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Angelina Joiner:3rd Officer comes forward about UFO sighting in stephenville

Posted by dandare on March 3, 2008

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Recently, angelina Joiner wrote at stephenvillelights.com  about a third police officer (a former protector of Texas governors) who came forward as a UFO witness;

I have enclosed the whole article here, as i feel it is needed to be seen in its full context; with a small summary by me at the end, of the stephenville ‘flap’.

Mike Zimmerman, 62, retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety after 25 years but not before he was on Protective Detail for five Texas Governors.Zimmerman was assigned to protect Governors Briscoe, Clements, White, Richards and Bush for a period spanning 19 years.“Clements was governor twice,” he said.To date, Zimmerman may be the most credible witness to come forward to report what Erath County residents have been coming forward in droves to report since January 8 — another unidentified flying object.He said it was 6:05 a.m. on January 31 when he awoke from a peaceful slumber for a Mother Nature call. As he was returning to bed, something caught his eye through the bedroom window of his home located just past the city limits on U.S. Highway 281 South in Stephenville, Texas.“I saw three bright lights,” Zimmerman said. “Two white lights were grouped closer together and higher and the third one was closer to the horizon. That one was a was a reddish orange color.”Zimmerman shared a sketch and notes he had jotted down.But, there is more to this story…

The two white lights also were shooting out beams of white light in a pulsating strobe light effect. The reddish orange light closer to the horizon did not have beams shooting from it.

“At first I thought it might be three helicopters with really bright search lights until I noticed the beams of white lights shooting out to the side of the bright lights,” Zimmerman said.

He said he awoke his fiancée to make sure he was seeing what he thought he was seeing. The couple watched for approximately three minutes he said.

“What I saw is completely different from what Lee Roy (Gaitan) saw,” Zimmerman said. “The beams from the side weren’t as obvious as the bright big lights and they were just real quick. The whole beam would just shoot out there and just disappear. If anyone had taken a picture with a timed exposure they would have caught all of them (shooting beams) at one time. It was strange. I have never seen anything like this before at all.”

Zimmerman said the sun was rising and he’s not sure how the lights disappeared. He said he didn’t know if they became less obvious because of the sun’s light or if they just left.

“I could have turned away for a minute and they left,” Zimmerman said. “I’m not sure what happened, but I remembered looking and they just weren’t there anymore.”

Zimmerman said his home faces the northwest and his bedroom is on the back of the structure.

“I got out my compass and it indicated 115 degrees,” Zimmerman said. “So the objects would have been more to the east.”

Zimmerman said he had talked with Gaitan on January 9 so he was aware of the object Gaitan and his son had viewed on the evening of January 8.

When asked if he was able to ascertain if the objects appeared to be under intelligent control, he said he could not say because he didn’t see them move.

“I hope it’s military,” Zimmerman said. “I know they’ve got things. I could go either way (opinion of military or alien) but it was out of the ordinary and I have never seen anything like it before.”

Zimmerman said as he was watching the shooting beams he at first wondered if something could be going on at Fort Hood.

“That’s the first thought I had, but that’s a long way off and it appeared to be closer than that,” Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman estimated that with a dime held out with his arm fully extended, the objects would have been slightly larger than the dime.

He is currently employed as an officer with the Tarleton State University Police and he said he has not had another sighting, but openly confessed, “I pay more attention now and I’m watching for it.”

When asked why he waited so long to come forward, he looked thoughtful and then he said, “It was something I had to think about and it didn’t seem the same as what Lee Roy (Gaitan) saw.”

The Stephenville UFO saga continues with Zimmerman being the third officer to come forward after Erath County Constable Lee Roy Gaitan and Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Clifton” (posted 28th feb,2008).

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So as we can see, the stephenville ufo “flap” was not just confined to the 8th-10th january (although the world media focused in on the 8th-10th january, 2008). MUFON and other sources of information collected, and pieced together, prove that the ‘flap’ took place over a much larger period of time. 

There is even suggestions that the starting period, was around december 2007, with sightings in Lubbock and San Antonio (although i’m not sure of this, however this must not be discounted).

However, according to reports that MUFON and other organisations recieved the following week (from the 13th – 19th january), it suggests that the activity was not letting up much.

