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The UFO Events and highlights of 2008

Posted by dandare on December 31, 2008

PhotobucketAs we are very nearly at the start of 2009, i thought it would be appropriate to run through the events of 2008, ‘ all things UFO ‘, as it proved to be an eventful year, in this respect.

The events and happenings that stuck out for me where:

1. The Stephenville UFO sightings, which still have not been satisfactorily solved.

2. The MOD giving us the start of the UFO files…. in may and October.

3. The UK UFO flap (whether actual UFOs? or media hype/led) was created.

4. The drones resurface again? and hit the media’s attention.

5. The false alarm: lights at Pheonix (in April).

The Stephenville UFO sightings, where first seen and reported as:

Where: Stephenville, Texas

When : January 8th, 2008

Spotted by : Quite a few witnesses ( i think initially by 30-40, but might be more now, as more have come forward? ) prominent among them – pilot/business owners/county constable.

What: UFO (thats Unidentified Flying Object) – bright lights ( some suggest like strobe lights) – low flying + fast (however, various other descriptions are given too); also some say it was chased by jets.

Officials respond by saying it was possibly a plane ( due to light conditions, made it seem more extra ordinary ); some witnesses suggest a military aircraft ( unknown to the public,possibly ). Also, it seems it has caught the attentions of the  Mutual UFO Network, which plans to go there and find out more..

f-16-j-98821f16wwfIt soon took on a much more complicated life of its own,  with among other things, the presidential ranch being nearby, the use/purpose of a secret (or not so)  airfield base at Walnut Springs. MUFON soon became extensively involved……..

There is so much to this event, i would not do it justice to summarize the whole thing in a couple of paragraphs. 

  Please see my Archive for the Stephenville sightings at https://dandare.wordpress.com/category/ufo-research/ufo-documentsarchives/stephenville-ufo-sightings/ 

This starts with the most recent blog article, and goes back from there (more sightings were seen in October 2008). There are links to other sites, videos, and  i made a flow chart of the event (which i will need to add too). For some background reading of the Texas area please see: https://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/02/08/the-nuclear-connection-project-presents-the-camp-hood-ufo-sightings/ 

MOD UFO Files become available for all to see on the 14th May 2008…. this was the first batch (the second batch was made available in October 2008), with more too come.

Please see https://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/05/14/mod-releases-8-ufo-files-ready-to-download-info-released-may14th/ for the full details.

This soon created a stur worldwide, and the extent of the media coverage can be seen at https://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/05/18/uk-ufo-sightings-may-2008-updated-regularly/ .

For Dr David Clarke, UFOlogist and senior lecturer in journalism at Sheffield Hallam University, talks about the The Ministry of Defence files recently transferred files to The National Archives (interesting stuff) and Nicl Pope video on the UFO files please see https://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/07/04/some-recent-ufo-videos-more-audio-than-visual-of-possible-interest/ .

The Next batch of UFO files were made available in October; please see https://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/second-batch-of-mod-ufo-files-can-now-be-downloaded-for-free/ for full details. Videos are included, but some are not available now.

For all information on MOD file articles/information please see https://dandare.wordpress.com/category/mod-ufo-files/ .

Due in many respects to the hightening of the MOD UFO Files, and media attention being drawn to this area, it was little wonder that the UK became a hot spot for UFO activities. I wrote an article https://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/07/04/recent-uk-ufo-sightings-in-2008-a-reality-check-please/ in july as to why i believed this was happening to this extent.

In case you might not be aware, the Uk has been inundated with UFO sightings for a while now; the start of the year seemed to be normal, with a standard amount of reported UFO sightings in the media, and online.

So it seems the catalyse came on May 14th, when the MOD released 8 ufo files ” (extract from article). Please also see https://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/ufology-and-the-way-of-the-world/ written in september.

For all UK UFO sightings from may please see:

https://dandare.wordpress.com/category/uk-ufo-sightings/ which starts with the lastest sightings in December, and goes back through the year.

img_front_pg1Some 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.


newsMany of the sightings were sensationalised, with usually alot of information missing. Usually such newspapers as ” The Sun” were behind some pretty sad reporting on UFOs, with no factual details and research at all.

For example,

The Sun, on the 29th august had ” Every little green man helps “ 

The white and green lights were snapped hovering over the supermarket — which has the slogan “Every Little Helps”. Sid O’Driscoll took our exclusive pictures at the 24-hour store in Croydon, South London, at 2am…[.]….UFO expert Nick Pope, who worked for the Ministry of Defence, examined the pictures.He said: “Green lights are unusual — it rules out the so-called Chinese lanterns that accounted for some recent UFO sightings in the UK.”The images and description of the movement don’t fit a list of things frequently reported as UFOs — aircraft lights, meteors, satellites. “This is a genuine mystery.” ” (extracts from article).

I’m sorry… yes it is different from the usual sightings we have been seeing lately; however, it could be lens flare that is causing this image, among other things. There are far too many so called UFO experts jumping the gun, and saying that “this is a genuine mystery”, and so on, without analysing the evidence properly (is there any serious discussion in this article on the photo?)…. it suggests a hidden agenda; unfortunately, due to the size of the photo being presented in the article, it really is almost impossible for anyone else to analyse it.

368785341The Drone story resurfaced again in 2008…… on March 18th, The drone photos and documents, had been creating alot more debate recently, mainly due to the hiring of 2 detectives .. 

see   http://www.tkdavisinvestigations.com/_california_drone_investigation  .

