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

Posted by dandare on December 7, 2012

Fethiye

Fethiye (Photo credit: kcsarioglu)

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

August 13th UPDATE

Thanks to Alan Barrett for sending in 2 photos….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Alien UFO in Turkey? or just cold Turkey!

Posted by dandare on October 25, 2008

My attention has been led to the UFO footage in Turkey…. I must point out that this is old news, and has been on you tube,ect for a while. But yes i’m afraid its my friends,  at “The Sun” who are behind the start of this media hype again……

In ” Flying saucer filmed in Turkey ” (posted 21st October, 2008 ).

The shots were captured by night guard Yalcin Yalman in a compound in Turkey earlier this year….[.]…The 42-year-old and a number of residents claim the UFOs were spotted over a four month period between May and September near the compound in Istanbul…[.]…The clips were handed to the Sirius UFO Space Science Research Centre in Turkey……[.]….”After conducting all of the analysis we came to the conclusion that this video footage is 100 per cent genuine “ ” (extracts from article).

What i have a problem with,  is that there is no real details, on what type of analysis was made, and who conducted the analysis. Anyway, soon other media circles started picking up on this as well.

A good article can be seen written by Digital journal ” Turkey UFO pics – sudden interest in UFOs by media, or more hype from tabloid trash ? ”  It makes some very valid points  

We do not have:

Corroboration from an independent source
Any official data, radar, or other information
Anything but this video

We do have:

Some reason to believe The Sun isn’t an irrefutable source of information.
A certain skepticism that mainstream media, which has been shamelessly attacking UFO witnesses for decades, is suddenly among the believers.

The ability to take better pictures with a cardboard box with a hole in it .
Readers of The Sun don’t seem to impressed, either. There’s a UFO expert who seems to be convinced, but that’s not quite court standard evidence, either.
The sick thing about this is that nobody believes any official sources any more. 60 years of denial of honest reports from people like Air Force pilots, as well as the public, has just convinced people that the officials doth protest too much. There’s not even the expectation of honesty.
Unless someone comes up with something a lot better than this, I’d say we can assume that mainstream media is just living up to its heavy responsibility of providing more bull for the world.
I guess if credibility isn’t an issue, it’s not a problem for journalists, either
” (rather large extract from article).

I could not have put it better than this….. so unless proved otherwise, i’m afraid this is cold turkey/a hoax.

Just one more thing to add and its important, about Haktan Akdogan, and it is some background information; it was written by the Asia Times in 2007 ” Close encounters of the Turkish kind

Haktan Akdogan of Sirius seems to be a recurring figure in Turkish UFO lore commenting freely on each event and insisting on the importance of Turkey to alien life. His motives however may not just be scientific, he is also the owner of the Istanbul UFO museum that opened in 2002 (commercially riding on the back of these multiple UFO events) and any extra interest in aliens will also encourage customers to his museum. He also runs the museum as a fairly successful franchise with three others in Turkey (Istanbul, Denizli and Goreme in Cappadocia) and his website http://www.siriusufo.org advertises for further partners to open other UFO museums.It is his intention to open UFO museums all over Turkey to “further the knowledge of the Turkish people and to attract tourists”. His organization provides all the necessary materials and installations so each museum is a de facto copy of the first. Whether they are lucrative or not is not mentioned but when the Goreme museum opened in 2006 Hurriyet newspaper reported that they had 5,000 visitors in one month alone. Apparently it was especially popular with the Japanese ” (large extract from article).

Some OTHER MEDIA REFERNCES:

News.com ” Bizarre pictures ‘ most important UFO images ever’

Sky news ” Is the truth really out there

Herald Sun ” Video shows UFO, aliens flying over Turkey

National Ledger ” UFO video: stunning tape on heels of UFO shoot down

Previous Turkish UFO sightings on UFO Online can be seen here

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UFO Update

Posted by dandare on November 25, 2007

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Greetings to this weeks update………The website Unexplained Mysteries has a nice article on “Defining Ufos in Turkey” (posted 23rd november,2007). It mentions that the recent ufo sightings in november, where covered by the major newspapers; it also goes into a brief dialogue about past Turkish sightings. Also, mentioned in todayszaman.com, (posted 23rd november,2007) is “defining unidentified flying objects in turkey“.

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In thisishertfordshire.co.uk ,”the Mystery lights explained” (posted 22nd november,2007)….. and you’ve guessed it, the cause put out by the paper is lanterns.

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Similarly, the Copenhagen Post mentions that a ufo sighting, was also lanterns in “UFOS: the truth was out there” (posted 21st november,2007).

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In thisisgloucestershire.co.uk “Silent lights are a Ufo puzzle” (posted 22nd november,2007)…the witness mentions seeing a bright red light moving across the sky, followed by others.

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ripleyandheanornews.co.uk has “UFO sightings over the town ” with “unexplained orange lights sighted for a second time over Ripley” (posted 20th november,2007).

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The American Chronicle has a piece on “Desire to Debunk” (posted 23rd november,2007).

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In thepilot.com “Teens Report spotting ufo” (not sure when posted but within the last week), in which they report that “it was fizzling, falling like it was on fire”. However, at the time of the sighting, the leonid meoteor showers had reached their peak, which could be easily seen with the naked eye.

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From chichester.co.uk, “RAF did send fighters up” (posted 21st november,2007); the sighting was actually observed on the 4th october, 2007 over Felpham seafront, “….with unofficial confirmation from the Ministry of Defence that two RAF planes were sent up to investigate the phenomenon”. They were shaped like two round football shaped objects, that changed into “multi-faceted diamond shaped discs”; they observed that RAF fighter planes were soon in the area ten minutes later.

