UFO Online by dandare

UFO Updates, documents, archives, anything ufo related

Archive for October, 2008

Kirill? any ideas [ Updates will be posted here ]

Posted by dandare on October 30, 2008

Any ideas what Kirill is and what the logo stands for ?

I will be following up with any more information, when i have it… but until then, please feel free to leave any comments 

UPDATE (30th october 2008 ):

I know this is not strictly speaking to do with UFOs, (or then again it might be), and it is drama ? probably ….. however it looks interesting, and i think, it warrants a blog entry…. it’s kind of X-files, on the internet…… there again it might be something else entirely.

Anyway, the latest video (teaser to this) can be seen here 

Also discovered about Kirill is “Three scientists have vanished. Two bloggers are under siege. One man has an urgent message to deliver. None of them are safe”.

 Update ( 4th november 2008 )  

Episode 1 can be seen here and episode 2 due out soon.


Posted in news | 6 Comments »

Are Stephenville residents seeing more UFO activity in the area once again?

Posted by dandare on October 25, 2008

I have just seen this article on WFAA ” Stephenville residents report more UFO sightings ” which includes a video report.

Over a three-month period this summer there were 1,000 UFO sightings filed with the National UFO Reporting Center.

Some 75 of those UFOs were reported over the state of Texas.

Stephenville is one hot spot we’ve shown you before.

Now the small town is getting buzzed by UFOs again and we have the video ” (extract from article).

Also at stephenvilleufos.com ” more lights spotted in stephenville skies ” (posted 24th october, 2008. 

If anything signifigant develops, i will post it on here.

A you tube video can be seen below:


The Stephenville Empire-Tribune has a post on this (dated october 24th 2008 ) “More lights spotted in Stephenville skies ” I have added the post below :

Dozens of Stephenville and Erath County residents have reported unidentified lights in the Texas sky this week.
Recent accounts started coming in Tuesday, Oct. 21. More sitings were reported Wednesday night and a stadium full of parents watching a Junior High Football game spotted more strange lights Thursday night.
Many witnesses reported seeing the lights and then watched jets chase after them. Local residents made headlines nine months ago after reporting unidentified flying objects in the southeastern county skies
“. Lets hope the reporter does not lose her job as well, if anything more comes of this.

UPDATE (27th October 2008 )

I missed this article written by the Stephenville Empire-Tribune (posted on 26th october, 2008 )

Here is the full article, and the only new information i can find about recent events; again i do not usually take the whole article and show it here, but i think it is needed as alot of activity seems to be going on again, and i cannot easily summarise it… so here it is. ” They’re back ” 

Dozens of Stephenville and Erath County residents reported seeing unidentified lights in the Texas sky last week.
Accounts started trickling in on Tuesday. But on Friday, they poured in, with dozens of people claiming to see unexplainable lights across the area Thursday night.

Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said dispatch received multiple calls from people claiming to see bright lights in the southern part of the county Thursday. Callers reported that the lights would flash and disappear, then reappear a short time later.Charlie Carrasco, who lives in Stephenville, said he saw two fighter jets flying low to the ground around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, chasing flashes of light in the air.
Ashleigh Cole was also working with her horses around 8:40 p.m. when she turned her attention to the night sky.
“It seemed like it was really close,” Cole said. “I’ve never believed anybody when they say they saw a UFO, but I saw one myself.”
She said there were three lights in a row that would move straight up in the sky and at an angle.
She was about 10 miles south of Dublin and thought the lights were flashing and moving around for about five minutes.

Darlene Ross, who lives south of Ranger, noticed two orange lights in the sky about 8:45 p.m. Thursday. The two lights turned into four lights in a straight line, one stacked on top of the other.
“It was just the weirdest thing I ever saw in my entire life,” Ross said. “It was acting weird and it was scary.”

Nick Horn caught part of what he saw Thursday night on video.
He was at his house west of Stephenville talking on his phone outside. He saw on orange light above the house and went inside to get his family.
He said jets were flying across the sky coming out of nowhere. He grabbed his video camera and caught about 20 seconds of lights flashing across the sky.
Nick’s four-year-old brother Matthew was so excited that he tripped over a rock and bumped his head on the sidewalk.