For all my discussions on the whole subject, including quite a few articles as to why they are a hoax, (and also an extensive article on references/ links and videos) please see https://dandare.wordpress.com/category/ufo-research/ufo-documentsarchives/california-drones-ufo-documentsarchives-ufo-research/ . This also includes the events of 2007.

This was a highlight, but not one i will look on with pleasure….. it did/ and has done alot of damage to UFOlogy.

On 21st April the Pheonix Lights returned…

 (written on 23rd April ) Here are the raw facts so far, that i know of…

  • Date : 21st April
  • Time : Around 8 pm
  • Location : North Phoenix
  • lasted approx 15-3o minutes
  • four lights…. White :also appeared red, depending on how you looked at them
  • Formation…. at first a line, then a square and also a triangle
  • Deer valley airport: did not know what they were

However, it later seems that, they were indeed road flares, attached to helium balloons… as has been pointed out in several forums such as abovetopsecret; this if true, is extremely dangerous for obvious reasons.

Please see https://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/04/23/ufo-seen-at-phoenix-21st-april-2008/ for details and videos.

I remember at the time it was pretty big news world wide, but unfortunately it soon materialized that it was a hoax, and the fuss died down.

These are just some of the highlights and events from the last year, and it has been a varied and interesting one at that.

Please feel free to look at the archive sections, in this blog, for many more sightings from the year.

I hope 2009 will bring more interesting sightings for us to analyse and discuss….. fore instance, will Stephenville have any more sightings?  

I wish you all a great 2009, and keep looking to the skies, you never know!


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Skeptics stur up Ufology….Again! but what does it achieve?

Posted by dandare on December 21, 2008

ufosa-hot-topicIt recently came too my attention through the Daily Grail and UFO Chronicles, that Skeptics have been attacking Ufology, especially Stan Freidman and Chris Rutkowski.

For the relevant articles please see below:

Skepticblog.org ( posted november 26th,2008 ) ” Abducted by logic ” Phil Plait.

DailyGrail.com (posted november 27th, 2008 ) ” Astronomers and UFOs

Skepticblog.org (posted december 4th, 2008 ) ” Stanton Freidman doesn’t like me ” by Brian Dunning.

Uforum.blogspot.com ( posted december 10th, 2008 ) ” UFO debunker strikes again ” by Chris Rutkowski.

Skepticblog.org ( posted december 10th, 2008 ) ” UFonies ” by Phil Plait.

DailyGrail.com (posted december 12th, 2008) ” Skeptologists attack Ufologists

DailyGrail.com ( posted december 15th, 2008 ) ” Friedman on the Skeptologists

Skepticblog.org (posted december 18th, 2008 ) ” The top UFO debunker? Really? ” by Brian Dunning.

The whole affair seems regretable, and absolutely pointless, and i’m afraid instigated by the Skeptologists.

 ufo-sightings-5555I must point out from the start, that everyone should have an open mind, and question everything, and  enquire. Also they should not blindly say that every UFO sighting is extraterrestrial, or that they are all fakes….. (yes the majority can be explained, but there are those that cannot, so why not attempt to solve them? ).

The skeptologists decide to put the boot (or rather the DM) in, and attack UFOlogy: especially targeting Stanton Friedman and Chris Rutkowski. 

The DailyGrail.com article (posted december 12th, 2008) ” Skeptologists attack Ufologists ” covers all that was said well, so i will not repeat it again.

600px-dead_end_sign_svgWhat i object too, is the way they go about doing this: it really is quite sad to see them in operation…. what exactly are they trying to prove? and what is their aim? to piss everyone off probably; of course, it all degenerates into insults, and what the hell does this achieve. I do not blaim Stan and Chris on going on the defensive.

However, i just wish for once, they  (skepticblog or should that be skepticfog) could actually have some substantial research of their own to draw on…but i guess that would ask too much.

All this, is a good argument for saying, why the hell can we not pull all resources together, and try to build up case studies, even if we cannot nessecarily agree on the outcome. To just keep slagging each other off constantly, is not very productive, is it. Anyone can do it.

jerseyeveningpost26thapril07For instance, the recent Stephenville UFO sightings and the Channel Island sightings (an excellent report was done for the Channel Islands sighting, for instance- it was a very detailed report, and involved a colaboration of quite a few people).

Do not get me wrong either, i have nothing against skeptics, because to some extent, in Ufology, we all have to be skeptics also……. 

PhotobucketThe only way that the Skepicblog has succeeded, is by drawing attention to itself, in which case it has worked, however, i must also point out, that most will see, that they have not actually grown up?

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youtube UFO/alien animations and CGI video’s

Posted by dandare on December 13, 2008

Whilst browsing the web, i came across these UFO/alien animations, and CGI videos, which i would like too share with you.

Bicho – Funny alien animation

Bounty Hunter – The interview

UFO Prank

How to survive an alien attack

UFO refined 2008

UFO attack

UFO Spotters (funny)

CGI UFO abduction

CGI UFO Fleet Mexico

Demo reel 1, CGI animation

Evil Aliens Attack CGI example only

Haiti UFO Hoax… more of creators UFO videos

Midlands UFO 06 july 2008 original UFO hoax

UFO attack animation work in progress

UFO CGI animation example

UFO Haiti – the epic

Vue 6 Infinate guided tour preview

Alot of the videos, especially the CGI videos are seriously impressive.

