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MOD UFO files [part two of Three]

Posted by dandare on April 7, 2013

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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)

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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 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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World UFO sightings December 2012 [part 2 of 2]

Posted by dandare on December 19, 2012

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

ufo7Please 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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Large object reported hovering over small Pennsylvania town (examiner.com)

Five Pennsylvania witnesses reported watching “a large, brightly-lit object hovering over Macungie” that soon disappeared without movement or sound, according to December 17, 2012, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database ” [extract from article].

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Officer claims UFO sighting (policeoracle.com)

674cfc8c1fc7ab9313cdf77ffb2bd8d1West Midlands police said the force was aware of the incident but that ‘the officer had been off-duty on the night in question and he did not report anything officially to the control room’.

UFO expert Nick Pope, who previously investigated alleged alien sightings for the Ministry of Defence, told Birmingham’s Sunday Mercury: ‘This could be the real thing – a UFO in our airspace and military aircraft scrambled to intercept’ ” [extract from article]. Nick Pope off again!!! how many times has he said that. the Birmingham mail article can be seen here . ***[Watch out for- a blog post, in the new year, mainly about Nick Pope].

I saw a bright-looking object in the sky (iol.co.za)

UFOOne alien spotter known only as Michael posted: “Appearing from behind Lions Head, travelling into the wind, two vapour shapes that resembled trumpets, one behind the other, moved towards Table Mountain. Into a strong head wind the vapour cloud kept its shape, and a bright light appeared briefly moving behind the cloud.”

Many also posted pics on the UfoRSA website.

The group says: “The goal [of the website] is either to prove or disprove UFOs, with the help of volunteer UFO enthusiasts over South Africa ” ” [extract from article].

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Don’t come to our ‘safe’ village for the end of the world: mayor (theage.com.au)

art-Bugarach-20121219102923635146-620x349French authorities have pleaded with New Age fanatics, sightseers and media crews not to converge on the tiny village some believe will be one of the few places spared when the world supposedly ends on Friday.

“I am making an appeal to the world — do not come to Bugarach,” said mayor Jean-Pierre Delord, echoing calls from regional officials who noted that police will from Wednesday block access to the southwestern village of 200 residents ” [extract from article].

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Ho, ho, no! Sightings of UFOs in our skies (Petersfield Post)

The two globes appeared to be carrying out high speed manoeuvres north of Petersfield between 9pm and 10.15pm on consecutive nights over the weekend of Saturday, December 8, said witnesses ” [extract from article].

Truth is out there (Bendigo Advertiser)

‘It was definitely a conversation starter,” recalls John ”Cooka” Campbell about his post-high school days when a spaceship took pride of place in the backyard of his Canberra share house.

”The white flying saucer was there when I moved into 14 Currie Crescent, Kingston, in the early 1970s and still there when I left some six years or so later,” the long-time Canberra resident explains ” [extract from article].

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UFOs many times appeared in Vietnam? (Vietnam.net)

20121221102803_images1094511_3_tp.db_kienthuc.net.vnMost recently, an UFO appeared on the sky in the central province of Thanh Hoa. A picture showing a strange flying object was made public. The author of the picture was Le Khac Dat, 19, who lives in Hoang Ha Commune of Hoang Hoa district.

Dat said the picture was taken at about 5 pm of December 9, 2012. Dat did not discover any strange thing when he took picture. However, later, when he reviewed the picture, he discovered an unfamiliar subject on the picture” [extract from article].

UFO seen over safford (Eastern Arizona Courier)

A strange occurrence happened over Safford on Jan. 27, 1920. A bright object was seen coming out of the south, flying in a northeasterly direction.

People gathered in the streets and called for their friends and neighbors to come and see.

It was a shiny object, barely seen at first. Many thought it was a bird or flock of birds, but it moved in a straight direction, heading right over Downtown Safford.  

Some people panicked and yelled to others to get their guns. The object was getting closer to town now, and the townfolk could hear a high-pitched noise ” [extract from article]. Amazing-the first reaction to the a plane flying over this area.

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Tome Slemen: Angels over Merseyside (Liverpool Echo)

IN the winter months of 1984 going into 1985, the North West was the scene of one of the most inexplicable mysteries of all time, although it was only mentioned by the ECHO and Radio City.

It all started about a week before Christmas, when scores of people from Llandudno, Wirral, Liverpool, Southport and Blackpool saw strange coloured lights flying across the skies ” [extract from article].

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Strange UFO encounters (Northern Star)

LNS_29-12-2012_EGN_06_LIS281212ALIENS01_fct1024x772x71_t460Australian Close Encounter Research Network principal Mary Rodwell said her recent experience with network Ten’s The Project, on December 4, had left victims of claimed experiences reluctant to talk to the media.

A qualified nurse and counsellor, Mrs Rodwell said after almost 20 years researching UFO encounters she could recall countless times that the stories of people’s encounters were misrepresented in the media.

“To be quite honest some of the articles that I have read … I have looked at my interview and I can’t even see any similarity to what I actually said,” she said ” [extract from article].

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UFO Expert Nick Pope says Humans will make Alien contact in 2024 (Cleveland Leader)

Pope says that with the emergence of new telescopes, which will be 50 times more sensitive and survey the sky 10,000 times faster than any existing telescope, humans will make alien contact with aliens in 2024” [extract from article].

Mysteries, conspiracies: it’s a slow week (taranaki daily news)

The festive season is a popular time for UFO reports in Taranaki. A week after a Government report on UFOs report was released in December 2010, mystery lights were seen over Hawera, Napier and Christchurch.

Last February, a pre-wedding dinner party sparked a series of UFO sightings in New Plymouth. During a banquet for the bridal party, a series of floating lanterns were sent into the sky – sparking a series of UFO reports. In Hawera 10 months earlier, remote-controlled helicopters, kites with electric wires and Chinese lanterns were among the likely culprits for lights seen over Hawera ” [extract from article].

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UFO seen in sky or a complex reflection (AEG India.org)

ufo2-250x233Just before the Christmas, a real video was captured from the plane showing a UFO(expected) flying next to the plane. The video was uploaded on YouTube by a man named Mauricio Ruiz on 23rd December 2012 when he left New York about 5:30 pm and flew to Chicago. Soon it became the Internet buzz as anything with UFO spread the most. The questions that arises are still puzzled as is it a hoax, cabin lights or a flying saucer” [extract from article].

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Christmas UFO sighted Filmed and Photographed Above Wellington: It’s a f**king chinese lantern (Scoop News)

Wellington Scoop editor Lindsay Shelton has pointed out that when you listen to the audio someone can be heard saying “Its a f**king Chinese Lantern. You light them up and they go up into the sky”. [Editor’s Note:This would appear to be a satisfactory explanation for the phenomena as reported. However Scoop is temporarily suspending disbelief till we hear back from B. Martin to whom we have sent a bunch of further questions ” [extract from article].

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World UFO Sightings December 2012 [part 1 of 2]

Posted by dandare on December 2, 2012

ufosa-hot-topic

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.redalienketchup

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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UFO orbs show up during Live news Report in San diego, California (DailyNewsEveryday [news8]posted to youtube december,but i think it happened last week) for video see below.

Russia’s Air Defence: No UFOs in sight (Ria novostia) link is in German, extract is in English using google chrome translation.

The troops of the Russian air and space defense forces have found, according to their chief of staff, Major General Andrei Dyomin, no UFO activity on the territory of Russia. “Regarding UFOs, we have not seen. Sometimes a rocket or a rocket stage which separates, held for a UFO. Especially in the north which is very visible at the start ” [extract from article-translated].

Politician tweeting UFO image  ( newspoint.cc) translation below.

attachment-14994 Roberto Formigoni, Italian politician of Berlusconi’s party, Popolo della Liberta and President of the Lombardy Region thinks he may have spotted a UFO.

