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Signs Supplement: UFOs - Part 2
30, 2003 - February 10, 2004
[...] Mathews faced significant
scrutiny shortly before the 1999 election, when he recounted for
a newspaper reporter his recollections of what he believes was
a UFO visit to his Varina farm several decades ago.
In an article, Mathews said he believed the UFO was responsible
for the subsequent death of his dog.
Wade said that those comments further damaged the reputation
of the Sheriff's Office.
"To me, it's embarrassing to go out in public and have someone
say, 'Hey Sheriff, have you ever seen a UFO' That's happened to
me a number of times." [...]
A MAN spotted two jellyfish
like objects which he could only describe as UFOs flying over
his Daventry home. On the same day an hour before a cameraman
recorded footage of similar colour and shape vessels in the night
sky in Worcestershire.
Adrian Dalton, 32, of Hemans Road, Daventry was standing in his
back garden with his son on Tuesday, July 22 between 10pm and
He first became aware of them when he saw two black objects in
the distance which he thought were birds. Next thing, they were
above his home.
He said: "They were like two brown jellyfish in the sky, they
looked like they were swimming and I had not taken any drugs."
saucers, UFOs, extra-terrestrial life - most people think it is
all fiction. But for some it is all too real and an international
conference was held in Perth in Western Australia to discuss the
"hidden truths", information that a so-called secret government
is withholding from the public. [...]
[...]Gloucester men Andy Lloyd,
a charge nurse at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, and his friends
Dave and Martin Cosnette are all nationally recognised experts
on UFOs. The three stargazers are reaching out to the public and
setting up a hotline to report UFO sightings in Gloucestershire.
"This year's bright appearance of Mars will be an added incentive
and the increase in stargazers may turn up more reports of Unidentified
Cameras will be rolling in
Kecksburg today as the Sci Fi Channel continues production of
its two-hour investigative documentary, "The New Roswell: Kecksburg
In an effort to shed light on the uncertain events of Dec. 9,
1965 -- when some people claim an unidentified flying object came
to Earth in the Mt. Pleasant Township community -- the cable channel
will sponsor what it bills as a "town meeting" at 10 a.m. in the
Kecksburg fire hall. [...]
[...] On that serene and surreal
evening, the forces of nature (and perhaps some other forces,
depending on whom you ask) converged with our national pastime
on the corner of the Bermuda Triangle, crafting a moment that,
in terms of sheer oddity, may have no peer in baseball lore.
Some eyewitnesses have told the story hundreds of times to thousands
of people. Most listeners refuse to believe it. Reporters and
baseball historians have never taken it seriously enough to run
with it -- perhaps in part because one of those present doesn't
recall it even happening.
Can't really blame any of them. The tale is, in a word, unbelievable.
And it's been buried among baseball's most obscure X-Files for
nearly 29 years. [...]
Judy Messoline got tired of
waking up with strangers, if not aliens, in her yard.
So four years ago she asked the Saguache County commissioners
to allow her to build a UFO watchtower and campground. Then she
could make some money on people who were already using her land
to camp as they tried to spot aliens.
The San Luis Valley has long been considered a fertile ground
for such searches, especially after claims of alien abductions,
UFO landings and a wave of cattle mutilations. [...]
|[...]Cronkite mentioned that he
and the other reporters had been warned that photography of the
missile test and any audio transmissions or recordings by the press
were forbidden. They would have to give a written account of the
event. Just as the test was ready to proceed, everyone was writing
as fast as they could. As Air Force Security personnel walked around
the perimeter of the test area with guard dogs and the news reporters
watched, the missile was fired-up and about to be released. Just
then, a large disc-type UFO appeared on the scene. [...]
A RETIRED policeman who now
spends his time chasing UFOs is looking for help from Swindonians
to complete his research.
John Hanson, 57, retired from the police force in 1995 after nearly
30 years of service.
[...] Mr Hanson, who lives in Alvechurch, Worcestershire, is
appealing to the people of Swindon to help him solve a piece in
The incident happened on the afternoon of November 24 1970 at
Ridgeway Comprehensive School in Wroughton.
Mr Hanson - who is a consultant for the Flying Saucer Review
- says hundreds of pupils and staff - witnessed a black metallic
disc shoot across the sky, apparently chased by RAF fighters.