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UFO World Updates [ December 2008 ] Updated regularly

Posted by dandare on December 7, 2008

Welcome to UFO World Updates…

seal-ufo-onlinehopeanddeterminationWhats happened around the UFO world, in December 2008 (mainly articles that have caught my eye).


 podblack.com ” Are U(FO) dreaming of a Paranoid Christmas ?




cayCompass.com ” UFO’s in the skies

We were sitting on a beach late one night having a discussion and above the city in the distance there appeared to be the only star in the sky. The object was at about a 25 degree angle from where we sat.

To our amazement after about half an hour it suddenly flared up, increasing its size tenfold, then just as quickly resumed its original size and moved off at a speed at which none of us could ever imagine any object could travel” (extract from article).


SunWeekly ” Yellow UFO at Gosforth

Secretary of the society Dominic McNamara said a number of Central Coast residents reported seeing yellow, spherical objects in the skies around Gosford.

“One man said he saw a spherical object he couldn’t logically explain,” Mr McNamara said ” (extract from article).

The Cheers Magazine “ UFOs: Fact or Fiction ?

So, UFOs, are they just the thing of modern myth, or is there something deeper that can suggest that we are not alone? I am going to leave the jury out on this one. I think the belief in UFOs depends on the person. Although most (if not all) sightings, abductions and communications have logical explanations behind them, you can’t beat a good conspiracy, and people are going to believe in them no matter what scientists and the like say ” (extract from article).


ufodigest.com ” Perception versus Realities

night-flightWhen I saw the bright white light it was like a ball of light. When I got my binoculars out it still looked like a ball of light, why? The craft was huge and the landing lights were in the clouds. The Huge white/yellow lights were so bright it made the red/green lights not visible at all. All I saw was the huge white-yellow lights! But there was another factor, WIND!

The wind was blowing away from me. So the noise at that elevation was blowing away from me. I heard nothing! It was not until the aircraft turned and the plane actually headed to land that I actually saw the red and green lights. This not only shocked me but also opened my eyes so to speak as to the mistaken identity of what my eyes were seeing ” (extract from article). A very interesting observation has been made here; worth bearing in mind. 

Belfast Telegraph ” CD of the week: The killers – Day and age

Day And Age also explores the band’s enthusiasm for UFOs and alien life. Living near the secretive Area 51 in Nevada, Flowers and co have always had an interest in that other-worldly life…. ” (extract from article).






PRLog ” Best quirky Accomadation around the world ” What we are interested in is :

Chilean stargazing domes – Elqui Valley, Chile
There are more UFO sightings from this region than anywhere else in the world, so a visit here could be a life-changing experience. One of only seven astronomic hotels worldwide and the only one in the south hemisphere, the rooms are geodesic domes each with a detachable roof over it for star-gazing as well as having a telescope on the individual terrace. Prices start at USD $190 per night. http://www.thetravellab.com/trips/tlacd
” (extract from article).


 M & C (Monsters and Critics) ” Robbie Williams aquatic alien hunt


 NTnews.com ” UFO spotter’s fluke sighting

ufo1He is convinced the black objects that can be seen in the photograph have been flying around his home for years.

“I was out taking photos on Sunday afternoon and you can see two of them in one of the shots,” he said. “It was a fluke – an absolute fluke.”

ufo_close_up2 [photo above, but a close up]

Mr Ferguson attracted publicity around the world in July after the Northern Territory News reported on his UFO spotting exploits ” (extract from article).

Independent.ie ” We will find aliens by 2025

A SENIOR astronomer has told a conference that we will make contact with aliens within two dozen years.

The astronomer – Seth Shostak – has shocked skeptics by his remarks, made at a yahoo – organised conference in California.

“We’ll find ET within two dozen years,” said Seth, adding that his theory was based on a mixture of equations under Moore’s Law and equipment that is likely to become available within the next few years ” (extract from article). [ he is part of SETI].


Helsinki Times ” Why do we see UFOs ? 

ufoAccording to Närvä, numerous and significant similarities between UFO experiences in particular and folk belief material can be provided, for example with regards to traditional fairy and shamanistic material.

Psychologically, UFO sightings can be explained as the combined effects of various misinterpretations and cognitive psychological actors. Strong UFO experiences such as UFO abductions can be explained as hallucination, sleep paralysis, fantasy tendencies and false memories ” (extract from article).

PRNewswire ” UFO party in Las Vegas ” 

Majestik Magnificent, best known as “the magician to the stars,” announced today that he will be throwing a private VIP party in Las Vegas this Friday in honor of Rael, the world’s most famous UFO contactee. The party will celebrate the 35th anniversary of Rael’s UFO encounter ” (extract from article).

Courier mail ” Is this a Sydney UFO caught on Google? ” 

North Platte Bulletin ” Deputies Investigate UFOs near Jeffrey Lake ” 

Two deputies investigated the sighting of unidentified flying objects in the sky south of Brady Nov. 21, according to Lincoln County Sheriff Jerome Kramer.

Although both deputies and the man who called to report the lights dancing in the sky observed them for more than 15 minutes, they could offer no explanation about what they were ” (extract from article).


Denver Post ” Collectible market flying

20081209__20081210_b05_bz10lewisp1_200Junk collector Stuart Ellis, 57, of Siler City, N.C., has a dream.

He is selling his flying saucer so he can pay off his credit-card and mortgage debt and then stake himself as a stock-options trader ” (extract from article).

Balkan Travellers.com ” Radio hoax scares Croatian Capital with reports about Aliens, Orson Welles style

Radio reports about an unidentified flying object about to land in Zagreb on Wednesday gave the Croatian capital’s residents a scare and angered authorities.” (extract from article).