Juli Gibson was riding her horse in the southwestern part of the county around 8 p.m. when she noticed the lights.
She said there were four white lights flashing on and off.
“It’s like they were talking to each other,” Gibson said. “It was just weird.”
The flashing lights spooked even her horses.

Stephenville resident John Darby and his daughter were driving on Highway 67 near the Seldon cutoff when they saw the lights around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
“At first I thought it was my lights reflecting off the power lines,” Darby said.
But he quickly realized it was something more than a reflection.
The lights started out small and orange. They grew larger and began to display different colors in a beachball-like pattern. Then they disappeared.

His daughter jumped out of the vehicle trying to take a picture with her cell phone. The lights reappeared in the sky when she came back to the truck.
Darby said there were about nine jets traveling at a high rate of speed and headed for the Metroplex.
He is convinced they were not passenger airplanes.
“If it were my speculation, they were doing maneuvers with some kind of tracers,” Darby said.

Monica Diaz was driving on the Northwest Loop near the high school in Stephenville around 8:15 p.m. on Thursday when she saw the lights.
“It looked like a row of stadium lights,” Diaz said.
The four lights would turn on and off individually, but they would move as a group. The show only lasted about 30 seconds.
She pulled over and watched the sky but she never saw or heard anything else.
“It was very odd,” Diaz said. “I don’t believe it was aliens but it was definitely something different.”
Diaz said the lights were white and round and didn’t resemble anything close to an airplane.

D’Ann Wheeler is a Hico resident and a skeptic.
“I never had a personal experience until last night (Thursday),” Wheeler said.
She and a friend, who confirmed Wheeler’s story but did not want to be identified, were stargazing around 9 p.m. when they noticed a lot of activity in the sky.
“There were jets all around them (the lights) but you couldn’t hear the jets,” Wheeler said.
She saw two sets of lights that she described as a string of pearls. Then the lights just disappeared.
“I have never in my life seen anything like this before. I went in the house and shook my head and thought, what did I just see?” Wheeler said. “The lights disappeared and then came back on a second time. They stayed on for about a minute.”

The lights were large and white, and moved up and down with the jets close behind.

“I know they were big and far apart, but I couldn’t tell how big or far apart,” she said.

Wheeler said the sight unnerved her the rest of the night and she had a hard time sleeping. She even went back out around midnight to check the sky, but she didn’t see anything.

Ashley Ainsworth was driving on Highway 377 near Tractor Supply Company around 8:30 Thursday night when she and several other cars pulled over to watch the lights dancing through the sky.
She counted six yellow lights on the horizon that moved in a circular motion. They disappeared completely but started blinking on and off.
“I’m not into that alien thing, but it’s kind of weird,” Ainsworth said.
She reported her sighting to Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

“I saw four, five, six jets, then bam, hit my head,” Matthew said.
Unlike other witnesses, Nick said he got a good look at the lights above his house. It appeared to be a metal object hovering about 400 feet in the air.
He said it moved away from the house and disappeared before reappearing closer to Dublin.

Steve Hudgeons, MUFON Chief Investigator in Texas, said he received reports of three sightings near Stephenville on Thursday. At press time, he had not yet interviewed the witnesses.
At least one witness came forward to say she saw lights in the Stephenville skies on Tuesday night.

Sherry Sechrist was outside of her house in town when she and her family noticed the lights around 8:30 p.m.
She snapped a few pictures on her cell phone and her mom even caught video footage on her phone.
Sechrist said the lights would flash and move up and down and side to side. She could hear jets buzzing around the lights, but doesn’t think the jets produced the lights.
“I’d like to know what goes in reverse,” Sechrist said. “The lights would fly over and then they would stay still.”

United States Air Force Reserve Major Karl Lewis, public affairs officer at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, responded to the numerous sightings.

“Seven F-16s from the 457th fighter squadron flew from Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth to the Brownwood Military Operation Area (MOA) for normal training operations, Thursday, 23 October 2008, from approximately 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time,” Lewis stated in an e-mail.

Similar sightings made national headlines 10 months ago after reporting unidentified flying objects in the southeastern county skies ” (extract from article).

UPDATE (30th october 2008 ):

First coast news has ” UFO caught on camera ” (+ video )

AUSTIN, TX — Two men believe they saw a UFO flying over Austin in October.

They said they have the videotape to prove it.

