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Britain’s Closest Encounters – Berwyn Mountain Mystery 1 of 3 – YouTube

Posted by dandare on April 30, 2013

Interesting series about the Berwyn incident (1974) gives various theories as to what this was……this is part 1 of 3.

Britain’s Closest Encounters – Berwyn Mountain Mystery 1 of 3 – YouTube. from ufohunter.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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The UFO sighting that convinced a Government minister – Telegraph

Posted by dandare on April 19, 2013

was nicknamed 'saucer sam'

It is one of the most tantalising ever official accounts of an encounter with a UFO – deemed so credible it even convinced the government minister who investigated it.

Now, for the first time, the sighting of a flying saucer by an RAF fighter pilot and the subsequent high level inquiry it prompted can be revealed.

The sighting occurred in 30 July 1952, when Flight Sergeant Roland Hughes was on a training flight over West Germany in a de Havilland Vampire FB9.

via The UFO sighting that convinced a Government minister – Telegraph.

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MOD UFO files [part two of Three]

Posted by dandare on April 7, 2013

Secretfile

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

National Archives File 1 (released may 2008)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nationl Archives File 2 (released October 2008)

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

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

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

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

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

MoD releases UFO sighting files (BBC 20 October 2008)

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

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

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

Another relates to a sighting over nearby Glenavy in 1989.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Archives File 3 (released march 2009)

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

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

MoD took UFO sighting seriously (22nd March 2009)

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

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

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

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

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

National Archives File 4 (released August 2009)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Archives File 5 (released February 2010)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Archives File 6 (released August 2010)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr Murphy promoted his favourite theory, but questions remained.

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

National Archives File 7 (released March 2011)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Archives File 8 (released August 2011)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Main Building—The Headquarters of the Ministry...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Archives File 9 (released July 2012)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chelsea FC sighting

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other references to the MOD files

2008

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

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

Metro Revealed: The British X-files

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

Reuters “Green aliens, ufos said to visit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CBC News ” Britain releases latest batch of UFO files 

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

The Guardian  ” Odd, intriguing and alarming UFO files released 

2009

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

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

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

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

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

2010

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

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

from sky news 18th feb 2010

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

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

More British X-Files Released! (Fortean Times)

Thge national Archives have an article (August 2010) here

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

Churchill demanded UFO briefing: secret files (ABC news)

2011

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

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

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

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

Government releases UFO sighting and policy files (Reuters)

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

UFO sightings caught on film (the telegraph)

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

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

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

2012

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

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

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

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

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MOD UFO files [part one of Three]

Posted by dandare on April 1, 2013

The National Archives, Kew, London.

The National Archives, Kew, London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is a wealth of information out there on the UFO Files from the MOD, some good and some less so, including videos,audio and great articles on them. I have decided to put them into three part’s.

There were ten batches of files released to the public by the MOD.

David Clarke has a wealth of information on his site

UFO File Release 2008

National Archives UFO Files #1

The first release covers UFO reports, policy and public correspondence between 1978 and 1987. Four of the eight files originate with the MoD Air Staff secretariats DS8 and Sec(AS). These have become well known to UFO researchers and the media as the MoD’s ‘UFO desk’. (released may 2008)

National Archives UFO Files #2

On 20 October 2008 the UK National Archives opened a second collection of UFO files covering seven years of sightings reported to the Ministry of Defence. Covering the years 1986 through to 1992 this tranche contains some 4,500 pages of material, spread across 19 separate files. (released october 2008).

National Archives UFO Files #3

This tranche consists of seven files containing more than 2,000 pages of material. Six of the files contain UFO reports copied to the MoD’s secretive Defence Intelligence branch DI55, between November 1987 and April 1993. During this period 1200 individual sightings were reported to the authorities.(released march 2009).

National Archives UFO files #4

Well, the collection includes a hefty correspondence file (DEFE 24/1970) containing letters to MoD from MPs and a number of well-known UFOlogists between 1985 and 1995. There are complete dossiers on classic cases such as Rendlesham, the ‘Cosford incident’ and the Belgian UFO flap, along with six whole files packed with UFO sighting reports.(released August 2009).

National Archives UFO files #5

There are 24 files in this tranche containing more than 6,000 pages of documents spanning 1994-2000. The correspondence files span the period 1994-99 and the UFO report files begin in August 1996 and end in September 2000. (released February 2010).