The Croatian radio station Antenna caused chaos in Zagreb on the morning of December 9 with a report about a bright spot of light moving in the sky over the capital and fake testimonies of witnesses observing the phenomenon

CBS News ” Luke Skywalker Lightsaber sells for $240k

Stuff.co.nz ” I beleive in aliens

Keanu Reeves thinks it’s “likely” that aliens exist.

The 44-year-old actor – who stars as a being from outer space in upcoming movie The Day the Earth Stood Still – has no doubt that there are other life forms in the universe ” (extract from article).

Khou.com ” Woman: UFOs are killing my dogs ” ( including video )

The 42 toy English fox terriers were found inside a 5 x 9 trailer with an unidentified woman. Authorities said the woman believed the dogs were dying due to the UFOs that were circling her home ” (extract from short article).


American Chronicle ” UFOs & Rock – An interview with Scottish rock band CEIV

cookiealien1In 2007 I obtained an interview with American UFO rock band Element 115.

I met one of the band members in Roswell in at the 60th anniversary events where they were playing live.

But long before there was

Element 115 there was the British equivalent and that being CEIV from Scotland ” (extract from article).


American Chronicle ” SETKA: A Secret Soviet UFO research Program

A sharp increase in UFO activity in 1977-1978 (especially, the Petrozavodsk Case) had forced appropriate departments within the USSR Academy of Sciences to agree to a research program for anomalous atmospheric phenomena. The code name for this program was SETKA-AN (Akademii Nauk Set´–Academy of Sciences Net, or AS-NET ) ” (extract from article).




 Allnewsweb ” UFO mothership or air force display over Santiago, Chile?

A remarkable video has been filmed of craft over the night skies above the city of Santiago in Chile last week on December 10th. The video shows what appears to be a large UFO ‘mothership’ hovering over the skyline, and other craft. The Chilean Air force has issued a statement that the lights were an air force display corresponding to the graduation of trainee pilots, however some are less than convinced of this explanation ” (extract from article).
The video can be seen below



Wired Science ” Tiny Saturn Moon ID’d as good candidate for Alien Life

The tiny Saturn moon of Enceladus may be among the best candidates for extraterrestrial life in our solar system.

Scientists for the first time have gathered comprehensive evidence suggesting Enceladus may have all the necessary ingredients to harbor life in the ocean beneath its icy crust.

Particles in a large plume of water vapor emanating from the surface suggest that the moon has an active ocean that circulates life-sustaining nutrients picked up from the rocky interior below ” (extract from article).

Daily comet.com ” Wheel in the sky wows local residents

bilde33Locals who phoned and e-mailed the Daily Comet and The Courier this weekend about the strange cloud formation did agree on one thing: “It was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen,” said Raceland resident Sandra Ledet, who shared some spectacular photos with the Daily Comet.

Shawn O’Neil, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Slidell, identified the phenomenon as a hole-punch cloud.

“They don’t occur all that often, and they are usually caused when an aircraft intersects altocumulus or cirrocumulus clouds,” he said ” (extract from article).


 Faxts News ” ET Disclosure, and why we need it now

ufo_russiaSo here we are, just weeks away from the inauguration of our new President, Barack Obama. So now what does the future hold for those of us in the States, and the world over, for that matter? Will we be successful in getting the answers we deserve? Will we see the light of day on a full and open governmental acknowledgement of the ET presence any time soon? Well I know how I feel, and what I’d like to see, but will it happen? ” (extract from article).

American Chronicle ” More UFOs reported over Ohio

Recent reports of UFOs spotted in Ohio’s skies may remind us of past incidents over the years in that state.
For example, the 35th anniversary of the so-called “Coyne incident” over Mansfield, in central-northeastern Ohio, recently passed without much notice
” (extract from article).

Fort Frances Times ” Strange light seen in night sky

The strange light appeared late at night on both Dec. 5 and again last Wednesday (Dec. 10), and it looked to have flashing red and blue lights.
Both nights it shone in roughly the same spot. The light streaked straight across the sky, hovered, and then darted around quite a bit, with the show lasting for about an hour.
At first, Morrison guessed the mysterious object was a weather balloon—until he realized we no longer have any of those.
Then he figured it must be the new drone plane—until Customs confirmed it was not flying around on either of those nights
” (extract from article).

Screen Rant ” California Drones Mystery solved by Sarah Connor Chronicles ? ” 

ufo04-scc-scene04In Monday night’s episode, Sarah is chasing her “three dots” clue and ends up going to a UFO convention. There, she meets a “woman” who has pictures plastered all over “her” home’s walls. The interesting thing about that is that I recognized those pictures and said, “Hey! I know those pictures! Those are the California Drones that Raji posted in 2007!”…..[.]…….ufo02-scc-scene01My question to you: Did Fox perpetrate the viral ad gone south, or did they take advantage of something that is out in the public domain and made it their own, risking possible legal issues? ” (extracts from article). The writter says the former, but i would say the latter; what do you believe it was?  The full episodes can be seen at  aliencasebook.blogspot .com 


Telegraph.co.uk ” Alien Hunters send text messages into space to contact extra terrestrials

Chris Thomason, one of the founders of website SentForever.com, based in Surrey, said: “Lots of people believe we’re not alone. They send messages saying ‘I am here, I am ready’, or ‘Waiting for you to contact me’.”

The website accepts messages that it passes on free of charge, but users who want a certificate of transmission must pay £9.95, which includes postage ” (extract from article).

