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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].

17th

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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19th

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].

22nd

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].

24th

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].

25th

26th

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].

29th

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.

1st

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).

2nd

posted by StephenHannardADGuk

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).

5th

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].

6th

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].

7th

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].

8th

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

9th
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].

11th
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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BBC News

“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

ufo online55555

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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UK UFO sightings [June 2009] updated regularly [part 2 of 2]

Posted by dandare on July 4, 2009

ufo online undergroundI will try and keep this up to date, with all information from the UK.

Please check back from time to time, as this will be updated regularly…If you see something that i have missed, please contact me (thanks)…..

There has been an explosion of UK UFO activity this year, mainly due to the Sun (tabloid UK newspaper) who think they are the UFO EXPERTS, seeming to print anything remotely to do with UFOs (with no facts/sensationalism and mostly no TRUTH). Unfortunately, this now seems to be spreading to other National newspapers. This month it seems to be The Telegraph’s turn at Ufology wisdom.

Are they eventually going to make UFOLOGY a complete joke?

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

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

I’m afraid many also fail to follow up on their initial leads, and many reports just remain forgotten.img_front_pg1

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.

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This is London ” North Kent: Could Aliens be landing in a field near you this summer

circleofcircles.jpg.displayA freak of nature or the work of aliens, crop circles are making a comeback. DAVID MILLS looks at where the Martians could land next.
THE aliens have been quiet lately.
It has been almost two years since the last crop circle was spotted in Kent and nearly four years since The Meopham Circles appeared
” (extract from article).

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Rhyl Journal ” Rhyl UFO mysteryUFO Online II by DanDare6- Canada also release UFO files to the Public_1234982166723

”  SCORES of readers have contacted The Journal following a story we ran this week on strange lights being spotted over Rhyl ” (extract from article).

Burnham on sea “ Readers believe Burnham-on-sea UFO was probably a chinese lantern

A mystery UFO that was spotted in the skies over Burnham-On-Sea was probably a floating Chinese lantern, according to our readers ” (extract from article).

Rutland & Studland Mercury ” UFO spotted over Stamford

A MYSTERY has been sparked by the sighting of strange objects flying over Stamford.
Janet Garratt and her friend Margaret Fox saw two oval-shaped objects falling above Lonsdale Road before stopping mid-air and then zooming off into the distance
” (extract from article).

Bridlington Free Press ” Mystery over UFO sightings- comment on this story

Suspicious bright lights dotting the night sky above Bridlington and Flamborough throughout May drew curious members of the public to contact the Free Press in an attempt to get to the bottom of the strange events ” (extract from article).

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Devon 24 ” UFO was just a chinese lantern

This week Hazel Shelston, 73, from Fraser Road, quashed claims the silver diamond-shaped disk was a visiting UFO, saying the mystery shapes were nothing more than Chinese lanterns ” (extract from article).

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Telegraph ” UFOs spotted over Lake District

PD*29491345People rushed out of their tents to stand and watch in awe as the lights darted back and forth.
They weaved in and out of one another and appeared to fade and then light up again as they soared through a clear sky.
Camper Paul Haigh, 28, of Darlington, said: “Most people had turned in for the night but we were woken by a commotion
” (extract from article).

Daily Mail ” Campers treated to night-time display as UFO lights move across the sky

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‘There were various theories as to what they were, someone said Chinese lanterns, but they seemed to be moving too fast. They looked as though they were being propelled under their own power rather than being blown by the wind, it was a still night ‘ ” (extract from article). And

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The weekend’s display is the latest in a string of sightings across the UK of unidentified flying lights.
This month alone, unexplained illuminations have been spotted in Lincolnshire, Merseyside and Cambridgeshire
” (extract from article).

icSuttonColdfield.co.uk ” A lantern explanation to UFO fears?

The mysterious ‘orange orbs’ spotted in Sutton skies may have a reasonable explanation according to an UFO expert.
Birmingham UFO Group investigator Dave Hodrien said he believes most of the sightings are in fact Chinese lanterns
” (extract from article).

Western and Somerset Mercury ” UFOs spotted over Weston

Mercury readers have reported seeing about 30 orange or white UFOs above the town between 10.30-11pm.
Eyewitnesses have reported seeing the glowing orbs from Worle and Milton Road, before they disappeared into thin air
” (extract from article).

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Wigan Today ” UFO over standish

A Wigan man who wishes to remain anonymous has emailed wigantoday after spotting a UFO over Standish.
The brief email, sent yesterday, reads: Can you please let me know if anybody else has reported to you three strange objects over the Standish area on Saturday, June 13, at 10.25pm
” (Full article here).

Uxbridge Gazette ” UFO pictures taken in Ruislip

ux_ufo160609_main-image-1-874466303AN UNEXPLAINED glowing orb has been spotted by a Ruislip family.
Loraine Wiley of Beechwood Avenue, Ruislip, has sent photos into the Uxbridge Gazette of what can only be described as a floating light in the sky
” (extract from article).

Whitehaven News ” Are these UFOs captured on camera

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Steve McDonnell was on his way home to Seascale from Sellafield when he saw two orange objects flying less than 100 metres from his home.
Rushing to his house, he photographed the lights which he described as “effervesce with no obvious solid edges ’’
” (extract from article).

Metro.co.uk ” UFO calls after giant meteor shower

Reports of strange lights in the English Channel last night have been put down to a meteor shower, coastguards said today ” (extract from article).

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Louth Leader ” Mysterious Lincolnshire Triangle reveals ufo hotspot

TH1_186200916L triangle 17-6-09 COULD this mysterious Lincolnshire triangle mark out a hotbed of UFO activity in the region?
The triangle shape is visible on the Google map on our website pinpointing several of the sightings in the area reported to us
” (extract from article).

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Grantham Journal ” UFO was huge and glowed orange

Jackie, 29, said: “It was travelling at the speed of an aeroplane but it was bigger and orange. Sometimes the planes at night have flashing lights on but this was constant.
“The something else dropped from underneath the plane.
“Afterwards me and my partner just sat there thinking of what it could have been. The only thing we could think was that it was a plane that came apart and crashed
” (extract from article).

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Louth Leader “ Locals support UFO spotters

Tuesday 2pm – ARE WE delusional and too fond of a drink? Or is it just Lincolnshire folk being fascinated by the weird and wonderful? ” (extract from article).

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North Devon Gazette ” A light on North Devon UFO mystery?

KeebleA20090624110235But far from being visitations by life forms from a distant galaxy, staff at a Barnstaple toy shop think the answer can be found a little closer to home ” (extract from article).

Grantham Journal ” Return of the spooky orbs

Leanne Price got in touch after a mysterious glowing orb appeared in one of her holiday snaps.
She was at Stansted Airport on her way back from a trip to Majorca when the ghostly photo was taken
” (extract from article).

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Chester Chronicle ” A UFO enthusiast spotted a cigar shaped object hovering over Frodsham

UFO enthusiast Colin Fowler, 56, of Ellis Lane, Frodsham, was watching a film at home when his family saw a cigar-shaped orange light hovering in the sky at about 10pm on Saturday, June 6.
University of Manchester building manager Colin said: “It was a cigar shaped thing with sparks or flames coming out of it.
“I don’t know what it was? It wasn’t a lantern, a helicopter or a plane. It was nothing like that, it was a ball of light, hovering in the air over the marshes, towards Ellesmere Port. It lasted a few minutes
” (extract from article).

