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World UFO sightings December 2012 [part 2 of 2]

Posted by dandare on December 19, 2012

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Many of the sightings reported are sensationalized, with usually a lot of information missing.

ufo7Please 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).

There are also many other IFOs ( Identified Flying Objects they could be as well).

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

Also for real-time UFO map from MUFON see here

Please be patient whilst i catch up on information/links/articles…. thank you.

17th

Large object reported hovering over small Pennsylvania town (examiner.com)

Five Pennsylvania witnesses reported watching “a large, brightly-lit object hovering over Macungie” that soon disappeared without movement or sound, according to December 17, 2012, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database ” [extract from article].

18th

Officer claims UFO sighting (policeoracle.com)

674cfc8c1fc7ab9313cdf77ffb2bd8d1West Midlands police said the force was aware of the incident but that ‘the officer had been off-duty on the night in question and he did not report anything officially to the control room’.

UFO expert Nick Pope, who previously investigated alleged alien sightings for the Ministry of Defence, told Birmingham’s Sunday Mercury: ‘This could be the real thing – a UFO in our airspace and military aircraft scrambled to intercept’ ” [extract from article]. Nick Pope off again!!! how many times has he said that. the Birmingham mail article can be seen here . ***[Watch out for- a blog post, in the new year, mainly about Nick Pope].

I saw a bright-looking object in the sky (iol.co.za)

UFOOne alien spotter known only as Michael posted: “Appearing from behind Lions Head, travelling into the wind, two vapour shapes that resembled trumpets, one behind the other, moved towards Table Mountain. Into a strong head wind the vapour cloud kept its shape, and a bright light appeared briefly moving behind the cloud.”

Many also posted pics on the UfoRSA website.

The group says: “The goal [of the website] is either to prove or disprove UFOs, with the help of volunteer UFO enthusiasts over South Africa ” ” [extract from article].

19th

Don’t come to our ‘safe’ village for the end of the world: mayor (theage.com.au)

art-Bugarach-20121219102923635146-620x349French authorities have pleaded with New Age fanatics, sightseers and media crews not to converge on the tiny village some believe will be one of the few places spared when the world supposedly ends on Friday.

“I am making an appeal to the world — do not come to Bugarach,” said mayor Jean-Pierre Delord, echoing calls from regional officials who noted that police will from Wednesday block access to the southwestern village of 200 residents ” [extract from article].

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Ho, ho, no! Sightings of UFOs in our skies (Petersfield Post)

The two globes appeared to be carrying out high speed manoeuvres north of Petersfield between 9pm and 10.15pm on consecutive nights over the weekend of Saturday, December 8, said witnesses ” [extract from article].

Truth is out there (Bendigo Advertiser)

‘It was definitely a conversation starter,” recalls John ”Cooka” Campbell about his post-high school days when a spaceship took pride of place in the backyard of his Canberra share house.

”The white flying saucer was there when I moved into 14 Currie Crescent, Kingston, in the early 1970s and still there when I left some six years or so later,” the long-time Canberra resident explains ” [extract from article].

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UFOs many times appeared in Vietnam? (Vietnam.net)

20121221102803_images1094511_3_tp.db_kienthuc.net.vnMost recently, an UFO appeared on the sky in the central province of Thanh Hoa. A picture showing a strange flying object was made public. The author of the picture was Le Khac Dat, 19, who lives in Hoang Ha Commune of Hoang Hoa district.

Dat said the picture was taken at about 5 pm of December 9, 2012. Dat did not discover any strange thing when he took picture. However, later, when he reviewed the picture, he discovered an unfamiliar subject on the picture” [extract from article].

UFO seen over safford (Eastern Arizona Courier)

A strange occurrence happened over Safford on Jan. 27, 1920. A bright object was seen coming out of the south, flying in a northeasterly direction.

People gathered in the streets and called for their friends and neighbors to come and see.

It was a shiny object, barely seen at first. Many thought it was a bird or flock of birds, but it moved in a straight direction, heading right over Downtown Safford.  

Some people panicked and yelled to others to get their guns. The object was getting closer to town now, and the townfolk could hear a high-pitched noise ” [extract from article]. Amazing-the first reaction to the a plane flying over this area.

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Tome Slemen: Angels over Merseyside (Liverpool Echo)

IN the winter months of 1984 going into 1985, the North West was the scene of one of the most inexplicable mysteries of all time, although it was only mentioned by the ECHO and Radio City.

It all started about a week before Christmas, when scores of people from Llandudno, Wirral, Liverpool, Southport and Blackpool saw strange coloured lights flying across the skies ” [extract from article].

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Strange UFO encounters (Northern Star)

LNS_29-12-2012_EGN_06_LIS281212ALIENS01_fct1024x772x71_t460Australian Close Encounter Research Network principal Mary Rodwell said her recent experience with network Ten’s The Project, on December 4, had left victims of claimed experiences reluctant to talk to the media.

A qualified nurse and counsellor, Mrs Rodwell said after almost 20 years researching UFO encounters she could recall countless times that the stories of people’s encounters were misrepresented in the media.

“To be quite honest some of the articles that I have read … I have looked at my interview and I can’t even see any similarity to what I actually said,” she said ” [extract from article].

29th

UFO Expert Nick Pope says Humans will make Alien contact in 2024 (Cleveland Leader)

Pope says that with the emergence of new telescopes, which will be 50 times more sensitive and survey the sky 10,000 times faster than any existing telescope, humans will make alien contact with aliens in 2024” [extract from article].

Mysteries, conspiracies: it’s a slow week (taranaki daily news)

The festive season is a popular time for UFO reports in Taranaki. A week after a Government report on UFOs report was released in December 2010, mystery lights were seen over Hawera, Napier and Christchurch.

Last February, a pre-wedding dinner party sparked a series of UFO sightings in New Plymouth. During a banquet for the bridal party, a series of floating lanterns were sent into the sky – sparking a series of UFO reports. In Hawera 10 months earlier, remote-controlled helicopters, kites with electric wires and Chinese lanterns were among the likely culprits for lights seen over Hawera ” [extract from article].

30th

UFO seen in sky or a complex reflection (AEG India.org)

ufo2-250x233Just before the Christmas, a real video was captured from the plane showing a UFO(expected) flying next to the plane. The video was uploaded on YouTube by a man named Mauricio Ruiz on 23rd December 2012 when he left New York about 5:30 pm and flew to Chicago. Soon it became the Internet buzz as anything with UFO spread the most. The questions that arises are still puzzled as is it a hoax, cabin lights or a flying saucer” [extract from article].

31st

Christmas UFO sighted Filmed and Photographed Above Wellington: It’s a f**king chinese lantern (Scoop News)

Wellington Scoop editor Lindsay Shelton has pointed out that when you listen to the audio someone can be heard saying “Its a f**king Chinese Lantern. You light them up and they go up into the sky”. [Editor’s Note:This would appear to be a satisfactory explanation for the phenomena as reported. However Scoop is temporarily suspending disbelief till we hear back from B. Martin to whom we have sent a bunch of further questions ” [extract from article].

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Alan barrett’s update on his ufo encounter in Fethiye (Turkey) 2007

Posted by dandare on December 7, 2012

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Fethiye (Photo credit: kcsarioglu)

Alan Barrett, kindly got back in contact, after he sent me a description and photos of an encounter over Fethiye (Turkey) in 2007. I thought it appropriate that i reproduce the blog post from august 2007 below.

August 13th UPDATE

Thanks to Alan Barrett for sending in 2 photos….

As he mentions in the comment below, the “daylight photo from 6th July 2007,that contains something i did not know was there,when i took the shot.In a sequence of three photos,taken from a moving minibus(dolmus),the middle one shows something over FETHIYE town in the distance,just below the farther away mountains.This looks quite symetrical after a magnification,and is not dirt on the windscreen”.

Alan was using a Canon PowerShot A570 IS, and shot the photo at 2.38 pm.
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Looking at the photos, i am afraid the second one is far to small for a proper analysis, and even the first one is proving a challenge. On looking at this photo, i noticed what seems like reflections (after enlarging 50%), just below the telegraph poles on the left of the picture (figure 1, did not use unsharpen mask).
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The object in question, is just above the road on the right, and can be seen enlarged (figure 2- image 100% enlarged, but untouched…ie no unsharp mask,ect).
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I next sharpened the image as can be seen in figure 3 below.
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And finally, i took the part of the object, and highlighted it with colour to see if anything was picked up….figure4 below.
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My conclusions are that i’m not sure, as the image is quite small, i’m afraid; although i cannot rule out a very small chip in the window. If anyone would like to comment on these images please do.

Thank you alan for sending them in, sorry i cannot be of more help. :)

He now goes on to add, that he also used a camcorder on the same holiday, and whilst studying the film at Calis beach has possibly captured something else (whilst on a 2 week holiday). He mentions that he caught something hovering over an area close to an island about a mile away; he played the film back over a tv screen, and froze the picture (see below) several times.