Sun Weeky “ I saw yellow UFO ” 

420645Tim Behan, who is in his late 30s, said he saw the object from his veranda, which has a good view over Gosford, at about 10.40pm.

He was phoning a friend in Melbourne at the time and his attention focused on the unknown object.

Mr Behan, a Sydney television station master controller, discounted the chance that the object could have been an aircraft because its light was not blinking.

Instead, he said, the object emitted a consistent bright glow as it changed direction and headed south ” (extract from article).

American Chronicle ” Year of UFOs in Stephenville ending in more sightings

If 2009 brings more unusual activity to Earth County, at least local residents and public safety personnel will be more prepared.
Regional residents have their new cameras. Law officers have their dashcams and radar guns ready to go. National and international media representatives know where the good inns and restaurants are.
The Stephenville UFO sightings may turn out to be an ongoing story.
And there may be another chapter yet to come ” (extract from article).

abwsizedAstrobiology Magazine “ Life on Super-Earths ” 

“A more worrisome question is, if these planets have life on them, how would we know it? We have a hard enough time trying to figure out where there’s life on Europa, let alone something that’s hundreds of light years away,” he added ” (extract from article).  


 Seacoastonline.com ” Exeter – the East Coast Roswell ” (* Part 1 of 2 )

bilde55In addition to the glowing orb, Andrew Ulery has also seen two UFO crafts. One was a large triangular UFO, which came over the ancient chestnut trees at the head of the PEA pathway and traveled over his head at the High Street/Portsmouth Avenue intersection. The craft “came low and slow” and “veered” toward the former Globe store where it disappeared from sight. People in other cars saw it too, he said.

Ulery’s other sighting was with his dad, on Route 150 near Great Meadows, not far from where the original 1965 “incident” occurred. He described this craft as cigar-shaped ” (extract from article).






 Springfield News – Sun ” Recalling cold War days of innovation and UFOs ?

donald-rizer11In Roswell.

This was the nascent Air Force Donald Rizer served in.

By the time he was initially discharged in 1948, the Springfield resident had gone from feeding cavalry horses at a base in Texas to personally watching Chuck Yeager fly faster than the speed of sound in the California desert.

He went from tinkering on airplanes at Crabill Airport in Springfield to chasing UFOs across the western night sky ” (extract from article).








 Seacoastonline.com (* Part 2 of 2) ” Exeter’s UFO window

bilde662 It might be concluded that there has been a continually utilized UFO window in the Exeter quadrant since the town’s founding. There are factors that may be leading to the renewed interest and resurgence of “visitors” to the area.

A revived Portsmouth Naval Shipyard with a new generation of nuclear submarines, and a second reactor at Seabrook Station looming in John McCain’s planned nuclear renaissance, combined with a world in turmoil, follows an historic pattern of such events that seem to magnetize the interest and concern of UFO occupants.

Are they once again being drawn to Exeter? ” (extract from article).






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UK – UFO Sightings [ December 2008] Updated regularly

Posted by dandare on December 7, 2008

uk-sightings-sign-222i 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.


Thisiscroydon ” Is this the latest Croydon UFO ?

It’s not every day that you take a picture out of your bedroom window and snap a UFO.

But that’s exactly what Carol Ashby believes she did one hazy morning in November.

Ms Ashby told The Advertiser she was sure the disc of light floating above her home in Hazelwood Grove, Sanderstead, had extraterrestrial origins.

She claimed: “I don’t know what else it could be – although I didn’t notice it at the time.” ” (extract from article).

Weston and Somerset Mercury ” Aliens visit North Somerset ?

One website visitor wrote: “I saw some strange lights on Friday night over our place in Kewstoke. ” (extract from short article).

alienssWeston and Somerset Mercury ” UFO sighting on Seafront ” 

In their posting, the couple said: “We both saw two glowing white lights that seemed to grow in size at water level, then it went dark. Then red lights appeared in the exact same spot and almost looked like a mini-firework display on top of the water ” (extract from article).

Bury Free Press ” UFO sighting over Bury St Edmunds cathedral ” 

The man, who did not want to give his name, said he was walking near the cathedral at around 10pm when there was a sudden power cut.” (extract from article).


Sunday Mercury ” Spinning and hovering UFO seen in Staffordshire

Recently released Ministry of Defence files have underlined the fact our area is a UFO hotspot.

And as researchers trawl through the declassified files, we investigate Cannock’s largest and most mysterious sighting… Over the course of two nights, in 1993, the MoD received a startling number of UFO sightings across the country. Incredibly, two RAF bases in Staffordshire also reported incidents – one being RAF Cosford ” (extract from article).

The Guardian ” Hacker in final showdown to avoid extradition to US mckinnon460x276

The British man accused of hacking into US military computers will have his final showdown in the UK courts next month.

After almost four years of fighting extradition to the US as a result of what prosecutors have called “the biggest military computer hack of all time”, Londoner Gary McKinnon will face a judicial review conducted by the high court on January 20 ” (extract from article).


The Argus ” Aliens spotted at Bay Estate ” 

According to the anonymous posting, on http://www.ufoinfo.com, the Dundalk person saw a blue white light in the sky from the back of their house in Bay Estate on November 2nd around 8.25pm ” (extract from article).

Yorkshire Evening Post ” Unexplained flying object

LAST night my girlfriend and I were coming back from Tesco around 6.30pm towards Boggart Hill in Leeds and we noticed three bright red lights fly across the sky, coming from the north, then they seemed to change direction and go north-west over Leeds towards Bradford ” (extract from short article).

