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McMinnville UFO photographs – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Posted by dandare on March 30, 2013

The McMinnville UFO photographs were taken on a farm near McMinnville, Oregon in 1950. The photos were reprinted in LIFE magazine and in newspapers across the nation, and are often considered to be among the most famous ever taken of a UFO.

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via McMinnville UFO photographs – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Dr Bruce Maccabee Research discusses this in The Trent Farm Photos

It is also discussed and debunked by Robert Sheaffer here

Bruce Zybel has an article on it The McMinnville UFO Photos That Won’t Go Away

it is discussed in great detail in Above Top Secret

UFO evidence on the case

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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 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)

Manx Radio

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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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.

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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 creating a Storm in January 2009? How much truth is there in Wind Turbine UFO mystery

Posted by dandare on January 17, 2009

I must first start by quickly apologising to everyone, for not adding a blog post since 31st December;Unfortunately, i have had/still have an eye infection, and am still limited to short spells on the computer (but hope everything will be back too normal in a while).

Anyway, back to the Wind Turbine story that hit the Uk, and then soon hit the world newspapers, and media (not the first or last time this will happen).

ufo-alert444I first became aware of this story on the 5th january 2009….. it was from the Louth Leader (a frequent local newspaper reporter of UFOs ) ” UPDATE PLUS PHOTO: Are UFOs to blame for the chaos at Conisholme wind farm ?  “

Reports of a large bang and flashing lights skimming across the sky on the night a turbine on Conisholme wind farm was damaged have been told.

Mr Stephen Willows and his wife, Dorothy who live in Fen Lane close to the Conisholme wind farm have told the Leader how Stephen was startled in his sleep by a loud bang at 4am Sunday morning.

It is believed the damage which has left one of the massive blades missing and another bent out of shape happened at some point on Sunday night.

They also reported how on Saturday night, Dorothy and two friends were travelling to Louth by car, when Dorothy looked up at the sky to see lights travelling in a strange fashion across the sky towards the wind farm.

Dorothy said: “I don’t believe in UFO’s but it was a low flying object. This light seemed to be in the distance, and then it seemed to skim across the sky towards the turbines.

“It might not be connected, but it is just how your mind works when something like this happens – you think, could that have been the noise Stephen heard, or was that to do the light I saw? But until we know what has happened for definite it is very hard to say” ” (extract from article). Although later, i was alerted to a BBC news article from the 5th ” Blade falls off wind farm turbine ” no mention is made to a UFO at all.

So lets be honest here, there is nothing really to substantiate these sightings as a known incident together ( i only add this now, as we will soon see, that certain national tabloid papers, soon elaborate onto another level entirely, in all areas of observation).

tentacle-ufo-wind-farm-lenny-montanaThis was quickly followed up by the same local newspaper, on the 6th January 2009 with ” UPDATE PLUS VIDEO FOOTAGE: Tentacle UFO spotted night before carnage at Conisholme Wind Farm” ; Also it had a second article ” Probe into turbine damage at Louth area wind farm “.

The main National media picked up on the story on the 8th January:

The Sun ” UFO hits Wind Turbine

A woman motorist told how she saw a UFO zoom towards the wind farm and strike the 290ft turbine.

Dorothy Willows — who lives half a mile from the scene of the hit-and-run — was in her car when “strange lights” loomed in the evening sky…[.]…The object that struck the turbine at Conisholme near Louth on Sunday dodged others surrounding it — and last night experts had no explanation for what it was. There were NO reports of any aircraft collisions.… ” (extracts from article). It  also mentions the tentacled lights of the night before also.

seal-ufo-truth However, you can see the language has changed here…. The same witness from the Louth Leader (Local paper), which first brought out this story, is now in the Sun saying ” she saw a UFO zoom towards the wind farm and strike the 290ft turbine “, and also  ” The object that struck the turbine at Conisholme near Louth on Sunday dodged others surrounding it ” (extract from article again). So you see with a very quick observation, (there are others) the facts have already changed over 2 days, and in rather a way that suits the paper, for its headlines, and therefore it must be AN EXPERT on UFOs ! 

Both The Sun and other main sources, keep also quoting that UFO experts are excited about this, and believe (some of them more adament than others) that a UFO hit the wind Turbine. 