Flown away 

Formigoni, who was currently in Paris, sent on Wednesday night last week, a photo on his Twitter account, showing a bright light on a building. The light was moving and was blown away after he took pictures of it, he wrote. truth unclear since the Italian knows the Twitter community no longer hold, and also in the press reports on the alleged UFO sighting

[google translation from article].

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Blue Springs,Missouri UFOs – news report ( KCTV 5 news posted on youtube by Kover27) video can be seen below
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UFOAM : Today’s top ten news ( UFOAM by jon kelly) the video can also be seen below
8030708Jim Paxie captured what he called “a most unusual cloud” but was surprised at the attention it gathered from extra-terrestrial enthusiasts in the United States.“I thought it looked more like a hamburger than a UFO,” he said[extract from article].

Was the recent Denver UFO report a media ratings straw man? (examiner.com)3aae04e24c70888085832a594fe35df1Journalism that attempts to satisfy public demand for UFO information (while effectively undermining the credibility of such inquiries) appears in this instance to rely upon a straw man case that is apparently so very easy to dispel upon closer, local examination.By way of coincidence, the term “Strawman News Media” is reportedly recognized by writers of fiction as a trope or convention embraced within the minds of audience members ” [extract from article].

Remember those UFOs captured on video in Denver? news station rules out one possibility (theblaze.com) + videos included.denver-UFO_2“It seems to be a combination,” Bonner told the Huffington Post. “Yes, there are bugs, but there are some obvious birds in there, too. You can see wings flapping.”The group even experimented with a fly to show how certain filming conditions would make the bug look. They glued the fly to a piece of glass and took a picture of it 10 inches away in focus and then several times at 10 inches with the background in focus. They also photographed it from five feet away. These latter images showed similar blurs as to what was seen in KDVR’s videos. Read more about the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society’s investigation here.Bonner told the Huffington Post they contacted KDVR with this information, but they didn’t seem to bite: …. ” [extract from article].

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Four triangle UFOs over Jacksonville appear to scan ground (examiner.com)

bc8022ec327012bc1255027150326c00The witness first saw a single object.

“I was just looking around and I saw some lights in a triangle formation and one beam of light that appeared to scan the area,” the witness stated. “As it got closer it appeared to be a solid, triangular craft about 50 feet across.”

The witness saw two more similar objects within five minutes. Then a fourth object was seen.

“Approximately two minutes later I saw a fourth triangular craft about quarter mile in size with lights on all corners and a light scanning the area turning sharply” ” [extract from article].

UFO investigators delve into Mexican mystery (mywesttexas.com)

Noe Torres of Edinburg and Ruben Uriarte of Oakland, Calif. have outstanding credentials as UFO investigators. They have been researching the Coyame incident for years and gave presentations at the conference about what they have uncovered. They have written two editions of a book titled “Mexico’s Roswell.”

The story is that an unidentified flying object traveling at 2,000 miles per hour collided with a small plane heading south from El Paso.

The flaming wreckage of both aircraft fell to the ground and started an investigation that continues today” [extract from article].

Geminid meteor shower and meteorwatch (universetoday.com)

This year we are in for a special treat as the Moon will be absent when the Geminids are at their peak on the evening of the 12th/ 13th of December. This means that the sky should be at its darkest when the shower is expected, and many more of the fainter meteors may be seen.

The Geminid meteor shower is expected to yield in excess of 50 meteors (shooting stars) per hour at peak for those with clear skies, the meteors it produces are usually bright with long persistent trains. If observing opportunities aren’t favorable or possible on the 12th/ 13th, meteor watchers can usually see high meteor activity a day or so either side of the peak” ” [extract from article].

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UFO spotted in Bulgaria’s Danube town Lom (novinite.com)

photo_verybig_145762An object, believed by locals to be a UFO, has been spotted flying in the sky above Bulgaria’s Danube town of Lom on November 25th.

The neon-shining ball then stopped above a house in the central part of the town and circled around its yard for three hours, Lom residents say, cited by bTV.

Eyewitnesses further report the light was pulsating and the object changed its form. There have been interruptions in the electric power supply and in TV broadcasts at the same time, while people who were in the vicinity felt sick and suffered headaches ” [extract from article].

UFO sighted over Hildenborough near Tonbridge? Did you see it? (tonbridgepeople.co.uk)

Pearson wrote on the website: ‘Whilst sitting in my lounge we have a good view southerly from our window a big bright light darted at high speed from east to west, defiantly (sic) not a plane, would have been seen over Tonbridge Kent UK ‘ ” [extract from short article].ufo online3a

‘ Ball of fire’ seen in sky (timesofmalta.com)

A strange object variously described as a “ball of fire”, “shooting star” and “meteorite” was seen crossing low across the night sky by several people.

Readers contacted timesofmalta.com and the police last night to report the “wonderful” and “beautiful” sight, estimated to have lasted about 15 seconds sometime around 9pm.

The witnesses were in places ranging from Mellieħa to Fgura.

Christopher Azzopardi said he had seen a ball of fire flying overhead. It was “big and fast” but he was not sure whether it was a meteor ” [extract from article].

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Light shone on Rotorua UFOs (bayofplentytimes.nz)

nzufo2012probably chinese lanternsHowever, a Pukehangi Rd resident who only wanted to be known as David, said he thought he knew where the lights over Malfroy Rd originated.

He said on November 1, his daughter held a remembrance service for her stillborn child who died last year.

“It was just on dark, about 9pm, when they let about nine of those Chinese-type lantern things off into the sky ” [extract from article].

ABC orders UFO series from Shaftesbury (TBi vision)

Weird Desk, which has been described as similar to The X-Files, was written by Stargate’s Carl Binder and The Librarian’s David Titcher and follows a clandestine unit tasked with solving real-life mysteries from this world and beyond. It will be exec produced by Mazza and Murphy ” [extract from short article].

Investigator says Flint Township UFO sighting may be fueling rush of new reports (mlive.com)

11955987-largeMichigan Mutual UFO Network Chief Investigator Robert Nolan said sightings here have spiked since MLive-Flint Journal reported on the case of Denzel Washingtonin Flint Township.

Washington told police he saw bright lights coming from a large object hovering over the Rave cinemas at Corunna Road and I-75 on Nov. 12 ” [extract from article].

UFO? Watch reader’s video of unidentified flying object in Grand Blanc area +video (mlive.com)

The object in the video is hard to distinguish but easily visible as Holko and his girlfriend talk about what they are seeing, filming from outside and inside the apartment building where he lives.

 
Holko, who grew up in the Grand Blanc area, said he had been told about a recent UFO sighting in the area of his apartment on Nov. 25 ” [extract from article].coollogo_com_266725976
It’s most likely an object from the Geminids meteor shower, a meteorologist speculated for KHOU. That celestial event has been recorded around this time every year since the 1860s, and although the best viewing is on Dec. 13 and 14, observers can usually see meteors as early as Dec. 6 in the Northern Hemisphere ” [extract from article].
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o-GRANDBLANCMICHUFO2-570So far, Holko and his girlfriend seem to be the only ones to have reported the unusual lights. But was this actually something that falls into the category of truly unexplained?HuffPost showed the video to photo and video analyst Marc Dantonio, who has examined many alleged UFO images.“At the conclusion of the video, I was able to affirm my suspicion and call this an aircraft on landing approach,” Dantonio told HuffPost in an email ” [extract from article].

UFO lights spotted Twice over Brooklyn (news.gather.com)

Compelling new footage has been uploaded online, showing three UFO lights hovering over Prospect Heights, Brooklyn earlier this week. This may be just another false alarm, but the minute-and-a-half video deserves a quick look-see ” [extract from article].