The Comet 24 ” Residents claim to have seen ufos

CLOSE encounters of the strange kind occurred in the night sky over Comet country causing neighbours and friends to look up in wonder ” (extract from article).

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Harrow Observer “ UFO photographed over Edgeware

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Harrow Observer reader Mark Lawes snapped this shot of the mysterious aircraft on Tuesday just after 7pm ” (extract from article).

Western And Somerset Mercury “ Were mysterious lights a UFO

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Express and Star ” UFO alert over cylinder in the sky

A mysterious cylindrical object has been spotted in the skies above the Black Country.
Retired teacher Mike Tunnicliffe was left scratching his head after seeing the UFO from his Walsall garden yesterday afternoon
” (extract from article).

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Welwyn and Hatfield Times ” UFO spotted in Welwyn garden city

Andy said he had been in his back garden with his dog at about 10.45pm, when he saw two strange objects in the sky over Howlands.
“They were above the clouds, swinging left to right,” he said.
“There was no noise whatsoever.”
He added: “I was gobsmacked as to what it could be
” (extract from article).

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UK UFO Sightings [ May 2009 ] Updated regularly

Posted by dandare on May 16, 2009

ufo sightings 5555I will try and keep this up to date, with all information from the UK.

Please check back from time to time, as this will be updated regularly…If you see something that i have missed, please contact me (thanks)…..

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

es1Are they eventually going to make UFOLOGY a complete joke?

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

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

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

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).

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

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Lancashire Telegraph ” ‘Burning Object’ UFO alert

A 15-year-old lad and one of the neighbours said they had seen a burning objects in the sky. They said it was almost like a hot air balloon but it was moving too fast ” (extract from article).

Daily Echo ” UFO over Southbourne? or just another Chinese Lantern

”  Southbourne man Chris sent us this video, which he thinks could be of a UFO.
Mysterious lights are often seen over the town, but they usually turn out to be Chinese Lanterns or the SBS on late night training ” (full article).

You tube video of this ( i would suggest this to be a chinese lantern?)

Evening Leader ” Wrexham man films UFOs after his second sighting of Mystery lights – video “(includes video).

“They were totally silent and much too big to be a plane.
“I have heard of a case recently in the Wrexham area where Chinese lanterns have been mistaken for UFOs, but I think that in this instance the objects were moving far too quickly.”
The man said that one of the lights appeared to be moving in a particularly fast fashion.
They were visible for about three to four minutes before fading away
” (extract from article). I believe it is again Chinese lanterns.

Yorkshire Post ” UFO investigators head for hotspot to hold Conference

The event will be staged at the seaside resort’s Spa conferencing centre on Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30, and has been organised by North Yorkshire-based UFO investigator Russ Kellett ” (extract from article).

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Peterborough Today.co.uk ” UFOs spotted in Peterborough: did you see them?

The bright circular lights, which were spotted around the city by Evening Telegraph readers on Sunday (3 May), have re-ignited the great Peterborough UFO mystery ” (extract from article).

Darlington and Stockton Times “ Close encounter over Brompton?

”  A bizarre light was seen crossing the sky near Brompton, Northallerton, sparking a local UFO alert.
The unidentified flying object was spotted on Saturday between 8.30pm and 9pm as dusk was beginning to fall.
A couple, who prefer to stay anonymous, saw a bright triangular shape on the horizon over Water End. It appeared to traverse the sky under power and was visible for about a minute
” (extract from article).

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Watford Observer ” Kings Langley UFO mystery solved

The cluster of glowing orange lights seen passing over the village on Thursday April 23 were not extra terrestrial visitors as many alleged but 38 Chinese lanterns released in memory of Lucille Frawley who died of a brain tumour in October last year ” (extract from article).

Dorset Echo “ Mystery sightings of orange orbs floating across evening sky

orbs.jpg.display”  Mr Smith added: “I counted 12 lights in all, it was really peculiar. They were all moving right across the sky more slowly than a helicopter or anything like that.
“They seemed to be coming over the Ridgeway and floating over towards Weymouth, they weren’t in any particular formation.
A Portland Coastguard spokesman said they received no reports of any strange sightings, but said Chinese lanterns or meteors could be the explanation.
He said: “We have had numerous calls of sightings of lanterns in the past
” (extract from article).

South Wales Guardian “ UFO sighting shock

”  “Each ‘star’ had a reddish light and, as I looked, I could see they were all moving very slowly and silently towards the north. There was no vapour trail either.
“The lights spanned the width of the sky and were brighter than Venus. It was a lovely clear night and I’ll be very surprised if no-one else saw something.
“We live on top of a hill overlooking Ammanford and occasionally see shooting stars, but never something like this
” (extract from article).

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Cannock Chase Post.net ” Were Burntwood lights in the sky a UFO?

He said the underside of the UFOs were like the underbelly of a jellyfish in appearance. Two neighbours from across the road watched the spectacle with the family. Michael managed to catch the bright lights on his phone camera, but the pictures do not show the craft in detail ” (extract from article).

Guardian.co.uk (News Blog) ” The Northerner: The truth is out there (in Yorkshire) “…those in Lancashire might like to skip this post, apart form the extract below?)

x-files460Tickets for the Flying Saucers Have Landed conference, which is at the Spa centre on 29 and 30 October, are available at the door for £12 “ (extract from article).

Milton Keynes Citizen “ UFOs over Bletchley terrify teen

That’s the plea from 18-year-old Haley Whitehouse, who says she clearly saw five huge orange balls, travelling faster than a plane, shooting above her Mellish Court home just after 9pm ” (extract fromvery short article).

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Cryptoworld ” Another UFO filmed over London (maybe?)

It does look interesting, but I can’t believe it wasn’t seen by more people or reported to the news/media. My gut-feelings are it’s just a trick of the light or just a fake! ” (extract from article). I would have to agree.

Dorset Echo ” Dorset UFO sightings – the explanation

beltane2009 (Read-Only).jpg.display”  Around 40 lanterns were released at the annual pagan Beltane gathering at Rodden, near Langton Herring, as part of a celebration heralding the start of summer.
Organised by Weymouth-based pagans from the Dolmen Grove, the Spirit of Rebirth gathering attracted more than 200 people, many of whom put wishes in the lanterns and let them fly into the night
” (extract from article).

The Sun ” Reagan afraid of invasion by aliens

Mr Reagan, who was President from 1981 to 1989, told a pal he had seen flying saucers three times, said author Darwin Porter.
He allegedly added: “I just know it. They’ve selected some desert in the West to make their landing.”
But the ex-President’s daughter Patti Davis dismissed the claims, saying her father, who died in 2004, may have been joking
” (extract from article).

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Sunday Mercury.net ” ‘Jellyfish’ style UFO’s spotted in Lichfield, Staffordshire

A formation of seven ‘craft’ were spotted flying over Burntwood at 9.40pm. A group of six adults and a small child watched in amazement as the bright lights passed overhead in the direction of Lichfield ” (extract from article).