National Archives UFO files #6

The release includes 18 files containing 5000 pages of correspondence and Parliamentary briefings created by the Ministry of Defence between 1995 and 2000. The documents provide a unique historical snapshot of the extraordinary beliefs, legends and rumours that were held and spread by UFOlogists around the time of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the subject in 1997. (released August 2010).

ufo file release august 2010

National Archives UFO files #7

A number of papers in this tranche of files reveal the MoD destroyed whole collections of UFO files as recently as 1990 for reasons they could not explain  They were reluctant to publicly admit they had destroyed files as they feared this might add fuel to allegations they were involved in a cover-up. They were right! (released march 2011).

ufo file released march 2011

National Archives UFO Files #8

On 11 August 2011 The National Archives opened 34 formerly secret Ministry of Defence UFO files…..[..].. In my opinion these papers provide the most detailed and revealing insight into British government UFO policy in the decade before the closure of the MoD’s UFO desk in 2009. (released August 2011).

National Archives UFO Files #9 

The ninth collection of UFO files were released by the UK Government on 12 July 2012….[..].Possibly the most revealing document was written by the last incumbent of the MoD’s UFO desk, and can be found at the end of UFO policy file DEFE 24/2087/1, p5-7. (released July 2012).

National Archives UFO files #10

This fully revised and expanded edition is the first comprehensive history of the MoD’s UFO investigation unit.  Although official investigations began in the 1950s when Winston Churchill demanded to know ‘the truth’ about UFOs, this book reveals official interest stretched back to before the First World War. (released September 2012).

The video can be seen here

I start with the references to David Clarke, mainly because without him, the files probably would not have been released.

The Clarke references above link to the National Archives, and you will now have to pay to download them.[in part 3 i will try and indicate were they can be downloaded for free on the internet-hopefully i can find them all].

Definately worth a look, as it describes all that are in the files and is a wealth of information.

In Part 2, i will be putting up the many BBC articles on the UFO files and other refences to the UFO files from media sources.

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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].

18th

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.

21st

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].

23rd

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].

27th

28th

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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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.

10th

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).

11th

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).

12th

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).

13th

14th

15th

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).

16th

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).

17th

18th

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).

19th

20th

21st

22nd

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).

23rd

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).

24th

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).

25th

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).

26th

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

27th

28th

29th

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).

30th

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).

31st


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UK UFO sightings [ June 2009] updated regularly [Part 1 of 2]

Posted by dandare on June 6, 2009

sealukufosightings2009I 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.

1st

St Helens Today ” UFO spotted over Sutton Leach

He said: “I’m into space and physics and tried to dispute what I was seeing, but I couldn’t. People might think it was a Chinese lantern, but it wasn’t – it was moving far too fast and seemed to change shape ” (extract from article).

2nd

Shropshire Star “ Skywatcher: We are not alone

ufo cookleyA holidaymaker is set to prove “we are not alone” after capturing UFOs on camera across Shropshire.
Col Foster is a regular visitor to the region because, he claims, the county is a great place to spot unidentified objects in the sky
” (extract from article). video can be seen here .

The News ” Hayling Island UFO were 25 chinese lanterns

About 25 were let off by friends calling themselves Spacey and Furbag in Wittering Road, on the eastern part of the island, starting at around 10pm.
More were set off in the north of the island. The miniature hot air balloons are powered by a small fuel block which takes them up into the sky before they burn out
” (extract from article).

Western Telegraph ” UFO seen over Narberth

”  Western Telegraph reader Peter Owen, from Dingle, Narberth, spotted three objects in the sky to the south of the town at around 10.15pm.
He said that the three objects, that had orange and white lights around the outside, rose above the Halken Crescent area of the town.
Two of them, which seemed to be cylindrical in shape, hovered for a few seconds before veering off to the west, gaining height rapidly
” (extract from article).

This is Grimsby ” Truth is out there for Barry

ufo1_1416064c Barry Haywood used to be a UFO-sceptic – but not anymore.
Because since Mr Haywood saw a bright light in the sky above his home, he is “convinced” he has seen a UFO.
Mr Haywood, 61, of Grimsby, said: “I know 100 per cent that was a UFO.
“I was sitting outside in the porch of my house at about half past 10 when I saw what I thought was an aeroplane. But it was bright orange and I thought that’s a funny colour for an aeroplane
” (extract from article).