From Stephenville, the concentration of sightings, later shifted, to other areas in its vacinity.

There are still so many more questions that need answering….. hopefully, MUFON will help fill in the gaps with more information, and answer some of the questions in April, when they report on their findings.

What do you think? does the flap have a reason or is it just random? is it human or something else? I am still searching for an answer to questions… whether we will ever find out the truth, is another story.

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UFO Update

Posted by dandare on March 1, 2008

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UFO Update     (Number 31)

Welcome to another UFO Update…..

To start us off, we have “Flying Saucer Bureau Reports Sightings In The Skies” (Gazetteseries.co.uk -posted 23rd feb,2008). It starts “AS MORE and more satellites are sent into orbit from Earth, sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects are also on the up, having risen from 97 in 2006 to 135 in 2007.

Denis Plunkett, of Winterbourne, runs the British Flying Saucer Bureau and says that this number may make up just a fraction of the UFOs in the skies above us, once you take into consideration those sightings that are simply not reported and those that are kept secret by the Ministry of Defence” (extract from article).

opednews.com has “UFOs and global warming” (posted 24th feb,2008)

“Environmental activists might wonder what in the world do UFOs have to do with massive global environmental degradation in general and global warming in particular. Many of us in the UFO/ET community are beginning to make that connection and as that knowledge spreads beyond the UFO community environmental activist leaders will begin to grasp the connection” (extract from article).

 I still do not quite grasp this article, as we need to prove they exist first before continuing…. if they had said, let’s imagine; or given this scenario, where everyone believes in UFOs (and so on) then i could carry on…. but how the hell do we know what they are using anyway. 

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Also from opednews.com “Full disclosure: UFOs no longer Unidentified” (posted 26th feb,2008). It suggests you should buy a book on patents,ect for ufos from team fortune… i would suggest you should save your money.

They may be patented, but this does not necessarily prove anything… i think i am right in believing, that these can just be a working model/concept, and not an actual working UFO (in full scale). They are interesting to look at as an insight into what processes are at work, what certain people/organisations are thinking,ect but that is it.

In columbianmissourian.com “Who to believe: UFO sightings” (posted 27th feb,2008) it mentions:   

“In 1952, in an attempt to cope with the public outcry concerning hundreds of reports of UFOs, the U.S. Air Force organized “Project Blue Book” whose primary objective was to collect and analyze citizen reports of UFO sightings. The chief scientific consultant for that project was a well-respected Northwestern University astronomy professor, J. Allen Hynek” (extract from article). It goes on to mention that Hynek’s opinion about UFOs began to change….

Later on it states “In a 1985 interview with Dennis Stacy, when asked what caused his change of opinion, he responded: It … “was the completely negative and unyielding attitude of the Air Force. They wouldn’t give UFOs the chance of existing even if they were flying up and down the street in broad daylight.” In the late 1970s, Hynek also told a group of students and faculty at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale that his team fudged the data on “Project Blue Book.” He said they could explain only 80 percent of the sightings, and the 20 percent that could not be explained were often omitted from reports, and then used by the team for more in-depth research” (extract from article).

With the stance of the Air Force today, it seems not much has changed here then….and it is interesting that he mentions that 20% unexplained were not submitted to reports; thats food for thought, in relation to other reports too? 

The article also goes on to mention others, and also skeptics, and ends with “what are we to believe? Additional research is needed”. Indeed it is.

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In analuisacid.com is the article (translated by google, posted late feb,2008) “The research ovni of Mezcala” there is quite alot of research done on the ufo sighting in Mezcala, in Mexico.

“Main features of the sighting

1 .- A large luminous object was observed for more than 30 hours by the inhabitants of Mezcala, Guerrero. The object was visible both day and night, from the early morning of December 31, 2007 until the morning of January 2, 2008.

2.- The object was accompanied by two other smaller, with a total of three lights unknown in the mountains of Los Filos (Cerro Bottom of Mines and Filo Mayor).

3.- The sighting of Mezcala is massive, witnesses are nearly the entire population, from children to seniors.

4.- All that concern was affected power supplies and that it varied in relation to the larger light, which had shades of blue.

5.- The observation of the lights was accompanied by strong gusts of wind.

