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Sun, 21 Oct 2007 08:34 CDT
Queenslanders are leading reporters of unidentified flying objects, with more than 100 of the 128 recorded official sightings around Australia in the past two years coming from the Sunshine State.
And according to a Queensland UFO specialist, while many sightings were ruled out as stars, planets, meteors and planes, a "significant number" remained unexplained.
UFO Research Queensland's Lee Paqui said the state's hotspots for sightings included the Glass House Mountains, Toowoomba, Warwick, Ipswich and the far north.
"The most common sightings are the orange balls, and white balls that look like stars but move and display very erratic behaviour, like they'll make right-hand turns," she said.
A UFO has been sighted in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. APA's Nakhchivan bureau reports that UFO was observed in Nehrem village of Babek region in the evening on October 15.
The village residents say that the object was clearly seen for several minutes. Some filmed the UFO.
The village residents say that such objects were observed several times before, but unlike the others this time it was nearer.
Step back 40 years to the heady days of 1967 as Andy Roberts explains how the Summer of Love was in part shaped by the hippie movement's fascination with flying saucers.
|Cover art from Oz No. 9, an issue which became known as Flying Saucer Oz, but horrified founder and editor Richard Neville.
A mystery object seen in skies over the Tasman Sea near Kaitaia two months ago was most likely a commercial aircraft.
That is the conclusion Wekaweka amateur astronomer Bill Keir has drawn after investigating photos taken by a man at Ahipara on April 28 at 5.42pm.
Mr Keir, who studied three Northland UFO sightings in the 1980s, visited Ahipara last month to determine the location of the object using scientific measurements.
The object in the photos could not have been an astronomical body, such as Venus, he says.
Information provided by Airways Corporation of New Zealand points to it being the contrails of an aircraft bound for Australia.
Lacomb - Raye Laufer has a vivid recollection of what she and her husband Derral saw in the sky above their Lacomb home last month and wants to know if others saw the same thing.
|Raye Laufer of Lacomb describes objects she saw fly over her house one night in late September.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Laufers stepped outside to smoke cigarettes in the forested back yard of their Moran Lane home, nestled in a quiet valley among hills about five miles outside from Lacomb. It was shortly after 9 p.m., a clear night.
The couple fixed their attention on two long, silver, bullet-shaped objects flying side-by-side across the sky. Neither object had lights or made a sound, Raye said, and they soon split up: One headed east, the other toward the northeast.
It's not from an aircraft.
That's the FAA's determination, announced today, of its examination of a 16-inch-long piece of twisted metal that fell from the sky Monday in Stanton, slicing through the roof of a parked sport utility vehicle.
|Smoldering hot metal rips through a car in Delaware
That means the origin of the brown, hook-shaped object - which still was smoldering and too hot to touch when firefighters arrived on scene - remains a mystery. The FAA is still investigating, FAA spokesman Jim Peters said.
Richard Dolan is a historian who specialized in the period of the cold war and the development of the national security state in the United States. One day in a bookshop he picked up a book on UFOs. Many of the names cited were familiar to him from his research. He began to investigate the topic of UFOs and the national security state, plowing through US government documents. His research convinced him that there was something there, something that is so disturbing to governments that jet fighters are sent up to chase them. Rich joins the editors of Signs of the Times for a discussion of UFOs, conspiracies, and why some people just can't see what is in front of their faces.
Check out Rich's website at www.keyholepublishing.com
A city resident could not believe his eyes when he looked into the night sky. Echo
reader Paul de Garis spotted something unusual when he stepped out into his garden to have a cigarette, as his pregnant wife remained inside.
|©Express and Echo
Just as he lit up, a bright orange light came over head.
He said: "I think I saw a UFO - or at least something quite strange - in Exeter on Tuesday at around 10.45pm."
Now, Mr de Garis has contacted the Echo
to see if anyone else saw the mysterious object.
The night skies over Manitoba were apparently busier than usual last month.
Nearly triple the average number of UFO sightings were reported, according to Chris Rutkowski, research coordinator for Ufology Research of Manitoba, a Winnipeg-based independent centre that investigates and researches Canadian UFO sightings.
"It's significantly above what we normally get," said Rutkowski, adding 11 sightings in Manitoba were submitted in September.
The monthly average is about three or four, he said.
Ufology Research is concerned that most of the sightings were not reported to investigators in Manitoba but were instead submitted to websites around the globe.
Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:08 CDT
Are we all alone in the universe? Nick Pope, former head of the government's UFO investigations, isn't so sure. He talks to Raf Sanchez about the great 'unexplained'.
To conspiracy theorists, Nick Pope is the right man with the wrong answer. The former head of Britain's UFO Project has had years of unparalleled access and resources to investigate the significance of unexplained visitors to Britain's airspace. Since leaving the MoD in 2006 he has taken up a high profile career as a writer, lecturer and consultant. He seemed to be a man preparing to impart revelation. If anyone should be able to confirm that the government knows of the existence of extraterrestrial life, it should, in theory, be Pope.
Except that he won't. To the rabid frustration of many Ufologists (the recent term coined to describe those who study UFO sightings) Pope continues to deny that the government he served for over 20 years has information confirming the existence of aliens and just isn't sharing it. Clips of interviews on the internet show the clean cut former civil servant interrogated by enthusiasts already sure of the answer they want and left bitter and accusatory when they don't get it.