Many of the sightings reported are sensationalized, with usually a lot of information missing.
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.
Please be patient whilst i catch up on information/links/articles…. thank you.
A 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].
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].
UFO sightings on the rise in South Africa ( The Telegraph)
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].
UFO sightings off South African coastline soar in February ( The Washington Times)
Mr. Jordaan suggested thecould be due to “some top-secret aircraft” tests — or life forms from other planets are tracking Earthlings [extract from short article]
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)
Some 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].
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].
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)
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)
A 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].
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].
Viral ISS UFO video a hoax ( Open Minds.tv)
The 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].
“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].
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].
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].
Just what was that mysterious flying object over Amherst? UFO or C-5 ( The Republican)
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].
Unexplained aircraft leave South Whidbey resident with questions (Whidbey News-Times)
Mike 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].
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].
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].
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].
‘Fire ball’ UFO sighting reported (Click2Houston)
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].
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].
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)
UFOs in Liberty County puzzle deputies and residents ( Chron.com)
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].
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].
FBI ‘never investigated’ famous UFO memo ( GlobalPost)
According 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].
The 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)
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].
Australian Meteorology Bureau UFO reports (OpenMinds.tv)
Paul 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….
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