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He took a photo of the resulting image on a digital camera.The results had television lines on them,but the shape of the UFO could be described as a large bell-like object.It also moved quite a distance from the far end of the beach to its position over the island in just a few seconds.

Of course, due to the distance, it might be a bird in flight? Although not being there i cannot comment further.

What do you believe it was? can we learn anything more from this? is it a UFO?

Thank you Alan for your update, and thanks for your support for the blog…

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World UFO Sightings December 2012 [part 1 of 2]

Posted by dandare on December 2, 2012

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Many of the sightings reported are sensationalized, with usually a lot of information missing.

Please keep this in mind as you view these postings from the local and national press.redalienketchup

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).

There are also many other IFOs ( Identified Flying Objects they could be as well).

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

Also for real-time UFO map from MUFON see here

Please be patient whilst i catch up on information/links/articles…. thank you.

1st

UFO orbs show up during Live news Report in San diego, California (DailyNewsEveryday [news8]posted to youtube december,but i think it happened last week) for video see below.

Russia’s Air Defence: No UFOs in sight (Ria novostia) link is in German, extract is in English using google chrome translation.

The troops of the Russian air and space defense forces have found, according to their chief of staff, Major General Andrei Dyomin, no UFO activity on the territory of Russia. “Regarding UFOs, we have not seen. Sometimes a rocket or a rocket stage which separates, held for a UFO. Especially in the north which is very visible at the start ” [extract from article-translated].

Politician tweeting UFO image  ( newspoint.cc) translation below.

attachment-14994 Roberto Formigoni, Italian politician of Berlusconi’s party, Popolo della Liberta and President of the Lombardy Region thinks he may have spotted a UFO.

Flown away 

Formigoni, who was currently in Paris, sent on Wednesday night last week, a photo on his Twitter account, showing a bright light on a building. The light was moving and was blown away after he took pictures of it, he wrote. truth unclear since the Italian knows the Twitter community no longer hold, and also in the press reports on the alleged UFO sighting

[google translation from article].

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Blue Springs,Missouri UFOs – news report ( KCTV 5 news posted on youtube by Kover27) video can be seen below
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UFOAM : Today’s top ten news ( UFOAM by jon kelly) the video can also be seen below
8030708Jim Paxie captured what he called “a most unusual cloud” but was surprised at the attention it gathered from extra-terrestrial enthusiasts in the United States.“I thought it looked more like a hamburger than a UFO,” he said[extract from article].

Was the recent Denver UFO report a media ratings straw man? (examiner.com)3aae04e24c70888085832a594fe35df1Journalism that attempts to satisfy public demand for UFO information (while effectively undermining the credibility of such inquiries) appears in this instance to rely upon a straw man case that is apparently so very easy to dispel upon closer, local examination.By way of coincidence, the term “Strawman News Media” is reportedly recognized by writers of fiction as a trope or convention embraced within the minds of audience members ” [extract from article].

Remember those UFOs captured on video in Denver? news station rules out one possibility (theblaze.com) + videos included.denver-UFO_2“It seems to be a combination,” Bonner told the Huffington Post. “Yes, there are bugs, but there are some obvious birds in there, too. You can see wings flapping.”The group even experimented with a fly to show how certain filming conditions would make the bug look. They glued the fly to a piece of glass and took a picture of it 10 inches away in focus and then several times at 10 inches with the background in focus. They also photographed it from five feet away. These latter images showed similar blurs as to what was seen in KDVR’s videos. Read more about the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society’s investigation here.Bonner told the Huffington Post they contacted KDVR with this information, but they didn’t seem to bite: …. ” [extract from article].

4th

Four triangle UFOs over Jacksonville appear to scan ground (examiner.com)

bc8022ec327012bc1255027150326c00The witness first saw a single object.

“I was just looking around and I saw some lights in a triangle formation and one beam of light that appeared to scan the area,” the witness stated. “As it got closer it appeared to be a solid, triangular craft about 50 feet across.”

The witness saw two more similar objects within five minutes. Then a fourth object was seen.

“Approximately two minutes later I saw a fourth triangular craft about quarter mile in size with lights on all corners and a light scanning the area turning sharply” ” [extract from article].

UFO investigators delve into Mexican mystery (mywesttexas.com)

Noe Torres of Edinburg and Ruben Uriarte of Oakland, Calif. have outstanding credentials as UFO investigators. They have been researching the Coyame incident for years and gave presentations at the conference about what they have uncovered. They have written two editions of a book titled “Mexico’s Roswell.”

The story is that an unidentified flying object traveling at 2,000 miles per hour collided with a small plane heading south from El Paso.

The flaming wreckage of both aircraft fell to the ground and started an investigation that continues today” [extract from article].

Geminid meteor shower and meteorwatch (universetoday.com)

This year we are in for a special treat as the Moon will be absent when the Geminids are at their peak on the evening of the 12th/ 13th of December. This means that the sky should be at its darkest when the shower is expected, and many more of the fainter meteors may be seen.

The Geminid meteor shower is expected to yield in excess of 50 meteors (shooting stars) per hour at peak for those with clear skies, the meteors it produces are usually bright with long persistent trains. If observing opportunities aren’t favorable or possible on the 12th/ 13th, meteor watchers can usually see high meteor activity a day or so either side of the peak” ” [extract from article].

5th

UFO spotted in Bulgaria’s Danube town Lom (novinite.com)

photo_verybig_145762An object, believed by locals to be a UFO, has been spotted flying in the sky above Bulgaria’s Danube town of Lom on November 25th.

The neon-shining ball then stopped above a house in the central part of the town and circled around its yard for three hours, Lom residents say, cited by bTV.

Eyewitnesses further report the light was pulsating and the object changed its form. There have been interruptions in the electric power supply and in TV broadcasts at the same time, while people who were in the vicinity felt sick and suffered headaches ” [extract from article].

UFO sighted over Hildenborough near Tonbridge? Did you see it? (tonbridgepeople.co.uk)

Pearson wrote on the website: ‘Whilst sitting in my lounge we have a good view southerly from our window a big bright light darted at high speed from east to west, defiantly (sic) not a plane, would have been seen over Tonbridge Kent UK ‘ ” [extract from short article].ufo online3a

‘ Ball of fire’ seen in sky (timesofmalta.com)

A strange object variously described as a “ball of fire”, “shooting star” and “meteorite” was seen crossing low across the night sky by several people.

Readers contacted timesofmalta.com and the police last night to report the “wonderful” and “beautiful” sight, estimated to have lasted about 15 seconds sometime around 9pm.

The witnesses were in places ranging from Mellieħa to Fgura.

Christopher Azzopardi said he had seen a ball of fire flying overhead. It was “big and fast” but he was not sure whether it was a meteor ” [extract from article].

6th

Light shone on Rotorua UFOs (bayofplentytimes.nz)

nzufo2012probably chinese lanternsHowever, a Pukehangi Rd resident who only wanted to be known as David, said he thought he knew where the lights over Malfroy Rd originated.

He said on November 1, his daughter held a remembrance service for her stillborn child who died last year.

“It was just on dark, about 9pm, when they let about nine of those Chinese-type lantern things off into the sky ” [extract from article].

ABC orders UFO series from Shaftesbury (TBi vision)

Weird Desk, which has been described as similar to The X-Files, was written by Stargate’s Carl Binder and The Librarian’s David Titcher and follows a clandestine unit tasked with solving real-life mysteries from this world and beyond. It will be exec produced by Mazza and Murphy ” [extract from short article].

Investigator says Flint Township UFO sighting may be fueling rush of new reports (mlive.com)

11955987-largeMichigan Mutual UFO Network Chief Investigator Robert Nolan said sightings here have spiked since MLive-Flint Journal reported on the case of Denzel Washingtonin Flint Township.

Washington told police he saw bright lights coming from a large object hovering over the Rave cinemas at Corunna Road and I-75 on Nov. 12 ” [extract from article].

UFO? Watch reader’s video of unidentified flying object in Grand Blanc area +video (mlive.com)

The object in the video is hard to distinguish but easily visible as Holko and his girlfriend talk about what they are seeing, filming from outside and inside the apartment building where he lives.

 
Holko, who grew up in the Grand Blanc area, said he had been told about a recent UFO sighting in the area of his apartment on Nov. 25 ” [extract from article].coollogo_com_266725976
It’s most likely an object from the Geminids meteor shower, a meteorologist speculated for KHOU. That celestial event has been recorded around this time every year since the 1860s, and although the best viewing is on Dec. 13 and 14, observers can usually see meteors as early as Dec. 6 in the Northern Hemisphere ” [extract from article].
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o-GRANDBLANCMICHUFO2-570So far, Holko and his girlfriend seem to be the only ones to have reported the unusual lights. But was this actually something that falls into the category of truly unexplained?HuffPost showed the video to photo and video analyst Marc Dantonio, who has examined many alleged UFO images.“At the conclusion of the video, I was able to affirm my suspicion and call this an aircraft on landing approach,” Dantonio told HuffPost in an email ” [extract from article].