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The Telegraph ” John Michell

John_Michell_1399564a John Michell, who died on April 24 aged 76, was a charismatic Old Etonian mystic often championed as a counter-culture seer for his fascination with alien life, geomancy, the countryside and crop circles; his most famous book, The View Over Atlantis (1969), is arguably the most influential tome in the hippie underground movement, and is credited with placing the Somerset town of Glastonbury as the capital of the New Age ” (extract from article).

Seacoastonline.com “ Exeter UFO Festival could be out of this world

bilde On Sept. 3, 1965, Norman Muscarello rushed into the Exeter police station blown away by the hovering craft with five red flashing lights he had just witnessed. Following his report, a series of similar stories throughout the area began emerging.
This year on Sept. 5, a series of events will kick off at the very spot Muscarello shared his story, the Exeter Town Hall, as part of the first Exeter UFO Festival which will celebrate incidents in Exeter and the surrounding area
” (extract from article).

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24 The East Herts Herald ” UFO spotted in skies above Chesthunt and Essex

Spalding Today ” UFO appeal after facebook message

Local resident Wayne Brickles informed the Lincolnshire Free Press by posting a message on its new Facebook page, describing nine unidentified lights he saw speed across Patriot Close at about 9.50pm ” (extract from article).

dandare_avatar_createdEvening Star 24 ” New mystery in Suffolk skies

Bob Cousins, from Kesgrave, contacted the paper to report his sighting of what he believes were two meteors at 10.40pm Saturday night – and he wants to know if anyone else saw the mystery objects.
He said: “I saw a bright orange/yellow light, brighter than a plane light approaching from the west, heading due east. It looked odd so I got my camcorder but the battery was flat
” (extract from article).

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This is South Devon “ UFO riddle of glowing orange disc

A BRIGHT orange light in the sky above Brixham caught the eye of resident Anthony Sherwood who is confident that what he witnessed was a UFO.
He watched the illuminated ‘disc’ from his living room window in Summer Lane around 9.30pm on Saturday.
After seeing it fly in a straight line about half-a-mile above the rooftops, Anthony stood in awe as the object headed up into the skies at a 60-degree angle before vanishing into the clouds
” (extract from article).

This is Bristol ” UFO filmed in sky over Bristol ” [other articles with the same sighting will have ** by them]

This video was uploaded yesterday and shows a UFO in the sky on 10 May ” (extract fromvery short article).

mmmm…no comment… next.

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Channock Chase Post.net ” Birthday bash sparks Burntwood UFO alert

week-20-image-12-306245656A Chasetown family released ten Chinese lanterns (mini hot air balloons made from rice paper with tea lights) into the sky.
But as they rose and floated off towards Lichfield, local residents watched the strange formation of lights in awe.
Last week The Post reported how one local man believed he was seeing UFOs because of the strange shape created underneath the ‘craft’ and because there was no sound
” (extract from article).

Buxton Today ” UFO is spotted

A UFO sighting was reported to police on Thursday night.
A member of the public contacted police after they had seen orange flashing lights in the sky above New Mills.
The lights reportedly flew over his house twice at 10.25pm.
A police spokeswoman said: “He believed the lights to be too fast to be an aircraft and too quiet to be a helicopter”
” (full article post).

County Times ” UFO sightings: strange orange lights spotted over Newtown

It has since been claimed the lights were Chinese Lanterns set off from a wedding party.
However, Jackie says she is not convinced by that explanation.
She said: “There’s no way they were lanterns. They all went off in exactly the same direction, following each other
” (extract from article). I do hope this is a misquote…? evidently, never heard of the wind then??

Mail Online ” Is it a bird, a plane, or a speck of dirt? Lone UFO spotted hovering over Bristol rooftops ” **

Bristolufomay09These images of the mysterious object were taken as it apparently hovered over a residential area of Bristol.
Computer game writer Andy Hadlington, 36, spotted the blob from the window of his office in Knowle late on Sunday afternoon
” (extract from article).

15th

Cryptoworld “ Colin Andrews creates a fire storm as MOD Nick Pope withdraws official Government statement on Crop Circles and UFOs

colin-nick The actual government position and involvement, as shown by Andrews are extremely important for both the crop circles and UFO subjects and demonstrate why we need to be vigilant with the accuracy and truthfulness of statements made by governments, EVEN during this ’so called’ period of CHANGE and transparency ” (extract from article).

Stv ” More unexplained lights above north-east Scotland “[ includes video ]

The video appears to show at least six lights tracking at an altitude far lower in the sky than the lights seen the same night in the video over Fraserburgh, about 26 miles (41 kilometers) north of Ellon.
Which begs the question: Were these orange-coloured lights possibly floating lanterns set off into the sky from another part of the world?
” (extract from article).

Express Buzz ” UFO alert sounded over Bristol ” **

Andy Hadlington saw the mysterious blob silently hovering around and filmed it from the window of his office.
The mysterious grey object glided around the residential area of Knowle, Bristol, at 5.30pm on Sunday without making a sound
” (extract from article).

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Sunday Mercury ” UFO spotters are a strange bunch!

Strange bunch, UFO-spotters. They look into the sky and if they see something they don’t recognise immediately believe it must be from Mars. Dave has a simple message for them: you are talking out of Uranus ” (extract from article).

To which i respond….windturbineart.UFO is this before this paper(and others) hype’s another supposed UFO sighting again(and again);without bothering to do their research(also many people who report them,want to know what they are, but many papers jump on the ‘little green man’ bandwaggon hypothesis)….i think alot of the time the only ones talking rubbish are papers like this…go figure!

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County Times ” UFOs over Newtown: see one reader’s video clip

LAST week’s story about UFOs over Newtown prompted one reader to send in a video clip she’d taken of the strange lights zipping around Mid Wales skies.
In Friday’s County Times we revealed how Unidentified Flying Objects spotted over Newtown were possibly Chinese Lanterns. A number of Newtown residents witnessed as many as 20 orange spherical objects in the sky over the town on Saturday night
” (extract from article).

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This is Cheshire ” UFOs sighted in and around Warrington

ufo t-shirt”  On Saturday, May 9 at around 10.30pm David Horgan, from Stockton Heath, saw around 15 to 20 separate orange lights flying silently, seemingly following the Manchester Ship Canal.
While the next day, Marie Kelly-Irlam, from Lymm, was driving with her son and his girlfriend when they spotted a huge burning fireball travelling at a fast pace through the sky at around 10.20pm
” (extract from article).

20th

Berwich Today ” More sightings of UFO

MORE sightings of a possible UFO in the Berwick area earlier this month have been reported on a specialist website.
It follows a posting made on UK-UFO.co.uk and reported in the Berwick Advertiser last week about a bright orange light being seen in the skies above Tweedmouth on May 9
” (extract from article).

Uxbridge Gazette “ Cowley UFO could be a lot of hot air

A CLAIMED UFO sighting has been branded a load of hot air by Uxbridge Gazette readers.
Melody Pearce contacted the paper describing red spheres with a glowing light beneath them, which she saw from her home in Heritage Close in Cowley last Saturday
” (extract from article).