Carl Lancaster and Doug McCullough were both outside their apartments on Oct. 8 around 9 p.m. when they both saw three bright lights. Lancaster said he saw a red light and two white lights that flew in a zigzag pattern across the sky ” (extract from article).

WFAA.com has (28th october,2008 ) ” UFO group probes light mystery in Erath, Comanche ” (also with video).

An investigator with the Mutual UFO Network has traveled to Erath County to talk to dozens of people who all reported seeing unusual lights in the sky last week” (extract from article).


Star-Telegram.com (30th october 2008 ) ” New UFO sightings investigated in Erath County

Most of the descriptions are of an oval shape with lights around the outside, said Alejandro Rojas with the Mutual UFO Network, a nationwide organization created in 1969 to scientifically study UFO sightings. A MUFON investigator is interviewing witnesses, and the group has already sent requests for radar data from the F-16s ” (extract from article).

UPDATE 2nd november:

you tube video

Also (thanks to Aliencasebook.blogspot.com ) this took place on october 29th, 6.30pm near airport.

Posted in news, stephenville ufo, stephenville ufo sighting 2008, stephenville ufo sightings, texas ufo 2008, ufo, UFO Documents/archives, ufo in north america, ufo video | 4 Comments »

Alien UFO in Turkey? or just cold Turkey!

Posted by dandare on October 25, 2008

My attention has been led to the UFO footage in Turkey…. I must point out that this is old news, and has been on you tube,ect for a while. But yes i’m afraid its my friends,  at “The Sun” who are behind the start of this media hype again……

In ” Flying saucer filmed in Turkey ” (posted 21st October, 2008 ).

The shots were captured by night guard Yalcin Yalman in a compound in Turkey earlier this year….[.]…The 42-year-old and a number of residents claim the UFOs were spotted over a four month period between May and September near the compound in Istanbul…[.]…The clips were handed to the Sirius UFO Space Science Research Centre in Turkey……[.]….”After conducting all of the analysis we came to the conclusion that this video footage is 100 per cent genuine “ ” (extracts from article).

What i have a problem with,  is that there is no real details, on what type of analysis was made, and who conducted the analysis. Anyway, soon other media circles started picking up on this as well.

A good article can be seen written by Digital journal ” Turkey UFO pics – sudden interest in UFOs by media, or more hype from tabloid trash ? ”  It makes some very valid points  

We do not have:

Corroboration from an independent source
Any official data, radar, or other information
Anything but this video

We do have:

Some reason to believe The Sun isn’t an irrefutable source of information.
A certain skepticism that mainstream media, which has been shamelessly attacking UFO witnesses for decades, is suddenly among the believers.

The ability to take better pictures with a cardboard box with a hole in it .
Readers of The Sun don’t seem to impressed, either. There’s a UFO expert who seems to be convinced, but that’s not quite court standard evidence, either.
The sick thing about this is that nobody believes any official sources any more. 60 years of denial of honest reports from people like Air Force pilots, as well as the public, has just convinced people that the officials doth protest too much. There’s not even the expectation of honesty.
Unless someone comes up with something a lot better than this, I’d say we can assume that mainstream media is just living up to its heavy responsibility of providing more bull for the world.
I guess if credibility isn’t an issue, it’s not a problem for journalists, either
” (rather large extract from article).

I could not have put it better than this….. so unless proved otherwise, i’m afraid this is cold turkey/a hoax.

Just one more thing to add and its important, about Haktan Akdogan, and it is some background information; it was written by the Asia Times in 2007 ” Close encounters of the Turkish kind

Haktan Akdogan of Sirius seems to be a recurring figure in Turkish UFO lore commenting freely on each event and insisting on the importance of Turkey to alien life. His motives however may not just be scientific, he is also the owner of the Istanbul UFO museum that opened in 2002 (commercially riding on the back of these multiple UFO events) and any extra interest in aliens will also encourage customers to his museum. He also runs the museum as a fairly successful franchise with three others in Turkey (Istanbul, Denizli and Goreme in Cappadocia) and his website http://www.siriusufo.org advertises for further partners to open other UFO museums.It is his intention to open UFO museums all over Turkey to “further the knowledge of the Turkish people and to attract tourists”. His organization provides all the necessary materials and installations so each museum is a de facto copy of the first. Whether they are lucrative or not is not mentioned but when the Goreme museum opened in 2006 Hurriyet newspaper reported that they had 5,000 visitors in one month alone. Apparently it was especially popular with the Japanese ” (large extract from article).