Soon the whole story was worldwide, and lots of speculation was made as to what had caused the blades of the wind turbine to brake…. there were many theories, including a spaceship hitting the blades, ice forming on the blades (although there is a mechanism that prevents the blades from moving, if it does, i think) a secret black ops plane and other ideas.

The most plausible one for me is that of metal deteriation…. i’m sorry to say that there simply is not enough evidence, if any, to point to a UFO of any description hitting the turbine. 

ufo-online3The blades were found and taken away for analysis by a german company- and it now seems that near the end of this month, the results of the test will be known.

However, i did a little research of my own and discovered at  http://www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk/page4.htm a rather interesting statistic: it is full of wind turbine incidents dated up to 31st december 2008. There were 560 known accidents, fatal accidents 52, blade failure 139 (yes that many) and structural failure = 60, 110 fire incidents, ice throw 24. For the Blade failure it mentions:  

By far the biggest number of incidents found were due to blade failure. “Blade failure” can arise from a number of possible sources, and results in either whole blades or pieces of blade being thrown from the turbine ” (extract from article).

The wind turbines if nothing else should be looked at more closely, if only on the grounds of safety…

For instance, there were no strong winds in this area at the time, and especially with the possibility of bigger turbines being placed in the Uk in the future, then i for one would be concerned about this? However, with no really stringent safety rules in place, and the government wanting greener alternatives, this could be overlooked. 

There are many more unanswered questions to this incident, not necessarily UFO based.

Below, i have added all available sources to this incident, please take a look at some of them (there are quite a few), however not all sources have been added, as many repeat themselves.

Of course, all i have written are just my interpritation on the incident, and i could be wrong….. i would be interested to hear your views on this, so please leave your comments below. 

What does the tentacled UFO mean? i am possibly interested in this? but how much of this has been blown out of all proportions as well, is anyones guess.     

Other sources:

January 5th

Abovetopsecret.com (forum based) ” Did a UFO hit wind turbine in Conisholme Uk ? see picture and news article

January 6th

CleanTechnica.com ” Could tentacle UFO have destroyed UK wind Turbine? ” 

January 8th

BBC News ” UFO claim over wind farm damage ” (including video).

BBC Today ” Thursday 8th January ” (links to radio items: listen to link, 6 down from the top – takes a while to load- not sure if people can listen to this from outside the uk?).

Yahoo UK news ” UFO blamed for destroyed British wind turbine ” 

BBC News ” Call for wind Turbine inquiry ” (video)

Kare11.com ” Did UFO damage wind Turbine?

CNN.com ” UFO strike has UK in a lather over E.T. ” (video)

The Telegraph “ Wind Turbine destroyed after octopus UFO seen in sky

Organ Grinder blog (at Guardian .co.uk) ” UFOs crashing into wind farm: has the guardian solved the mystery ” (with google map )

The Guardian ” Speculation grows over mysterious wind turbine damage

Louth Leader ” UPDATE: Nick Pope on tentacled wind Turbine UFO – a secret Russian connection ?

Ecotricity.co.uk  ” UFO damage mystery roundup

Sky News ” Dodgy blade blamed for UFO puzzle

Press Association ” Mechanical theory in UFO mystery

Reuters ” Cause of wind turbine damage unknown

Itv.com ” Aliens damage wind turbine ?

Thaindian Times ” UFO wrecked British wind turbine

January 9th

The Sun ” Close encounter of the turbine

Focus.fen.net ” UFO hits wind turbine in Uk

The Guardian ” Alien Concept

The Telegraph ” UFO turbine mystery: theories in full

 The Star.co.Za ” Damage to British wind Turbine sparks speculation

China Daily ” UFOs at fault for broken wind turbines

National Wind Watch ” UFO Wind turbine mystery: the theories in full

January 10th

American Chronicle ” UFO over UK wind farm sparks theories

The Telegraph ” UFO turbine debris sent to German forensic scientists

The Sun ” Take me to your lederhosen

The Telegraph ” UFOs spotted by hundreds at wind turbine site

January 11th

 

January 12th

 Mail Online ” Proof at last…. aliens in UFOs are far more intelligent than we are ” (definately more intelligent than alot of journalists).