UFO lights spotted Twice over Brooklyn (news.gather.com)

Compelling new footage has been uploaded online, showing three UFO lights hovering over Prospect Heights, Brooklyn earlier this week. This may be just another false alarm, but the minute-and-a-half video deserves a quick look-see ” [extract from article].

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UFO photos in from Huddersfield West Yorkshire Dec 3 (realufos.net)

Oliver Sacks: ‘ We are more likely to see UFOs when our forebears would see Angels’ (The guardian)

Oliver Sacks, Q&A The word hallucination only really became a pejorative at the end of the 18th or early 19th century. We still associate it with madness. But how those who hallucinate understand what they see also changes. We are more likely to see UFOs and aliens when people in earlier times would see angels ” [extract from article].

10th

Forget Gentrification, It’s an invasion! ‘UFOs’ spotted over Prospect heights (New York Observer)

“There were three orbs glowing like fire and again flying in formation. Each of the three finally stopped at the same point in the sky, hovered, and then disappeared.”

The slow-moving dots could be carrying the conquerors of the human race or even celestial fairies come at last to liberate our germ world, unleashing eons of fifth-dimensional bliss.

Or they could be airplanes. The choice is yours! ” [extract from article].

And the you tube video to this can be seen below:

Builder spots UFO lights in Whangarei (The Northern Advocate)

Graham Jones was working on a site in Morningside, when he saw three balls of blue lights near Whangarei Airport about 3pm. The lights were in a cluster of three, and moved silently toward Mt Parihaka, near the Whangarei War Memorial, before vanishing after trailing across Kamo and disappearing toward Hikurangi.

He said the crafts were about 30 to 40 feet wide and all he could see was a blue light across each.

“I know it wasn’t an aircraft,” he said ” [extract from article].

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UFO sightings in America Blamed on 2012 Apocalypse Fears (video) (Huffington Post)

uk-techA sudden boom in UFO sightings in America have raised fears of the 2012 apocalypse.

Or perhaps it’s the other way around ” [extract from article].

Mystery as series of UFO sightings are reported in San Francisco and New York within days of one another (Daily Mail)

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The collection of strange round lights recorded by mesmerized witnesses show them flying in similar formation, most recently in San Francisco while just days after spotted in New York.

‘I wasn’t sure if at first if it was another Tequila hazed mirage, but myself and a few bystanders were all in complete awe at the lights we saw on Valencia,’ Sunday morning’s witness Enrique Barrios told Mission Mission of the California sighting ” [extract from article].

logo-stv-fraserburgh These mysterious, iridescent clouds are often mistaken for UFOs when they form high in the earth’s atmosphere, but this is not the sign of an alien invasion.

The incredible technicoloured light show was created by nacreous cloud formations, sometimes known as mother-of-pearl clouds ” [extract from article].

Black Triangular shaped UFO spotted in the Brecon beacons (The Economic Voice)

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Map of the Brecon Beacons National Park, UK with the following information shown: National Park boundary Administrative borders Coastline, lakes and rivers Roads and railways Urban areas Equirectangular map projection on WGS 84 datum, with N/S stretched 160% Geographic limits: West: 4.15W East: 2.90W North: 52.15N South: 51.65N (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The lights appeared to be facing down towards the ground and there was no noise coming from the craft, it was silent and my wife found this to be very unnerving, as did I.”

I caught a glimpse of a green light on the underside and my initial thought was I must be looking at the starboard light from a Hercules flying low on exercises as they frequently do in the Brecon Beacons, however there were no red port lights and then I noticed that there were another two green lights all at the other corners of what turned out to be a large black triangular shaped craft ” [extract from article].

Several Blackfoot Idaho residents report UFOs (weirdthings.com) originally from LocalNews8.com -dated 10th december 2012

Blackfoot-Idaho-UFO-SightingsGoing online, Pagan found a phone number for Peter Davenport of the National UFO Reporting Center.

Davenport told Pagan he’d already received two other calls about the same anomaly.

By the end of the night six calls about the same object had been reported ” [extract froma article].

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A UFO crashed in Japan? Ha Ha Ha. Thats rich (Kotaku east)

normaloverlay_31Even in Japan the story is getting some traction, appearing on various blogs and forums. The reaction in Japan, however, is much better and filled with lulz.

“They’re here!” jokes one commenter on 2ch, Japan’s largest bulletin board. “Then why isn’t the Japanese press covering this story,” asked one. “What the hell is the Japanese navy?” asked yet another. “They mean the Self Defense Force,” chimed in a commenter.

In fact, when not laughing at the story, many online in Japan seemed more perturbed by the incorrect term “Japanese navy” being used instead of the correct “Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force”[extract from article].

India’s UFO probe: Our Evidence ( Wall street Journal – India)

OB-VR095_iufo_G_20121213004604The inquiry has investigated several reports of the appearance of Unidentified Flying Objects near the Indo-Chinese border, as per its remit. After exhaustive probes and for the reasons explained below, we have found no conclusive proof that these sightings were authentic[extract from article].

Mass UFO sighting in Mexico, strange military craft company in Australia [videos] (au.ibtimes.com)

UFO sighting reports surface daily from around the world. You see photos, videos, and news, but no image has been so sharply defined that no one can argue about it.

Take the two videos uploaded Tuesday – these are images from a mass UFO sighting in Mexico and a separate UFO sighting in Australia ” [extract from article].

Sri Lankans panic over UFO sightings….or lights from mars? (Emirates 24/7 )

2231930707Residents in several parts of Sri Lanka are counting their stars after being dazzled by lights emanating from unidentified objects flying in the sky.

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) moved to allay fears that aliens from outer space were hovering in the country’s air space.

SLAF media spokesperson Wing Commander Shiras Jalaldeen said that no unidentified airborne craft had been picked up on radar as yet, The Island reported ” [extract from article].

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Police officer claims flashing blue light was UFO (metro.co.uk)

The unnamed officer, an acting sergeant with West Midlands police, saw a ‘light with a bluish tinge’ that ‘pulsed rhythmically’ and zoomed off.

A colleague called air traffic control, but workers there said they had seen nothing.

The officer later told his story to a UFO fan who posted it on the Haunted Skies website” [extract from article].

Isro team to visit leh to solve ‘UFO mystery’ (Deccan herald)

A team of scientists from Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will arrive in Leh to corroborate that the mysterious luminous objects seen on the horizon over a lake in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir are actually “Chinese lanterns”.

Official sources said on Sunday that after getting the preliminary report that the luminous objects flying over the horizon of Pangong lake, located 160 km from Leh township, could be Chinese lanterns, the security agencies wanted an assessment of experts from another organisation for confirmation” [extract from article].

UFO sightings mere speculation – Experts ( nation.lk)

Experts have dismissed speculations regarding several sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in several parts of the country insisting that they were simply natural phenomena.
Residents in several parts of the island claim to have witnessed UFOs in the recent weeks. However, experts at the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies clarified that it was merely the planet Jupiter and specks of a meteor shower” [extract from article].

 

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World UFO sightings November 2012 [Updated regularly] part 2 of 2

Posted by dandare on November 17, 2012

Many of the sightings reported are sensationalized, with usually a lot 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).

There are also many other IFOs ( Identified Flying Objects they could be as well).

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

Also for real-time UFO map from MUFON see here

Please be patient whilst i catch up on information/links/articles…. thank you.

16th

Readers correct to exercise caution with early UFO reporting ( examiner.com )

Reporting on incoming UFO cases allows early news on selected reports to reach a wider audience, but does leave a wide door open that does not include expert analysis on identifiable objects that are man made or produced by Mother Nature. The few incidents of hoaxing is also a possibility.

This story opens at 2:30 p.m. on November 8, 2012, near Rachel by the “black mailbox spot at Area 51” – a slice of UFO coverage that may have already been over-reported during the past few decades with an endless supply of documentaries and network television summaries ” [extract from article].

North West News: Drivers report strange lights over 1-205 in Vancouver ( oregonlive.com)

(I was looking from) the 63rd Street overpass over the 205 and I saw off toward the south three red-orange lights that were drifting easterly slowly that then seemingly vanished. As I continued to watch, I observed four more red-orange lights rising up from a single point on the horizon, separated by about 45 seconds each[extract from article].

No light in the tunnel ( De Void )

Either way, this is a rare convergence of science and journalism, one so desperately missing from America’s unending conundrum with The Great Taboo. Between now and the long wait before the next time, we’ll continue to choke down the sort of “X-Files” swill ladled out by the likes of Fox 4 in Naples[extract from article].

17th

We’re not mad, you are! Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder criticised by UFO researcher for alien hunt TV show (Mancunian Matters).

John Wickham of the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA) said the program would not look at the serious side of the subject.

He said the media were narrow-minded as they portrayed all UFO spotters mad and accused the government covering up a lot of things.