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UFO photos in from Huddersfield West Yorkshire Dec 3 (realufos.net)

Oliver Sacks: ‘ We are more likely to see UFOs when our forebears would see Angels’ (The guardian)

Oliver Sacks, Q&A The word hallucination only really became a pejorative at the end of the 18th or early 19th century. We still associate it with madness. But how those who hallucinate understand what they see also changes. We are more likely to see UFOs and aliens when people in earlier times would see angels ” [extract from article].

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Forget Gentrification, It’s an invasion! ‘UFOs’ spotted over Prospect heights (New York Observer)

“There were three orbs glowing like fire and again flying in formation. Each of the three finally stopped at the same point in the sky, hovered, and then disappeared.”

The slow-moving dots could be carrying the conquerors of the human race or even celestial fairies come at last to liberate our germ world, unleashing eons of fifth-dimensional bliss.

Or they could be airplanes. The choice is yours! ” [extract from article].

And the you tube video to this can be seen below:

Builder spots UFO lights in Whangarei (The Northern Advocate)

Graham Jones was working on a site in Morningside, when he saw three balls of blue lights near Whangarei Airport about 3pm. The lights were in a cluster of three, and moved silently toward Mt Parihaka, near the Whangarei War Memorial, before vanishing after trailing across Kamo and disappearing toward Hikurangi.

He said the crafts were about 30 to 40 feet wide and all he could see was a blue light across each.

“I know it wasn’t an aircraft,” he said ” [extract from article].

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UFO sightings in America Blamed on 2012 Apocalypse Fears (video) (Huffington Post)

uk-techA sudden boom in UFO sightings in America have raised fears of the 2012 apocalypse.

Or perhaps it’s the other way around ” [extract from article].

Mystery as series of UFO sightings are reported in San Francisco and New York within days of one another (Daily Mail)

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The collection of strange round lights recorded by mesmerized witnesses show them flying in similar formation, most recently in San Francisco while just days after spotted in New York.

‘I wasn’t sure if at first if it was another Tequila hazed mirage, but myself and a few bystanders were all in complete awe at the lights we saw on Valencia,’ Sunday morning’s witness Enrique Barrios told Mission Mission of the California sighting ” [extract from article].

logo-stv-fraserburgh These mysterious, iridescent clouds are often mistaken for UFOs when they form high in the earth’s atmosphere, but this is not the sign of an alien invasion.

The incredible technicoloured light show was created by nacreous cloud formations, sometimes known as mother-of-pearl clouds ” [extract from article].

Black Triangular shaped UFO spotted in the Brecon beacons (The Economic Voice)

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Map of the Brecon Beacons National Park, UK with the following information shown: National Park boundary Administrative borders Coastline, lakes and rivers Roads and railways Urban areas Equirectangular map projection on WGS 84 datum, with N/S stretched 160% Geographic limits: West: 4.15W East: 2.90W North: 52.15N South: 51.65N (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The lights appeared to be facing down towards the ground and there was no noise coming from the craft, it was silent and my wife found this to be very unnerving, as did I.”

I caught a glimpse of a green light on the underside and my initial thought was I must be looking at the starboard light from a Hercules flying low on exercises as they frequently do in the Brecon Beacons, however there were no red port lights and then I noticed that there were another two green lights all at the other corners of what turned out to be a large black triangular shaped craft ” [extract from article].

Several Blackfoot Idaho residents report UFOs (weirdthings.com) originally from LocalNews8.com -dated 10th december 2012

Blackfoot-Idaho-UFO-SightingsGoing online, Pagan found a phone number for Peter Davenport of the National UFO Reporting Center.

Davenport told Pagan he’d already received two other calls about the same anomaly.

By the end of the night six calls about the same object had been reported ” [extract froma article].

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A UFO crashed in Japan? Ha Ha Ha. Thats rich (Kotaku east)

normaloverlay_31Even in Japan the story is getting some traction, appearing on various blogs and forums. The reaction in Japan, however, is much better and filled with lulz.

“They’re here!” jokes one commenter on 2ch, Japan’s largest bulletin board. “Then why isn’t the Japanese press covering this story,” asked one. “What the hell is the Japanese navy?” asked yet another. “They mean the Self Defense Force,” chimed in a commenter.

In fact, when not laughing at the story, many online in Japan seemed more perturbed by the incorrect term “Japanese navy” being used instead of the correct “Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force”[extract from article].

India’s UFO probe: Our Evidence ( Wall street Journal – India)

OB-VR095_iufo_G_20121213004604The inquiry has investigated several reports of the appearance of Unidentified Flying Objects near the Indo-Chinese border, as per its remit. After exhaustive probes and for the reasons explained below, we have found no conclusive proof that these sightings were authentic[extract from article].

Mass UFO sighting in Mexico, strange military craft company in Australia [videos] (au.ibtimes.com)

UFO sighting reports surface daily from around the world. You see photos, videos, and news, but no image has been so sharply defined that no one can argue about it.

Take the two videos uploaded Tuesday – these are images from a mass UFO sighting in Mexico and a separate UFO sighting in Australia ” [extract from article].

Sri Lankans panic over UFO sightings….or lights from mars? (Emirates 24/7 )

2231930707Residents in several parts of Sri Lanka are counting their stars after being dazzled by lights emanating from unidentified objects flying in the sky.

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) moved to allay fears that aliens from outer space were hovering in the country’s air space.

SLAF media spokesperson Wing Commander Shiras Jalaldeen said that no unidentified airborne craft had been picked up on radar as yet, The Island reported ” [extract from article].

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Police officer claims flashing blue light was UFO (metro.co.uk)

The unnamed officer, an acting sergeant with West Midlands police, saw a ‘light with a bluish tinge’ that ‘pulsed rhythmically’ and zoomed off.

A colleague called air traffic control, but workers there said they had seen nothing.

The officer later told his story to a UFO fan who posted it on the Haunted Skies website” [extract from article].

Isro team to visit leh to solve ‘UFO mystery’ (Deccan herald)

A team of scientists from Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will arrive in Leh to corroborate that the mysterious luminous objects seen on the horizon over a lake in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir are actually “Chinese lanterns”.

Official sources said on Sunday that after getting the preliminary report that the luminous objects flying over the horizon of Pangong lake, located 160 km from Leh township, could be Chinese lanterns, the security agencies wanted an assessment of experts from another organisation for confirmation” [extract from article].

UFO sightings mere speculation – Experts ( nation.lk)

Experts have dismissed speculations regarding several sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in several parts of the country insisting that they were simply natural phenomena.
Residents in several parts of the island claim to have witnessed UFOs in the recent weeks. However, experts at the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies clarified that it was merely the planet Jupiter and specks of a meteor shower” [extract from article].

 

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World UFO sightings November 2012 [updated regularly] Part 1 of 2

Posted by dandare on November 2, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also for real time UFO map from MUFON see here

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

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National UFO Alert: Seven states report 265 october cases [examiner.com]

California was the leading high-reporting state in October with 83 cases, up from 69 cases filed in September and 75 in August.

Those states in a UFO Alert 4 category with 13 or more reports include: New York, South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina.

All other states move to a UFO Alert 5 category with lower numbers of UFO activity. The Watch States – with 10 or more cases – are Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey and Virginia ” (extract from article).

Kids toy mistaken for UFO in 3 states [newsfixnow.com + video]

TENNESSEE – On October 16, 2012, an unidentified object was seen in the sky. The strange object was seen across Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee………The airship, which is marketed as a ‘toy for all the family’, is 26 feet in length and flies solely by the power of the sun(extracts from article).

