Hubbard Heights and downtown — and nowhere else.
Authorities ruled out earthquake, thunder, sonic boom, a gas, sewer or transformer explosion, construction blasting and meteors.
In the days that followed, it got weirder ” (extract from article).
Associated Content.com ” Why are UFO sightings laughed at and mocked ? “
“ If you have even heard anyone discuss the issue of UFOs then you know that it is often met with a great deal of skeptics and people wanting to mock the subject. However when you look at the numbers of UFO sightings is it really that far fetched to at least be open to the notion? ” (extract from article).
New York Times ” Space shuttle lands in Florida “
” The shuttle Discovery glided to a hazy Florida landing on Saturday, leaving the International Space Station behind in orbit with a complete set of solar arrays and a repaired water recycling system ” (extract from article).
SF Gate ” Country star Merle Haggard stands tall ” in this article, there is a reference to UFOs:
” He believes in UFOs. He thinks the government has a secret project spraying mysterious gases from planes that dehydrate the snowpack.
He doesn’t mince words. He is Merle Haggard, and he doesn’t care what you think.
He pays detractors no mind. “I rest my case in my mind by realizing that I’m intelligent and they’re stupid,” he says ” (extract from article).