He added: “They [the media] portray people interested in the subject as mad. The media are only interested in entertainment value when they don’t have much else to report on ” ” [extract from article].

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19th

UFO expert lands on our TV screens tomorrow night (hastingsobserver.co.uk)

Malcolm Robinson, who lives in the Old Town, Hastings has taken part in a documentary about the Livingston UFO “attack” which took place in 1979.

He will explain the bizarre case of local forester Robert Taylor who reported encountering an extraterrestrial spacecraft in woodland.

Mr Taylor, who died in 2007, reported a UFO hovering above a small clearing in the wood and two small mine-like objects dropped from beneath the craft which proceeded to roll across the grass and attack him ” [extract from article].

UFO infrared sighting: Melbourne man films strange flying objects not visible to naked eye ( International Business Times)

A man from Melbourne has recently uploaded a video clip of his UFO sighting using an infrared camera. The film reveals an eerie show of lights not visible to the naked eye ” [extract from article].

The video from the above article can be seen on you tube + below

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UFO reports to Scottish Police released under Freedom of Information Act (examiner.com)

On Nov. 20, 2012, Scottish Television (STV) Glasgow reported how Strathclyde Police records released under the United Kingdom Freedom of Information Act include “144 official records of people calling about supernatural sightings,” including UFOs and ETs ” [extract from article].

SMERF investigates UFO close encounters (ABC gold coast)

Extraterrestrials and unidentified flying objects are the day to day business of SMERF, the Springbrook Mountain Extraterrestrial Response Force.

Andre Clayden, a ‘serious’ astronomer and self-described middle man between ufologists and alien spotters, takes calls through the night about strange events in the sky; objects that change colour and direction, make sounds and generally confound and excite their audience ” [extract from article].

Although not a UFO sighting i thought it would be of  interest :

What earth shaking evidence did the Mars Rover Curiosity discover? (popsci.com)

Did the Mars rover Curiosity sniff signs of life last week? It’s not clear yet, but scientists have definitely seen something interesting. Everyone is keeping mum, but potential findings by the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, one of Curiosity’s prime life-hunting instruments, have Mars-watchers on the edges of their seats ” [extract from article]. Other references can be found at Time , and space.com (among many others). The reading smight not be available for a while though.

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Photographer spotted groups of UFO Drifting over Arizona ( International Business times)

The photographer explained that he was at Gila Bend, Arizona conducting a sunset photo shoot. “I was concentrating on shooting the sunset. Suddenly, my eye caught a strange object flying over the hills. I turned my Nikon d7000 camera to capture the object. The camera uses a 105mm lens on a tripod and I managed to shoot five pictures,” he shared ” [extract from article].

22nd

UFO spotted off Highway 44 near-by-pass (aliceTX.com)

About half a dozen people reported to police they saw an aircraft believed to be a UFO.

The reports were called in separately. The individuals described the UFO as being about 100-feet long in width and appeared round ” [extract from short article].

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Interactive map: UFO sightings and alien encounters in Grimsby and northern Lincolnshire (thisisgrimsby.co.uk)

Have you ever seen something unusual in the skies over northern Lincolnshire? Over the years, dozens of people have contacted the Grimsby Telegraph to report strange sightings and close encounters.

Could they be military aircraft, rare meteorological phenomena or are they craft from other worlds? ” [extract from article].

24th

UFO sightings warm up the coast (Goldcoast.com)

Among the most prominent close encounters of the first kind was of a “solid white light” spotted by a pilot driving through Broadbeach Waters at 4.10am on August 31 .

This sighting matched similar reports from Robina, Lower Beechmont and Broadbeach during the same period ” [extract from article].

Russian Press reports UFO debris found in Siberian forest (Glossynews.com)

The 6-foot wide metal cylinder partially made of titanium steel was found near Otradnensky, a village two thousand miles from Moscow. Locals have labeled it as space junk, a UFO fragment, or the fuel tank of an American ballistic missile ” [extract from article].

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UFOs to the ratings rescue? (De Void)

Great instincts, but let’s be clear. No, you didn’t talk to all the experts. Please interview more than one. Also: Those platoons of amateur videographers you showed standing watch at Federal Heights, the prescribed vista for shooting UFOs — have they caught anything? Did you look at their footage? And sorry, you DO know what else to do, you even mentioned it on the show: conduct some triangulating camera work ” [extract from article].

Massive UFO in cloud near Cape Canaveral? ( News.gather.com)

To be totally truthful, you can’t tell whether this is a spaceship, or just a bunch of clouds which look like one. It’s a big universe out there, with many mysteries beyond the scope of human comprehension. Regardless, this encounter still raises some interesting questions, because it happened on Florida’s “Space Coast,” on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s certainly an alarming sight, whatever it may be ” [extract from article].

UFO sightings Reported over the Weekend: The truth is still out there [videos]  (International Business times AU )

UFO sightings are reported quite frequently in any given week, but confirmations are scarce. But if it does no harm to anyone, why kill the curiosity? The truth is (still) out there, as fans of X-Files would say. What readers can do is simply take each UFO report, video, and blog entry with a grain of salt ” [extract from article].

British UFO map charts legendary Stealth visitors (examiner.com)

Highlights from this intriguing historical record include a Royal Air Force sighting (both visual and on radar), a bright light with a triangular-shaped wing that defied explanation by local police and air traffic controllers as well as cigar-shaped objects seen by a Telegraph reporter ” [extract from article].

TR-3B Tactical Reconnaissance Nuclear Powered aerospace platform (thesop.org) not a sighting, but an interesting article all the same, worthy of inclusion in this blog post.

If you really knew how much behind the scenes research that goes on that we never hear about, it would amaze you. I am ex-military and have been around many Top Secret pieces of technology I cannot discuss.  At one point, I held Top Secret Clearance when I was in the Army as a result of my duties. I now realize that I haven`t seen but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our government`s new technological advances, military weaponry and their capabilities ” [extract from  article].

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How US government spun the UFO tale (JSonline.com)

Thieme joined “The UFO History Group” consortium of researchers/writers, including Michael Swords and Robert Powell, who spent four years delving into the response the U.S. government and other world agencies have given the UFO phenomenon. The group used government documents and other archival sources to explore what military and intelligence insiders think about UFOs and their possible threat to world security.

The book includes Wisconsin UFO sightings – a 1951 report from St. Croix and Marinette in 1956.

“UFOs and Government” readers might find the book unsettling for what it reveals about how governments operate and about the UFO phenomenon itself ” [extract from article].

Mystery lights in the sky spark UFO claims + Video (NZ Herald News)

On Monday or Tuesday night on October 29 or 30, at least four people at the Challenge petrol station on Malfroy Rd witnessed five glowing orbs move slowly across the road toward Sunset Rd for about 30 seconds before they disappeared behind trees.

A Challenge petrol station employee, who only wanted to be known as Michelle, said she and at least three others watched the orbs, which appeared about 8pm just before dark ” [extract from article].

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Washington added to states reporting ‘ three red light’ UFOs ( examiner.com)

Three red lights moving over Washington State generated reports from towns about seven miles apart during the evening hours of November 27, 2012, making this west coast state one of several reporting the same odd light pattern, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database ” [extract from article].

Have you ever spotted a UFO over Lincolnshire? (This is Grimsby)

Now you can be a part of documenting sightings in our area – by clicking on our interactive map on to find out more and posting your own stories. You can also view video footage of alleged spaceship sightings.

The possibility of the existence of aliens has fascinated the human race for centuries, and our area is no stranger to bizarre happenings above our heads ” [extract from article].

UFO in Iranawila? (Daily news LK )

Our correspondent said the UFO was visible in the Iranawila sky for nearly two hours.

Residents aimed their torches towards it but the UFO had come close forcing the people to switch off their torches, the correspondent said.

Residents said they had seen similar flying objects earlier.

They said these sightings are common between 2am and 4am daily ” [extract from short article].

Chinese UFO linked to rocket (cosmic log on NBCNEWS)

Chinese skywatchers marveled this month over mysterious rings of light in the night sky, and now sharp-eyed skywatchers are saying those UFO sightings were sparked by a European Ariane 5 rocket that launched two telecommunication satellites from French Guiana ” [extract from article].

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World UFO sightings November 2012 [updated regularly] Part 1 of 2

Posted by dandare on November 2, 2012

Many of the sightings reported are sensationalized, 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).

There are also many other IFOs ( Identified Flying Objects they could be as well).

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

Also for real time UFO map from MUFON see here

Please be patient whilst i catch up on information/links/articles…. thank you.

1st

National UFO Alert: Seven states report 265 october cases [examiner.com]

California was the leading high-reporting state in October with 83 cases, up from 69 cases filed in September and 75 in August.

Those states in a UFO Alert 4 category with 13 or more reports include: New York, South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina.

All other states move to a UFO Alert 5 category with lower numbers of UFO activity. The Watch States – with 10 or more cases – are Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey and Virginia ” (extract from article).