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UFO sightings in Ladakh spook soldiers  [ India Today.in]

 “ An ITBP unit based in Thakung, close to the Pangong Tso Lake, reported over 100 sightings of luminous objects between August 1 and October 15 this year. In reports sent to their Delhi headquarters in September, and to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), they described sighting “Unidentified Luminous Objects”at day and by night. The yellowish spheres appear to lift off from the horizon on the Chinese side and slowly traverse the sky for three to five hours before disappearing. These were not unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS), drones or even low earth-orbiting satellites, say Army officials who have studied the hazy photographs taken by ITBP ( extract from article). All articles reporting the same incident as above will have a ** symbol attached.

This Day In History [ thepeoplehistorytoday.blogspot]

Residents of Levelland, Texas reported sightings of unidentified flying objects with bright lights(extract from short article).

On breaking the oath ( De Void)

During a 28-year military career that included posts with Strategic Air Command and Space Command, he earned the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. What it didn’t include, not surprisingly, was Meiwald’s eyewitness to a controversial nuclear-missile shutdown at Malmstrom Air Force Base in March 1967[Extract from article].

UFO? El Cajon, California Police say dozens spot strange lights floating in the sky  (wptv.com)

Some people gathered in parking lots, looking to sky for answers. The lights were thousands of feet in the air and did not move or sway.

“I really don’t think that it’s attracted to the ground because it’s pretty high up there and it’s not moving at all,” said El Cajon resident Michael Kayler. “There’s got to be wind current up there.”

It turns out that a neighbor named Todd had spent $300 on balloons, helium and lights. He had the entire contraption on fishing line. The lights were more than 4,000 feet in the air ” (extract from article).

Bangor City official reports seeing orange orbs in the sky near Waterville ( BDN Maine )

BANGOR, Maine — A city official driving home with his daughter Thursday night saw strange orange-colored balls of light in the night sky over Waterville and called the Bangor Daily News to find out what it was.

Shawn Yardley, director of the city’s Department of Health and Community Services, described what the two saw as “bright orange dots at cloud level.” [Extract from article].

Juan Pernas posted a video on you tube “Strange objects in the sky – Miami, FL “

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UFO enthusiasts admit the truth may not be out there after all  ( The Telegraph ) All articles reporting the same incident as above will have a ^^ symbol attached.

Enthusiasts admit that a continued failure to provide proof and a decline in the number of “flying saucer” sightings suggests that aliens do not exist after all and could mean the end of “Ufology” – the study of UFOs – within the next decade ” [Extract from article]. Not a sighting but i thought worth adding. Do you believe this? is it dying or just changing?

UFOlogy: Dead Again?  ^^ ( Dr David Clarke )

Is UFOlogy dead or alive?  I predict ASSAP may be posing the same question in 2022 but as far I’m concerned the subject remains interesting as an example of living myth. The question ‘do aliens exist’ is actually nothing to do with ‘do UFOs exist’. Of course UFOs exist, in that people see unidentified things in the sky ” [extract from article].

Channel 4 has a similar article to The Telegraph UFO watchers consider future after decline in sightings

The organisation is concerned that the debate has been polarised between those who firmly believe UFOs are extra terrestrials and fear that there is a cover-up over their presence and those who have declared the “death of the UFO  [….] But to me it seems a shame that the UFO hunters may be giving up at a time when we are closer than ever to finding life in other worlds.
Rather than hearing cries from distant aliens, radio telescopes found equally incredible messages from beaming pulsars and the faint echoes of the big bang itself ” [ extracts from article].

The actual article from ASSAP can be found here .

UFO sighting in Ladakh by Indian Army  ** (Truth dive).

In September, the Indian Astronomical Observatory astronomers watched the UFO sightings and said that the objects spotted were “non-celestial” and ruled out meteors and planets.

Sunil Dhar, a geologist said, “The region which is snowbound in the winter has some roads and this is one of most isolated regions in India.” Scientists believe the mysterious luminous objects are not necessarily from the outer space ” Extract from article).

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UFOs sightings skyrocket across Jammu and kashmir, Arunachal  ** ( The Indian Express)

They said Army had also moved a mobile ground-based radar unit and a spectrum analyser to verify the identity of the object but could not detect the object that was being tracked visually, indicating it was non-metallic.

Army officials expressed concern over the inability of agencies to identify the object which some believed could be a Chinese surveillance equipment ” [ extract from article].

UFO sightings decline! Were they always an urban Legend? (Redorbit.com) ^^

” “ The reason why nothing is going on is because of the internet. If something happens now, the internet is there to help people get to the bottom of it and find an explanation,” Clark told The Telegraph. “Before then, you had to send letters to people, who wouldn’t respond and you got this element of mystery and secrecy that means things were not explained.”

He added that “classic cases” of UFO phenomena, such as the 1947 Roswell incident and the 1980 Rendlesham Forest (Suffolk) incident, are “only classic cases because they were not investigated properly at the time ” ” [Extract from article].

SAVE THE DATE : Help kickstart a Film About a local UFO Mystery Dec 5 ( The SeaTacBlog.com)

The Maury Island Incident,” will be a film based on the true story of a man’s UFO sighting claim near Maury Island on June 21, 1947.

This often-overlooked incident happened just two days before Ken Arnold’s Mount Rainier sighting, which spawned the phrase “flying saucers,” and 16 days before the infamous Roswell crash.

It also included what is considered by many experts to be the first “Men in Black” encounter as well ” [extract from article].

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Have Humanoid UFOs returned ti India? The Army thinks so ** (Wired.co.uk)

Next up were the astronomers, who investigated the objects for three days before concluding they were “non celestial”, and still unidentifiable. The best explanation proffered has to be from the country’s intelligence officials, who reportedly believe it could be a “crude psychological operation by China”, or, somewhat less inspiringly, probes ” [extract from article].

UFO encounter? – ( Sunrise – yahoo 7 tv ) video from Australia [ length 3mins 31secs] Not sure of the dates to this though?

also from Sunrise UFO spotting in Queensland . Not sure of the dates to this though?

Skepticism, UFOs, and the Universe – by Robert Sheaffer  ^^( Bad UFOs)

The way this article was picked up and taken at face value by a number of skeptics is, to me, rather troubling. To be a skeptic means to evaluate claims skeptically, not just to adhere to a certain “party line.” When confronted by an article that seems “too good to be true,” the skeptic should not just take it as confirmation of what he or she has long believed. Instead, the skeptic should ask a question like, “Who in the hell is this guy Dave Wood, and why should we accept his claim about UFOlogists having second thoughts?” ” [ extract from the article].

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Unknown lights above phoenix, Arizona 2- Nov-2012 ( Latest-UFO-sightings.net)

…footage of unknown lights flying across the night sky above Phoenix in Arizona was recorded on Friday, 2nd November 2012 ” [extract from short blog post].

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

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Also same story at ESPN New York , giving same quote from jacksonsun.com from GQ.
Figures just released after a Freedom of Information request reveal 40 suspected UFO sightings reported to Kent Police over the last six years.And Medway is the epicentre of all things paranormal – it has seen eight reported instances in that perioed, including three in just one evening in Rochester.

Sightings range from circling lights to a silver globe floating 50ft up in the air – one man in Chatham even reported that he thought a UFO was following him ” [extract from article].

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“Robert Taylor seemed to be an honest man who had little to gain and much to lose by coming forward with this story. MoD should have used metal detectors and a Geiger counter at the site of the encounter, but it was difficult, once the police got involved, as word would have got out and it was always MoD policy to downplay the extent of our interest.“There’s not much middle ground with this case: either some practical joke got out of hand, or Robert Taylor genuinely encountered something bizarre.”• UFOs: The Untold Story is on National Geographic on Tuesday, November 20, at 8pm ” [ Extract from article].

Unidentified flying object seen over Azerbaijan’s Goychay ( News.Az ).

