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Stuart Walton – Why have we stopped seeing UFOs in the skies?

Posted by dandare on April 15, 2013

Seeing and believing

UFO sightings are down. Ghosts are in decline. Are we more discerning now, or just afraid to trust anything?

by Stuart Walton 2,800 words Read later or KindleFlying-Saucer-toy

A sense of wonder: toy packaging from the 1950s. Photo by Getty

via Stuart Walton – Why have we stopped seeing UFOs in the skies?. Article, definately worth reading….

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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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World UFO Sightings April 2013 [part 1 of 2]

Posted by dandare on April 4, 2013

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

disconnect-1Please keep this in mind as you view these postings from the local and national press.

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

ufo4Some incidents could be UFO balloons (please see:  http://dandare.wordpress.com/2007/05/19/ufo-balloons-what-are-they/ for more details, from a previous article).

There are also many other IFOs ( Identified Flying Objects they could be as well).

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

Also for real-time UFO map from MUFON see here

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

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2nd

3rd

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

English: Coat of arms of British Columbia

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

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

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

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

Roswell NM

Roswell NM (Photo credit: Glamour Schatz)

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

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

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

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

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

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

4th

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

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

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

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

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

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UFO MUST BE JOKING (Cornwall community news)

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

Did Bob See a UFO? (Ealing today)

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

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UFO seen over North Hykeham? (This is Lincolnshire)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The video for this can be seen  below:-

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

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

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

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

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

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UFO Sightings Reported in Buford  (Buford Patch.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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The Case of the UFOs – 1982 Documentary – YouTube

Posted by dandare on March 28, 2013

Published on 16 Jan 2013

BBC’s Horizon documentary series focuses on the American government’s investigation into claims about UFOs. Originally aired in 1982 in UK.

via The Case of the UFOs – 1982 Documentary – YouTube.

Even though an old documentary, it shows that caution is needed in the field of Ufology, and i find it proves that alot of fakes are out there. I think it illustrates it’s points well.

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Army Tests New Hybrid Airship « Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

Posted by dandare on March 26, 2013

What I’m wondering is if you could make a combination jet and balloon where you retract the balloon part as you fire up the jet engines. That would be awesome and would make UFO sighting headlines.

You’d hear reports like this: “The object hovered for 20 minutes, then suddenly accelerated straight up at high speed. Definitely aliens.”

via Army Tests New Hybrid Airship « Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff).

Interesting stuff, and it’s worth keeping this in mind, along with other technology out there, when evaluating what it is we see in the sky.

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World UFO Sightings March 2013

Posted by dandare on March 25, 2013

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

alienssPlease 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.

ufo-updatesSome incidents could be UFO balloons (please see:  http://dandare.wordpress.com/2007/05/19/ufo-balloons-what-are-they/ for more details, from a previous article).

There are also many other IFOs ( Identified Flying Objects they could be as well).

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

Also for real-time UFO map from MUFON see here

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

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Kentucky family ‘concerned for well being’ reports additional UFOs (Examiner.com)

ufo online3aA Kentucky witness at Falmouth filed an additional report after calling in paranormal investigators when more unknown objects were seen beginning about 9:30 p.m. on March 3, 2013, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database [extract from article].

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The Making of the Ultimate Fake UFO Video (Where Absolutely Everything Is Fake) (Wired.com)santa-clarita-ufo-screenshot-580x295

The video is 100 percent CGI through and through,” Tsirbas told Wired. “The electric towers [seen alongside the road] are 3-D geometry and the sky is a 3-D dome that has a texture map on it that’s a combination of painting, volumetric clouds and photogrammetry.” [extract from article].

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UFO sightings on the rise in South Africa ( The Telegraph)ufo-online-underground

Gert Jordaan, founder of UFO Research of SA, said that between February 21 and February 27 many people reported seeing bright orange lights and flames in the sky.