Kids toy mistaken for UFO in 3 states [newsfixnow.com + video]

TENNESSEE – On October 16, 2012, an unidentified object was seen in the sky. The strange object was seen across Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee………The airship, which is marketed as a ‘toy for all the family’, is 26 feet in length and flies solely by the power of the sun(extracts from article).

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UFO sightings in Ladakh spook soldiers  [ India Today.in]

 “ An ITBP unit based in Thakung, close to the Pangong Tso Lake, reported over 100 sightings of luminous objects between August 1 and October 15 this year. In reports sent to their Delhi headquarters in September, and to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), they described sighting “Unidentified Luminous Objects”at day and by night. The yellowish spheres appear to lift off from the horizon on the Chinese side and slowly traverse the sky for three to five hours before disappearing. These were not unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS), drones or even low earth-orbiting satellites, say Army officials who have studied the hazy photographs taken by ITBP ( extract from article). All articles reporting the same incident as above will have a ** symbol attached.

This Day In History [ thepeoplehistorytoday.blogspot]

Residents of Levelland, Texas reported sightings of unidentified flying objects with bright lights(extract from short article).

On breaking the oath ( De Void)

During a 28-year military career that included posts with Strategic Air Command and Space Command, he earned the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. What it didn’t include, not surprisingly, was Meiwald’s eyewitness to a controversial nuclear-missile shutdown at Malmstrom Air Force Base in March 1967[Extract from article].

UFO? El Cajon, California Police say dozens spot strange lights floating in the sky  (wptv.com)

Some people gathered in parking lots, looking to sky for answers. The lights were thousands of feet in the air and did not move or sway.

“I really don’t think that it’s attracted to the ground because it’s pretty high up there and it’s not moving at all,” said El Cajon resident Michael Kayler. “There’s got to be wind current up there.”

It turns out that a neighbor named Todd had spent $300 on balloons, helium and lights. He had the entire contraption on fishing line. The lights were more than 4,000 feet in the air ” (extract from article).

Bangor City official reports seeing orange orbs in the sky near Waterville ( BDN Maine )

BANGOR, Maine — A city official driving home with his daughter Thursday night saw strange orange-colored balls of light in the night sky over Waterville and called the Bangor Daily News to find out what it was.

Shawn Yardley, director of the city’s Department of Health and Community Services, described what the two saw as “bright orange dots at cloud level.” [Extract from article].

Juan Pernas posted a video on you tube “Strange objects in the sky – Miami, FL ”

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UFO enthusiasts admit the truth may not be out there after all  ( The Telegraph ) All articles reporting the same incident as above will have a ^^ symbol attached.

Enthusiasts admit that a continued failure to provide proof and a decline in the number of “flying saucer” sightings suggests that aliens do not exist after all and could mean the end of “Ufology” – the study of UFOs – within the next decade ” [Extract from article]. Not a sighting but i thought worth adding. Do you believe this? is it dying or just changing?

UFOlogy: Dead Again?  ^^ ( Dr David Clarke )

Is UFOlogy dead or alive?  I predict ASSAP may be posing the same question in 2022 but as far I’m concerned the subject remains interesting as an example of living myth. The question ‘do aliens exist’ is actually nothing to do with ‘do UFOs exist’. Of course UFOs exist, in that people see unidentified things in the sky ” [extract from article].

Channel 4 has a similar article to The Telegraph UFO watchers consider future after decline in sightings

The organisation is concerned that the debate has been polarised between those who firmly believe UFOs are extra terrestrials and fear that there is a cover-up over their presence and those who have declared the “death of the UFO  [….] But to me it seems a shame that the UFO hunters may be giving up at a time when we are closer than ever to finding life in other worlds.
Rather than hearing cries from distant aliens, radio telescopes found equally incredible messages from beaming pulsars and the faint echoes of the big bang itself ” [ extracts from article].

The actual article from ASSAP can be found here .

UFO sighting in Ladakh by Indian Army  ** (Truth dive).

In September, the Indian Astronomical Observatory astronomers watched the UFO sightings and said that the objects spotted were “non-celestial” and ruled out meteors and planets.

Sunil Dhar, a geologist said, “The region which is snowbound in the winter has some roads and this is one of most isolated regions in India.” Scientists believe the mysterious luminous objects are not necessarily from the outer space ” Extract from article).

5th

UFOs sightings skyrocket across Jammu and kashmir, Arunachal  ** ( The Indian Express)

They said Army had also moved a mobile ground-based radar unit and a spectrum analyser to verify the identity of the object but could not detect the object that was being tracked visually, indicating it was non-metallic.

Army officials expressed concern over the inability of agencies to identify the object which some believed could be a Chinese surveillance equipment ” [ extract from article].

UFO sightings decline! Were they always an urban Legend? (Redorbit.com) ^^

” “ The reason why nothing is going on is because of the internet. If something happens now, the internet is there to help people get to the bottom of it and find an explanation,” Clark told The Telegraph. “Before then, you had to send letters to people, who wouldn’t respond and you got this element of mystery and secrecy that means things were not explained.”

He added that “classic cases” of UFO phenomena, such as the 1947 Roswell incident and the 1980 Rendlesham Forest (Suffolk) incident, are “only classic cases because they were not investigated properly at the time ” ” [Extract from article].

SAVE THE DATE : Help kickstart a Film About a local UFO Mystery Dec 5 ( The SeaTacBlog.com)

The Maury Island Incident,” will be a film based on the true story of a man’s UFO sighting claim near Maury Island on June 21, 1947.

This often-overlooked incident happened just two days before Ken Arnold’s Mount Rainier sighting, which spawned the phrase “flying saucers,” and 16 days before the infamous Roswell crash.

It also included what is considered by many experts to be the first “Men in Black” encounter as well ” [extract from article].

6th

Have Humanoid UFOs returned ti India? The Army thinks so ** (Wired.co.uk)

Next up were the astronomers, who investigated the objects for three days before concluding they were “non celestial”, and still unidentifiable. The best explanation proffered has to be from the country’s intelligence officials, who reportedly believe it could be a “crude psychological operation by China”, or, somewhat less inspiringly, probes ” [extract from article].

UFO encounter? – ( Sunrise – yahoo 7 tv ) video from Australia [ length 3mins 31secs] Not sure of the dates to this though?

also from Sunrise UFO spotting in Queensland . Not sure of the dates to this though?

Skepticism, UFOs, and the Universe – by Robert Sheaffer  ^^( Bad UFOs)

The way this article was picked up and taken at face value by a number of skeptics is, to me, rather troubling. To be a skeptic means to evaluate claims skeptically, not just to adhere to a certain “party line.” When confronted by an article that seems “too good to be true,” the skeptic should not just take it as confirmation of what he or she has long believed. Instead, the skeptic should ask a question like, “Who in the hell is this guy Dave Wood, and why should we accept his claim about UFOlogists having second thoughts?” ” [ extract from the article].

7th

Unknown lights above phoenix, Arizona 2- Nov-2012 ( Latest-UFO-sightings.net)

…footage of unknown lights flying across the night sky above Phoenix in Arizona was recorded on Friday, 2nd November 2012 ” [extract from short blog post].

8th

UFOAM : Today’s top UFO News for november 8th, 2012

9th
Also same story at ESPN New York , giving same quote from jacksonsun.com from GQ.
Figures just released after a Freedom of Information request reveal 40 suspected UFO sightings reported to Kent Police over the last six years.And Medway is the epicentre of all things paranormal – it has seen eight reported instances in that perioed, including three in just one evening in Rochester.

Sightings range from circling lights to a silver globe floating 50ft up in the air – one man in Chatham even reported that he thought a UFO was following him ” [extract from article].

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“Robert Taylor seemed to be an honest man who had little to gain and much to lose by coming forward with this story. MoD should have used metal detectors and a Geiger counter at the site of the encounter, but it was difficult, once the police got involved, as word would have got out and it was always MoD policy to downplay the extent of our interest.“There’s not much middle ground with this case: either some practical joke got out of hand, or Robert Taylor genuinely encountered something bizarre.”• UFOs: The Untold Story is on National Geographic on Tuesday, November 20, at 8pm ” [ Extract from article].

Unidentified flying object seen over Azerbaijan’s Goychay ( News.Az ).

First the globular object shined very high, after going down it moved from east to west and rose again. Shining bright beam, the object could  be observed within 2 minutes, after which it disappeared ” [ extract from article].