First the globular object shined very high, after going down it moved from east to west and rose again. Shining bright beam, the object could  be observed within 2 minutes, after which it disappeared ” [ extract from article].

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Roy Mars was peeing in his compost last weekend — it adds nitrogen — when he looked up and saw something streak across the sky.“It looked like a shooting star,” the custom furniture maker said. But he’s seen those before, he said, and it wasn’t one.“It was a streak of light that started going over my head,” he said.As he turned his head and arched his back, it seemed to slow down and went from a streak to a perfect three-pointed triangle. Then it disappeared over the tree line” [extract from article].
Denver UFOs Mystify Local Media and Aviation expert Steve Cowell(Huffington Post) includes video.To try and verify the legitimacy of the video, the TV station’s photojournalist, Noah Skinner, brought his own equipment out to the same location from where the UFOs were first captured on camera. Hemmat says Skinner shot video between noon and 1 p.m.When his video was slowed down, it revealed an unidentified object flying in the sky.KDVR then turned to Steve Cowell, a former commercial pilot and FAA accident prevention counselor, to see if he could make any sense out of the mysterious flying objects on the videos.“I can’t identify it,” Cowell told KDVR. “That is not an airplane, that is not a helicopter, those are not birds”” [ Extract from article].
Mystery over UFOs on Indo-China border cracked   ** ( Kashmir Times ).The mystery over the unidentified light objects dubbed by some as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) in the horizon over Pangong lake in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir close to Line of Control (LoC) with China appears to have been solved with Indian security establishments believing them to be Chinese lanterns.
An American newspaper has reported a few days that light objects were believed to be UFOs and were bothering the Indian security agencies on the border with China. It said that the para-military forces guarding the border with China had written to the central government about sighting of some Orange-Yellow luminous flying objects on the horizon over Pangong lake, located 160 km from Leh township” [ extract from article].

” Texans have reported 6 separate UFO sightings from all corners of the state in the last week ” [extract from article].
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Anyway, here’s something that’s probably for-sure true. After Nov. 30, the UFOs will all disappear. And they won’t be seen again until the next ratings season in February. Fortunately, newspapers will technically still be around to fill us in on the new adventures of Roy Mars whenever they occur ” [Extract from article].
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Mr Musat, who lives with wife Nicolete, 39, and their two-year-old son Alex in the town’s Walker Court, said: “I was looking at the view out my window and I saw this light pulsing about a mile away. It wasn’t on the ground but floating above the trees and moving left to right.“I expected it to fly away but it eventually just disappeared, as if it switched off.“Around 5pm I saw it again. For about 25 minutes I saw a small red cloud above the object. All the other clouds were moving across the sky but this one stayed over the object all the time. It stayed until after 6pm. It didn’t make any noise ” ” [ extract from article]. The same sighting can be found at Stv news
This sighting is also covered by The courier.co.uk with a video; The link can be found here .
The BBC mentions on the same sighting Pitlochry UFO was ‘Forestry Commission vehicle light
He sent the footage to the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA) for analysis.The experts said the object was not alien in origin, but actually a spotlight on a forestry vehicle.BUFORA said they were confident the light was actually within the trees and not above them” [Extract from article].15thTwo new reports on the Chilean “UFO” videos produce conflicting results( Huffington Post)It is both intriguing and puzzling that the two scientists disagreed about the most crucial question in this case: Did the same unidentified aerial phenomenon, or UAP, appear on two separate cameras? If the exact same UAP was filmed by the two cameras 20 to 30 feet apart simultaneously, then we would know the object was large, distant and not a bug. Haines concluded that the two cameras captured the same UAP in one sequence, while Maccabee concluded they did not” [Extract from article].Flint township UFO report: Do you believe there is intelligent life in outerspace? ( mlive.com).

Denzel Washington, 19, told police he saw something like a spaceship — as long as five cars and as wide as two vehicles in a holding pattern in the sky above Rave theaters on Corunna Road ” [Extract from article] .

UFO hovers over Stevenage – girls draw identical mystery machines ( comet24 )

The strange object was seen by 10-year-olds Hermione Chamberlain and Courtney Holt last Thursday as they made their way back from the park along Skegness Road in Stevenage at around 5pm.

Hermione said: “We weren’t scared. We were a bit shocked. We thought it was a UFO. It was moving a little bit and it was high up in the sky. We watched it for about a minute and then we went inside[extract from article].

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World UFO sightings [September 2009] updated regularly

Posted by dandare on October 30, 2009

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

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

I’m afraid many also fail to follow up on their initial leads, and many reports just remain forgotten.Walton%28reconstitution%29

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

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

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

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

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Japan’s first lady visits Venus [The Register]

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Britain’s most celebrated UFO sighting was a lorry full of fertiliser [Telegraph]

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He claimed he had been on his way home after collecting a truck he had lent to a friend when it broke down near the USAF airbase at Rendlesham in December 1980 ” (extract from article). So it’s taken him 29 years to speak about it; i just do not ‘buy’ into this at all.

Fyffe’s UFO days coming to an end? [The Weekly Post]

For anyone who has forgotten, in the late 1980s, Fyffe was the unmatched leader of the free world in UFO sightings — and gained a nationwide fame for it. For awhile, the streets were packed at night with people wanting to see a spaceship ” (extract from article).

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Twitter and Facebook flooded with alien theories about Google logo [Telegraph]

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The world’s internet voices want to now whether the all-powerful web giant is trying to tell us something ” (extract from article).

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Google unexplained phenomenon doodle:mystery solved[Telegraph]

The meaning behind a Google doodle, which featured a UFO and linked to the search term ‘unexplained phenomenon’, has been revealed – it was in honour of Zero Wing, a 1980s Japanese video game ” (extract from article).

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Google unexplained phenomenon doodle: The theories [Telegraph]

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Several competing theories have emerged about the true significance of the Google doodle featuring a UFO stealing an ‘O’, which was on the site on September 5 ” (extract from article).

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Is China hiding the truth about Aliens? [Bild.de + video] I suspect not-also source is not reliable

New book explores Kids’ biggest science question, are we alone in the Universe? [marketwatch.com]

ET meets Carl Sagan in Out of this World, a new book from Kids Can Press that asks whether there is life somewhere out there in the universe ” (extract from article).

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UFO or pterodactyl over Argentinian lake? [Telegraph]

pterodactyl_1478494cmmm…my guess (+only my opinion) is neither.

A strange object photographed over a lake in Argentina has been described as either a flying saucer or a flying dinosaur ” (extract from article).

The UFO files [Denbighshire Free Press]

THE UFO pictures in last weeks Free Press are Chinese lanterns, claims a local photographer. Chris Porteous, who owns Chris Porteous Photography, contacted the Free Press after seeing last week’s front page.
“I’m pretty sure that what your readers saw were Chinese lanterns floating across the sky,” he said
” (extract from article).

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Not a bird or a plane, but not a UFO either [PeopleDaily.com]

The Daily Mail, however, reported on Sept 7 that China had “confirmed (that) 40 minutes of footage of the object was captured during this summer’s solar eclipse and that research has already started on a year-long investigation to find out what it is”.
The British newspaper quoted Ji as having said: “During the July 22 total solar eclipse observation, China had discovered near the sun an unidentified object, it’s physical nature remains to be further studied.”
Ji said he doesn’t know why his explanation about a bright spot close to the sun, very likely to be the result of some coronal activity filmed during the total eclipse, was misunderstood
” (extract from article).

15th

Mystery of Google’s crop circle and UFO doodle [Telegraph]

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A crop circle spelling Google with the “L” missing underneath a UFO is the latest of the search engine’s doodles to baffle web users ” (extract from article).