EADT24 ” UFO spotted over cathedral

heathm20081201154645The report was today confirmed by a police spokeswoman who said: “We received a report at 10.43 pm on Saturday from a gentleman who said he’d seen a large object spinning in the sky for around 10 to 12 minutes, which looked like a UFO. This was the only report received.” ” (extract from article).

Southport Visiter ” Official figures reveal UFO sightings over Southport area

THERE were three sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects in the Southport area in the past 11 years, the Visiter can reveal.

Official Ministry of Defence records show there were two between 1997 and 2007, but the Visiter knows there was a further sighting earlier this year ” (extract from article).


ufo-online-undergroundSunday Mercury ” All UFO sightings are fake – its official

Right, so if they are pretty advanced, more advanced than us then why would they light up their crafts like a flipping christmas tree?

They wouldn’t, they would have developed a more stealthy approach, a non-lit, night-vision kind of technology surely?

If they are in our skies they obviously don’t want to be found do they, otherwise they would have landed and had a cup of Rosy Lee with The Queen wouldn’t they?” (extract from article). I would have liked to have posted the whole article, but felt the interlect was just too much for this blogging site…… not. 

Grantham Journal ” UFOs: ‘ They’re trying to warn us of something…’  ” 

Beverley Parker spotted mysterious lights hovering over Normanton-on-Cliffe last week.

She said: “It was a very clear night and at first I saw a light which I thought was an aircraft. But it seemed to be hovering in the same place for a long time  (extract from article).


 Yorkshire Evening Post ” Another UFO sighting

On Saturday, November 30 at around 7.30pm I was going outside to put some rubbish in the bin when I gazed up to the north-west, toward Roundhay Park, and noticed three lights in formation heading towards us. They were candlelight in colour and brighter than any star out that night.

As the lights moved towards us on a completely clear night they began to turn towards McDonald’s. As they turned, another light appeared fom nowhere and continued along the same path
” (extract from article).

BBC Berkshire ” A close encounter in Berkshire

chippenham_flying_saucer_203x152If you can remember back as far as September 1967, a historian is looking for people’s memories of an ‘alien invasion’ which took place 41 years ago in Berkshire.

On the morning of Monday 4 September 1967, people in southern England began stumbling across several small flying saucers.

Two were found in Berkshire, one at Welford and another at Winkfield ” (extract from article).  Also link to original news bulletin from 1967 about this. Later on, it mentions that it was a hoax, made by the engineer apprentices.

Peeblesshire News ” Father Christmas blamed for UFO sightings






 Evening Leader “ Flintshire couple photograph UFOs from bedroom window th1_81220081int37w1p08fpufos

The latest sighting was made by Ray McGowan and his wife Avril, who saw strange lights from their bedroom window in Holywell.” “My wife called me to look at the strange lights she could see and I took some photographs.

“We would love to know what they were” (extract from article).

Birmingham Mail ” UFOs spotted close to popular Brummie holiday resort

Town councillor William Barton, from Shotton, north Wales, claims to have seen the strange spectacle in the towns skies on November 28.

He rushed to grab his binoculars and called on neighbours to show them the phenomenon.

He said: There were about six of them and they appeared and then vanished for a while.

They were bowl-shaped, orange blobs, with a glow of light around them ” (extract from article).

Weston and somerset Mercury ” UFOs spotted in the skies ” 

Several readers have contacted the Weston & Somerset Mercury about the UFOs, which were seen on Friday night.

Rooksbridge resident Stephen Hardie was outside the Wellington Arms pub in the village when he spotted the phenomenon and even climbed on a bench to get a closer look ” (extract from article). 

Hartlepool mail “ UFO close Encounter


Paranormal enthusiast Richard D Hall will stage a show featuring footage of flying saucers and video interviews with witnesses said to have had close encounters with visitors from other planets…[.]…..Aliens and UFOs takes place at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre, Raby Road, on Wednesday, December 17, at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £8 adults and £7 concessions, are available from Hartlepool Tourist Information Centre, Church Square, or call the box office on (01429) 890000 ” (extracts from article).

Shields Gazette ” Did our readers see a UFO ? ”

One motorist said: “I was driving in York Avenue, in Jarrow, when I saw two bright lights, one higher than the other, in the direction of Wardley.”

A resident of Ullswater Gardens, South Shields, added: “I saw two unusually bright lights. They were quite remarkable ” (extract from short article).

Evening Star 24 ” More sightings of UFO over Suffolk


Fresh reports of the “amazing” light show over Bury St Edmunds on Saturday, November 29, have come in from resident Carol Marsh, who lives in the shadow of St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

Mrs Marsh said she and a group of friends watched entranced at around 10.30pm as the lights travelled low in the sky from Northgate Street, over the cathedral and neighbouring St Mary’s Church and out of sight towards Southgate Street” (extract from article).

Shropshire Star ” March of UFO spotters continues

000003039759thumbnailFrank, a man who likes to log things thoroughly, made extensive notes of his sighting at 7.45pm on October 25,1961, which he has turned into a document, details of which read: “A huge flying object passed over the airfield – and the writer – and then vanished into thin air!’
At the time Frank told members of his family about what he’d seen. They naturally thought he was crazy. But he was determined.
“My life changed from that moment on,” he admits. “I became mathematically minded and worked as a quantity surveyor.” ” (extract from article).
alienssEast Herts Herald 24 ” Mystery over Hertford fireball

A FIREBALL blazed across the skies above Hertford on Sunday night.

The UFO sped across the sky at just after 8.30pm.