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Diss Express ” Mysterious lights in South Norfolk spotted again

south norfolkufomay09A family from The Heywood, near Winfarthing, who asked to be left anonymous, described 13 orange glowing lights rise from the distance before floating over their house and suddenly going out.
The lights were described as being at a height equivalent to a low flying airplane, but slightly bigger and noiseless and were following each other
” (extract from article).

22nd

Leamington Spa Courier “ Warwickshire UFO sightings-  could they show we are not alone ” <<< [related article has <<< after title]

warwickshireufomay09 Residents from across the district have been writing to the Courier with their strange UFO sightings following last week’s article about an unidentified object over Radford Semele ” (extract from article).

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Milton Keynes Today ” Family spark UFO scare with Lantern tribute

_avatar_created2A goodbye gesture to a much-loved grandad unwittingly sparked off a massive UFO scare for hundreds of people.
The mysterious ‘Bletchley balls’, huge glowing lights speeding across the sky, were the talk of the town for days
” (extract from article).

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Wigan Today ” Wigan man spots UFO

“It was just a white light – like a plane – but about 50 times faster. It was in my vision then out of it in literally one second, covering probably a couple of miles in distance in that time.
“I always keep my eyes to the skies but have never seen anything like that before.
“I half thought it was a shooting star at first but then I realised it was too low. I don’t know what it was”
” (extract from short article).

Liverpool Echo “ Mysterious Liverpool ‘UFO’ sighting### [related sightings will have ### after the title]

Several punters at the Greenhills pub, on Greenhill Road, Mossley Hill, described seeing bright red dots floating in the near moon-less sky between 10.30pm and 11.30pm ” (extract from article).

Buzzle.com ” Pink Floyd star David Gilmour joins fight to halt extradition to US of Hacker Gary Mckinnon

Musicians from such diverse groups as Pink Floyd and Boyzone have joined forces in a last-ditch campaign to halt the extradition to the US of north London computer hacker Gary McKinnon.
The family and friends of McKinnon, who has Asperger’s syndrome, are hoping that a campaign also supported by well-known names including Terry Waite, Boris Johnson, Sting, Lord Carlile and Jane Asher, will finally bear fruit
” (extract from article).index.php3

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Norwich Evening News 24 ” UFO mystery over Norwich ” ^^^ [related article to sighting here, has ^^^]

Engineer David Self, 56, says he saw eleven bright orange globes flying over his home in Thorpe Marriot at about 10pm on Saturday night, heading towards the coast.
He says they moved at around the speed of a plane, and took around 20 minutes to fly out of eyesight
” (extract from article).

Louth Leader ” PHOTO: UFO seen in sky near Louth

A STRANGE object was seen in the sky over North Thoresby on Saturday.
Holly Anne Lowley, 11, was playing in her garden with her brother at around 9pm when they spotted the weird sight
” (extract from article).

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Southport Visiter ” UFO pictured in skies of Southport###

A coastguard source speculated that any orange glow could be attributed to the annual Eta Aquarids meteor shower.
Liverpool-born UFO expert John Rimmer said it was a “rule of thumb” that mysterious lights in the sky generally turn out to be floating Chinese lanterns
” (extract from article).

Liverpool Echo ” Liverpool UFO mystery: dozens report mysterious lights in the night sky ###

strange-lights-pictured-in-the-skies-of-merseyside-467939218Eyewitness Jackie Hardaker of Mossley Hill said: “They were like red balls, they looked like fire and when planes went past they just dimmed.
“When I looked out again one went across Rose Lane and dropped something that looked like fire.”

Phil Daley also saw something similar from Allerton Road at the same time ” (extract from article).

Norwich Evening News 24 ” Norwich UFO mystery solved ” ^^^

But a number of readers have revealed that instead of visitors from out of space, the globes were actually flying lanterns let off from Wensum Valley Golf Club.
Tom Harwood said the lanterns on Saturday night were to celebrate the wedding of Robert and Becky Palmer
” (extract from article).

Wales Online ” Watch: Mother and daughter film UFOs above their home ” [related article will have &&& after title].

Mum Fiona, who lives in Llandaff, Cardiff, said: “It was about 10.30pm and my daughters called me to look at the object they could see in the sky.
“They were bright orange and some of them were pulsating red
” (extract from article).

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Telegraph.co.uk ” Dozens report seeing UFOs over Merseyside###

PD*29106910”  They claimed to have seen glowing orange lights moving slowly across the sky between 10.30pm and 11pm on Sunday evening.
Sightings were reported from Southport to South Liverpool, and at spots including Ainsdale, Garston and Mossley Hill
” (extract from article).

Wales Online ” City UFOs were chinese lanterns ” &&&

img_front_pg1Reader John Pascos was a guest at the wedding and said 25-30 of the lanterns had been released into the sky by guests.
Experienced UFO researcher Philip Mantle, who has written a number of books on the subject, was quick to spot the confusion.
He e-mailed the Echo to say: “I can tell you that Fiona and Myfanwy George-Veale did not film anything unusual.
“Instead they have filmed Chinese lanterns
” (extract from article).

Muswell Hill Journal 24 ” Actor stunned by cube UFO over Muswell hill

smithc28527052009.P01Actor Sam Lathem was so spooked by the appearance of a large cube-shaped “ship” with orange lights erratically making its way across the sky he sketched an image of the floating object
The 44-year-old, of Ellington Road, said: “What was really peculiar was it was a cube and had orange lights coming from underneath and it was such a close-up view
” (extract from article).

Liverpool Echo ” Liverpool UFO sightings could be hoax###

He told the ECHO: “On Sunday night I was on Sudley field on Mossley Hill and we could see these lights from half a mile away.
“We saw about 12 or so and wondered what they were.
“One blew low across the field, and so I ran across to catch it before it fell and saw it was one of those Chinese lanterns.”
It’s a theory that is backed by the experts
” (extract from article).

Leamington Spa Courier ” UFO if you want to, the lights are chinese lanterns burning ” <<<

The Coppice Road resident attended a party at Whitnash Sports and Social Club to celebrate a friend’s 65th birthday on May 2, during which between ten and 15 Chinese lanterns were released into the sky.
She said: “They were spectacular and went away up in the sky. We watched them for ages – they must have travelled a very long distance in the Radford Semele direction
” (extract from article).

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Telegraph.co.uk ” X-files hum hits cornwall

PD*22591058The irritating and unidentifiable sound, which has been reported in locations throughout the world, is driving residents in Mawnan to search for an explanation.
Now the parish council has been asked to launch an investigation to find the source.

Residents claim they are also experiencing a variety of other symptoms including headaches, anxiety, frequent nosebleeds and a loss of balance ” (extract from article).

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Fifth Annual X conference 17th – 19th April, 2009

Posted by dandare on May 3, 2009

The Fifth Annual X Conference took place, 17th to 19th April 2009:

Just some of the  Speakers present- George Noory, Edgar Mitchell,  Col John Alexander, Graham Hancock, Colin Andrews, Richard Dolan, Milton Torres and Nick Pope.

For those interested in seeing the videos from you tube, here they are below:

Part A

Part B

Part C

Part D

Part E

Does this help Ufology? are these people credible? do you believe in them? and yes Nick Pope is one of the speakers!

