Posted by dandare on August 12, 2007
The Telegraph kicks us off this week, with “UFO sightings published by the MOD” (posted 8.8.07)…it mentions that 97 sightings were reported last year and that they go back to 1998 (available on MOD site here ; although this has been up online for a while).
Extracts from the article say that “Around 98 per cent of cases can be explained. The remaining two per cent keep us fascinated…[.]” and “A spokesman from the Civil Aviation Authority refused to be drawn on the report. “We don’t have any involvement with UFOs,…..[.]” So no change there, for the CAA.
A similar article can be found in THe Insider and the Daily Mail in which… “Sunderland had a silver pyramid which rotated at low speed. And a ‘mothership with two smaller orbs’ flying above Barlaston in Staffordshire was spotted twice in five days” (extract from Daily Mail).
Also, whilst browsing through the Daily Mail archives, i came across this;
“Revealed: why the MoD tried to hide its UFO investigations (posted-sept 25th 2006).
It mentions “The Ministry of Defence went to great lengths to conceal information from the public due to be released in documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act…[.]” What sparked more interest were references too D155, the equivalent to the men in black (that some believed were the D155 units).
It later goes on to say…”But the reason for its decision to come clean about the unit’s activities was not because proof of aliens had been found. It was down to embarrassment that it could not afford to investigate the 10,000 or so reported sightings over the years”.
Another article entitled “just a load of hot air!” (posted 8th may, 2006) has defence chiefs thinking, they know the answer to what UFO sightings really are. mmm… no comment! for a similar article, see here.
A headline caught my eye….. “UFO was like a washing machine whirring” (gazettelive.co.uk -posted 8th august, 2007). “PHILIP Cotton was sceptical about extra-terrestrial life until he and his partner spotted a strange flashing object flying over the clear skies of North Yorkshire”.
As i have already mentioned before, i could give links to all the local newspapers of MoD reports of ufo’s (such as lothian, wrexham and countless others) but there is no need, as all reports from 1998-2006 are here ; admittedly they are not very long accounts, but you can look up ufo in the search for more articles.
Whilst having a good browse through Wired Magazine, i came across some interesting features….. Giant Robotic Spy Blimp Creeps Forward , DARPA Vision: “Unblinking” Spy Drones, Veggie-Powered Killer Bots , What’s nicer than a flying saucer? , How to hack your way into space , Son of Hubble, Prepare for a 2013 liftoff .
Lastly, “Stanton Friedman, interviewed on UFO Radio” (6th august, 2007- alienationsam.com) worth a listen.
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Posted by dandare on August 9, 2007
According to Katu.com2 (Portland, Oregon Aug 7th)
Some residents near Waldport claim they heard a very loud noise and saw a ball of light crash into the ocean last week. So far, no proof of a UFO has been found, but it has caused some speculation on the coast”. See here for link and a very quick/brief report.
However, the Newport News-Times (posted august 8th, 2007) seems to have a more logical answer…
It says “My guess is it was a military aircraft,” continued Reno. “I know we had one earlier in the week, like Tuesday, about that time.” Pilots from the U.S. Naval Air Station in Whidbey Island occasionally do instrument approaches in the area, he said. “And sometimes with a cloud cover, it sounds a little louder, too.”for full article see here
<–picture here (shuttle columbia) for representation only.
Also of possible interest from Katu2.com is about Space shuttle Endeavour, which took off on wednesday… “shuttle blasts off with former teacher aboard“
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Posted by dandare on August 8, 2007
Ufo Museum gets National attention (By United Press International, 7th August,2007)
It mentions that “A UFO museum in Roswell, New Mexico, has been getting some national attention in recent weeks”. ….and
“After chatting with Larry King on CNN last month, Julie Shuster, executive director of the International UFO Museum and Research Center, also will be featured on “CBS News Sunday Morning” with Charles Osgood Aug. 12, the Roswell (New Mexico) Daily Record said Tuesday“. (brief extracts from article).
It also says that the ufo subject will be taken seriously in all this….for article see here .
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Posted by dandare on August 6, 2007
A while back (well in 2003) BBC Radio 4 did a series on “where will science take us in the future“, presenting 4 programmes ….