Google crop circle doodle mystery: coordinates clue [Telegraph]

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A new post on Google’s Twitter feed has provided a clue for web users seeking to uncover the meaning behind the search giant’s recent series of UFO-related Google doodles ” (extract from article).

Crop circles go worldwide overnight [National Geographic]

But last night’s crop circles—vast, strange, and often intricate patterns in grain fields—took digital form, as Google’s logo morphed into an alien artwork, complete with hovering UFO ” (extract from article). Also goes on to mention about crop circles in general (+ videos).

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Britain’s X Files: RAF suspected aliens of ‘tourist’visits to earth [Telegraph]

Dr Clarke added: “There have been other people claiming responsibility for whatever happened in Rendlesham Forest. There is so much ambiguity about the incident and that is because there was not enough done at the time to look into it” ” (extract from article).

UFO sightings over Britain more than triple this year [US Post Today]

Last year, there were only 118 sightings over the same period. The previous highest number was in 1997 – the first for which figures are available – when there were 331 reports over the same period ” (extract from article).

UFO Blog: The UFO Files-The inside story of real life sightings [ufoblog.com]

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HG Wells’ Birthday: Google UFO doodle explained [Telegraph]

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Google has admitted that recent UFOs in its logo are designed to mark the 143rd birthday of author HG Wells ” (extract from article).

Google releases Martian invasion doodle to mark birthday of HG Wells [Telegraph]

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UFOs this weekend? Nope just NASA having fun [spacefellowship.com]

Reports of UFOs skyrocketed last weekend along the east coast of the US after a NASA launched an experiment to study an unusual phenomenon called noctilucent clouds, or ‘night shining’ clouds ” (extract from article).

UFOs return to Northern Territory skies [sifyNews]

Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have returned to the skies of a Northern Territory hotspot, where such sightings have also been reported earlier ” (extract from article).

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Formby couple report spotting a UFO [Formby Times]

They said: “It was an orange coloured object in the sky, like a tennis ball. It seemed to have a black line running through it. A small red cinder-like object then fell away from it, like a red hot coal.
“By the time we got the camera phone out the object had faded away
” (extract from article).

24th

UFO photographed over Devon [Telegraph]

UFO_1488257cHe said: ”I couldn’t believe it at first. The shape was about 100ft long and there were four lights coming from it initially ” (extract from article).

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Grease actress, Olivia Newton-John claims to have seen UFO [US Post Today]

She has described how she saw a silver object flying across the sky at “amazing speeds” when she was 15.
“I have seen one when I was very young. It was unidentified and it was flying,” she told The Sun
” (extract from article).

Chinese Lanterns behind UFO sightings [Mearns Today]

On Monday Dan Paton and Graham Philip and their respective wives, Marie and Aileen, spoke of spotting a series of eight UFOs as they left the Carron Restaurant at 8.30m on Saturday night ” (extract from article).

Ufos spotted over Mildenhall [Newmarket Journal]

TH1_259200954Picture 453 “Fourteen orbs came from the Barton Mills direction and then shot into oblivion.
“Someone said they might be Chinese lanterns but they would have to have been very big.
“We have never seen anything like this before, they were bright, bright orange
” (extract from article).

Airline Pilot watches three sphere UFOs south of Tucson form Triangle [Examiner.com]

An airline pilot out walking his dogs observed three spheres in the sky that formed a triangle about 40 miles southeast of Tucson, according to witness testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) database ” (extract from article).

26th

UFO spotted over Suffolk golf course [Evening News 24]

” The 65-year-old, of Hall Farm Close, Melton, said: “We had only just left home when I saw two orange balls in the sky. I’d never seen anything like it before so my son pulled the car over and stopped. We turned the engine off and there was no sound at all. It was complete silence ” (extract from article).

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The UFO Phenomenon and the ‘M’ factor [American Chronicle]

News_Networks_CollageThis conflation of serious, sober UFO minutiae, along with sci-fi, light hearted silliness only tends to dumb down the public in my view. It´s misinformation in the mildest form, and “disinformation” at worst. It´s what I call the “M” factor! ” (extract from article).

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Leeds cop is the UK’s UFO detective [Yorkshire Evening Post]TH1_299200929e4-2909-21-2809-092353

He has been talking about his favourite sighting in 1979 when three unsuspecting bobbies parked up for a chat and a cigarette in a quiet country lane at 3am ” (extract from article).

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UFO sightings ***From the UFO archives***No 1

Posted by dandare on May 6, 2009

Ensign of Belgian Air Force

Ensign of Belgian Air Force (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I would like to start a new feature, that of UFO sightings from yesteryear…with a brief description on this blog, and links to relevant websites, with indepth discussions.

To kick us off i will start with:

1 The Belgian Triangles

belg89Dates: November 1989 – April 1990 [Belgian Authorities recieved over 2500 reports on Triangular UFOs].

The RBAF (Royal Belgian Air Force) decided to co-operate/work with SOBEPS (Local UFO Research Group= Society Of Belgian Studies of Celestial Phenomena), with SOBEPS reporting from ground level, whilst RBAF would attempt to track and intercept.

They never intercepted them, as the UFOs were far too quick for the F-16s.

English: Belgian Air Force F-16 at the Wadding...

English: Belgian Air Force F-16 at the Waddington International Air Show 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Triangular UFOs- what were they? Explanations for this, were that the USAF, may have been testing its stealth aircraftF117A fighters and B-2 bombers.

However, F-16s can fly faster than stealth aircraft, so why no interceptions, and why were the UFOs more agile.

REFERENCES:

ARTICLES:

AN Excellent resource is from UFO Evidence see here for detailed reports on this (17 articles/documents).

A short article from About.com here

UFOs over Belgium? (at geocities) here (very good info).

What are the triangles?” by Richard Dolan 2003.

The Why files : “black triangles ” 2008

Ufologie.net (with many links and articles) ” The Belgium Flap

Videos:

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UK UFO sightings July 2008 (updated regularly..Part 2 of 2)

Posted by dandare on July 17, 2008

i will try and keep this up to date, with all information from the UK. Due to the amount of sightings coming in now, i have had to divide it into a 2 parter).

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

There has been an explosion of UK UFO activity, after the MOD released its UFO archive, and this might account for the media clamouring for our attention (how much of it is fact, is frankly anyone’s guess), and also the public looking at the sky more than normal

Many of the sightings are sensationalised, with usually alot of information missing. Please keep this in mind as you view these postings from the local and national press.

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

The UFO sightings do not seem to be slowing down yet this month…..

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From Mike (who wrote about his sighting) in another section :

i was in twickenham sunday 13th july at about 0150 when i saw 3 orange looking flying objects fly over my head just near twickenham stadium, i never believed in ufo’s before but has totally changed my perception on this subject. after what i saw i believe there has to be some sort of life out there as what i saw could not have been human. These objects were round, lit up like a light bulb with a blue looking centre. they flew very slowly upward then just vanished. I managed to capture them on phone but tey are very small and ppl i told dont believe me. I just wonder if anyone else out there saw the same thing. if anyone did, please put a comment below.

Diss express ” UFO picture snapped

Last week’s mystery lights sighting Over South Norfolk has brought a flood of sightings at a similar time.
Dozens of readers have written to say they also saw mysterious lights above Garboldisham, East Harling, Attleborough and Long Stratton.Two readers have sent in pictures
” (extract from article).

Northampton Chronicle and EchoBright orange lights in sky evidence of UFOs? “;  ” Heidi Spencer and her partner spotted a cluster of bright lights from their flat in Abington while watching TV on Saturday night.
They stood up to investigate only to see one break off and scoot soundlessly across the sky and disappear
” (extract from article).
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Only Kent “Unexplained fireballs flying over the town of Whitstable

Ok here is a question we may never know the answer to, were the mysterious lights that looked like fireballs from a UFO that was seen flying over Whitstable town and sea on Saturday evening?