Related links:

CNN ” Former Astronaut: Man not alone in universe ” (posted 2oth April, 2009)

”  Mitchell, who was part of the 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission, asserted Monday that extraterrestrial life exists, and that the truth is being concealed by the U.S. and other governments.
He delivered his remarks during an appearance at the National Press Club following the conclusion of the fifth annual X-Conference, a meeting of UFO activists and researchers studying the possibility of alien life forms
” (extract from article).

Guardian ” Former Apollo Astronaut calls on US government to ‘open up’ about aliens ” (posted 22nd April)

Mitchell’s belief in the existence of aliens is well documented. In an interview with the Times in 1998, he said he is “90% sure that many of the thousands of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, recorded since the 1940s, belong to visitors from other planets “ ” (extract from article).

paradigmresearchgroup.com ” X conference 2009 Hilton Gaithersburg, MD

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UK UFO sightings [April 2009] Updated regularly

Posted by dandare on April 12, 2009

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I will try and keep this up to date, with all information from the UK.

Please check back from time to time, as this will be updated regularly…If you see something that i have missed, please contact me (thanks)…..

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

Are they eventually going to make UFOLOGY a complete joke?

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

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

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

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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.

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ComputerWorld.com ” British UFO hacker’s supporters rally at US embassy in London

At today’s rally, McKinnon’s mother, Janis Sharp, and six other demonstrators performed a rewritten version of “Chicago,” a protest song recorded nearly 40 years ago by Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young fame. Nash granted Sharp permission to modify the song’s lyrics to focus on her son’s legal plight as well as his autism ” (extract from article).

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Bournemouth Echo ” I saw a UFO over Bournemouth and i’m not crazee

DON’T accuse him of being all crazee now – but rocker Noddy Holder of Slade says he felt the noize when he had a close encounter with a UFO in Bournemouth.
The colourful star, most famous for the ubiquitous festive hit Merry Xmas Everybody, said he saw a circular flying saucer, emitting beams of light, flying over the sea while staying in the town
” (extract from article).

4th

This is Grimsby ” UFOs or a trick of the light?

SATELLITES and space stations have both been offered as explanations for strange lights seen in the sky over North East Lincolnshire.
As reported, two people independently contacted the Grimsby Telegraph about the odd occurrences which they saw in the Laceby area
” (extract from article).

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Telegraph ” UFO photographed over London

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The computer engineer was able to take one shot of the object whilst it was stationary for a few seconds. He said: “Then it moved rapidly up and above at incredible speed, a comparable speed to a fighter jet at full power, so fast that panning the camera in the direction was impossible ” ” (extract from article).

8th

BBC “ Dr Who link to UFO sighting rise ” ** (all links with 2 stars relate to same article)

Nick Pope mentions that the increase in UK sightings is partly to do with chinese lanterns becoming more popular in this country; true.

However, he then starts going way off track with comments like :

dandare_avatar_createdMr Pope, who continues his research into the phenomena of UFOs on a private basis, said he believed the revitalisation of the Doctor Who franchise had made people more open to seeing UFOs ” (extract from article).

He then states that it is being covered on Newsnight (bbc2 indepth show on the news) and the SUN (which he works at). First off, i do believe that chinese lanterns have had a large impact on UFO sightings, but Doctor Who has not….this is total rubbish.

But hang on there is more …. he mentions:

“One case that springs to mind is the recent incident at RAF St Athan when a police helicopter was apparently nearly hit by a UFO.
“Another near collision happened last year over Birmingham when the pilot had to take evasive action to avoid hitting a UFO.
“This is why their investigation is important”
” (extract from article).

I’m afraid again i have to question these sightings, that THE SUN took a particular interest in. Where are the facts, and the data for this……..They usually never seem to follow up with any more evidence, but just carry on saying its a definate UFO sighting…..or they have selective data of a sentational kind if they do follow up!

This should be retitled ” Media are the reason for UFO sightings rise

Whitehaven News ” UFO over the recre

As they were chatting, Trevor looked up and saw five orange orbs all moving in a perfect ‘W’ formulation.
“There was no explanation for it,’’ he said. “The lights were about 400-500ft in the sky, evenly spaced and there wasn’t any noise.’’ He said there wasn’t any wind and the lights were moving at speed, which could eliminate Chinese lanterns as an explanation
” (extract from article).

Shropshire Star ” Birthday boy colin scotches UFO tales ” + video.

He insisted the weird orange light reported by several people on March 10 had in fact been a Chinese sky lantern launched to celebrate his 60th birthday ” (extract from article).

Bolton News “ Lanterns shed light on UFO mystery

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”  But Marjorie McCabe, who organised a 65th birthday party for her husband Terence at their Westhoughton home has shone light on the mystery.
She was planning to round off celebrations at the party with fireworks, but after searching the internet decided to mark the occasion with Chinese paper sky lanterns instead
” (extract from article).

9th

Luton Today ” Was there a UFO above Dunton

”  One told the Chronicle: “It seemed to be a sphere containing glowing flame, orange or yellow like a sun.
“But it wasn’t a meteor or comet, it wasn’t travelling fast enough and had no tail
” (extract from article).

Chichester Observer ” Can anyone explain UFO over Chichester

”  “It was rotating on its own axis and just staying there. It was metallic silver in its appearance and looked like nothing I have ever seen.
“Everyone in the car saw it straight away and I am sure lots of other people would have seen it as well
” (extract from article).

10th

Evening Star 24 ” Man claims red orb in wood was UFO

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For 20 years Leonard Gibney has remained silent about coming face to face with what he believes was a UFO in an Ipswich wood.
But today he has plucked up the courage to come forward following a string of unusual sightings reported in The Evening Star
” (extract from article).

Daily Star ” Guess who’s causing most UFO sightings ” **

The MoD’s former UFO expert Nick Pope said: “Doctor Who and Torchwood are filmed in Cardiff, so everyone in the area has aliens on their mind.
“Doctor Who captures people’s imaginations and makes them wonder about alien life and look to the skies.
“Any strange light in the sky becomes a spaceship
” (extract from article).

Solihul News.net “ UFO mystery in Dickens Heath

STRANGE lights in the sky were spotted hovering above Dickens Heath on Saturday evening.
A group of friends, enjoying a supper party, spotted the mysterious spheres at 9.15pm. No less than four, yellow objects flew over the village before dissolving into thin air
” (extract from article).

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your canterbury.co.uk  ” UFO sightings on the increase, says MOD

Information released by the Ministry of Defence shows there have been 56 recorded sightings of UFOs over the county in the last decade, with 10 last year alone.
Examples include a report of a huge disc-shaped object “approximately 20 times the size of an aeroplane” that was spotted flying above Rainham, and a bright orange upside-down light bulb shape hovering near Ashford
” (extract from article). Old news here.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus ” UFO sightings are no joke for Denise

”  Sky-watchers in Bradford, Bingley and Keighley have contacted the Telegraph & Argus with reports of up to five red or orange orbs hovering silently in the night sky before quickly disappearing.
Denise Wilson, 52, saw them circling above her home in Moorside, Daisy Hill, Bradford, when she took her dog for a night-time stroll
” (extract from article).