The Sun ” UFO No-GO

The Telegraph ” Tentacled UFOs spotted days before turbine destroyed

The Telegraph ” UFO wind turbine crash site sealed off

Louth Leader ” UFO UPDATE: SECURITY called to protect Conisholme wind farm from UFO hunters

January 13th

 edie.net “ Damaged turbine sparks UFO theories

Green Inc.blogs.new york times ” Do space aliens dislike wind power, or are they just clumsy

January 14th

 Louth Leader ” WIND FARM UFO UPDATE: fallen blade riddle latest

The Sun ” Farmageddon

Janaury 15th

windturbinedonut20ufo2022021-1-09 Louth Leader ” PHOTO: donut shaped UFO caught on camera near wind farm ” (with photo; if you look at the photo however, it is shot from within a car… headlights from car in front, i suggest would play a part in what you see as the donut shaped UFO). 

New Energy Focus ” Ecotricity: No evidence yet for UFO attack on wind farm

January 16th

Louth Leader ” UPDATE: work to repair UFO turbine is underway

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Explosion of UFO over Phu Quoc Island… was it a secret military plane?

Posted by dandare on June 3, 2008

Quick bite sized information…..

UFO= Unidentified Flying Object  

Place: Phu Quoc Island ( Vietnam )

Time: 10am

What happened: explosion and debris found; Authorities contacted all airline companies, not just in Vietnam, but in neighbouring countries – no reported accidents. As of this time they are not sure if it is a civil or military airplane? no survivors?

Some claim it to be of extra terrestrial origin? many reports however, hint that it could be a military plane on a secret mission ?? I would suggest/ or lean towards the second theory myself…. although there could be another explanation…

Some Sources to this incident:

The Phnom Penh Post (30th may 2008 ) “Police launch probe into UFO explosion

Reuters (28th may 2008 ) “Vietnam reports UFO explosion”  

thanh Nien Daily (1st june 2008 ) “UFO incident in southern vietnam reported to government” 

salem news ( 30th may 2008 ) “Vietnamese government confirms UFO explosion

india daily (1st june 2008 ) “UFO made of biochemical derivatives explodes in vietnam

telegraph ( 29th may 2008 ) “UFO blamed for mystery explosion in vietnam

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Stephenville ufo: not just here, but in areas such as San Antonio?

Posted by dandare on January 25, 2008

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It seems that the UFOs were not just confined to Stephenville, but were seen in San Antonio, Victoria and even at Corpus christi.Walter Andrus Junior, (from MUFON)mentions that on the 8th january, something else was going on at San Antonio…. a UFO was seen at Interstate 10 and Wurzbach road. They reported seeing a cigar shaped UFO, with a multitude of lights.

He then goes on to mention that MUFON, will now talk to these people as well (that is from San Antonio, Victoria and near Corpus Christi). The report of all this, looks like it will not be ready until the end of 2008 now. It does not say what the witnesses say at Victoria or near Corpus Christi?

Not sure of the relevance of this, but thought it wise to mention this on here. 

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Stephenville UFO latest; Air Force:Flights of Fantasy or Chasing a Cause?

Posted by dandare on January 24, 2008

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This is the latest on the Stephenville UFO….. I will start on the media links to this first,and then add my thoughts.

image below is of an F-15 (not F-16 sorry) that is vertical deploying flares during the day
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Star-Telegram.com “Military says it had aircraft where UFOs were spotted” (posted 23rd january, 2008). A short article, the main point being:

“Ten F-16s from the 457th Fighter Squadron were performing training operations between 6 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 8 in the Brownwood military operating area, which includes Erath County.

“”In the interest of public awareness, Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs realized an error was made regarding the reported training activity of military aircraft,”” said today’s press release from the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth” (extract from article).

cbs5.com “Texas UFO Mystery Solved?” (posted 23rd january, 2008) …. “Originally, the 301st Fighter Wing at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base said none of its jets were in the area that night” (extract from article).