News.com ” Bizarre pictures ‘ most important UFO images ever’

Sky news ” Is the truth really out there

Herald Sun ” Video shows UFO, aliens flying over Turkey

National Ledger ” UFO video: stunning tape on heels of UFO shoot down

Previous Turkish UFO sightings on UFO Online can be seen here

Posted in news, newspapers, ufo, ufo sightings in turkey, ufo video | Tagged: | 8 Comments »

**Second batch of MOD UFO files can now be downloaded for free **

Posted by dandare on October 20, 2008

The MOD has released the second batch of UFO files (the 1st was in May 2008 ), consisting of 19 files (800.8mb in all) , and available to download from the National Archives . Please try to download these as soon as possible, as they will not stay free for long: the last batch in May was available for free for a month only.

It also has a highlights guide, * videocast (i have put this in below) and background material also for you to have a look at. The files cover the years 1986 – 1992. 

 For a deeper understanding of these files please see  DI55 document by uk-ufo.org   (especially on how MOD is structured). For some more background information on why the MoD decided to release these Files to the Public, please see here

* The videocast from the national Archives can be seen below:


Also i have addded a BBC Radio Leeds talk with UFO DATA Magazine editor, Russell Callaghan, about the UFO file release (dated 20th october, 2008 at 7.40am) .

Below you can see national and local coverage of the MOD UFO files, with many covering the same incidents (i have not given all the links possible, as many repeat the same things, or are exactely the same article). I think it gives you a flavour of what is out there in the media; some good some not so good. All the articles below are from today, 20th october, unless mentioned otherwise. 

CBC News ” Britain releases latest batch of UFO files ” 

BBC News ” Airliner has near miss with UFO ” with video

AFP ” Britain releases secret UFO files ” 

ITN.com ” Real X-files released ” with small video near top

 Cbbc newsround ” UFO files released by government

CNN.com Europe ” UK:jet captain reported UFO sighting ” 

The Press and Journal ” MoD files reveal previously unknown encounters with UFOs ” 

Channel 4 news ” UFOs: can you see them Major Tom? ” with video/ report 

The Sun ” Missile came close to Airliner ” with Sky News video 

The Telegraph “ UFOs, alien abduction and Tina Turner feature in close encounters secret files ” with short video

 The telegraph ” UFO archive release:The best pictures on file ” (there are seven in all in this article)

Express and Star ” Flying saucer photo hailed

Sky News ” Replay: webchat with UFO expert ” (with Dr David Clarke )

Daily Star ” Real X-files reveal UFO sightings

The Independent ” Passenger jet’s near-miss with UFO above Kent

The Guardian  ” Odd, intriguing and alarming UFO files released ” 

The associated Press ” Britain releases UFO files, dispels some mysteries ” 

Belfast Today ” MOD release Ulster UFO sightings ”

WZTV.com ” Britain releases UFO files, dispels some mysteries

The Daily Record ” MoD reveals real life UFO files

 RTE News ” Britain’s secret UFO files released

Birmingham Post ” UFOs over Birmingham and the Black Country

Manchester Evening News ” Police saw UFO over Manchester

Please also visit Dr David Clarke’s site for more info here 

also Sky news (2 Parts)

part 1

part 2

thanks to aceBryan7cox for posting this on you tube.


After the first initial posts/articles, we are now started to get more [reactions/comments/analysis- or not in some cases] from the national and local media; reports on the MOD ufo files:

seen below are these reports:


 Northampton Chronicle & Echo ” MOD report reveals UFO sightings over Northamptonshire

Gravesend Reporter ” UFO sightings over Cliffe unexplained

Sunday Mercury ” UFO in Rowley Regis, Birmingham ?


Ulster Today ” Mystery of UFO over Glenavy remains

Hemsworth & South Elmsall Express ” Did UFOs visit our skies?