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ufo-1Aberdeen Evening Express ” New UFO sighting in Aberdeen

At the end of last year the Evening Express revealed how a spate of readers came forward after spotting suspected UFOs – ball of light moving strangely in the sky.

Now Aberdeen-based expert Ian Taylor, who has studied UFOs for more than 50 years, claims there has been another sighting in Aberdeen ” (extract from article).

15th

Lancashire Telegraph ” Valley’s amazing stories inspire Helmshore film-maker

helmshoredisplay”  Chris Johnson-Standley’s latest project is based on the myths he encountered in Helmshore and the surrounding area during his school years.


These include everything from haunted submerged villages under Grane’s reservoirs, UFOs flying over and a First World War tank buried beneath a Haslingden park
” (extract from article).

Watford Observer ” Former government ‘UFO expert’ to speak in Garston

”  Nick Pope, former head of the government’s UFO research project, has leant his views on crop circles, alien abductions and other happenings to numerous television documentaries, books and lectures.
He will join four other speakers at the Into the Unknown event
” (extract from article).

16th

photo6Computer world ” Pink Floyd frontman performs on CD to back British Hacker

David Gilmour singer and guitarist for the iconic, english rock band Pink Floyd, has already recorded a song for an upcoming CD that’s now being put together to support Gary McKinnon, 43, according to Janis Sharp, McKinnon’s mother ” (extract from article).

Hamilton Advertiser “ Teacher spots UFO in sky over Hamilton

Penny Martin (52), of Little Earnock, spotted an unusual object in the sky on Saturday night about 10.15pm.
Penny described an orange-yellow object floating motionless above the houses near her home.
She said: “It was shaped rather like a balloon and in the centre there was a flickering light rather like a candle effect. To begin with I thought it was just a balloon
” (extract from article).

17th

ufo-online-undergroundAyrshire Post “ Alloway UFOs identified

“We were surprised at how high they flew and how far they drifted.
“We actually commented that anyone seeing them and not knowing what they were could be forgiven for thinking they were UFOs.”
Brig o’ Doon Hotel has confirmed that sky lanterns were released as part of a celebration at the hotel on the Saturday night when our readers spotted orange lights in the sky
” (extract from article).

Burnley Express ” UFO mystery over Pendle

”  Luke Robinson was one of a group of eight who stayed in the Marsden Park area. He said: “At about 1- 46 a.m. I noticed a bright yellow light in the sky across the field, like the sun was rising but obviously it wasn’t, at that early hour, though it was as bright ” (extract from article).

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Sunday Mercury.net ” Truth is out there… in our wacky parish

Recently released Ministry of Defence documents have rubbished many of the UFO sightings attributed to our parish in the late 70s and early 80s ” (extract from article).

News & Star ” Is this a UFO over Carlisle? ” + link to video.

One said it moved in a straight line before suddenly changing direction. It was then spotted about five minutes later and did exactly the same before disappearing at speed ” (extract from short article).

20th

Sutton Guardian ” UFOs spotted over North Cheam

northcheamapril09pgdisplay”  Robert Rosamond, chairman of the British UFO Research Organisation, said photographic evidence needed to be examined to establish whether there was a misidentification.
At this stage, he said, the lights could be anything from a balloon to a “tangerine being thrown in the air”
” (extract from article).

Shropshire Star ” More strange lights spotted in the skies

”  One woman spotted what she called a “huge ball of white light” heading towards the ground in Broseley Wood yesterday at about 11pm.
And Louise Butcher saw a light about the size of “a cluster of stars” moving across the sky over Church Stretton at the beginning of April
” (extract from article).

The Shuttle ” Orange light in sky – more sightings

_avatar_createdWe made an appeal for information last week after John Shellis, of Birmingham Road, Blakedown, said he saw a light that looked like “a large ball” moving “quite low in the sky” at about 12.30am on Sunday, April 12 ” (extract from article).

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Salford Star ” UFO spotted over Salford Precinct

precintufo081 On Tuesday night a UFO was seen blazing over Salford Precinct at around 10pm.  Eye witness, Rachel, has described it as “a bright orange light, like a fire ball moving at a steady space. It was really weird” ” (extract from short article).

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Louth Leader ” Did Eurofighter scare away aliens?

In the sky looking over towards the A16 we saw three very bright lamps in the very clear sky, they were in an equally spaced formation.
As we watched a Euro-fighter came from nowhere heading towards the lamps, and they just vanished into proverbial thin air
” (extract from short article).

Strathspey & Badenoch Herald ” Nethy man spots UFO

He recalled: “I live on the western outskirts of Nethy Bridge and last Tuesday night, at about 9.45pm, I went out into the garden to the car.
“Immediately I noticed a brilliant light approaching, quite low from the east as if about to pass over the village. It was shimmering orange in colour with a deeper red glow in it also.
“It then stopped, I would guess at only about 300 feet and stayed motionless with no noise just over the edge of Abernethy Forest
” (extract from article).

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Isle Of Wight County Press Online “ Did you see these UFOs ?

She said at 11.10pm on Saturday the police spotter plane, circling the south of the town, was involved in a low-altitude ‘near miss’ with three other craft ” (extract from article). However, the police suggest otherwise.

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Watford Observer “ UFO sighting in Kings Langley?

He said: “I was with my girlfriend. We saw about 15 to 20 bright lights in the sky. They then started to disappear one by one. We don’t have a clue what they were” ” (extract from article).

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Lancashire Evening Post ” Teenager takes video footage of UFO

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An 18-year-old has filmed on his mobile phone an odd-shaped oibject floating in the sky above Lancashire ” (extract from article).

Mid Sussex Times ” Two UFOs spotted in Haywards Heath

TWO UFO sightings were reported in the Haywards Heath area at the weekend.
Witness Alison King said she spotted a circular object at 11.20pm on Sunday between the town and Cuckfield
..[.]…On the previous evening at 10.25pm, Chris Turner reported seeing a disc-shaped object in nearby Lindfield ” (extracts from article).

Daventry Today ” UFO sighting in Welton? ” (very short article)

Karl Taylor, 15, of Churchill Road said he saw a black object floating above Welton on Saturday night (April 25) at around 9.45pm ” (extract from article).

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Chester Chronicle ” Orange UFO spotted above Chester Skies

12597678Canadian Marty Wilbur, 29, who lives in Hush House, next to The Chronicle office, was on his mobile to a friend back home when he noticed a pulsating orange light rising up in front of him to the east of the city at 9.02pm on Sunday.
Quick-thinking Marty filmed the mysterious orange glow as it tracked northwards then disappeared out of sight, possibly behind a cloud
” (extract from article).

Lochaber News ” Mystery lights spark UFO alert

Mysterious white lights have been seen above the Fort William area at around the same time it emerged that glowing orange and yellow lights in the sky were reported around Inverness ” (extract from article).

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World UFO Update [March] updated regularly

Posted by dandare on March 28, 2009

Welcome to World UFO Updates

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[pic could also be entitled ...oh no late with world UFO update again...EEK!!!]

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 .

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The Michigan Daily ” Will Grundler: Zac Efron in space ” mmm… no comment.