“The first programme looks outward into space and discovers how the biggest telescopes on earth and in space can survey the Universe on the largest scales, revealing its structure and the powerful forces which shape it.”
and among other things”….are we alone in this vast cosmos or are there other life forms out there, perhaps more intelligent than ourselves and ready to communicate their secrets?”
Programme 2 is about the human brain, and how it works, and covers such subjects as how we form memories, and what makes us conscious….
Programme 3 “……. we go back to basics and investigate the nature of matter and the basic laws of physics.Just what is the Universe made of?”
Programme 4 “investigates the secrets of life. Just how did life begin? Could the incredible complexities of even the most basic lifeforms we know have begun as chance chemistry? Exactly what is life?”
Its well worth a listen…. the audio can be found here .
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Posted by dandare on August 4, 2007
As was suspected, the lights above Hertfordshire have been solved….. see here for article (dated 31st july).
Also in relation to this, see MARA link for video examples of fire balloons, and other anomalies in our skies (also please see my article on ufo balloons here).
Something else that caught my attention was:
“Scientific Proof of UFOs as Concluded by University of Colorado Scientists on Display at Denver UFO Conference” (2nd august 2007)
It is a free display, open to the public on 10th-12th august 2007 [location Denver Tech Centre Marriot]. For more details and to book please see here .
A “Crop circle Mystery” (from The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald….20th july 2007), suggests that maybe some crop circles are not man-made. It mentions “…at 3.13am there was a flash of what Mr Keech described as sheet lightning.
It appeared on the video footage and lasted four microseconds. Twenty minutes later, at 3.20am, there was enough light to make out the formation in the field below”.
A “Who’s who in ufology” is a list of 10 names in ufology today, who are the most respected in this field.
Project Blue Book: has now become available free online at Footnote.com : although it has been available at bluebookarchive.org for a while (although documents are still being updated).
Lastly……”Contact has begun” in Trout Lake, Washington.
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Posted by dandare on August 3, 2007
It seems that silly season is in full swing….. ie papers are looking for fillers, as there is not too much “out there”.
It seems many of the stories being circulated, are based on information found at the FOIA website found here(sightings from 1999-2006), which anyone can look at.
All that has been done, is that someone has looked through the statistics, created lists for the counties, and sold them as stories, mainly to regional papers.
Examples Oxford , Lothian , Bicester Advertiser , This is Nottingham , This is Wiltshire , Fife and Aldershot to name but a few….oh well ….expect more “little green men” and “x-file” headlines for a while.
UPDATE 4th AUGUST
According to alot of regional papers, many parts of the uk are “ufo hotspots”or ” A secret ‘X-files’ style dossier of UFO sightings in Northern Ireland has been made public for the first time”….. I must reiterate again, i’m afraid this not true……
Shropshire star , Northern Ireland , Whitehaven-news and This is Swansea : to name but a few more.
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Posted by dandare on August 2, 2007
The Maghull and Aintree star has an article (2nd August) ” Mysterious object is a return Visitor to Liverpool“… the event happened on the 25th july,…and ” The UFO was so large, a passing commercial airliner was dwarfed against it…..”
This seems to be recurring theme as…
“Earlier this year in January, a Mr Fraser of Childwall was taking a nightly stroll down Menlove Avenue when he noticed several lights in the sky….”. And “The huge disc-shaped UFO moved slowly from the direction of Halewood across the sky, and Mr Fraser and a female passer-by watched it head towards Netherley”.
There are other witnesses who saw this gigantic ufo…. for the full article (quotes here taken from the article) please see here .
I hope its not a play on the channel island sighting earlier in the year…..have to see how this one pans out, and see if anymore sightings, information can be gathered…so will update if/when any more comes my way.
Also another article of interest can be seen here (by Maghull and Aintree Star occurred2002).
UPDATE: 28th August
As was mentioned in a later post on this blog, but might have been missed here.. i have added the article from the local paper, where it belongs (in this article).
The sefton and west lancs (uk) has an interesting article entitled “Throwing light on a mystery” (posted 16th August). It mentions that the recent sightings around Liverpool could be Ball lighting, however it goes on to mention…..
“If the lights being seen across this region are ball lightning, the weather may be to blame, as we have had alternating days of rainy and sunny weather recently, but the reports of the Liverpool Lights seem to defy such a rational explanation”.
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