This western morning news ” Is there anybody out there

 (pic; they say is a representation- welll that’s a relief?) Wigan Today ” UFO files reveal East lancs encounter

Cannock Chase Post ” Ministry reveals UFO sightings

News Softpedia ” UK UFO Archive made Public


Aero-News Network ” Pilot Recounts tale of 1957 UFO encounter

Times online ” Weather eye: UFO sightings could be due to atmospherics ” (interesting although fairly brief )

Romford Recorder ” Did UFO fly over our skies ?

Wakefield Express ” Secret X-files reveal UFO sightings in Wakefield District

Posted in MOD UFO files, news, newspapers, science, ufo, UFO Documents/archives, ufo in uk, ufo research, ufo updates, ufo video, ufo's, ufo's in UK, uk ufo sightings | Tagged: , | 5 Comments »

UK – UFO sightings [ October 2008] updated regularly

Posted by dandare on October 19, 2008

i will try and keep this up to date, with all information from the UK.

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).….

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.

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

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

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


EDP24 “Dereham UFO mystery is solved ” 

Mrs Rose said: “We let off 16 lanterns, one for mum and one for each of her grandchildren and step-grandchildren. We did joke that people might think they were UFOs. I hope we did not worry anyone.”

The EDP reported yesterday how aerial photographer Derek Edwards and two of his neighbours, Fred Mason and Rodney Groom, from Breton Close, Toftwood, were baffled when they saw the strange orange lights at about 7.30pm on Sunday
” (extract from article).

Sunderland Echo ” Light thrown on UFO sighting

Often used as an alternative to fireworks displays, the lanterns, which are made of paper and bamboo, are known to rise as high as 1,500 metres and can travel miles. They are regularly seen at weekends and mistaken for UFOs.
After viewing the footage, a spokesman for the association said: “I see nothing at all here to suggest anything other than lanterns. The colour, appearance and behaviour of the lights unfortunately fit an all too familiar – and, from our perspective, annoying – pattern.”
There have been similar sightings in Bristol, Lincolnshire and Wrexham.
The spokesman added: “It is not the fault of such witnesses that so much time ultimately becomes wasted on these reports as the general public are by and large, and perhaps understandably, unfamiliar with the behavioural traits of these things.”
” (extract from article).

Rhyl Journal ” UFOs are revealed as chinese lanterns


 Evening Leader ” Flintshire mayor calls for witnesses after seeing ‘pipe-like’ UFO ” 

Flint mayor Terry Renshaw was making lunch at his home in Bagillt at about 1.30pm on Saturday, when he noticed a strange pipe-like object flying through the air ” (extract from article).


Sunderland Echo ” Teen party sparks UFO alert ” 

” An 18th birthday party sparked a series of apparent UFO sightings across Wearside, it emerged today ” (extract from article).

Harrogate Advertiser ” UFOs in the sky at Masham ?

ON September 11, I and others saw in the sky above Masham 20 luminous objects travelling in an arc south east to north west at about 10pm ” (extract from article).










St Helens Reporter ” Pair spot UFO over Sutton ” 

” The four discs were bright, but not like a shining light, like a reflective surface.”The man was amazed when he spoke to a taxi driver friend later that week and discovered he’d also seen a similar UFO over Parr later that same evening” (extract from article).

Longridge news ” Longridge UFO mystery solved

A ‘UFO’ spotted over Longridge was actually a sighting of the International Space Station orbiting the earth.

Several people reported seeing a ‘blazing, flying object’ in the skies above the Ribble Valley just after 8pm on Monday, September 22.
Eye witnesses from Longridge, Hurst Green and Chatburn all described the ‘UFO’ moving in a slow arc across the sky.
But it has now been confirmed by the American government space agency NASA that the sighting was in fact the International Space Station, which due to atmospheric conditions was visible above the Ribble Valley for three minutes from 8.12pm and then again for less than a minute from 9.46pm, tying in exactly with the local sightings
” (extract from article).

Meath Chronicle ” The Hoax files : source of mystery UFOs revealed ” claim this was due to wedding sky lanterns.




 Hold the Front Page ” Welsh daily plots online map of UFO sightings ” 

The third-party site, http://www.dipity.com, has allowed the Flintshire and Cheshire-based title to collate the growing number of articles in timeline and Google map form, with links back to the stories as they originally appeared on the paper’s own site ” (extract from article). The Map can be seen here .