It’s said that people came out of pubs and out on to the street to watch the five or six orange globes that seemed to be flying in formation without making any sound. Now I now when you are drinking things can look different but they are sure that it was some kind of space craft.

According to reports as the people gaped at the sky, one of the “fireballs” seemed to break away, head towards earth at speed and then disappear ” (extract from article).

Weston and Somerset mercury ” UFOs spotted in skies over North Somerset

 ” However, as shown by files released by the Ministry of Defence earlier in the year, the North Somerset public’s fascination with little green men goes back a long time. In 1984, a picture was taken of a UFO flying over Weston’s Grand Pier at the speed of a light aircraft ” (extract from article). It goes on to mention other sightings in the area; also tells us that many are chinese lanterns, or explainable….

Welwyn and Hatfield times “More ufo sightings over Hatfield

A UFO that was seen mysteriously floating above Hatfield has prompted a number of calls.
We reported last week that the glow of a strange orange light, emitting a “weird haze”, was spotted near the university in Hatfield.
A similar light was also spotted by a WGC woman in Bushey Ley
” (extract from article).

South Manchester ReporterAn Alien Encounter? ” sighting took place on the 12th july, 2008 (saturday)….

Formby times ” Mystery object caught in twister by formby man has UFO spotters in a spin

The idea was to catch a “twister” or funnel cloud that swept over West Lancashire on film. But Pat found something more in his viewfinder.At home he discovered a green disc-shaped object next to the twister that can only be described as a UFO.

“This picture has been absolutely all over the world. We have had people in Spain, France, Thailand contact us and that’s just to name a few. A national newspaper picked it up. I have even been interviewed for the History Channel ” (extract from article). There is also a link to view the photos.

Evening Star 24 ” Are the Aliens coming to cinema ?  

Charlotte Bevan, 18, Foxhall Road was picking her older sister up from Cineworld on Sunday night when she spotted a bright orange light hovering above her..[.]..She said: “I looked up and saw a bright orange blob in the sky. It was moving from left to right and not making any sound. Then it drifted out of my sight behind the cinema ” (extracts from article).

Hounslow Chronicle ” Police investigate Hounslow UFOs

After receiving a number of calls from bewildered members of the public Met Police decided to investigate.
A spokeswoman said: “Members of the public called police from approximately 11pm to reports of numerous lights in the sky in the west London area of the city. Police tracked the lights to a birthday celebration in the Bedfont area.”
But these claims are unlikely to deter hardcore UFO enthusiasts who are convinced that what they saw was not of this earth
” (extract from article). The video can be seen here .

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This is Lincolnshire ” Could cigar-shaped craft be UFO? ”  “A strange cigar-shaped object has been spotted in the sky above North Hykeham, on the same day as the MoD reported a similar sighting in Welton, near Lincoln.

Sue Stanley (48), of Hutson Drive, North Hykeham, saw the object floating over North Hykeham on June 23, the same day as the reported sighting in Welton…[.]….. This now brings the total of sightings since January 2007 to seven – compared to a total of just nine from 2003 to 2006 ” (extracts from article).

Diss Express “Mystery lights bring glut of strange sightings

Last week’s report about the mysterious lights seen in the sky above South Norfolk, brought dozens of reports of similar sightings and ideas about what they might have been” (extract from article). 11 people give their take on the sightings they saw.

The Diss Express (again) “UFO claim brings MOD response

Many readers have speculated that the sightings could be linked to military aircraft due to the amount of airbases in the region.
A statement from the Ministry of Defence department responsible for UFO sightings, said they had not received reports of any in the area, but were unable to confirm aircraft activity in the area at the time of the bulk of the sightings
…[.]…An MOD statement said: “To date, independent experts have concluded that there are realistic explanations behind alleged UFO reports, such as aircraft lights or natural phenomena” (extracts from article).

Southport Visiter “UFO sighting by Pat Regan of Ainsdale still a mystery

The mysterious sighting, in Rufford, could now be investigated on sci-fi programme “UFO Hunters” for The History Channel after it was analysed by graphics expert Allen Rogers…[.]…He said: “I know it’s really hard to say for sure what this object is. Is it a UFO? well I would have to say yes – it is unidentified, it is flying and it is an object. “Is it ET visitors checking out a nearby weather event? I’m not sure about that one”” (extracts from article).

Hartlepool Mail “UFOs – Fact or fiction ?

From next week, the Mail is launching a new weekly series of features focusing on the extra-terrestrial…[.]..The column’s author, however, Richard D Hall, won’t be preaching to you. He will explain about UFOs in an informative way which is ideal for anyone just beginning to get involved in the phenomena” (extracts from article).

Hartlepool Mail “UFOs… is the truth out there?

Dewsbury Reporter “ We are not alone!

According to Lorraine Senior, who lives near Woodkirk Valley Country Club on Leeds Road, bright lights hover in the sky, sometimes in a triangular formation before flying off at great speed….[.]….”They come regularly at weekends about 11.30pm and hang around for about 20 minutes. They are oval and diamond shaped and have multi-coloured lights.
“Sometimes they fly in a triangular formation and shoot off at great speed. I would guess they are about half a mile away. There is nothing in the area but green fields”
” (extracts from article).

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Claire (a reader who saw a possible sighting)

Last night (19th July 2008 )  in Bewdley, Worcs, we were sat in Garden when we saw a large satellite type thing. Then suddenly out of nowhere a long libe of ornage blotches moved in a exact line towards this satelitte thing! there were loads of them all going in the same direction travelling at a high speed. they werent planes etc. It was approx. 11pm. Very weird, even my dad couldn’t figure it out! and he knows everything! 

20th

Wales Online “US boffin offers anti-alien hats to Welsh ufo buffs

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Hounslow Chronicle “Close encounter for Hounslow teen

Jahtel Roberts-Joseph insists he saw a strange craft, about the size of a small trampoline and with flashing lights, make a crash landing in a tree on Hounslow Heath.

The 17-year-old, of Bramley Way, Hounslow, said: “It was the size of a small trampoline, but quite chunky, and had red and blue lights all round which were so bright you couldn’t stare directly at it.” He and a friend fled in terror but by the time they returned moments later the ‘craft’ had vanished, leaving only a patch of flattened grass and a few broken branches in its wake” (extract from article).

East London Advertiser “Whoosh! UFO shoots across sky and MOD ask me to say nothing!

I REPORTED a ‘UFO’ to the Ministry of Defence 29 years ago when I was a student nurse at a local hospital in Leicestershire. The object appeared to hover above a hedge, glowing red. A white hot plume came from one end of the object and I could hear a droning noise….[.]….I got a real close look as it passed over me, clearly triangle shape with lights at each point, a raised area from the tip to the middle of the other end, with a raised disc shape in the middle.

Then whoosh! It was away faster than any thing I had ever seen.There was no noise as the craft moved off at speed.
The MoD came to see me and asked me to draw pictures and recount my story, then asked not to share this information with anyone. There had been other sightings across Leicester that same evening
…….[.]…..I am sure the triangular craft are flown by top secret agencies working on Government projects.
What I would like to find out is if my 1978 sighting was one of these projects. I believe there were Lockheed projects at that time regarding the Stealth and Delta wing craft.
On the other hand, my mind remains open to the idea of visitors from other galaxies
” (extracts from the article). There seem to be simularities here, to a sighting i saw in Hampshire in the 1980’s…. interesting.

Compare-airport-parking.co.uk “Hounslow UFO’s baffle local residents

Shropshire Star ” What is it about county UFOs?

In the latest report, a Telford stargazer has reported seeing unexplained multi-coloured objects in the skies above the town.