3rd

Telegraph ” UFOs above Merseyside ‘linked to HMS Daring military exercise’

PD*21337766”  UFOs seen above Merseyside may have been connected to a military exercise involving one of the Navy’s top warships, HMS Daring.
The glowing orange lights seen above Liverpool and Southport may have been countermeasure flares used to test the radar systems of huge anti-missile guns on the ship.
Countermeasure flares are designed to prevent radar-based missile systems locking on to aircraft by providing multiple targets
” (extract from article). Notice the media hype/ a new angle? any evidence for this at all/reasons why they suspect this/why no other reasons given.

Cambridgeshire Online News ” UFO sighting as public report 50 lights in sky

cambs2ufojun09The man, who said that in addition to being a former member of the Royal Observer Corps, which had a defence role in spotting aircraft, was also an amateur astronomer who was used to watching planets, stars and satellites in the night sky.
He said they did not look like balloon lanterns which would have been blown around by the wind.
However, UK UFO Sightings said that flying Chinese lanterns were the most common form of mistaken UFO sightings and has video of an incident at Halesowen last December which was found to be lanterns
” (extract from article).

Muswell Hill Journal ” UFOs: More strange sightings in the sky

Chris Penny, of Colney Hatch Lane, said he saw something which looked like “an airplane on fire” with four flashing lights flitting in the sky above Muswell Hill Road for about five minutes. He said: “It was probably several hundred feet above me and moving very slowly. I thought it must have been someone messing around with a balloon ” (extract from article).

Post Chronicle ” Lights over England generate UFO buzz

Phil Hoyle, from the British UFO Investigation Unit, said the way the lights moved suggested an intelligence behind the display.
“If these objects were circling one another you would have to rule out that they were fireworks,” he said. “If they were dodging and darting around each other it would indicate intelligent movement”
” (extract from article).

Hunts Post 24 ” UFO patrol: strange lights seen in sky over Huntingdon

Telegraph “ UFOs spotted in Cambridgeshire

PD*29249938Witnesses claimed to have seen up to 50 of the mystery bright beams at around 11.30pm in Huntingdon.
Scott Boswell, 37, a former pilot and soldier from nearby Hinchingbrooke, captured some of the lights on his camera
” (extract from article).

The Sun ” Twenty UFOs fly in formation

ufomain_817443aTHIS incredible picture captured the strange sighting of more than 20 UFOs buzzing over awestruck Britain.
Stunned families watched as the lights in the sky lined up in a flying formation before disappearing upwards into space
” (extract from article).

Crewe Chronicle ” South Cheshire residents say they have seen UFOs over Crewe

A number of Crewe residents have contacted the Chronicle or posted reports on the internet saying they have seen bright orange shapes appearing in the sky late at night ” (extract from article).

4th

Spalding Today ” UFOs centre on Spalding

Has the flat Fenland landscape, the bulb growing heritage and array of medieval churches encouraged aliens to take a holiday in South Holland?
Or has the ready availability of Chinese lanterns got a lot of people excited about nothing?
” (extract from article).

Metro.co.uk  ” UFO frenzy as 15 mystery orbs seen over Uk

ufonightskyARC_450x350 Some reckon they may have just witnessed an armada of invading UFOs, but others say it could just be Chinese lanterns.
The most recent sightings were on Sunday in Merseyside and Lincoln.
One witness in Cambridgeshire claimed the orbs there was each as big as a house.
Engineer Paul Slight, 54, took photos on his mobile phone of the strange objects hovering over Lincoln
” (extract from article).

daily expressUFO watchers fail to throw any light on night visitors

MYSTERIOUS orange lights in the skies have baffled eyewitnesses and experts alike..[.]….
“After five minutes of moving around, the flickering yellow objects hung in the air for a second then shot off into the sky and disappeared.
“I’ve no idea what they were. I’m not usually a believer but what I saw was really weird ”
” (extracts from article).

Cambridgeshire Online News ” Lantern theory as UFO reports pour in

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A LANTERN tribute to a woman is thought to have sparked a UFO lights mystery over Huntingdon…[.]….“Residents had reported seeing a line of up to 50 lights flying over the town, which took almost half an hour to pass.
But Suzanne Southby, from Earith, believes the lights were flying lanterns released as part of the celebrations of the life of her neighbour Kim Huckle, who had died at the age of 53
” (extracts from article).