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 At the tpmcafe.com “More young people believe in UFOs than read a daily newspaper” (posted 19th november,2007). 

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In the canadian national newspaper, “Gnostics reveal why christians deny UFOs and extraterrestrials contacts with humanity” (posted 19th november,2007).

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In inexplicata.blogspot.com, “Argentina: UFO in SE Buenos Aires Province” (posted 22nd november,2007). This took place on 18th november,2007, when fishermen saw a “powerful light aimed at the windshield of the vehicle”, and used a cellphone to take video; however, it is of poor quality due to it being nighttime and pitch black.

Other news of interest:

UFO sightings reports” at about.com

Cool tool: Emblems from the Pentagon’s black world

Do black budget trillions support a secret american space program?” Earthfiles.com

Exopolitics: Discipline of choice for public policy issues concerning extraterrestrial life” ufodigest.com

***(new feature) recommended website of the week:

blackholesandastrostuff     for a wealth of knowledge on the topic, an excellent site well worth a visit. 

Projects in the pipeline:

A look at uk ufo sightings  in 2007 + ufo sightings around omaha (a history of).

 These will be out within the the next month or so…. if there is anything you would like me to look into, please put your suggestions below in the comments.  

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UFO’s in Turkey?

Posted by dandare on July 31, 2007

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I’m not sure what is going on in Turkey but i did see this in june 2007…..from the daily HÜRRİYET (turkish media)……..

“The man who saw seven UFOs within a day

Ayhan Hacısalihoğlu, 43-year-old Mediterranean branch sales manager of ECA Elmor company, saw seven unidentified flying objects in the sky on June 11 at 11:30 p.m. while sitting in the balcony of his home in Antalya, wrote the daily Hürriyet yesterday.

Hacısalihoğlu recorded the objects with his camera for five and a half minutes and showed the footage to Hasan Uğur Epirden, the chairman of Sirius UFO Research Center in Antalya, a tourist city in the western Mediterranean.

Selahattin Kurt, the deputy manager responsible for the air traffic in Antalya airport, said that 23 unidentified flying objects had been seen on the night of May 31. However, none of them were picked up by the radar installation”.

“The records are reviewed over and over again and we have determined that the flying objects in the records are ‘space objects’,” experts at the airport wrote in the reports of June 11 air records. Hacısalihoğlu asked $100,000 for his footage, read the daily yesterday….”

Of course, i would like to know what they refer as “space objects”..is this meoteorites,ect. or possibly the way it has been translated (from turkish to english)…..and whether this is being disputed.

Also in june, 2007 UFO sightings at Didim (see here for article)…. there have also been rumours of a possible ufo fleet sighting recently, but i cannot find any news on this…. 

Previously for 2007, the only other reference i can see was from …..

The Sabah Newspaper (an English speaking Turkish newspaper), of Istanbul, Turkey, on January 4, 2007 mentioned.

People Claim Seeing A UFO In Istanbul

Mysterious lights seen in Istanbul skies have baffled people on Wednesday night. Witnesses have claimed that the lights were coming from a UFO.

In Bahcelievler district of Yenibosna, Istanbul, people have called news agencies on Wednesday night and reported unidentified white lights flying in the sky. According to the eye witnesses, the flying object was revolving around itself and was dazzling.

Update: 2nd August, 2007

UFO-Melting-Pot: “in the area surrounding the princes island 25-30 ufos spotted. video recordings exist.” Please see here for information. Information from http://unconventionalindividualist.wordpress.com/ thanks for this :) 

Update 4th August

“A bright sun coloured UFO, swift, noiseless and melon-shaped, swerves in the sky at speed then flys toward the sea and on into the horizon, Turkey, 9.30pm, Saturday 1st July”.
An account of a ufo sighting, is recounted here (thanks to RealUFO.co.uk).

August 10th Update

Not sure of the validity of this video from you tube, but here it is….

August 13th UPDATE

Thanks to Alan Barrett for sending in 2 photos….

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

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

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

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Strange lights spotted over Didim, Turkey

Posted by dandare on July 3, 2007

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Several witnesses saw lights in the sky over didim…..

colour: yellowish     shape: melon shaped      spotters: guards at the Police Academy (Yesilkent) and people from the Ark cafe bar (hunters valley).

Time: 9.30pm, last saturday

see here for article on this, with witness accounts.

Will update if/when any more details are forthcoming…. of course, the theory of what it was is hard to tell, although the usual hoax suspects cannot be ruled out, i’m afraid. 

UPDATE 28th july 2007

The matter of the Didum ufo sighting (Voices Newspaper) has moved on again…..

It mentions that “The intrigue has been added further by a Voices reader who emailed us in the wake of the strange lights.
Ms Gill Peck, who lives in Yeşilkent, said she had first seen the strange lights two weeks ago. She said: “Three of us were sitting on the patio at about 10.30pm, when a huge bright orange light came into view.
“It looked like there was a flame in the middle of the light. It passed over at great speed. It, or a second light, came over again on the same trajectory about a half an hour later. Both of these phenomena were completely silent.”
She added that she then saw the strange lights whipping over Yeşilkent the next night.
She added: “Four of us were sitting on the patio when we saw a similar sight the other evening. This time the light was even lower in the sky.
“The only way I can describe it is, that it was almost a pentagonal shape with a slightly curved top. The “flame” inside was really bright. This was also completely silent and travelling at great speed.”
She said: “Logical explanation or not, it was certainly like nothing any of us have ever seen before.”   

The full article can be seen here .

I cannot draw any conclusions from all this as i have seen no videos, photos or detailed reports on this…. all i have available is what i have put on this site.

I have also just heard of a possible mass sighting, around Istanbul? but i cannot get any more information… at the moment (will post another article if this becomes available).

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