6- A group of people was organized to investigate what was happening because the people were afraid, some were prey to panic and left town temporarily.

7- The group of more than 20 men, climbed 4 in 4 vans and motorcycles, to a place known as “V”. There were over two and a half hours, hoping to solve the mystery and restore calm in Mezcala. Of these I managed to interview one, Mr. Leonel Vazquez, who said they observed clearly a flying saucer, an object of discoid metallic appearance, doing a story for other interesting.

8- Circuló rumor of an alleged mark on the hill formed by the fall of UFO, it was said in a circular contained and crushed grass in the area, opening the possibility of classifying the sighting as a Close Encounter of the second type” (extract from article;translated by google). It goes into detail, and interviews witnesses, among other things.

redstarfilms.blogspot.com (posted 24th feb,2008) talks of “Retro UFO 3” ; this is about a UFO convention taking place from april 26th-27th 2008. It mentions:

“Whether you believe in UFO’s or not, RETRO UFO (3) will take you beyond the typical UFO lecture hall of a hotel conference room and into a new, and nostalgic way of viewing the UFO phenomenon that has intrigued thousands for a millennia” (extract from article).

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For full details of convention see retroufo.com .

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The sthelensreporter.co.uk mentions “Strange lights spotted floating over newton-le-willows” (posted 29th feb,2008). Seems to me, to probably be chinese lanterns/ufo balloons. “I would describe it as like a bright orange glow. You could by the way it was moving that it wasn’t a shooting star or a meteor” (extract from article).

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Another possible chinese lantern/ufo balloon sighting was reported in thisislincolnshire.co.uk here (posted 1st march).

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W.A. Harbinson? Projekt UFO …the case for man-made flying saucers

Posted by dandare on February 29, 2008

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W.A. Harbinson wrote a book in 1995, entitled “Projekt UFO: The case for Man-made Flying Saucers”. I remember, it had some well thought arguments, that basically, there is a ruthless technology right here on earth, and the scenario is definately something that people should be aware of, if not necessarily agree on.

For the record, there is some parts of this book, that i do not agree with, but it does get your mind thinking, questioning and so on, and this can only be a good thing.      

His website can be found here  

The second volume to this, Pheonix: Projekt Saucer Book 2″ is available for free…. at the download page on his site.

I have not read it yet, but will be reading it soon..

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Stephenville UFO sightings: More evidence is collected

Posted by dandare on February 26, 2008

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On saturday 23rd february 2008, MUFON visited Dublin, Texas for a second time, and gathered 17 additional UFO sighting reports. Apart from a few local reporters being present, all other media was not not allowed in, due to some witnesses being intimidated by such a presence (although the history channel’s UFO hunters were present and a reporter from NY times).

According to Angelia Joiner’s article, The chief investigator, Steve Hudgeons, spoke to Ricky Sorrells for nearly 1 hour (he had been interviewed before on the 14th january by another MUFON member).

He then went on to add that through their records, from 1977 – november 2007 there were 400 sighting reports. But from november 2007 to today, there were around 150 reports.

Hudgeons said a final report will be made public, even though there are still ongoing sightings in the area… also a timeline format will be made available on the MUFON site soon, and will include a report on the david Coran video, (on 19/20 jan).

The main report will be available in April, in the MUFON journal; also a news conference will also be held too on the findings. 

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From Stephenvillelights.com (posted 24th February,2008)

this article,  i have decided to reproduce in full and can be seen below….

Erath County Officer witnesses UFO

Another law enforcement officer has come forward in the strange and mysterious UFO sightings in Erath County.Sgt. Jim Clifton of the Erath County Sheriff’s Department was with Erath County Constable Lee Roy Gaitan in the early morning hours of Feb. 2 on U.S. Hwy. 377 when both saw something extraordinary in the black sky.“It was a clear night, no clouds, no moon, and a dark night,” Clifton said. “I’ve never seen anything like that before in my career. I’ve never seen any aircraft like that. The lights did not appear to be military. I was very amazed at what we saw.”Clifton said he received a call to check out an alarm at Woody’s restaurant and when he got to the eatery, Gaitan had heard the call also and was already there. The two took care of business and then Gaitan told Clifton there was something in the sky.

“He heard the alarm and got there before I did,” Clifton said. “I got in the car with him and observed this with him. It looked like it was over the Highland area to the west and it was a large object.”