KVIA.com reports (short article) “Miltitary now says jets on training mission during mysterious lights” (posted 23rd january, 2008); similarar information to Star-Telegram above.

chron.com “Military now says jets in area of reported UFO sightings” (posted 23rd january, 2008, with more information on this article) ; of interest “”This supports our story that there was UFO activity in that area,”” said Kenneth Cherry, the Texas director of the Mutual UFO Network, which took more than 50 reports from locals at a meeting last weekend. “”I find it curious that it took them two weeks to ‘fess up. I think they’re feeling the heat from the publicity”” (extract from article).

Also from chron.com “Military says planes in area of Texas ufo reports (with video) “  (posted 23rd january, 2008). “Allen said that the planes’ training area in the Brownwood Military Operating Area that includes Stephenville’s Erath County does not include the airspace where he saw the object. Also, Jan. 8 was not the only day sightings were reported” (extract from article) and “Some residents aren’t buying it, though, saying the military’s revelation actually bolsters their claims because several reported seeing at least two fighter jets chasing an object” (extract from article).

nbc5i.com “Military offers Reason for UFO reports” (posted 23rd january, 2008) also with a video…. it mentions

“”I think it’s a little late … then there is a comment here about an error. The military isn’t supposed to make errors. I think it’s just a standard cover up. That is immediately what I am thinking … some kind of cover up,”” said Hudgeons. “”With the lights going around as quick as they said they were … I just don’t see them being aircraft””.

If the lights were military aircraft, Hudgeons wants to see them again, NBC 5′s Omar Villafranca reported” (extract from article).

And to add this into the melting pot at the end, an interesting article entitled “more UFO sightings reported over texas” (not sure of posting date, by axcessnews.com).

“Meanwhile, WOAI Radio in San Antonio reported that UFO sightings took place that same night over the city and were seen by dozens of witnesses. The Mutual UFO Network, or MUFON, reported that accounts were coming in as far away as Corpus Christi, all identifying similar UFO characteristics as the lights seen over Stephenville earlier that night.

MUFON’s Texas chapter website carries eyewitness accounts of UFO sightings taking place the following evening and again on January 10th, reporting similar characteristics of bight lights, no sound and rapid high-speed travel” (extract from article- also warrants analysis by me, and a post soon).

dallasnews.com “Texas UFO mystery solved” (posted 24th january,2008) ; I have added a quite long extract from this article as it has some very good points (and brings up an old theory)….

One battle tactic used routinely by F-16s involves the ejection of flares that are intended to confuse heat-seeking missiles. The flares can be ejected several at a time, and could form a pattern of bright lights traveling across the sky.

But such activity would not match other aspects of the descriptions of the Stephenville lights. Witnesses generally described what they saw as silent, apparently changing speeds and passing over populated areas. That does not sound like a flare release, said Jay Miller, an aviation consultant and historian in Fort Worth.

For one thing, any jet that dumps flares would also be trying to get away as fast as possible.

“He’s going to be in full afterburner,” Mr. Miller said, and that’s very loud. But the jets wouldn’t be the only noise associated with flares.

“Flares don’t burn silently. They actually burn quite loudly,” he said.

Flares are also extremely hot and dangerous, and it’s highly unlikely that any drill would involve their use over populated areas, Mr. Miller said”. (extract from article). 

thelede.blogs.nytimes.com “F-16s at scene of UFO sighting in Texas” (posted 24th january, 2008).

There are other articles, but many are either very brief, and/or cover the same ground.

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You may well ask, what is going on? and to be honest so do i? 

To start with, what disturbs me, is the fact that the Air Force takes 2 weeks to do a U-turn and then admit that 10 F-16s were in the air; of course, the obvious question to be asked here is, were they in the air around this area (between 6 and 8pm), and if they were, were they chasing these UFOs.

 So basically, is it a cover-up story, to try to knock the stuffing out of the story; problem is, that there may be a flip side to this, and it might (hopefully) highten the story for more answers by the military.

Hudgeons (from MUFON) makes a very valid point, in that, if this was the Air Force, then there should be no problem redoing/recreating the event for all to see (would never happen mind, but i like his thinking/method).

At this point, i ask these questions……

1 Why is a training exercise classified? as they will not go into operational procedures, not even the basics?

2 F-16s do not hover (unless i am wrong in this).

3 F-16s create sound ! and lots of it.

4 F-16s are not 1 mile wide.

Remember, all we are trying to establish here, is whether it is an UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) nothing more at this stage.