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The Hollywood Reporter.com ” Commentary: Race UFO story not alien to Roswell native

andy-fickman_341x182 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

map1-350Two 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).

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ufo digest.com ” Roswell Fireman Confesses – it was a flying saucer!

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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).

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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).

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Nevada Appeal.com ” Nearly 1,000 UFO hunters gather for annual meeting

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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

parksville-beach-ufoWhen 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 ?

race-to-witch-mountain2009 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).

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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?

zadar-ufo-2009 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

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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).

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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).

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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

pentagon-blimpThe 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).

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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 .

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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).

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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).

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Inventorspot.com “ Morristown UFO: Close Encounter of the Jersey kind? ” (unsure of exact date of posting)

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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 “.

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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.

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Times Of Malta ” What’s the mysterious light in the sky ?

ufo-malta2009orvenusAccording 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).

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Mirro.co.uk ” ET found on google street view ” [or not?]

e-t-on-streetview-pic-caters-image-1-992552436Next 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

doc49c9c77fd52be237541343A 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).

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Asia One News “ UFOs still electric hot

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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

20090326__st0327stboom01_300They 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).

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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).

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New York Times ” Space shuttle lands in Florida

29shuttle600The 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).

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SF Gate ” Country star Merle Haggard stands tall ” in this article, there is a reference to UFOs:

dd-merle29_ph6_0499930935_tHe 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).

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World UFO Update [February 2009] ….

Posted by dandare on March 2, 2009

Welcome to World UFO Update……

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Whats happened around the UFO world, in February 2009 (mainly articles that have caught my eye).

Firstly   ….I apologize, as yet again, i am behind on the World UFO updates for Feb 2009….i will try and catch up within the next couple of days….so please come back and check for full february listings at a later date…thanks.

JAN-FEB 2009 …. Fatemag.com  ”  ” The UFO mystery caller” BY James O’Brien

An Amesbury, Massachusetts, man and his 19-year-old nephew watched a silver, metallic disk cross the skies over Interstate 95 in Byfield, Massachusetts, on a clear morning in June. As it passed over the man’s car, the object changed shape and then disappeared ” (extract from article).

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PilotOnline.com ” EXPERT: Portsmouth key fob problem likely will remain mystery

Miller wondered whether the Navy might have jammed frequencies in Portsmouth. “Your guess is as good as mine,” he said. Readers who commented on the story at PilotOnline.com blamed everything from the military to UFOs to a local politician.
David Carter of Ocean View, a contractor who was working last Monday morning at the naval shipyard, said his key fob stopped working in the shipyard
” (extract from article). Definately a different type of problem to the normal incidents; does the Navy hold the key to this mystery.

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alienssgothamist.com ” Mysterious northern lights spotted over NYC last Night

I saw something weird in the sky last night, and a bunch of other people did, too.

Disclaimer: I am NOT a U.F.O. person, nor do I think that’s what I saw. I’m just very curious to figure out what exactly it was. I’m sure there’s a scientific explanation of some kind ” (extract from article).

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Northern Territory News ” Territory UFOs on 20 year round trip

A TERRITORY woman says strange lights spotted flying over Borroloola late last year had also been seen in the area 20 years ago.
Robyn Doddrell, 55, who now lives in Humpty Doo, was living and working in Borroloola in February 1989 when she said the bright orange lights descended on the town
” (extract from article).

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BCLocalNewscom ” Aliens among us? George Noory talks UFOs

Noory hosts Coast to Coast AM, one of the most popular syndicated radio shows in North America, heard on over 500 stations. His topics are the unexplained and the paranormal, from crop circles to Bigfoot theories to UFO sightings ” (extract from article).

BCLocalNews.com ” UFO sightings: I believe there is life out there ” (with video).

book_signing_008HuntingtonNews.net ” BOOK NOTES: Author and ‘Ufologist’ Kyle Lovern reports increased UFO sightings across Tri-state since his book was published

Williamson-based author Kyle Lovern notes that he has been getting “an astonishing number” of “fresh phone calls” from people claiming to see unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and alien findings since last fall’s release of his book “Appalachian Case Study: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters and Unexplained Phenomena” ” (extract from article).

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greek-planeUFO Digest.com ” Amazing UFO incident involving Greek Air Force and Airplane “……….. other references to the same incident will be labelled with [B].

I will need to read up on all the facts, before being able to comment on this incident (will probably do a blog post on this at a later date).

A remarkable UFO incident that occurred in the skies over Athens over a year ago but was kept secret by the Greek Aviation Authority and the Greek Air Force has recently come to light and is receiving extensive media coverage in Greece ” (extract from article).

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The Sun ” Amazing UFO spot file leaked[B]

The report says the captain of Olympic Airways flight 266 from Athens to London spotted an extremely unusual object moving erratically to the west of Athens.
The object was star-like in appearance however much brighter and larger with a constantly shifting shape.
Meanwhile the captains of Olympic Airways flights 730 to Kos and 700 to Rhodes reported the SAME THING
” (extract from article).

gogreece.com “ Weird Greece – A UFO in Greece ” …..  [B]

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The Sun ” Little Greek men[B]

” The stunned captain reported seeing the weird, brightly-lit object after taking off from the Greek capital.
He radioed the control tower to ask if there was another plane close by
” (extract from article).

menu-canadas-ufos-the-search-for-the-unknown-library-and-archives-canada_1234980731703Daily Star ” Cover up as 3 pilots see UFO[B]

UFO fever has gripped Europe after an “alien craft” was seen by three airline pilots and military crew.
Experts believe the three-hour sighting is one of the most credible ever recorded.


Greek authorities have now been accused of trying to “hush up” the close encounter
” (extract from article).

Telegraph.co.uk ” Fighter jet scrambled after UFO follows plane from Athens[B]

Two fighter jets were sent to investigate the sighting over the Greek capital in November 2007 but the object shot up into the sky and vanished before they could get a clear view ” (extract from article).

UPI.com ” Kansas photo raises UFO questions [A]

” The object came out of the clouds really fast. It sounded kind of like a jet but much, much softer and had a whirling sound with it,” the man said. “I only got off one shot because it was really close before I realized it was something different. It went back upward, much like a jet, and was gone” ” (extract from article). I do not usually comment on many of these posts/articles (leaving it up to you to decide) , but in this case i’m going to make an exception; the photo is quite clearly a bird (possibly a crow), that has blurring in the act of taking the photo. Of course you can disagree with me if you like? other articles referring to the same sighting i will refer to with an [ A ]

kansascity.com ” Odd object photographed in skies near Wichita ” (short article) [A]

DE Void ” UFO chaser to Obama: Open the books

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Chicago News Bench ” Updated x2: UFO fleet over Chicago ? Feb 8, 2009

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Kane County Chronicle ” A UFO in Geneva ” (short article). In the comments, it is suggested that what they saw was Venus.

Chicago News Bench “ Chicago UFO mystery solved ” and the updated readers reaction to this can be seen here .

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De Void ” Free at last

Earl Fulford was one of many who went public two years ago, in a book called “Witness to Roswell” by Don Schmitt and Thomas Carey. He was stationed at Roswell Army Air Field in 1947 when he was ordered into the so-called UFO debris field for cleanup detail ” (extract from article).