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Roy Mars was peeing in his compost last weekend — it adds nitrogen — when he looked up and saw something streak across the sky.“It looked like a shooting star,” the custom furniture maker said. But he’s seen those before, he said, and it wasn’t one.“It was a streak of light that started going over my head,” he said.As he turned his head and arched his back, it seemed to slow down and went from a streak to a perfect three-pointed triangle. Then it disappeared over the tree line” [extract from article].
Denver UFOs Mystify Local Media and Aviation expert Steve Cowell(Huffington Post) includes video.To try and verify the legitimacy of the video, the TV station’s photojournalist, Noah Skinner, brought his own equipment out to the same location from where the UFOs were first captured on camera. Hemmat says Skinner shot video between noon and 1 p.m.When his video was slowed down, it revealed an unidentified object flying in the sky.KDVR then turned to Steve Cowell, a former commercial pilot and FAA accident prevention counselor, to see if he could make any sense out of the mysterious flying objects on the videos.“I can’t identify it,” Cowell told KDVR. “That is not an airplane, that is not a helicopter, those are not birds”” [ Extract from article].
Mystery over UFOs on Indo-China border cracked   ** ( Kashmir Times ).The mystery over the unidentified light objects dubbed by some as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) in the horizon over Pangong lake in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir close to Line of Control (LoC) with China appears to have been solved with Indian security establishments believing them to be Chinese lanterns.
An American newspaper has reported a few days that light objects were believed to be UFOs and were bothering the Indian security agencies on the border with China. It said that the para-military forces guarding the border with China had written to the central government about sighting of some Orange-Yellow luminous flying objects on the horizon over Pangong lake, located 160 km from Leh township” [ extract from article].

” Texans have reported 6 separate UFO sightings from all corners of the state in the last week ” [extract from article].
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Anyway, here’s something that’s probably for-sure true. After Nov. 30, the UFOs will all disappear. And they won’t be seen again until the next ratings season in February. Fortunately, newspapers will technically still be around to fill us in on the new adventures of Roy Mars whenever they occur ” [Extract from article].
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Mr Musat, who lives with wife Nicolete, 39, and their two-year-old son Alex in the town’s Walker Court, said: “I was looking at the view out my window and I saw this light pulsing about a mile away. It wasn’t on the ground but floating above the trees and moving left to right.“I expected it to fly away but it eventually just disappeared, as if it switched off.“Around 5pm I saw it again. For about 25 minutes I saw a small red cloud above the object. All the other clouds were moving across the sky but this one stayed over the object all the time. It stayed until after 6pm. It didn’t make any noise ” ” [ extract from article]. The same sighting can be found at Stv news
This sighting is also covered by The courier.co.uk with a video; The link can be found here .
The BBC mentions on the same sighting Pitlochry UFO was ‘Forestry Commission vehicle light
He sent the footage to the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA) for analysis.The experts said the object was not alien in origin, but actually a spotlight on a forestry vehicle.BUFORA said they were confident the light was actually within the trees and not above them” [Extract from article].15thTwo new reports on the Chilean “UFO” videos produce conflicting results( Huffington Post)It is both intriguing and puzzling that the two scientists disagreed about the most crucial question in this case: Did the same unidentified aerial phenomenon, or UAP, appear on two separate cameras? If the exact same UAP was filmed by the two cameras 20 to 30 feet apart simultaneously, then we would know the object was large, distant and not a bug. Haines concluded that the two cameras captured the same UAP in one sequence, while Maccabee concluded they did not” [Extract from article].Flint township UFO report: Do you believe there is intelligent life in outerspace? ( mlive.com).

Denzel Washington, 19, told police he saw something like a spaceship — as long as five cars and as wide as two vehicles in a holding pattern in the sky above Rave theaters on Corunna Road ” [Extract from article] .

UFO hovers over Stevenage – girls draw identical mystery machines ( comet24 )

The strange object was seen by 10-year-olds Hermione Chamberlain and Courtney Holt last Thursday as they made their way back from the park along Skegness Road in Stevenage at around 5pm.

Hermione said: “We weren’t scared. We were a bit shocked. We thought it was a UFO. It was moving a little bit and it was high up in the sky. We watched it for about a minute and then we went inside[extract from article].

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IFO’s …..What are they?

Posted by dandare on October 5, 2012

What is an IFO; well it is a term that stands for Identified Flying Objects…. we refer to them, when we are able to identify an object in the sky.

I would like to quickly guide you through some of the many IFO’s in the sky, just to show that there is alot out there that is identified; this is important, as we must always keep this in mind, when looking at possible UFO’s…. for instance, live checks can be made on sateillites and where they are, if you know where to look ……

The Delta Project “Common IFO Phenomena” by Robert Moore;  gives a flavour of the IFO subject (Identified Flying Object).

There are many IFO’s out there:

1  Sateillites

For instance, the Naval Ocean Surveillance Sateillite.

” NOSS is a group of satellites that travel as a group of three in orbit around the Earth and sighting of this trio has given rise to many UFO reports in the UK” (extract from post).Also see here for more links to sateillites, with programmes to track them, ect.

For real time sateillite tracking see Heaven’s Above (recommended). Also for Hubble, Mir and others see here , here and here (real time tracking also).

Paul Maley’s site   (which is way out of date) shows just how much re-entered junk, falls back down to earth.

2  Space Junk

Alot of re-entry space junk, can be another possible IFO.

It has been the cause of quite a few ufo sightings; they are similar to bright fireball meteors, but have been known to be much more dramatic.

Only recently, space junk was the cause of sightings- in the UK.

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BBC News

“On average, one non-functional spacecraft, launch vehicle orbital stage, or other piece of cataloged debris has fallen back to Earth every day for more than 40 years. The majority of these objects do not survive the intense reentry environment. For the minority which do survive in whole or in part, most fall harmlessly into the oceans or onto sparsely populated regions such as Siberia, the Australian Outback, or the Canadian Tundra. Occasionally, components of spacecraft and launch vehicles are found” (extract from NASA Debris Re-entry recovered ). However, this phenomena is becoming more common as the years pass.

Sources for this on the internet are Orbital Debris Quarterly news here , paul maley’s site “satellite ” website, with pictures of large re-entry debris here (still quite rare, especially at these sizes; thats a relief).

3    UFO Balloons

UFO balloons (or fire balloons) are a small balloon, heated by a flame below….. they are based on sky lanterns (invented by Chu Ko Liang), from China, which where traditionally made from a combination of bamboo frames and rice paper…. and used a rag dipped in paraffin, which was then lit, to get them airborne.

UFO balloons (i think commercialy started in 2005?) use a clear plastic bag (others use other material such as dry cleaner bags), and fitted below with a firelighter, held in place by wire; others have used balsa wood and drinking straws to make them, and a candle in place of the firelighter.

A ufo balloon being lit and put into the air can be seen here on you tube…..

These balloons need to be put into the mix, when researching and collaborating UFO sightings, to confirm that it is not these that have sparked off the reported sightings…. they do have some characteristics that can help in this though…. they have a whiteish-yellow glow, although in some weather conditions, these can be orangey red, and do not move quickly (unless in a strong wind-although this could create a fire risk) and always with the wind too, obviously.

They must be used in the right weather conditions, otherwise there is a real possibility that they can catch fire to the surrounding countryside, property, etc.

The ideal conditions to use them are on cool, clear non breezy evenings… they last for around 8 to 10 minutes (but sometimes slightly longer) and can rise as far as about 1000 metres; it can also move with airstream’s as it rises. Although i have heard of some that can last for far longer (up to 40 minutes they claim) using a candle framework to keep it alight for longer…. i’m sure there are other variations too.

Another thing is that they do not come out well on camera or video, but can be quite visual when seen real time.

So UFO followers must take this into account when considering reports of ufo’s, although there are many IFO’s out there (i will when time allows put a permanent page up, with as many references to IFO’s as i can).

This just gives you a flavour of what there is out in the skies……. hope this helps you when you see something in the sky…always ask- is it possibly an IFO.

video references to over IFOs

website articles on IFOs:

Ian Ridpath Astronomical causes of UFOs

UFO-Blog.com IFOs (LITS) UFO Balloons, chinese lanterns and misidentifications

UAP Observations Reporting Scheme Misidentifications

UFO Study A Handbook for Enthusiasts (can download this book for free-well worth it for all things UFO) By Jenny Randles and updated by Robert Moore

MUFON Frequently asked questions

Makeuseof   5 best android apps to turn UFOs into IFOs

At CNES What if you observe a UAP  A history of UAP research all English versions

For French version of GEIPAN , with more info see here

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UFO sightings ***From the UFO archives***No 1

Posted by dandare on May 6, 2009

Ensign of Belgian Air Force

Ensign of Belgian Air Force (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I would like to start a new feature, that of UFO sightings from yesteryear…with a brief description on this blog, and links to relevant websites, with indepth discussions.

To kick us off i will start with:

1 The Belgian Triangles

belg89Dates: November 1989 – April 1990 [Belgian Authorities recieved over 2500 reports on Triangular UFOs].

The RBAF (Royal Belgian Air Force) decided to co-operate/work with SOBEPS (Local UFO Research Group= Society Of Belgian Studies of Celestial Phenomena), with SOBEPS reporting from ground level, whilst RBAF would attempt to track and intercept.

They never intercepted them, as the UFOs were far too quick for the F-16s.

English: Belgian Air Force F-16 at the Wadding...