Robert Davies, 31, from Arleston, says he saw the objects in the early hours of June 25 – the same day reports emerged of strange phenomena hovering above Clive Barracks at Tern Hill. His claim comes just weeks after a group of unidentified flying objects were reportedly spotted and filmed by a soldier at his barracks near Market Drayton.

Mr Davies said when he compared his footage with the soldier’s video the similarity was uncanny” (extract from article).

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East London Advertiser ” There’s proof Air Force lost crucial evidence proving UFOs were real ” (short article)

Evening Star 24 ” IFO (Identified Flying Object) ” (including video)..

The riddle behind the glowing orange UFO seen by Ipswich teenager Charlotte Bevan appears to have been unravelled today.
Miss Bevan, 18, spotted the mysterious unidentified flying object over Cineworld in Cardinal Park last weekend
” (extract from article).

24th

Wales online ” Family terrified by UFO ” ” Mrs Williams, of Church Terrace, said: “The lights were orange, flicking on and off. Over the space of 10 minutes, they got smaller in the sky and disappeared one by one ” (extract from article).

25th

Daily Star ” The truth about Britain’s X files

Britain’s official UFO-buster Nick Pope claimed yesterday we are being contacted by aliens.

The real-life Fox Mulder has backed astronaut Edgar Mitchell who we revealed claimed ET-like aliens have been visiting Earth ” (extract from article).

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Shropshire star ” Close encounters with UFOs and MP’s

This is local London “UFOs spotted over Bourne End

BAFFLED Bourne End residents are asking for help to dentify unexplained flying objects they spotted in the sky last night.

Huw Meredith was with his family at around 11.30pm last night when he they saw 30 to 40 orange lights travelling north west above their home in Southbourne Drive ” (extract from article).

Wales online “US show to see if truth is out there

US TV makers have set a date for when they will visit the site in Wales where a mysterious UFO was spotted by police.

The unknown object, spotted by officers in a South Wales Police helicopter above RAF St Athan, in the Vale of Glamorgan, prompted a wave of extra-terrestrial excitement” (extract from article).

Peterborough today ” What was mystery triangular Aircraft ? ” In the comments, it was mentioned that a vulcan aeroplane was in the area, due to an airshow (debate as to whether it was silent/ and that depends on how far away it was, and whether it was the same shape?).

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This is Hampshire ” More mystery lights spotted over Basingstoke

Cllr Lovegrove, who now sits on Tadley Town Council, said he wasn’t sure what lights were, but conceded they could have been Chinese lanterns ” (extract from article).

Birmingham post ” The aliens are coming and starting with Kerrang!

The Comet 24 “ UFO sightings in comet county ?

On Saturday between 10pm and 11pm Stevenage residents spotted between two and seven orange spheres in the sky, travelling parallel with Luton Airport’s flight path and today (Monday) the Comet has been inundated with calls from people who think they may have spotted extra terrestrial activity ” (extract from article).

However, it does go on to say “On the same evening UFO Investigations UK received a record number of reports of sightings in one night and as a result it has called for an official MoD inquiry. Speaking to a national newspaper, a spokesman for the organisation said: “More than 200 people got in touch claiming to have seen UFOs on Saturday night. Normally we receive 10 to 15 reports a day. So far we’ve not been able to explain all the sightings. It’s time for an official enquiry.”

A spokesman for Luton Airport said: “We can confirm that these sightings were actually Chinese lanterns, believed to have been released in the Stevenage area over the weekend. These lanterns are similar to hot air balloons in design but about the size of a dustbin liner. The airport would like to reiterate that anyone who plans on releasing lanterns should get clearance from the Civil Aviation Authority before doing so” (extract from article).

The sun “UFOs ; we believe

Birmingham Mail “Orange UFOs puzzle brim

Many people, including paramedics and police officers, reported sightings of spherical, orange mystery objects flying over Moseley and Kings Heath.

Wayne Dale, an engineer from Hawkhurst Road, Maypole, was walking with a friend when he saw unusual objects moving erratically across the sky” (extract from article).

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Daily Mail ” Caught on camera: Mysterious speeding object leaves UFO experts puzzled ? ” i’m afraid i do not know who they have been talking to, but this is almost certainly either a bird in flight/ or a bug. its on a relatively slow shutter speed, hence the blur, but he did not see it until he looked at the photos later on… thats usually another danger sign…what do you think it is? Also at This is South Devon see here .

The Huddersfield daily Examiner ” Mystery lights in the Yorkshire sky

George Senior from Upper Bank End Road, Holmfirth said: “I looked up and saw what looked like an orange fiery shape travelling towards Cinderhills in Holmfirth from the direction of Wooldale.” Anita Duce, of Fernside Avenue, Almondbury also contacted the Examiner with details of the shape” (extract from article).

Rossendale Free Press “UFOs spotted over valley

A FLEET of mysterious orange orbs were spotted flying over the Valley last Saturday night.

Almost a dozen balls of light were observed by a group of friends sitting outside the Whitchaff Inn, on Bury Road, Rawtenstall, at around 10.20pm” (extract from article).

Crawley Observer “VIDEO: UFOs spotted hovering over Crawley ” “Baffled Ifield residents contacted the Observer after seeing 10 flaming shapes floating in the night sky over the town late on Saturday” (extract from article).

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 North Devon Gazette 24 ” Our garden was buzzed by a UFO!

The astonished South Molton grandparents, their daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren, had been sitting in the back garden for about an hour before they spotted the “orange blob” slowly moving towards them at around 10pm on Saturday night” (extract from article).

This is Derbyshire “Could repeated UFO sightings across Derbyshire be proof we are not alone ?

Omar Fowler, group leader of Derby’s Phenomenon Research Association, which studies UFOs, made the comment after the Evening Telegraph told him about reports of “two floating orange triangles” seen over the city.

He said the organisation would normally receive about 25 sightings a year, but that he was already aware of about 30 in 2008, including eight this month.

Some of these were also coloured triangles, which Mr Fowler, who has studied UFOs since the early 70s and has appeared as a television UFO expert, said were likely to be “alien-controlled craft”.

The most recent objects were seen by a family holding a barbecue in Locko Road, Spondon, at about 10.15pm on Friday ” (extract from article).

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compare airport parking.co.uk “East Midlands Flightpath UFO Mystery continues

So far the region has seen approximately 30 sightings and appear to predominantly take the form of triangles and according to Derby’s Phenomenon Research Association several people living along the flightpath of East Midlands Airport have reported seeing UFO’s ” (extract from article).

The Huddersfiled daily examiner “Is it a UFO? No, its just a Chinese Lantern

People in the Holme Valley reported seeing a mysterious red light in the skies on Saturday night.Sadly for UFO believers it turns out they were nothing more mysterious or sinister than fast-flying Chinese lanterns sent soaring skywards.

Kirkburton woman Lyndsay White contacted the paper after reading that two people had reported seeing a red shape moving from Cinderhills in the direction of Dunford Bridge.She said: “My family and I released a Chinese firefly lantern at Highburton around 10pm on Saturday ” (extract from article).

Get Reading ” Is this a UFO? ”  with video. Near the end it mentions “Researchers from APRA state it is 99 per cent sure the sightings were fire lanterns but has had no confirmation of an event or party which may have launched them.

Fire lanterns are readily available to buy from a number of online dealers and are also referred to as a UFO balloon or Chinese lantern and are often used as an alternative to fireworks ” (extract from article).

This is Gloucestershire “The truth is out there – Woodmancote UFO was a kite, probably, or maybe a hot air balloon  mmmm.

Crawley Observer “VIDEO: UFOs over Worthing

Emails and phone calls flooded in to the Herald newsdesk from confused residents who watched in amazement as up to 21 orange ball-like lights moved across the night sky over the area below cloud level from around 10.30pm on Saturday, July 25 ” (extract from article).

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