Clifton said they observed the unidentified flying object through the “dash cam” in the car and could see it quite clearly with the zoom feature. He said the camera is in a permanent mount, which is stationary. So, in his eyes, the video is more than credible because shaking the camera could not be a concern.

“To your naked eye it looked like a bright light and I couldn’t really tell if it was moving, but I don’t think it was,” Clifton said. “What it looked like is difficult to describe because there is nothing to compare it to.”

Clifton said the object had a transparent or perhaps translucent appearance and it had ” a fog or vapor or cloud around it.”

Clifton said he saw colors of white, blue, and red.

“I wasn’t frightened – I was just trying to think of what it might be,” Clifton said. “I don’t have a clue. I wish I had an explanation but I can’t think of any explanation. The thing that impressed me was how big it was. It stuck in my mind.”

Clifton said he is looking at the sky more now to try and see it again. He said most people he knows are doing the same.

Clifton said he has seen a video from Canada in what he thinks was the year 2007 that is most similar to what he and Gaitan saw.

Both men said the sighting was reported to the Erath County Sheriff’s office at the time.

Now that just adds to the evidence….. What i immediately see as interesting is “the object had a transparent or perhaps translucent appearance and it had ” a fog or vapor or cloud around it.”

And the fact that he spoke of a similar video sighting from 2007 in Canada; i’ve done a quick scan for such sightings, but unless i’m missing something here, am unable to find what he is referring too….will not give up the hunt though. 

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References/sources for this a post/blog entry :

http://stephenvillelights.com/news.html#Filed_2-22-2008 

http://www.empiretribune.com/articles/2008/02/24/news/doc47c1d5f19ebef900249442.txt

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/53285

I apologise for the blog entry here… i was short on time, but wanted to post it as soon as possible.

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Angelia Joiner – gains work at Mandatory FM

Posted by dandare on February 24, 2008

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According to the Star-Telegram.com, angelia joiner has joined the radio station Mandatory FM (107.9 stephenville,texas, and 98.5 Ranger, TX)…

Please see full article below for details (posted 21st feb,2008)…..

The former Stephenville Empire-Tribune journalist known nationally for her stories about UFO sightings over Texas last month was not kidnapped by the military nor abducted by aliens.

Angelia Joiner says that after working for the newspaper for 18 months, she left a couple of weeks ago to “pursue other avenues,” including the UFO story. Her departure was noted on several blogs with suspicion.

She is now working with several UFO witnesses to start a Web site devoted to uncovering the truth behind the dozens of reports of strange objects flying Jan. 8 over Stephenville, about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

Joiner says that she has been hired recently as news director for radio station KCUB/107.9 FM, which touts itself as “your official Stephenville UFO information station” on its Web site.

“Just in the last five days I’ve received 800 e-mails about UFOs,” Joiner said.

Also online: www.stephenvillelights.com

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At the radio station, it mentions that Angelia will be keeping listeners up to date with local sightings.

There are a few UFO  interviews on the home page, worth listening to as well.

The radio station also plays some nice music to boot.

Gets my vote………………. 🙂

I wish Angelia and the Radio station all the best…

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UFO Update (30)

Posted by dandare on February 22, 2008

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There is quite a few updates to get through this week, so here goes…(some of the updates incorporate sightings that i have picked up whilst surfing the net/or missed, so not all are from february/recent reports, but i feel should also be mentioned).

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Whilst checking  the website ufobc.ca, i noticed 2 recent reports worth mentioning here.

Green sphere over Vancouver’s westend”  (posted 7th feb,2008); the sighting took place on feb 6th, 2008 at 8.30pm. It mentions

“I happened to be looking out our balcony window, when there was a large round (from my perspective; had the sense it was spherical) green light. The object was enormous and low; probably level with the tenth floor of our building. It’s difficult to gauge it’s size but it appeared to be over False Creek and from my vantage point it looked to be a few hundred feet in diameter. The centre of the object was brilliantly green and the light defused further from the centre. The bizarre thing was that it didn’t diffuse entirely as it radiated, but had a very defined edge. The object appeared, remained for about two seconds, then vanished” (extract from article). It then goes on to a series of questions and answers to the sighting.