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alienNew Scientist ” Alien hunt is too exciting to ignore

It sometimes seems that for the past 30 years NASA and other agencies have gone out of their way to make space exploration seem as dull as possible. It should take the opportunity to turn the tables while it still has a budget ” (extract from article).

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Metro News ” A paranormal pilgrimage to the Hoia- Baciu Forest

metro-2009Dubbed the Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania, theforest first gained international attention in 1968, when biologist Alexandru Sift captured a photo of what’s said to be a disc-shaped UFO. Since then, UFOs, apparitions, abnormalities on photos, nocturnal lights and other unusual things have been regularly reported in the area ” (extract from article).

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columbian.com ” Object in sky has observer stumped

Experts don’t believe what Kent saw was a UFO either, but said it’s likely space debris or a fireball, otherwise known as a brighter-than-normal meteor. The National Weather Service didn’t have reports of anyone else seeing the object ” (extract from article).

lufkindailynews09LufkinDailyNews.com “ Man claims he saw strange object in sky over LP mill

Gardner described the flying object as a large white circle with a ball on the top and a white light shining onto the ground. At first, jets could be seen flying across the sky before the object appeared, but Gardner quickly realized what he was looking at was no jet ” (extract from article).

NJ.com ” Jersey journal front and back page news for 19th Feb, 2009 ” (short post).njcomfeb09

The UFO that crashed into the roof of a Jersey City moving company was a part from a mulching machine that was being operated 1,000 yards away ” (extract from article).

The Charlotte Post “ ET, phone home?

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Independent.ie  ” We are in the grip of an alien invasion, and i don’t mean the ones from Albania ” [ mentions UFO sightings are up, and gives examples; for instance from Greece, Lincolnshire + Texas. It also gives examples from Ireland].

The parallels between belief in UFOs and belief in religion are innumerable and obvious — people see or experience something which defies instant explanation and they immediately assume it fits into their belief system. And, like religion, there is no shortage of shysters out there ready and willing to relieve stupid people of their money ” (extract from article).

The Star.com “ Venus puts on brilliant performance

Venus, which is the brightest celestial body after the sun and moon, is most often mistaken for a UFO.
But Venus doesn’t move or emit colours, Poirier said. “It’s the atmosphere playing all kinds of tricks on light and it causes Venus to look as if it’s shifted or changed colour”
” (extract from article).

Daily Record.com ” Red lights not a joke

Authorities are no longer laughing at the “mysterious” red lights above Morris County. The lights, which could be flares attached to balloons, have appeared periodically all winter. The most recent sighting was Tuesday night where the lights caused some drivers to stop their cars on Route 80 to get a better look.
The idea behind the lights is to simulate UFO sightings. Those with experience in this craft have told the Daily Record that the pranks are fairly common and that they work
” (extract from article).

ufo-over-dubrovnik09Javno.com ” UFO spotted over Dubrovnik?

It is unusual that the same appearance was recorded in two consecutive photographs”

If it`s not UFO, the phenomenon is absolutely strange and interesting – Ogresta told the Dubrovacki list paper ” (extract from article).

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Times Online ” Into space with camcorder – Kepler prepares to find ET’s home

On board the spacecraft, intended to be launched on March 5, will be the biggest camera ever put into space with an aperture a metre wide and a capacity of 95 million pixels to record what it sees, using the same technology that makes digital photography and home camcorders possible. Whereas ordinary cameras have detectors the size of a thumbnail, the ones used in Kepler are a square foot ” (extract from article).

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The National “ Dodging debris at 700km

According to Nasa’s space debris information webpage, roughly 17,000 pieces of debris larger than 10cm orbit the Earth, and more than 200,000 pieces are believed to exist. However, there are probably more than “tens of millions” of particles smaller than 1cm in diameter which cannot be tracked.
Richard Crowther, a British space junk expert, said the resulting orbital debris would be flying around at about 750km to 800km above Earth
” (extract from article).

NECN ” Unusual light shines in Arizona’s night sky ” (including video).vlcsnap-842578

A Scottsdale resident reported seeing a light hovering over the city that could not be identified. One local astronomer said the most likely culprit is the Comet Lulin which can be seen from earth right now.
However, that comet is supposed to seen in the eastern sky. Saturday’s object was seen in the west
” (extract from article).


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The National ” Aliens? Great balls of fire

Are aliens from another planet planning to settle in Argentina? The last few weeks have seen a flurry of reports in the area of what certainly seem like UFOs – that is, flying objects of an unidentified nature. Whether they are piloted by extraterrestrials is, however, quite a different matter ” (extract from article).

The Australian “ Believers demand CIA data on UFOs

High on the agenda at the 2009 International UFO Congress opening in Laughlin, Nevada, overnight will be the prospects for a breakthrough in a long and mostly frustrated quest to persuade the US Government to come clean about the CIA’s supposed contacts with extraterrestrial life over the past 50 years ” (extract from article).

Space.com ” Natural Explanation Found for UFOs

sprite-ufoTriangulation techniques have also allowed the researchers to calculate the dimensions of the sprites.
“The candles in the sprites are up to 15 miles high, with the cluster of candles 45 miles wide — it looks like a huge birthday celebration!” Price said
” (extract from article). I have an open mind, and it is good to add this as a possible explanation, but to say that its the be all and end all, is definately not true.

However, it must be said, unfortunately Space.com are writing from a biased point of view i’m afraid.

A similar article appears in EurekAlert (plus many other media outlets…too many to link here;many the same article repeated) ” A sprightly explanation for UFO sightings “.

Globe & Mail.com ” Former defence minister says UFO proof irrefutable

Hellyer believes, absolutely, that it is more “irrefutable” proof – even though he himself has yet to see a UFO no matter how often he looks up in the hopes of catching a glimpse of something unknown, perhaps unknowable.
“I haven’t seen the Taj Mahal, either,” says Hellyer.
“But I know it exists
” (extract from article). I hasten to add that he has a new book out soon, part of it is about UFOs.

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Russia – IC.com ” A monument to UFO to be set up in Samara

The sculpture consisting of a “flying saucer” two “aliens” and two “space trees” will be constructed under control of the Samara’s authorities and occupy the area of 835 square meters ” (extract from article).

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Examiner.com ” UFO shot straight up near Urbana, Ill

After a few shots, I turned to get back into my truck and something very very bright caught my attention out of the corner of my eye, so I turned and looked. I saw a round, oval white light in the field where I had just taken a picture ” (extract from article).

Daily Times.com ” Flying saucer spotted on Google earth

google-ufoThey followed the coordinates given by the satellite pictures, and found an abandoned water facility in woodland on the edge of a field ” (extract from article).

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Courant.com “ Steps from the Turnpike, Nature with a viewsteps-from-the-turnpike-nature-with-a-view-courantcom_1236109756445

According to a history of the trail produced by the town’s parks and recreation department, there were numerous reports of UFOs over Cedar Mountain during the summer of 1965 and the fall of 1966.

Everyone who saw the objects reported the UFOs moving very slowly or bobbing up and down. A college professor eventually attributed the UFOs to lunardust, a theory at least some people doubted ” (extract from article).

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