He said that while some sightings could be attributed to meteor showers, others could have a more interesting explanation [extract from article].

‘Drone’ alert over New York after pilot spots UFO ( The Independent)

The Alitalia pilot saw something mysterious hovering about 200 feet away as he made his final approach into JFK airport over Brooklyn on Monday.

Sources told the New York Post that the ‘drone’ was black with helicopter rotors on its corners [extract from article].

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UFO sightings off South African coastline soar in February ( The Washington Times)

Mr. Jordaan suggested the UFOs could be due to “some top-secret aircraft” tests — or life forms from other planets are tracking Earthlings [extract from short article]

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Russell Crowe films boat, not UFO ( The Australian)

A timed exposure was used, so the mast light appears to fly across the screen like a UFO while the mast and mainstay become heavily blurred. One YouTube user has prepared a short video explaining in detail this effect [extract fom article].

Canadians spy hundreds of UFOs yearly ( UPI.com)

Canadians report seeing nearly 1,000 unidentified flying objects each year, says the man who catalogs the sightings.

Most can be explained, but some cannot, said Chris Rutkowski, a civilian science writer who has produced the Canadian UFO survey since 1989 [extract from short article].

More Keighley UFO sightings reported (Keighley News)

UFO over cross roadsSome readers have suggested it may not be a coincidence it was the same night – February 15 – that a meteor dramatically broke up in flames over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, damaging buildings and injuring about 1,000 people.

Commenting online about the Cross Roads sighting, a website visitor with the user name pjl20 said: “Was this a genuine meteor or just a random piece of ‘space junk’ burning up in the atmosphere on re-entry? [extract from article].

Canadian government no longer investigating UFOs (CBC News)

redalienketchupTracking unidentified flying objects now seems to hold little interest for the Canadian government, according to documents obtained under the Access to Information Act.

Various federal agencies, including Transport Canada, the RCMP and the Department of National Defence, used to track and investigate UFO sightings to some degree, but documents obtained by CBC News suggest those days are over.

It’s now up to civilian volunteers to report what’s going on up in the sky [extract from article].

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Russell Crowe UFO video goes viral, breeds controversy ( Examiner.com)

Knowing that the ‘video’ is actually just 3 long-exposure photos run together helps one make a determination of what the light could be. In the video’s middle frame, one sees a yellow light right below the red ‘UFO.’ now, with Crowe’s camera being set up right next to the harbor, it makes a lot more sense that Crowe caught a passing boat rather than an alien space ship [extract from article].

Pictures add to ‘UFO’ mystery ( This Is Berwickshire) 1332871369

He stopped near Edrom to take four pictures with his digital SLR camera, but it wasn’t until he blew them up on his computer a week later that the blue object framed by the patch of light stood out.

When he then read in ‘The Berwickshire News’ that strange sightings had been reported on the same night in the Coldstream and Duns area, he decided to share his pictures with our readers [extract from article].

UFO over Yemen authentic: astronomer ( Emirates247.com)

375858289A Yemeni photographer captured what he believes was an unidentified flying object (UFO) over the mountains in northern Yemen and a picture he published showed a strange white triangular object streaming through the clouds [extract from article]. a look at the comments will show the answer…. [extract from short article].

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Russell Crowe : UFO Expert Calls BS On Spaceship Video ( TMZ.com)

Russell Crowe did NOT see an alien spaceship outside his Australia office recently … despite some pretty convincing footage he posted on the Internet … so says a rep for the biggest UFO-debunking agency on the planet [extract from article].

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Viral ISS UFO video a hoax ( Open Minds.tv)

ISS-Vid-Hoax-245x300The video, posted to YouTube on March 9, is titled, Amazing GIANT UFO Near The International Space Station, March 2013 HD. It is alleged to have been videotaped from NASA’s live ISS video stream, and shows a large cylindrical object in the distance, near the earth, moving slightly slower than earth’s rotation. At first glance, it is exciting. However, as pointed out by Disclose.tvuser WillEase666, if you go look at the original video on the ISS Live Feed, the UFO is not there [extract from article].