An eyewitness wrote in an online forum: “It travelled south and I tracked it for about two minutes. It was at quite a height, bright orange and had shots of what looked like orange flame that shot from the sides or top every now and then. As it got south of Hertford it went out of sight, either extinguished or to a height or at a distance where it could not be seen.
“There were no other lights with it such as you would normally expect on a plane. Sounds bonkers but I definitely saw it ” ” (extract from article). 
This is South Devon ” Flying saucer lights spotted in the sky ” 

The first sightings were on Sunday between 5.30pm and 6pm over the skies of Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton. John Rayner, of Kingsteignton, said: “I could see circular objects following each other up through the sky. They were red lights with a kind of orangy-coloured bottom ” (extract from article).

Evening Leader “ UFOs riddle deepens after Wrexham report of lights in sky

The people making the observations described having seen distinctive lights which cannot be readily explained away, although in one instance the viewer thought he may have been watching bright planets ” (extract from article).


Lancashire Evening Post (LEP) ” Great balls of Fire ” 

th1_1112200842phne20pictures200182Could this be a meteoroid heading for Preston?

Bus driver Thomas Drew snapped this ball of fire flying across the sky above the city. The 23-year-old grabbed his mobile phone to take a picture of the strange sight on Tuesday December 2 (extract from article).

Peeblesshire News ” Tweeddale the setting for UFO exposure

Cannock chase post ” UFO claim for Cannock skies ” ok, take a good look at the photo in the link, and tell me what you honestly see….


Shields Gazette ” Gazette reader solves UFO sighting

Now it appears their identity has been rumbled by two keen amateur astronomers.
Michael Coltman, of Highfield Road, South Shields, has been an observer of astronomy since the 1960s.
He has also seen the strange lights in the skies in recent days.
And Mr Coltman has been able to identify them – as the planets Venus and Jupiter
” (extract from article).

news.scotsman.com ” Balloon goes up on UFO sightings ” whole article below:

UFO sightings in the skies above Inverness turned out to be tiny hot-air balloons used during St Andrew’s Day celebrations.

Police confirmed they received several reports of mystery objects over the city on Sunday night. But it was part of Highland Council’s St Andrew’s party. About 5,000 people turned out for the celebration “.

robbieMetro.com ” Robbie to move to UFO hot spot ?

The seven-bedroom mansion, in Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, lies in the heart of crop circle country, with meetings of enthusiasts held just yards from the 18th century house.

The singer’s well-documented interest in UFOs will not turn heads in the village – in summer the White Horse pub’s skittle alley becomes an impromptu research centre welcoming the world’s crop circle followers ” (extract from article).

Evening Star 24 ” New UFO spotted in Anglian Skies

When Neal Herbert bought a new camera he tried a few night-time shots in Norwich – and found something he wasn’t expecting. “When I opened the files, I noticed that one had something which I would have to erase,” he said.

On closer inspection he decided to enlarge that section of the image – and found something which caught his eye” (extract from article).

Weston and Somerset Mercury  ” But the gap between the lights was too big

I’M replying to your UFO article, page 15, December 4. That Friday evening I, my son Luke, and his grandad Mike Tucker, were on the end of Brean Down.
I was trying to identify some constellations when all three of us noticed two lights in the sky, parallel and quite widely-spaced apart
” (extract from article).

**** Already this month a pattern seems to be forming… well with the local media anyway… ie (several local’s have started this) with people who saw nothing when they took photos, but later it transpires that a UFO is in the shot ***

Will we have a batch of these type reports coming out… could be wrong though, maybe its a coincedence.






Louth Leader ” Weird glowing balls over town – What are these UFOs ? ” 

Neil Brewer saw them from his garden in Fulmar Drive at around 9.30pm and could not believe his eyes.
He told us: “There were three orange balls in the sky, travelling in a triangular shape. They were quite big and the same colour as an after burner of a jet.
“They were spherical and made no sound whatsover. It was very weird. They were about 1,000 ft up and moving fairly fast. They almost seemed to be following the meridian line
” (extract from article).


Herald 24 (East Herts Edition) ” Video: UFO seen in the skies above Cheshunt ” (including video).

A multicoloured ball of light was seen by a startled Cheshunt couple, who videoed the ‘close encounter of the third kind’ on a mobile phone.
Mary Georgiou, of Southmead Crescent, contacted the Herald after reading our story last week about the ‘Hertford Fireball’, which blazed across the sky on December 7
” (extract from article).

Get Bracknell “ Remember the ’67 UFO student hoax ?

1967student-hoax Christopher Lever, then a City gent from Winkfield, found a suspect silver saucer in the paddock at his home, Nyewood House, on September 4, 1967.

Unbeknown to Lever, who has since been made a Knight of the Realm for his services to conservation, five other similar crafts were found around the country – sparking fears of an alien invasion ” (extract from article).


All News Web ” UFO over Suffolk Cathedral: possible photo emerges ” (plus a link to a youtube still of the photo).

Now a photographer has captured an image of a UFO that appears surprisingly similar to the UFO described as hovering over the cathedral. Local man, Mr Kevin Dean, took the photo in Suffolk in the vicinity of Bury St Edmunds only days after the cathedral UFO was spotted. The photo was one of seventeen taken by the photographer ” (extract from article).