Daily Mail ” stunned onlookers watch as mysterious orange UFOs swoop across Britain’s skies

article-1190481-05350F89000005DC-323_634x386Darting silently in formation, the mysterious glowing orbs light up the night sky.
Some say these orange lights even weave in between each other with the precision of a synchronised flying team from some far corner of the universe.

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Clusters of more than 100 have been spotted across Britain and even Holland, leaving onlookers with an eerie sense that, for all the mystifying beauty of the strange objects, they may have just witnessed an armada of invading UFOs
” (extract from article).

Mirror News ” Amazing pictures of UFOs spotted all over Britain

article-1190481-0530FD85000005DC-973_634x360Up to 50-strong, they have been spotted in at least THREE locations over the last nine days… leading to speculation of a possible close encounter with aliens ” (extract from article).

Worthing Herald “ East Worthing woman’s UFO puzzler

lancingufojun09 Curious, the woman continued to watch the light and was amazed when it sharply turned back on itself and began heading west.
“This was when I realised it was something unusual,” said the woman.
“I was about to dash inside to grab my camera when it suddenly stopped, lit up really brightly and expanded in size, into a huge silver/white ball, at least five or six times bigger than it started
” (extract from article).

Louth Leader ” Sighting of bright pink UFO with rays of light

louth local-news“When my husband looked through the binoculars he said ‘it’s not a hot air balloon, it has a dome on the top and rays coming down off it’ ” (extract from article).

Evening Star 24 ” New UFO mystery sweeps country

Wiltshire Times ” Mysterious lights over Wiltshire

Readers have been inundating the Wiltshire Times with calls and emails regarding their sightings of the strange orange orbs which have been seen speeding through the sky silently.
Father and son Lee and Brian Fox were at home in Warminster on Saturday evening when at around 10.26pm when they saw three bright orange lights
” (extract from article).

Lincolnshire Echo ” Aliens? No, just a wedding party

The glowing, floating “UFOs” were spotted above the West Parade area of Lincoln as they coursed across the sky.
National newspapers the Sun, the Telegraph and the Daily Mail all picked up the story.
But now newlyweds, Clare and Adrian Bower (31), have said they were responsible for the “alien invasion”
” (extract from article).

County Times ” More UFOs over Montgomeryshire

Daily Star ” Space Invaders

Amazed witnesses in Cheshire, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire spotted eerie lights and glowing orange orbs.
They said more than 20 strange lights appeared in a flying formation before disappearing into space
” (extract from article).

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Evening Telegraph ” Are they UFOs?

On Saturday the Wright family saw a strange object moving over their homes.
Danielle Wright said: “Between 11.30pm and 12.20am myself and friends and family members spotted a circular, orange light flying through the sky silently, but it appeared to be going really fast”
” (extract from article).

Channel 4 News ” Wedding sparks UFO sightings c4-logo

Chinese lanterns set off from a wedding party led to a number of UFO sightings and even made the national news.
Residents of Lincoln were shocked to see dozens of spooky orange lights floating together across the night’s sky.


But Clare Bower, 28, believes the celestial phenomena were actually sky lanterns set off by her wedding reception guests
” (extract from article).

Peterborough Today ” Mystery lights in sky ‘as big as building’

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Last night it emerged a woman has contacted her local newspaper to claim that the lights over Lincoln were Chinese lanterns – mini hot-air balloons – set off at her wedding reception.
Malcolm Robinson from Strange Phenomena Investigations has been looking into weird sightings in the sky since 1979.


He said: “The sightings of lights traversing England recently are quite puzzling, but the vast majority are probably Chinese lanterns.”
He said when released by people at outdoor parties, they are whipped up by wind currents and lifted high in the sky, taking on an eerie appearance
” (extract from article).

Northampton Chronicle & Echo ” Are strange orange lights UFOs?

Mr York said the orange light flew towards him and then flickered, passed in front of the moon and then split into two.
He said: “It could have been something burning up but it was flying perfectly well until it split.
“It is just unexplained to me and is not like anything I have seen before,” he added
” (extract from article).