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‘Phoenix Lights’ UFO theories still swirl 16 years after sightings ( 14news.com)

PhoenixLights1997modelThe mass sighting happened March 13, 1997, and Kitei says she’s surprised there still has not been any definitive answer as to what was in the sky above Phoenix.

“It is amazing to me it’s 16 years since the most historic and still unexplained mass UFO sighting in modern history, which took place right here in Arizona,” she said [extract from article].

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VIDEO: UFO phenomenon or contrails from a plane? Strange vapour trails seen over North East Lincolnshire ( This is Lincolnshire)

Are they from a plane or from visitors out of this world, either way these strange vapour trails have had north east Lincolnshire puzzled [extract from short article].

The 16th anniversary of the Phoenix Lights incident ( openminds.tv)

March 13, 2013 marked the sixteenth anniversary of the mass UFO sighting known as the Phoenix Lights that occurred across the state of Arizona in 1997 [extract from article].

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Did you see UFO in Bottesford area? (This is Scunthorpe)

The source said: “As we tend to have a lot of aircraft activity in this area i thought it was a low plane with its landing lights on.”I looked out half an hour later and the object was sat in exactly the same position.”I then alerted my partner.

“We examined it through powerful binoculars.

“It appeared to look a beacon shape, with the top half glowing green [extract from article].

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Just what was that mysterious flying object over Amherst? UFO or C-5 ( The Republican)EP420IRISH 1.jpg

I was driving my daughter to swim team practice one recent night when we saw something curious fly right over the road near the Amherst landfill on the outskirts of town.

“That is one weird plane,” I said, referring to the cargo planes that we see all the time flying down to the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. This was much smaller though, and flew much lower, with most unsual lights. It made not a sound [extract from article].

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Unexplained aircraft leave South Whidbey resident with questions (Whidbey News-Times)

19754whidbey03-20-2013jb-UFOSighting2Mike Welding, spokesman for Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, confirmed that two P-3 Orions — large four-engine turboprop submarine hunters — took off from the airbase Saturday evening but neither flew over South Whidbey.

A Whidbey News-Times reporter also visited six different homes around the Johnsons’ house, but none of the neighbors reported seeing anything out of the ordinary that night [extract from article].

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More strange lights seen over West Coast (Otago Daily Times)

It has also been suggested the lights were reflections from squid boats bouncing off the clouds, but the Caldanas said this did not match what they saw. Squid boats use bright lights to attract the squid.

Hokitika airport also confirmed today it was not aware of any night flights [extract from article].

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NASA: Flash in East Coast Sky Likely a Meteor; Shades of Bantam Lake ‘UFO’? (Litchfield County Times)

East Coast residents were buzzing on social media sites and elsewhere Friday night after a brief but bright flash of light streaked across the early-evening sky —in what experts say was almost certainly a meteor coming down [extract from article].

Meteor shower East Coast or was it a UFO: sightings reports (NVO News)

NASA says that flash reports are consistent with meteor shower in East Coast. But some said there were UFO sightings reports too [extract from article].

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‘Fire ball’ UFO sighting reported (Click2Houston)_avatar_created

The department said they contacted the UFO National Reporting Center in Spokane, Washington, which was recommended to them. The department said they were advised that similar sightings in Florida had been reported last week and could possibly be what is described as “sky lanterns” that are released during various celebrations. However, even these “sky lanterns” are usually not released in such large numbers as was reported in this incident, deputies said [extract from article].

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UFOs or No? The Guy Hottel Memo ( fbi.gov/news)

hottel500First, the Hottel memo isn’t new. It was first released publicly in the late 1970s and had been posted on the FBI website for several years prior to the launch of the Vault.