Evening Star 24 “ UFO man feared alien invasion

THE man who called the police about a UFO above St Edmundsbury Cathedral today told how he feared an alien invasion.
Police were alerted to the unexplained phenomenon on November 29 at about 10.43pm
….[.]…..Describing what he saw, the man said: “The UFO seemed to be quite high up in the sky. I just saw this silver thing which kept spinning around. It went away and came back again. Several seconds later this large orange ball of fire was beneath it. I looked up at the sky and I just said to myself ‘what the heck is that?’ ” (extracts from article).


 Halesowen News ” Halesowen UFO sighting

halesowenufodecember08Witnesses have described how they saw a “long string of lights” moving slowly over the town at around 7.30pm last night.

Richard Wells, of Waxland Road, said he was with around a dozen people who watched around 60 to 70 lights moving slowly in the sky toward Birmingham ” (extract from article).

Sky News ” Source of Midlands UFO revealed

The mystery objects were identified as a cluster of cheap flying lanterns.

They had been released into the night sky last night during a children’s carol service at a nearby primary school in Halesowen.

Stunned residents were left mistified after seeing the silent night interrupted by a “long string of lights” travelling across the sky.

The bemused locals contacted local UFO enthusiasts – who were convinced the sightings among the stars in the bright sky were genuine ” (extract from article). dandare_avatar_created


 this is Nottingham.co.uk ” 21 UFO sightings in Police X-files

New figures from the force reveal a total of 21 UFO sightings in the county were recorded in 11 calls to the force control room between November 1 in 2003 and October 31 this year.

One caller reported seven sightings in Eastwood, followed by another five from two callers in Newark.

A Notts Police spokesman said: “While we would advise the public to contact the Civil Aviation Authority to report any sightings, we do receive the occasional report of a UFO to the control room.

“In the event of a call, we would contact the East Midlands air traffic control to see if they are aware of anything that could be a UFO and report the sighting to them.”

In May this year, police quashed extra-terrestrial speculation by saying a suspected UFO seen in Beeston was actually a force helicopter ” (extract from article).

Sunday Mercury ” UFOs over Halesowen…. the truth!

THE truth may well be out there, but it’s not in the skies above the Black Country.

The mystery behind the sighting of dozens of bright circular objects over Halesowen was solved last night – schoolkids releasing Chinese Lanterns after a Christmas carol service ” (extract from article).






 The Huddersfield Daily Examiner “ Expert View: Is there life beyond our solar system?

The detection of life beyond our solar system would be the most profound scientific discovery in history. DR PAUL ELLIOTT, a lecturer in the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, looks at how close we are to such a discovery…[.]…Professor Brown’s lecture will be given in the Canalside West Lecture Theatre (room CWS/10) Firth Street, Huddersfield at 7pm on Friday, January 9 2009 ” (extracts from article).

News.Scotsman.com ” UFO alert over girl’s christmas letter to Santa Claus ”

The father-of-three was trying to give his five-year-old daughter Ellie a science lesson after she quizzed him about hot air balloons.
It wasn’t until he heard his neighbours talking about the sightings that he realised the uproar he had caused
” (extract from article).

Sunday Mercury ” UFO photographed in Cannock

A Cannock man got more than he bargained for when he took a snap of Cannock Town Centre – and accidently captured a ‘UFO’ hovering above Pye Green Road.

Chase Post reader Robert Teuu said he was stunned after viewing the picture of the LA Rock Cafe and noticing the strange object high in the sky ” (extract from article).  I usually do not comment, but must intervene her and say ” why the hell was he stunned….. unless he has never seen balloons before?? have a look at the article, to see the photo, and decide for yourself. 


 Paisley Daily Express ” We wish UFO a merry Christmas

AN eagle-eyed believer has sparked a Christmas mystery after reporting a spooky sighting of UFOs flying high in the sky above Renfrewshire.

The sighting, which took place on a clear night, has been reported to a leading UFO research website.

Now experts hope to discover if the unusual event was merely Santa running a pre-Christmas test drive on his sleigh or if there is something far spookier going on ” (extract from article). For more, Yule have to click the link above.


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Help needed with Brighton UFO sighting (1st December 2008)

Posted by dandare on December 5, 2008

animated-flag-englandOver at http://ufotruth.wordpress.com  (the whole article is posted  below; sighting was seen december 1st 2008 in Brighton):

At approx 5.20pm this after noon I happened to be out with the BXF tech expert ‘Wolf’. We were watching the planet Venus as it just appeared from behind the moon. I’m going to keep this brief for now and will publish a more detailed report an some fuzzy photo’s later. At the time indicated I looked over head and saw what I thought initially was a very bright star. The object was intense white with a blue tinge. It appeared to possible be stationary before moving swiftly and silently across the sky in a NE direction. It was a large ‘blob’ of light and was approx 2-3 times brighter than the star Sirius. It did not appear to be a plane and had no other lights. It’s color was consistent and it moved swiftly and silently. As it passed downward through the constellation of Orion it suddenly dimmed and vanished. What was odd was at this moment of vanishing an extremly high and fast jet with unusual flashing lights appeared from the north and bank sharply to follow into the direction of the UFO light!

If anyone else has seen this or has any information then please contact us here at BXF or post a comment.

Wolf and I will post a more detailed report later on.

Keep watching the skies!

Thanks, dh & Wolf   

 If anyone can help out with this then please leave a comment here, or on their blog… thanks. It could well be the International Space Station, or an IFO, but further information will be reported by dh and wolf at ufotruth.wordpress.com soon. Did anyone see a similar sighting?

 I hope dh and wolf do not mind me posting their blog entry here.

(whole article from http://ufotruth.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/ufo-brighton-uk-tonight-1st-decmber-2008/ ).

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