Grimsby Telegraph ” Tracking down answers to UFO mystery

article-1190481-0530FD85000005DC-973_634x360But David Patton, 51, of Suggitts Lane, Cleethorpes, thinks he has found the answer – a red LED, or a light emitting diode, with batteries and a burst balloon which he discovered on the pavement near his home.
He said: “It was just lit up on the pavement. At first I thought it was one of those lights you hang on a dog collar.
“Maybe there are other ones in a different colour, or from a distance it might look orange.
“That LED is quite bright. If you’ve got that inside a balloon it’s going to show up quite well. I reckon that’s the UFO people have been reporting”
” (extract from article). Interesting….

ITN video ” Wedding sparks UFO sightings

Residents of Lincoln were shocked to see dozens of spooky orange lights floating together across the night’s sky.
But Clare Bower, 28, believes the celestial phenomena were actually sky lanterns set off by her wedding reception guests.
The lanterns, which rise using the warmth of a candle, originated in China but are now sold around the world for events such as weddings
” (extract from article).

Dunstable Today ” UFO truth revealed?

Graham, who lives in Havelock Road, said: “I just happened to go outside and saw what I thought was an aircraft on fire. It was very high up and was heading towards the airport, I was very concerned and didn’t know whether to call the authorities. I saw another man and pointed them to him, and then we saw that they were actually toy air balloons with candles in, like Chinese lanterns, perhaps it was something to do with the next day’s carnival ” (extract from article).

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This is Gloucestershire ” UFO buzz hits Gloucester

“I counted them and they had a fuzzy haze around them.
“The speed was very difficult to determine but they moved across the sky and out of sight in 20 or 30 seconds.
“I tried to count them and got to about 12 but there were more going off into the distance.
“There were possibly about 20.”
Others have reported seeing the same sight on a national UFO website as well
” (extract from article).

Times Colonist ” Missing the good old days of UFOs and green men

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He identified it as unidentifiable. Which was enough for a hyperbolic page one headline, something like “Quick! Run for your lives! We’re about to be eaten by aliens.”
I still thought it looked like a Frisbee, but since everyone else thought it was a flying saucer, who was I to quibble? Plus I got to stay in a fancy hotel in Chicago, in the days when newspapers still sent reporters out of town
” (extract from article).

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Norwich Evening News 24 ” Did you see a UFO over Norwich

A yellowish white object in the sky has been spotted, prompting calls for witnesses to the mysterious sighting to come forward.
William Pleass, of Earlham Green Lane, spotted the object from his bedroom window this morning (Monday) at about 2.45am
” (extract from article).

The Hunts Post ” One UFO mystery solved as another one appears

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The Argus ” UFO sightings across Sussex

”  Bright lights in the skies over Sussex have prompted a raft of reports of UFOs.
Dozens of people have seen the flaming orbs floating overhead in the past two weeks.
The strange sight has led to numerous calls to the police and to The Argus.
But the spotters are clearly divided into two camps.
On one side are those who cannot explain what they saw and who believe the fiery phenomenon could be proof of alien life visiting our planet.
But for others there is a more down to earth explanation – they are simply Chinese lanterns
” (extract from article).

Evening News 24 ” UFO mystery hots up over Suffolk skies

A flurry of reports have been posted on The Evening Star website after a former soldier said he saw 100 glowing orbs less than two miles above his house near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire last month.
Responding the serviceman’s experience, poster Martin Laurance said he saw something similar.
“I witnessed four very bright separately moving lights travelling in a north-easterly direction on May 16 over Bury St Edmunds,” he wrote
” (extract from article).

Edinburgh News “ Airport denies report of UFO ” [short article]

EDINBURGH Airport has denied claims that it referred an apparent UFO incident to the Ministry of Defence for investigation ” (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).

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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).

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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).

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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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Yahoo!7 Australian TV on MOD UK UFO files

Posted by dandare on April 19, 2009

sunday-night-videos-yahoo7-tv_1240163646516Just spotted this on Yahoo!7 TV sunday night video (posted 19th April 2009).

This can be seen at ” The truth is out there ” the video lasts 13 minutes 44 seconds. Not sure how long this will stay here for, however?..

The only youtube of this i can find is a preview of 19 seconds (see below)

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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

lep-robert-leeming-2009april”  29 April 2009

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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