Second, the Hottel memo is dated nearly three years after the infamous events in Roswell in July 1947. There is no reason to believe the two are connected. The FBI file on Roswell (another popular page) is posted elsewhere on the Vault.

Third, as noted in an earlier story, the FBI has only occasionally been involved in investigating reports of UFOs and extraterrestrials. For a few years after the Roswell incident, Director Hoover did order his agents—at the request of the Air Force—to verify any UFO sightings. That practice ended in July 1950, four months after the Hottel memo, suggesting that our Washington Field Office didn’t think enough of that flying saucer story to look into it [extract from article].

FBI puts UFOs on Ten Most Wanted list. Not so much (LA Times)

Authorities solve ‘fire ball’ UFO mystery (click2Houston)

While lanterns floated into the distance, authorities received a 911 call reporting the sighting. Authorities said a dispatcher received the call from a concerned citizen at 8:27 p.m. on Sunday. The citizen reported seeing “red fire balls in the sky” traveling in a south-west direction from the area of Daisetta in East Liberty County [extract from article].

UFO over Marsaxlokk? (timesofmalta.com)

313baabd403336e51f4b40b51e12f0b23033578702-1364203010-51501602-620x348An unidentified flying object was caught on camera in Marsaxlokk and the image was posted on a website documenting such sightings.

The photo, claimed to have been shot by a police officer with his mobile phone, was taken on March 19 at 6pm [extract from short article].

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UFOs in Liberty County puzzle deputies and residents ( Chron.com)

385x218To honor the recent marriage of her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Idaia Skufca, she and her guests had released 75 “wish lanterns” into the sky.

The 3-foot-tall lanterns, purchased online, have fuel-treated cardboard attached underneath that when ignited causes them to expand and lift into the air. They float for a while and then are supposed to disintegrate.

“I had no idea this had frightened anybody,” LaChapelle said. “It had gone all over the Internet, with people calling them UFOs or drones, thinking we were under attack.”

She contacted DeFoor and apologized for not notifying authorities about the release [extract from article].

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Is that a UFO above Sheepscombe? (This Is Gloucestershire)

He only noticed the UFO when he took a second look at the photograph he had taken earlier.

“I did not see it at the time and have only just noticed it,” said Pete, who sent the photograph to Stroud Life in the hope that other readers might have seen the same object in the skies above the five valleys [extract from article].

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FBI ‘never investigated’ famous UFO memo ( GlobalPost)

fbi_sovereign_citizen_extremistsAccording to the FBI, the Hottel memo, written three years after a rumored 1947 UFO sighting in Roswell, New Mexico “does not prove the existence of UFOs; it is simply a second- or third-hand claim… Some people believe the memo repeats a hoax that was circulating at that time, but the Bureau’s files have no information to verify that theory.” [extract from article].

FBI’s famous UFO memo fails to resolve ‘flying saucer’ mystery (RT.com)

fbi-ufo-roswell-incident.siThe memo had first been released under the Freedom of Information Act in the late 1970s, but was not available online until the FBI uploaded its public records in April 2011. Since being posted to the Internet two years ago, the document has generated more than two million views, making it the FBI’s most-viewed public record in history.

The document’s publication has led to numerous media reports that labeled it as “proof” of alien existence. In 2011, the Daily Mail connected the FBI’s report to the 1947 Roswell UFO incident – an alleged extraterrestrial spacecraft crash that has been the subject of controversy for decades.

But since the FBI’s memo was published three years after the Roswell incident, the agency wants the media to know that it is a separate incident and that it never solved the mystery [extract from article].

‘It does NOT prove the existence of UFO’: FBI debunks the myths of memo on ‘second Roswell’ UFO crash (Daily Mail)

article-2300286-18F6ADA9000005DC-767_634x286The FBI never conducted an investigation about a reported crash of several flying saucers in New Mexico detailed in a memo 63 years ago – which is now believed to have been an elaborate hoax.