Maybe, the media should attempt to contact the F-16 pilots and ask them for a response (unlikely due to national security issues, i should imagine, but worth a try). Ask for a copy of their communications with ground controllers (AWACS). I hope they will generally put the heat up a bit, and apply pressure…. we need answers to our questions?

I’m also waiting for the Air Force, to next say that flares where used (does this sound familiar), see extract from dallasnews.com (Texas ufo mystery solved, in red writing)… this all has very good questions to be asked, if the time arises, especially using them in populated areas.

Also MUFON has had eye witness accounts, from the same time period, either side of the 8th january, in other areas, all with the similar accounts to Stephenville… were their trained F-16s all over the place? I believe MUFON will soon be interviewing these witnesses too, soon.

Will the Air Force hide behind classified information, and National Security, to bluff their way out of this one. Again, i say we need answers to questions? whether we will get them is another matter?

What do you think is going on?   is it a cover-up? is it that they are hiding tested super secret stealth aircraft, with F-16s tailing it, to test the local populations reaction to it? is it an IFO (identified flying object)? Is it a UFO? are you worried that the Air Force does not seem to know where the hell (supposedly) their planes are?

Is the Air Force using flights of fantasy or chasing a cause? 

I would be very interested to hear your views.  

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   UPDATE: 25th january 2008 

The 301st Fighter wing website can be found here  .

The Air Force Reserve command link for FOIA can be seen here with email and address to write too. Photos of F-16s can be seen here  and here.

           

   

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MUFON visits Dublin, to talk to Stephenville UFO witnesses

Posted by dandare on January 20, 2008

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MUFON arrived saturday 18th, 2008 to talk to witnesses of the Stephenville UFO sighting which occurred on january 8th. There are conflicting reports as to how many witnesses there were, from about 50 to 200 witnesses (i would suspect it was nearer to 50), to fill out questionaires and to talk about what they saw to MUFON. The hall at Dublin was full, with about 500 people, and the ever present tv cameras, and journalists. 

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It seems the UFO sightings, took place from 6.15pm (january 8th,2008) until around 4.30am the next day (january 9th,2008).

There are several good news articles that i would like to draw your attention too;

Star-Telegram.com has a good article “UFO investigators land in Dublin to quiz locals” (20th january 2008).  

It mentions “Before talking to investigators, witnesses filled out forms that included questions about the object’s direction, distance and flying behavior. They were asked to sketch what they saw. Then they sat down to be interviewed by MUFON investigators for about 15 minutes each” (extract from article). It also says that MUFON will take, from a few months, up to a year, before a report will be made available.

From the same media “Maybe it came from the dog star” (posted 20th january,2008); this talks mainly about a photo (taken on a cell phone), on front of the news story (star-telegram), on friday…..and it was a sun dog; 2 scientists say it is not related to the incident. This is in relation to….. “Truck driver Sean Kiel is the center of attention in downtown Dublin on Saturday. He took a photo of a strange object in the sky Jan. 8 on Interstate 20 near Cisco” (extract from article).

 cbs11tv.com “Mutual UFO Network comes to Stephenville” (posted 19th january,2008) Short article.

There are a couple of videos from dallas news worth having a look at:

http://www.dallasnews.com/video/index.html?nvid=210042 about MUFON at Dublin

And witness accounts at ….http://www.dallasnews.com/video/dallasnews/dmnphoto/index.html?nvid=210036

The transcripts to the Larry King show on friday 18th january 2008 can be found here .

Any more updates i will relay on UFO Online……. Thanks for visiting.

Also if you were expecting to see UFO Updates (which is usually put online ever week, after the Stephenville ufo sighting research, i have run out of time to cover other areas such as this…. it will be available to read soon…. so please bare with me).

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UFO UPDATE

Posted by dandare on December 22, 2007

As there was no update last week (sorry for that), i’ll be giving you news from the 10th december 2007 up until today.
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So here goes……At dhonline.com (1oth december) “Sighting draws UFO research“; they mention that “They reported the incident to the National UFO Reporting Center, and the Democrat-Herald reported on their experience in October.