The second report was written back in  jan, 2008, “The granisle fog and lights“; it mentions  

“On November… I believe 29th of 2007, I was driving home from town. I had my daughter and her boyfriend with me. It was a perfectly clear night between 6:30 pm and 7 pm. Suddenly there was a fog that came up around us in which we all started talking about because it was so odd. Then, a very bright bluish light lit up around us which really startled us. At that very moment a bright white light shot from the sky at low altitude and could have hit the ground in front of us, but not so that we could see. We were very startled, and nervously chatted along the drive. We drove a ways and there were very bright lights that appeared in front of us. It looked as though I might run right into them and I began to come to a stop. It looked as though they zipped sideways and disappeared” (extract from article). This is just a taster for even more wierd things… the report goes on to mention her diary which starts from the 9th december 2007….and the diary finishes, in this article on january 26th 2008. It is indeed strange.

  You might also like to see Recently Reported BC Sightings (updated feb 21st,2008) for more interesting stuff from the same site.

At abc.net “The paranormal at Penrith draws response from believers” (posted feb 14th,2008). r224006_885419.jpg

It starts…  

“Here’s something not many would know – that Sydney’s south-west, northern beaches and the Penrith-Blue Mountains region are regarded as ‘hot-spots’ for UFO sightings.

Those who believe are already convinced, and their numbers might be boosted as a result of an exhibition featuring UFO inspired art at the Penrith Regional Art Gallery The Visitors – The Australian response to UFO’s and Aliens” (extract from article).

At ufosnw.com there is a map for feb 2008 ufo sightings here  for north america… click on the icons for a report from their site.

In the shropshirestar.com “UFO’s mapped over shropshire“(posted feb 19th,2008); it claims to be the top town of the UK in 2007.  

The dailyecho.co.uk reports “A close encounter of the M27 kind” (posted 15th feb,2008):

“Her partner, and two children aged eight and 12, all saw the object on Saturday at 6.20pm and described it as triangular from one direction and oval from another with no distinct outline. The 30-year-old said: “It could have been the size of a jumbo jet but it was not moving fast, more hovering. As we went past Rownhams we could see it to our left. I did not feel scared”” (extract from article).

Opednews states  “UFOs over Silicon Valley” (posted 14th feb,2008)

“I was out on my patio pondering the mysteries of the universe at around 10 PM on the evening of February 13 and caught a glimpse of a most magnificent sight.

First, I saw a red light, which I originally had believed to be was a star, begin moving! It did various loopy maneuvers and then disappeared” (extract from article).

At Analuisacid.com, a googled translation of the article (can be seen) entitled “Young Bandena photographed a ufo“-Argentina-(feb 13th,2008).

“A curious phenomenon was photographed by a young woman from the city of La Banda (Argentina). She took the photo of the rainbow and review images discovered a strange object in the sky. Informe Noticiero 7. News Report 7” (extract from translated text from google).

See “Unbelievable animation: close encounters of the desktop kind

The dailybreeze.com talks about ” The great L.A. Raid Mystery” (posted 20th feb,2008).

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“Questions still abound over the Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942.

What was it that showed up on military radar screens the night of Feb. 24, 1942, prompting authorities to order a blackout and unleash an hourlong anti-aircraft barrage?Could it have been enemy aircraft like those that attacked Pearl Harbor less than three months earlier? Was it just a weather balloon? Might it have been a UFO?” (extract from article).

In Fox12 news “Meteor is no UFO” (posted 20th feb,2008). “A shocking event just after 6:30 Tuesday morning grabbed the attention of people across the Northwest.

Officials now say it was a meteor entering the earth’s atmosphere, but with witnesses stretching from Canada through Washington, Idaho and Montana, you might have gotten the idea that this falling rock from space was something much, much different” (extract from article).

In thisisdorset.net “Is the truth out there” (posted 20th feb,2008)

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“Jack and Shirley Kendal were taking shots of the sunset, earlier this month, to use up film on a disposable camera, when they inadvertently snapped a cigar-shaped object hovering over the Fleetsbridge area” (extract from article with photo).