The memo from Guy Hottel, the special agent in charge of the Washington field office in 1950, was released publicly via the FBI’s website in April 2011.

Of all the agency’s documents that have been made public on its website, the so-called ‘Hottel memo’ is by far the most popular, with nearly a million views [Extract from article].

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Australian Meteorology Bureau UFO reports (OpenMinds.tv)

timthumb.phpPaul Dean, a UFO researcher in Australia, has been scouring the online digitized files of the National Archives of Australia for UFO reports, and he has found a few. His latest hit has been in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. He has come across a file of scanned letters from 1972 to 1981 that contains UFO reports.

I did my own quick search and found these results here . Interesting….

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20 years since Cosford UFO mystery (Shropshire Star)

At about 1.15am on March 31, 1993, in what has been dubbed the Cosford Incident, there were dozens of sightings across western Britain of triangular shaped UFOs moving across the sky at speed.

David Clarke has a good article on this here

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World UFO Sightings February 2013 [Part 2 of 2]

Posted by dandare on March 23, 2013

ufo online55555Many of the sightings reported are sensationalized, with usually a lot of information missing.

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

ufo-alert444I’m afraid many also fail to follow-up on their initial leads, and many reports just remain forgotten.

Some incidents could be UFO balloons (please see:  http://dandare.wordpress.com/2007/05/19/ufo-balloons-what-are-they/ for more details, from a previous article).

There are also many other IFOs ( Identified Flying Objects they could be as well).

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

Also for real-time UFO map from MUFON see here

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

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‘It doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s little green men from another world’ (KVAL.com)ufo t-shirt

A late-night run to the store got a little strange for Jacob Buttram on Saturday when his wife spotted three orange lights in the sky.

“And she goes, ‘Jake, what’s that up there in the sky?” Buttram said. “And I was getting in and I looked up and I go, I think it’s just a plane. Oh, wait a second …”

Upon closer inspection, Buttram said the lights weren’t from an airplane. They moved vertically across the sky, changing  formation to a perfcect triangle.

“This took about 10 minutes from the time we first spotted them,” he said [extract from article].

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New UFO Conspiracy Community UFOsDisclosed.com Attracting Thousands of Members in Three Weeks (PR Web)gI_62208_banner250x250

New site UFOsDisclosed.com pledges to help its members find definitive and legitimate proof to support the longstanding belief that “we are not alone.” Those interested in learning the “truth about UFOs and extraterrestrial life” have flocked to the site, and to date, membership is more than 2,000 strong and climbing in less than 30 days [extract from article].

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UFO Sightings: Video Footage of Spotted UFO in Southern Oregon after 2013 Russia Meteor Blast [VIDEO]  (International Business Times)

According to the two witnesses, they just happened to be outside of their home at about 10:30 p.m. when the UFO appeared. “At first I was like what’s wrong with that star? I thought, whoa, that’s kind of trippy. So I went to get him and he’s like whoa! What is that? And it started moving,” Heather Scherffius shared [extract from article].

James Fox to Announce $100,000 UFO Reward for Proof of an ET Spacecraft (EXCLUSIVE) (Huffington Post)

Fox, who previously directed Out of the Blue (2002) and I Know What I Saw (2009), will reveal the $100K challenge at the 22nd International UFO Congress (IUFOC), which begins Feb. 27, in Fountain Hills, Ariz.

“One of the aspects that sets our film apart is the producers’ commitment to bringing forth never-before-seen evidence. As part of this effort, we’re offering a $100,000 reward for the best proof that some UFOs are alien spacecraft,” Fox told The Huffington Post exclusively.

“This material can be in the form of a photograph, video or film footage or debris from an alleged crash site. But it must be able to withstand scientific scrutiny by our chosen panel.

“Our intent is not to create another television UFO documentary, but to produce a feature film for worldwide theatrical release — ‘The 701′ — the most compelling film ever produced on UFOs,” Fox said. [extract from article].