English: Belgian Air Force F-16 at the Waddington International Air Show 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Triangular UFOs- what were they? Explanations for this, were that the USAF, may have been testing its stealth aircraftF117A fighters and B-2 bombers.

However, F-16s can fly faster than stealth aircraft, so why no interceptions, and why were the UFOs more agile.

REFERENCES:

ARTICLES:

AN Excellent resource is from UFO Evidence see here for detailed reports on this (17 articles/documents).

A short article from About.com here

UFOs over Belgium? (at geocities) here (very good info).

What are the triangles?” by Richard Dolan 2003.

The Why files : “black triangles ” 2008

Ufologie.net (with many links and articles) ” The Belgium Flap

Videos:

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UK UFO sightings July 2008 (updated regularly..Part 2 of 2)

Posted by dandare on July 17, 2008

i will try and keep this up to date, with all information from the UK. Due to the amount of sightings coming in now, i have had to divide it into a 2 parter).

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)….. and wanting explanations also.

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.

The UFO sightings do not seem to be slowing down yet this month…..

15th

From Mike (who wrote about his sighting) in another section :

i was in twickenham sunday 13th july at about 0150 when i saw 3 orange looking flying objects fly over my head just near twickenham stadium, i never believed in ufo’s before but has totally changed my perception on this subject. after what i saw i believe there has to be some sort of life out there as what i saw could not have been human. These objects were round, lit up like a light bulb with a blue looking centre. they flew very slowly upward then just vanished. I managed to capture them on phone but tey are very small and ppl i told dont believe me. I just wonder if anyone else out there saw the same thing. if anyone did, please put a comment below.

Diss express ” UFO picture snapped

Last week’s mystery lights sighting Over South Norfolk has brought a flood of sightings at a similar time.
Dozens of readers have written to say they also saw mysterious lights above Garboldisham, East Harling, Attleborough and Long Stratton.Two readers have sent in pictures
” (extract from article).

Northampton Chronicle and EchoBright orange lights in sky evidence of UFOs? “;  ” Heidi Spencer and her partner spotted a cluster of bright lights from their flat in Abington while watching TV on Saturday night.
They stood up to investigate only to see one break off and scoot soundlessly across the sky and disappear
” (extract from article).
16th

17th

Only Kent “Unexplained fireballs flying over the town of Whitstable

Ok here is a question we may never know the answer to, were the mysterious lights that looked like fireballs from a UFO that was seen flying over Whitstable town and sea on Saturday evening?

It’s said that people came out of pubs and out on to the street to watch the five or six orange globes that seemed to be flying in formation without making any sound. Now I now when you are drinking things can look different but they are sure that it was some kind of space craft.

According to reports as the people gaped at the sky, one of the “fireballs” seemed to break away, head towards earth at speed and then disappear ” (extract from article).

Weston and Somerset mercury ” UFOs spotted in skies over North Somerset

 ” However, as shown by files released by the Ministry of Defence earlier in the year, the North Somerset public’s fascination with little green men goes back a long time. In 1984, a picture was taken of a UFO flying over Weston’s Grand Pier at the speed of a light aircraft ” (extract from article). It goes on to mention other sightings in the area; also tells us that many are chinese lanterns, or explainable….

Welwyn and Hatfield times “More ufo sightings over Hatfield

A UFO that was seen mysteriously floating above Hatfield has prompted a number of calls.
We reported last week that the glow of a strange orange light, emitting a “weird haze”, was spotted near the university in Hatfield.
A similar light was also spotted by a WGC woman in Bushey Ley
” (extract from article).

South Manchester ReporterAn Alien Encounter? ” sighting took place on the 12th july, 2008 (saturday)….

Formby times ” Mystery object caught in twister by formby man has UFO spotters in a spin

The idea was to catch a “twister” or funnel cloud that swept over West Lancashire on film. But Pat found something more in his viewfinder.At home he discovered a green disc-shaped object next to the twister that can only be described as a UFO.

“This picture has been absolutely all over the world. We have had people in Spain, France, Thailand contact us and that’s just to name a few. A national newspaper picked it up. I have even been interviewed for the History Channel ” (extract from article). There is also a link to view the photos.

Evening Star 24 ” Are the Aliens coming to cinema ?  

Charlotte Bevan, 18, Foxhall Road was picking her older sister up from Cineworld on Sunday night when she spotted a bright orange light hovering above her..[.]..She said: “I looked up and saw a bright orange blob in the sky. It was moving from left to right and not making any sound. Then it drifted out of my sight behind the cinema ” (extracts from article).

Hounslow Chronicle ” Police investigate Hounslow UFOs

After receiving a number of calls from bewildered members of the public Met Police decided to investigate.
A spokeswoman said: “Members of the public called police from approximately 11pm to reports of numerous lights in the sky in the west London area of the city. Police tracked the lights to a birthday celebration in the Bedfont area.”
But these claims are unlikely to deter hardcore UFO enthusiasts who are convinced that what they saw was not of this earth
” (extract from article). The video can be seen here .

18th

This is Lincolnshire ” Could cigar-shaped craft be UFO? ”  “A strange cigar-shaped object has been spotted in the sky above North Hykeham, on the same day as the MoD reported a similar sighting in Welton, near Lincoln.

Sue Stanley (48), of Hutson Drive, North Hykeham, saw the object floating over North Hykeham on June 23, the same day as the reported sighting in Welton…[.]….. This now brings the total of sightings since January 2007 to seven – compared to a total of just nine from 2003 to 2006 ” (extracts from article).

Diss Express “Mystery lights bring glut of strange sightings

Last week’s report about the mysterious lights seen in the sky above South Norfolk, brought dozens of reports of similar sightings and ideas about what they might have been” (extract from article). 11 people give their take on the sightings they saw.

The Diss Express (again) “UFO claim brings MOD response

Many readers have speculated that the sightings could be linked to military aircraft due to the amount of airbases in the region.
A statement from the Ministry of Defence department responsible for UFO sightings, said they had not received reports of any in the area, but were unable to confirm aircraft activity in the area at the time of the bulk of the sightings
…[.]…An MOD statement said: “To date, independent experts have concluded that there are realistic explanations behind alleged UFO reports, such as aircraft lights or natural phenomena” (extracts from article).

Southport Visiter “UFO sighting by Pat Regan of Ainsdale still a mystery

The mysterious sighting, in Rufford, could now be investigated on sci-fi programme “UFO Hunters” for The History Channel after it was analysed by graphics expert Allen Rogers…[.]…He said: “I know it’s really hard to say for sure what this object is. Is it a UFO? well I would have to say yes – it is unidentified, it is flying and it is an object. “Is it ET visitors checking out a nearby weather event? I’m not sure about that one”” (extracts from article).

Hartlepool Mail “UFOs – Fact or fiction ?

From next week, the Mail is launching a new weekly series of features focusing on the extra-terrestrial…[.]..The column’s author, however, Richard D Hall, won’t be preaching to you. He will explain about UFOs in an informative way which is ideal for anyone just beginning to get involved in the phenomena” (extracts from article).

Hartlepool Mail “UFOs… is the truth out there?

Dewsbury Reporter “ We are not alone!

According to Lorraine Senior, who lives near Woodkirk Valley Country Club on Leeds Road, bright lights hover in the sky, sometimes in a triangular formation before flying off at great speed….[.]….”They come regularly at weekends about 11.30pm and hang around for about 20 minutes. They are oval and diamond shaped and have multi-coloured lights.
“Sometimes they fly in a triangular formation and shoot off at great speed. I would guess they are about half a mile away. There is nothing in the area but green fields”
” (extracts from article).

19th

Claire (a reader who saw a possible sighting)

Last night (19th July 2008 )  in Bewdley, Worcs, we were sat in Garden when we saw a large satellite type thing. Then suddenly out of nowhere a long libe of ornage blotches moved in a exact line towards this satelitte thing! there were loads of them all going in the same direction travelling at a high speed. they werent planes etc. It was approx. 11pm. Very weird, even my dad couldn’t figure it out! and he knows everything! 

20th

Wales Online “US boffin offers anti-alien hats to Welsh ufo buffs

21st

Hounslow Chronicle “Close encounter for Hounslow teen

Jahtel Roberts-Joseph insists he saw a strange craft, about the size of a small trampoline and with flashing lights, make a crash landing in a tree on Hounslow Heath.

The 17-year-old, of Bramley Way, Hounslow, said: “It was the size of a small trampoline, but quite chunky, and had red and blue lights all round which were so bright you couldn’t stare directly at it.” He and a friend fled in terror but by the time they returned moments later the ‘craft’ had vanished, leaving only a patch of flattened grass and a few broken branches in its wake” (extract from article).

East London Advertiser “Whoosh! UFO shoots across sky and MOD ask me to say nothing!

I REPORTED a ‘UFO’ to the Ministry of Defence 29 years ago when I was a student nurse at a local hospital in Leicestershire. The object appeared to hover above a hedge, glowing red. A white hot plume came from one end of the object and I could hear a droning noise….[.]….I got a real close look as it passed over me, clearly triangle shape with lights at each point, a raised area from the tip to the middle of the other end, with a raised disc shape in the middle.