Other interesting articles:

Bouquets & brickbats  (feb 20th,2008)

Was giant ufo from another dimension (feb 21st,2008)

The truth is in a TV appearance for UFO detective (feb 22nd,2008)

UFO theories are taking fight over texas skies (feb 19th,2008)

Suspected ufo Identified as part of Pyrotechnic Air show (feb 18th,2008)

Is this real? UFO investigator tries to seperate fact from fiction (feb 17th,2008)

COLOMBIA: dazzled by stars, dreams and doubts (feb 15th,2008)

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Stephenville UFO you tube videos

Posted by dandare on February 20, 2008

I have added here, all the videos that i previously missed….. for Stephenville UFO sighting. (will add some more tommorrow, if i find some more).

Mark Murphy of Stephenville at MUFON conference

Texas ufo update (from 21st jan 2008)

Cell phone footage from TV21 (24th jan,2008)

What people in texas really saw (part 1)

What people in texas really saw (part 2)

Eye witness Rodney Pate

Texas ufo- actual footage (i believe this to be a fake/blip on this video)

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UK : Fenland UFO witness sightings growing

Posted by dandare on February 20, 2008

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According to the fenlandcitizen.co.uk, “UFOs: more sightings in Fenland” (posted 20th feb,2008). It mentions:

“STORIES in the Citizen about strange lights and possible UFO sightings have prompted a flood of response.

Readers have been in sending in their experiences and thousands have checked out articles on the Citizen website” (extract from article).

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It goes on to report Mr Chapmans sightings, which started on 9th feb,2008.

He says “”From the ground all you could see was a pulsating light. It was so high up that it looked no bigger than a star.
“”When I looked at the light with my binoculars, I could see a red and blue flashing light and a constant light which, even with the binoculars, still looked like a star.
The object in the sky from 5.30pm to 12am was in different positions. Each time I saw it but I never saw it move.
“On Sunday, February 10, there were three objects all the same as the one the previous night.
“They disappeared one-by-one over the course of the night
” (extract from article).

It then goes on to briefly mention two other witnesses.

Previous articles from fenlandcitizen :

UFO reports spreading  (posted 14th feb,2008)

Flood of calls over ufo (posted 8th feb,2008)

Did you see UFO? (posted 1st feb,2008)

Differcult to know what to think about these sightings, but will monitor for anymore updates.

What do you think? is something going on?  is it all hype, are chinese lanterns involved!

For recent UK update please see https://dandare.wordpress.com/2008/02/11/uk-ufo-update/

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Russia to build £3m UFO centre… tourism gone mad?

Posted by dandare on February 20, 2008

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According to Ananova.com “Russia builds £3m UFO centre” (posted recently..no actual date though). It mentions

“Authorities in a remote Russian region at the centre of dozens of reports of UFO sightings have started work on a £3 million centre to attract alien spotters” (extract from article). It later mentions

“Now officials want to cash in on the fame with a centre that will include a museum and theme park.

It will include an observatory for people to scan the skies for UFOs, a special trail along sites of supposed UFO sightings, as well as displays and even equipment like infra-red cameras that can be rented by UFO spotters to catch aliens on film” (extract from article).

I just find this a bit sad, as it seems people are jumping on the band wagon, for tourism exploitation, and so on. I have no objection to a bit of marketing, but this seems way over the top and cheesy.

However, i feel the Roswell festival is a good idea, but this is slightly different, as it not all year round.

I dread to think what else might be added to this ‘ufo centre’.

Other sources: Pravda.RU “First UFO sanctuary opens in Russia” (posted 20th feb,2008)     

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“UFOs over cyprus”?

Posted by dandare on February 18, 2008

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In a recent feature article, written by Jean Christou (at cyprus-mail.com) entitled “UFOs over Cyprus?” it mentions :

“THEY never seem to show up on civil aviation or military radar, and Cypriot pilots say they have not seen any.
Yet Cyprus appears to be a hotbed of UFO activity given the number of sightings reported by members of the public.
The latest incident was some two weeks ago over Pervolia near Larnaca, which happens to be near the airport and close enough to the British base of Dhekelia” (extract from article).

It then goes on to recount other sightings too… not sure of the accuracy, and it seems to like to quote from UFO monthly  magazine (that was, was known to over do articles/facts). Worth a blog entry though. 

I do not know much about UFO sightings in Cyprus, to be honest.

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