What was helicopter doing when UFO was spotted? ( This is Somerset)

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What is of additional interest to us was the military helicopter activity taking place afterwards.

Are you aware that there was a Puma helicopter circling the area in question for some time during the morning of Thursday, February 14? [extract from article].

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UFO sighting: Did you spot unidentified object flying over Grimsby? ( This is Grimsby) Short article.

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Kentucky family ‘concerned for well being’ after series of UFO sightings (Examiner.com)

During the most recent sighting, the witness says two objects moved in slowly from the east moving west to southwest.

“They appear as bright stars until you see them move,” the witness stated. “They have multi-colored lights that are red, blue, green, and white/yellow that blink randomly and last night I noticed they tip on side revealing a round, disc-shape bottom with a ring of green lights rotating around the object.” [extract from article].

Light flash sparks web UFO rumours ( Ripley and Heanor News)*** (related articles to this,will have *** after headline).

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Heather Dixon of the British UFO research Organisation, which looks to find rational explanations to UFO sightings, confirmed that it was investigating reports of strange flashes in the skies above Derby at the end of January.

The organisation has agreed to contact the News with its findings when they become available [extract from article].

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Explanations arise for Yorkville UFO sighting ( Beacon News)UFO

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, reported that he, his wife and his daughter sighted an unidentified flying object from their home just before 8 p.m. Saturday. The family lives near the Fox River north of Yorkville.

They said they saw two lights moving east northeast, with colors ranging from red, orange, yellow and pink.

The lights “were together either one in front of the other or side by side and going at a pretty good clip and in the eastern sky,” he said.

The man reported what he saw to the Mutual UFO Network, or MUFON, which included it on their website [extract from article].

UFOs In the Desert, Part 1 (badufos.blogspot.co.uk)

For the second year in a row, I find myself at the International UFO Congress near Phoenix, Arizona. Last year I wrote a detailed five-part account of the conference. I told myself I wouldn’t write as much this year, but it looks like this resolution may be broken [extract from article].
Part 2 can be seen here . Part3 , Part 4 and Part 5 are also worth reading.

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‘UFO sighting’ sparks Internet storm ( Eastwood and Kimberley Advertiser)*** Similar article as the one above.

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New UFO website – Ufology PRSS

Posted by dandare on March 22, 2013

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Want to know about up to date Ufo News, from a new website, then go to Ufology PRSS to get the latest information. It had its debut at the 2013 International UFO Congress Conference.

It seems to be doing well too with a large number of visitors to the website. It has other categories you can look at,  such as crop circles, the paranormal, researchers, among others and a forum. It looks good too, and i’ll be calling in to catch up with what’s in the news.

Please consider being a supporter; but please continue to still call in here every once in a while too.

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I must also apologise for inactivity on this website since mid-february, and hope to be able to catch up very soon…thanks for your patience.

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World UFO sightings February 2013 [ Part 1 of 2]

Posted by dandare on February 8, 2013

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

600px-ovniPlease keep this in mind as you view these postings from the local and national press.

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

Some incidents could be UFO balloons (please see:  http://dandare.wordpress.com/2007/05/19/ufo-balloons-what-are-they/ for more details, from a previous article).

There are also many other IFOs ( Identified Flying Objects they could be as well).

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

Also for real-time UFO map from MUFON see here

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

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Listeners ponder UFO in Manx skies ( isleofman.com)

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Manx Radio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carrboro resident spots fiery UFO (dailytarheel.com)

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

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

More UFO sightings along Eagle Ford

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

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

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

It turned out to be a vehicle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A good move for NARCAP (De Void)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The object emitted a sound.

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

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

Damon Lindelof at the Comic-con LOST Panel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UFO? or NO? (KRDO.com)

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

UFO spotted over Loscoe? (Ripley and Heanor News)

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

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

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UFOs spotted over Apalachicola (ApalachTimes.com)

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

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

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