 Watford Observer ” Another UFO sighting

A taxi driver watched in amazement as he spotted a group of “orange lights” in the night sky above Abbots Langley.

Kev Brown spotted the unusual sight at around 9.05pm on Saturday ” (extract from article).

Wigan Today ” UFO at Orrell Park? ” ( short article )

Evening Leader ” UFO sighting over Bagillt

A Bagillt resident told the Evening Leader that they saw a strange object “hanging in the sky” between 11pm and 1am on Thursday.
The spotter, who asked not to be named, said: “I thought it was a helicopter at first, it looked like a big black balloon.
“It just hung there, but I knew it wasn’t a balloon the way it quickly shot off through the clouds.” 
(extract from article).

Warrington Guardian ” UFO sighted in the sky above town centre

AN unidentified flying object has been sighted hovering over Asda Cockhedge. The UFO was reported to be a deep red triangular shaped light with other lights surrounding the body of the craft ” (extract from article).




Lancashire telegragh ” Lights in sky over Coppull spark a UFO alert

   ” “I went to get my mum and she saw the lights as well.

“At first there were four but one disappeared and the other three had formed a triangle.

“They were there for about 10 minutes then one suddenly zapped off to the left, followed by the other two.” ” (extract from article).


 Dunfermline Press ” Dunfermline’s UFO mystery solved

Louth Leader ” Pictures: Trianglular UFO witness fears alien abduction

He said: “I have been watching these space ships for six weeks now, and saw eight together on September 25 and more again last night. It was really spooky and I can say for sure that any explanation these are just Chinese lanterns is ridiculous.” ” (extract from article).


Sussex Express ” UFOs seemed to leave Earth

Ben Coxe, 26, a postman, saw strange lights from the back garden of his girlfriend Fiona’s parents’ home in Harmers Hay Road, Hailsham.
Between eight and nine lights were seen rising up at the same point in the sky.
Mr Coxe said: ‘I would say they were in the sky for five minutes and we started counting them.
‘They faded as they went up
” (extract from article).


York Press ” UFO mystery ” 

Gail, of Springfield Close, said: “We saw the first one at about 7.15pm which appeared for about five minutes and then disappeared. We then spotted the three lights which are on the photo at 9.40pm. They came from the same direction as the first one (Langton Road area) and again disappeared. Then at 10.17pm I saw another two lights.

“They went up slowly, so they weren’t fireworks, and they were very bright. They flickered like little street lights in the sky then just fizzled out ” (extract from article).


 Worcester News ” Were these UFOs over county ? – video

Mr Weeks, of Brantwood Road, said the strange lights moved north before they faded somewhere above the M5 at 8.51pm on Sunday, August 24.”This was followed by another single bright orange light on its own this time, but exactly the same, following the same path as the first three which we saw at the same height and speed,” he said ” (extract from article).




** Please see seperate blog entry on new MoD UFO files out now, free to download here ** All MOD related news/articles will be put on this blog entry and not here.




Grantham Journal ” UFO spotted over Grantham’s area 51 ” (that’s a new one on me? ) 

Margaret Avis was driving from Grantham to Bourne at around 8.05pm on Thursday, October 14, when she saw flashes in the sky after turning towards Corby Glen.
Margaret said: “Before I reached the first village, I noticed a mysterious object in the sky to my right hand side, that shone two bright white lights and one red light. I could describe it as oval in shape
” (extract from article).


 Your local Guardian ” UFOs over Wandsworth

Red and white lights zipping through the sky between 10pm and midnight last Monday had residents in the Wandsworth Common and Balham areas in a spin ” (extract from article). Later in the article

In recent years, sightings of this kind have been dismissed as Chinese lanterns but UFO expert and former Ministry of Defence employee, Nick Pope, is not entirely convinced by this theory.

He said: “Chinese lanterns are almost exclusively red and orange and drift on the wind. The colours mentioned are slightly unusual, particularly the blue trail. But, if the reports witnessed a perfect triangular shape, then it raises the possibility of it being genuine. However, it could also be atmospheric plasma or a meteorological phenomena.” ” (extract from article).

Garforth Today ” Russell Callaghan: Meet Kippax’s own UFO expert


gazette live ” UFOs spotted in the skies over Teeside

Witnesses include police officers, PCSOs and members of the public….[.]….Footage of the UFOs above Eston Hills taken on a videophone has been posted on video website You Tube…[.]…..The lights may simply be part of meteorite showers commonly seen at this time of year, but PCSO Andy Harrison ruled out that explanation ” (extracts from article).