Then whoosh! It was away faster than any thing I had ever seen.There was no noise as the craft moved off at speed.
The MoD came to see me and asked me to draw pictures and recount my story, then asked not to share this information with anyone. There had been other sightings across Leicester that same evening
…….[.]…..I am sure the triangular craft are flown by top secret agencies working on Government projects.
What I would like to find out is if my 1978 sighting was one of these projects. I believe there were Lockheed projects at that time regarding the Stealth and Delta wing craft.
On the other hand, my mind remains open to the idea of visitors from other galaxies
” (extracts from the article). There seem to be simularities here, to a sighting i saw in Hampshire in the 1980’s…. interesting.

Compare-airport-parking.co.uk “Hounslow UFO’s baffle local residents

Shropshire Star ” What is it about county UFOs?

In the latest report, a Telford stargazer has reported seeing unexplained multi-coloured objects in the skies above the town.

Robert Davies, 31, from Arleston, says he saw the objects in the early hours of June 25 – the same day reports emerged of strange phenomena hovering above Clive Barracks at Tern Hill. His claim comes just weeks after a group of unidentified flying objects were reportedly spotted and filmed by a soldier at his barracks near Market Drayton.

Mr Davies said when he compared his footage with the soldier’s video the similarity was uncanny” (extract from article).

22nd

23rd

East London Advertiser ” There’s proof Air Force lost crucial evidence proving UFOs were real ” (short article)

Evening Star 24 ” IFO (Identified Flying Object) ” (including video)..

The riddle behind the glowing orange UFO seen by Ipswich teenager Charlotte Bevan appears to have been unravelled today.
Miss Bevan, 18, spotted the mysterious unidentified flying object over Cineworld in Cardinal Park last weekend
” (extract from article).

24th

Wales online ” Family terrified by UFO ” ” Mrs Williams, of Church Terrace, said: “The lights were orange, flicking on and off. Over the space of 10 minutes, they got smaller in the sky and disappeared one by one ” (extract from article).

25th

Daily Star ” The truth about Britain’s X files

Britain’s official UFO-buster Nick Pope claimed yesterday we are being contacted by aliens.

The real-life Fox Mulder has backed astronaut Edgar Mitchell who we revealed claimed ET-like aliens have been visiting Earth ” (extract from article).

26th

27th

Shropshire star ” Close encounters with UFOs and MP’s

This is local London “UFOs spotted over Bourne End

BAFFLED Bourne End residents are asking for help to dentify unexplained flying objects they spotted in the sky last night.

Huw Meredith was with his family at around 11.30pm last night when he they saw 30 to 40 orange lights travelling north west above their home in Southbourne Drive ” (extract from article).

Wales online “US show to see if truth is out there

US TV makers have set a date for when they will visit the site in Wales where a mysterious UFO was spotted by police.

The unknown object, spotted by officers in a South Wales Police helicopter above RAF St Athan, in the Vale of Glamorgan, prompted a wave of extra-terrestrial excitement” (extract from article).

Peterborough today ” What was mystery triangular Aircraft ? ” In the comments, it was mentioned that a vulcan aeroplane was in the area, due to an airshow (debate as to whether it was silent/ and that depends on how far away it was, and whether it was the same shape?).

28th

This is Hampshire ” More mystery lights spotted over Basingstoke

Cllr Lovegrove, who now sits on Tadley Town Council, said he wasn’t sure what lights were, but conceded they could have been Chinese lanterns ” (extract from article).

Birmingham post ” The aliens are coming and starting with Kerrang!

The Comet 24 “ UFO sightings in comet county ?

On Saturday between 10pm and 11pm Stevenage residents spotted between two and seven orange spheres in the sky, travelling parallel with Luton Airport’s flight path and today (Monday) the Comet has been inundated with calls from people who think they may have spotted extra terrestrial activity ” (extract from article).

However, it does go on to say “On the same evening UFO Investigations UK received a record number of reports of sightings in one night and as a result it has called for an official MoD inquiry. Speaking to a national newspaper, a spokesman for the organisation said: “More than 200 people got in touch claiming to have seen UFOs on Saturday night. Normally we receive 10 to 15 reports a day. So far we’ve not been able to explain all the sightings. It’s time for an official enquiry.”

A spokesman for Luton Airport said: “We can confirm that these sightings were actually Chinese lanterns, believed to have been released in the Stevenage area over the weekend. These lanterns are similar to hot air balloons in design but about the size of a dustbin liner. The airport would like to reiterate that anyone who plans on releasing lanterns should get clearance from the Civil Aviation Authority before doing so” (extract from article).

The sun “UFOs ; we believe

Birmingham Mail “Orange UFOs puzzle brim

Many people, including paramedics and police officers, reported sightings of spherical, orange mystery objects flying over Moseley and Kings Heath.

Wayne Dale, an engineer from Hawkhurst Road, Maypole, was walking with a friend when he saw unusual objects moving erratically across the sky” (extract from article).

29th

Daily Mail ” Caught on camera: Mysterious speeding object leaves UFO experts puzzled ? ” i’m afraid i do not know who they have been talking to, but this is almost certainly either a bird in flight/ or a bug. its on a relatively slow shutter speed, hence the blur, but he did not see it until he looked at the photos later on… thats usually another danger sign…what do you think it is? Also at This is South Devon see here .

The Huddersfield daily Examiner ” Mystery lights in the Yorkshire sky

George Senior from Upper Bank End Road, Holmfirth said: “I looked up and saw what looked like an orange fiery shape travelling towards Cinderhills in Holmfirth from the direction of Wooldale.” Anita Duce, of Fernside Avenue, Almondbury also contacted the Examiner with details of the shape” (extract from article).

Rossendale Free Press “UFOs spotted over valley

A FLEET of mysterious orange orbs were spotted flying over the Valley last Saturday night.

Almost a dozen balls of light were observed by a group of friends sitting outside the Whitchaff Inn, on Bury Road, Rawtenstall, at around 10.20pm” (extract from article).

Crawley Observer “VIDEO: UFOs spotted hovering over Crawley ” “Baffled Ifield residents contacted the Observer after seeing 10 flaming shapes floating in the night sky over the town late on Saturday” (extract from article).

30th

 North Devon Gazette 24 ” Our garden was buzzed by a UFO!

The astonished South Molton grandparents, their daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren, had been sitting in the back garden for about an hour before they spotted the “orange blob” slowly moving towards them at around 10pm on Saturday night” (extract from article).

This is Derbyshire “Could repeated UFO sightings across Derbyshire be proof we are not alone ?

Omar Fowler, group leader of Derby’s Phenomenon Research Association, which studies UFOs, made the comment after the Evening Telegraph told him about reports of “two floating orange triangles” seen over the city.

He said the organisation would normally receive about 25 sightings a year, but that he was already aware of about 30 in 2008, including eight this month.

Some of these were also coloured triangles, which Mr Fowler, who has studied UFOs since the early 70s and has appeared as a television UFO expert, said were likely to be “alien-controlled craft”.

The most recent objects were seen by a family holding a barbecue in Locko Road, Spondon, at about 10.15pm on Friday ” (extract from article).

31st

compare airport parking.co.uk “East Midlands Flightpath UFO Mystery continues

So far the region has seen approximately 30 sightings and appear to predominantly take the form of triangles and according to Derby’s Phenomenon Research Association several people living along the flightpath of East Midlands Airport have reported seeing UFO’s ” (extract from article).

The Huddersfiled daily examiner “Is it a UFO? No, its just a Chinese Lantern

People in the Holme Valley reported seeing a mysterious red light in the skies on Saturday night.Sadly for UFO believers it turns out they were nothing more mysterious or sinister than fast-flying Chinese lanterns sent soaring skywards.

Kirkburton woman Lyndsay White contacted the paper after reading that two people had reported seeing a red shape moving from Cinderhills in the direction of Dunford Bridge.She said: “My family and I released a Chinese firefly lantern at Highburton around 10pm on Saturday ” (extract from article).

Get Reading ” Is this a UFO? ”  with video. Near the end it mentions “Researchers from APRA state it is 99 per cent sure the sightings were fire lanterns but has had no confirmation of an event or party which may have launched them.

Fire lanterns are readily available to buy from a number of online dealers and are also referred to as a UFO balloon or Chinese lantern and are often used as an alternative to fireworks ” (extract from article).

This is Gloucestershire “The truth is out there – Woodmancote UFO was a kite, probably, or maybe a hot air balloon  mmmm.

Crawley Observer “VIDEO: UFOs over Worthing

Emails and phone calls flooded in to the Herald newsdesk from confused residents who watched in amazement as up to 21 orange ball-like lights moved across the night sky over the area below cloud level from around 10.30pm on Saturday, July 25 ” (extract from article).

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