Since then, Raye has heard from about 100 people who have seen strange things in the sky, and a few saw what she and her husband did: Two silver, bullet-shaped objects heading across the sky and a glowing ellipse size of a Greyhound bus that hovered for about a minute above the treetops of their forested backyard and emitted sparks” (extract from article).

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Ok …. the next is a leason i need to learn (that is to save information onto disk for when things get taken offline).  At the strangestsecrets.blogspot.com (10th december,2007) it states that there is “The mystery of the missing files“. It says that

 “Interestingly, the FBI has also begun to remove other Fortean files, and UFO-related data, from its site too.
For example, up until very recently – but no longer, sadly – you could also download in PDF format the FBI’s 135-page file on Silas Newton, who was a key player in the legend of the alleged UFO crash at Aztec, New Mexico in March 1948″ (extract from article).

 I’m going to see whats left and save what i can now, as there is some useful information here. Try the wayback machine at http://web.archive.org/web/*/foia.fbi.gov/*  , although i have encountered quite a few inactive links.

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There was a possible “Ufo sighting over Bolton?” (11th december,2007), in which “a triangular silhouette was seen”.

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At WIStv.com “Mysterious light in the sky solved” (12th december,2007) in which it mentions

 “Bright flashes were observed near the “head” of the comet-like object by folks with telescopes. It turns out it was a brand new satellite, launched Monday evening by NASA at Cape Canaveral onboard an “ATLAS 5 ROCKET.” What viewers saw was the dumping of excess rocket fuel in orbit. It was carrying a “classified national security satellite.” (extract from article).

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The ufo digest has a good article on a “UFO Incident Over Dabrowa Gornicza” (posted 12th december,2007).

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CNSNEWS.com reported on 14th december,2007, that “Clinton Library has responded to UFO enquiries – Little else“. It says for instance, that Tom Fitton mentions that (president of Juditial Watch)

“”They need to take into account the public interest in releasing the documents. Given that we have a presidential candidate, they need to be more responsive to requests about Ms. Clinton,” he added”” (extract from article).

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A series of articles came out in The Canadian National News on the 14th december,2007:

1 “A Psychiatric Reclassification Of UFO Extraterrestrial Experiences ”  

2 “Howard Menger case illuminates Extraterrestrial Infiltration Of Earthbound human society” 

3 “Scepticism and 9/11

And if you can get your head round that lot….. how about the Times online that says

Don’t call the aliens, they might not be friendly” (dated 16th december,2007).

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In the Galway Independant “Irish UFOs” are given a brief mention (19th december,2007). It mentions “Who could resist the lure of extra terrestrial life shapeshifting into domestic appliances? This Christmas, if Santa arrives on a souped up hoover, you’ll know it’s a case for Mulder and Scully” (extract from article). Actually on second thoughts, maybe you should skip this article and go onto the next one below. 

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ufocasebook.com has a great post on “UFOs in Latin America 2007”  which consists of a video of the years events (posted 19th december,2007). 

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In the chinapost “Japan’s top government spokesman says he believes in UFOs” (posted 19th december,2007); i shall be adding a seperate post later (within the next 2 to 3 days on this, as it seems to be rumbling on and on with others coming forward to say UFOs exist?). Not sure what to make of all of this, to be honest.  

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Whilst searching the web i came across the Mystery Investigators, with a podcast on betty hill and the ufos (with some unseen footage).

Their website can be seen here , and is worth a visit.

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On the History channel  there is to be shown “UFO files – Britain’s Roswell” (ie RAF Bentwaters and woodbridge bases); wednesday 26th december, at 11am and 5pm (this is UK time). However, not sure if any new information will be added to on this program, still probably worth watching though. Also on the 21st december, UFOs of the 70′s (11.30pm, repeated on 22nd at 3.3oam).

Website of the week

This goes to http://www.ufoevidence.org/welcome.asp and in particular its brilliant archive on black triangles seen here  .

Also of interest :-

Spies, lies , and Polygraph tape: CIA’s disturbing Extraterrestial Affair”  (American Chronicle- posted 10th december,2007).

Mars robot unearths microbe clue”  (BBC – 11th december,2007)

DVD ‘close encounters’ of three kinds” (washington post – 14th december,2007).

Taking the season to the outer limits” (Seattle times – 14th december,2007).

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