I do not usually comment on these sightings as a rule (preferring that you guys make up your own opinion) but i would suggest that this seems like chinese lanterns i’m afraid.

Eston & Normanby (part of Gazette live ) ” UFOs spotted in the skies over Teeside ” similar to the above report by Gazette live, but without the video; makes references to the MOD ufo files later in the report. 

Peterborough Today ” Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire ” 

The most likely explanation, according to RAF Wittering-based Met Office weather forecaster and keen astronomer Julian Cooke, is that it was an “unusually large” meteor.
“Fireballs are meteors or meteorites which are brighter than normal and although they are not common, they are not all that unusual either,” he said.
“There has been a meteor shower which was at its maximum on Tuesday, and they do tend to spread over a few days either side
” (extract from article).


Huddersfield Daily Examiner ” UFO special: Is this a UFO & police report lights in the sky

In the recent sighting, on Friday last week, Anndy and Julie Evans were walking home along Smithy Lane in Skelmanthorpe with their daughter, five-year-old Amber, when they saw a strange orange light in the sky ” (large extract from article). Also mentions MOD ufo files.




Get Reading ” UFO spotted by Brewery worker

A 42-year-old Whitley man spotted a light speeding through the sky in the early hours of Wednesday and wants to know if he was seeing things ” (large extract from article).


Rutland Times ” Did you spot Rutland’s UFO ? ” (short post)

The UFO had a large dome shape on top with lights that looked like an erupting volcano. It stayed in the sky for a minute and then disappeared ” (extract from article).

Gazette live ” Light work of UFOs mystery

Mr Young and his friends have been letting the lanterns go from Grangetown over the past few weeks. Some nights they have released up to six at a time.The lanterns are made of rice paper with a wax candle at the bottom and as soon as the flame goes out, they come down ” (extract from article).

Gazette Live ” Teesiders tell of their ‘spacecraft’ sighting

Midhurst and Petworth Observer ” Southwater UFOs identified ” claims they were chinese lanterns


 Louth  Leader ” UFO investigator backs triangular spacecraft claims

After reading the Leader’s story on Mr Goring’s extraordinary claims last week, a local UFO investigator has been to the village to scan the skies himself ” (extract from article).

Evening Leader ” Film maker to document North Wales’ UFO sightings

London-based film-maker, Ben Dodd, contacted the Evening Leader to let us know about his plans to make a documentary on a spate of UFO sightings that have been reported in the North Wales area” (extract from article).

Melton Times ” Video: UFO spotted over Asfordby

Worthing Herald ” Reader’s photograph : UFO over Worthing


Rutland Times ” Meteor theory over sighting of Uppingham UFO


This is Grimsby ” UFO spotted over Cleethorpes

Monmouth Today ” UFOs mystery deepens

The reader brought with him a rough sketch of two of the mysterious space craft over the dual carriageway.
“I know people will be sceptical, but I definitely saw these flying objects” added the man.
We said we would like to hear from any other Beacon readers who might also have had an out of this world experience.
Well, it seems other readers have also had their own experiences of UFOs
” (extract from article).

Posted in chinese lanterns, IFO, news, science, ufo, ufo in uk, ufo's, ufo's in UK, uk ufo sightings | 7 Comments »

UFO spotted in Slovenia

Posted by dandare on October 19, 2008

According to Macedonia online ” Slovenians see UFO ” (dated 17th October 2008 ).

Unusual sighting last night in Slovenia when several people noticed a strange large object, believed to be a UFO, reports local media ” (extract from article).

 The only other news i can find on this, is at the Focus Information Agency  (click here for the Agency home page )with ” Blic: UFO over Slovenia ? ” The short article is reproduced below:

An unidentified flying object flew over the territory of Nova Gorica in Slovenia on Tuesdat at about 6 pm, the Serbian news source Blic reports.
According to the information the people living in the area heard an unusual sound and when they looked up they saw a flying object with the shape of a disc
” (extract from article).

If i find any more news on this i will update this blog entry.

Posted in news, ufo | Tagged: | 2 Comments »