"This incident forms just a tiny fraction of multi UFO phe- nomenon
that I have studied over the past decade. "I am very keen to hear
from anyone who was at the school on that day." [...]
the mid-1960s a sleepy Wiltshire town became the unlikely epicentre
of a UFO phenomenon.
Warminster, in West Wiltshire, became known globally for what
was enigmatically called " The Thing ". The Thing took many forms
by those who claimed to have observed it between 1965 and 1977.
The latest report
of a UFO over Hemel Hempstead was made today. There have been
over 20 reports over the past two weeks of unexplained bright
objects in the sky.
Today's report came from Deaconsfield Road where Ray Tomlin saw
two strange objects giving off a bright orange light shortly before
He's mystified as they made no noise, but moved too fast to have
been any sort of hot air balloon.
|UNIDENTIFIED sightings of a mysterious
object in the night sky over Loughton have left two women baffled.
As submitted to the House Committee
on Science and Astronautics at July 29, 1968, Symposium on Unidentified
Flying Objects, Rayburn Bldg., Washington, D.C., by James E. McDonald.
"Then there are scattered instances in which substantial power
distribution systems have failed at or very near the time of observation
of aerial phenomena similar, broadly speaking, to one or another
UFO phenomenon. I have personally checked on several such instances
and am satisfied that the coincidence of UFO observation and power
outage did at least occur. Whether there is a causal connection
here, and in which direction it may run, remains quite uncertain.
Even during the large Northeast blackout, November 9, 1965, there
were many UFO observations, several of which I have personally
checked. I have inquired at the Federal Power Commission to secure
data that might illuminate the basic question of whether these
are merely fortuitous, but the data available are inadequate to
permit any definite conclusions. In other parts of the world,
there have also been reports of system outages coincident with
UFO sightings. Again, the evidence is quite unclear as to causal
The largest wave of UFO sightings occurred in 1965. From coast
to coast strange low flying objects were reported almost nightly
by people of all ages and walks of life. These sketches compiled
by a NICAP researcher represent a small sample of hundreds of
investigated cases in which truly unknown objects were judged
to have been involved.
As the year progressed the number of reports rose dramatically.
On the night of August 2 thousands of people in 4 midwestern states
witnessed spectacular aerial displays by large formations of UFOs.
That same night a multicolored disc was photographed in Tulsa
Oklahoma while several persons watched it perform low altitude
maneuvers. This picture was extensively analyzed, pronounced authentic,
and later published by Life magazine and many newspapers.
But the year's most incredible development
was yet to come. On the evening of November 9 hundreds of UFO
sightings were reported throughout the northeast. In New York
State luminous objects were seen hovering over 3 very significant
A Niagara Falls power plant
A [Syracuse] relay station
and the heart of New York City
Within moments of the Syracuse
sighting 9 northeastern states and parts of Canada experienced
the largest power failure in history. Media accounts
including those by NBC news, The Associated Press, and some local
papers openly reported the UFO sightings and in a few cases suggested
that they be investigated as a possible cause of the blackout.
However, before this speculation could gain much momentum the
Federal Power Commission announced that the problem had been caused
by a broken relay in a Canadian power plant. This answer was accepted
by the press and public and the UFO angle was quickly forgotten.
[...] On November 9, 1965 the
northeastern region of the United States and Canada was abruptly
plunged into blackness. The worst blackout on record came to be
known as the 'Big Blackout'.[...]
Mass media coverage naturally focussed on the human aspect of
the blackout and to a lesser extent, on the delay in determining
the cause of the breakdown.
There was, however, an even more dramatic story.
UFOs had been reported in the vicinity of strategic hydro installations
at the time of the blackout. The impressive number of
credible sightings led many researchers to consider the possible
role these craft may have played in the power collapse.
The researchers included the late Dr. James E. MacDonald,(3)
a physicist at the University of Arizona; former NICAP director
Major Donald E. Keyhoe; and astronomer Dr. J. Allen Hynek, the
current director of the Centre for UFO Studies.
Immediately following the breakdown, the U.S. Federal Power Commission
and the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission launched a full-scale
investigation into the cause. At first, it was reported that the
trouble originated with a mechanical breakdown in a high voltage
line between Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
According to the [Toronto] 'Globe and Mail':
The report turned out to be false. Then a sub-station near Syracuse
was reported to be the cause of the failure, but repairmen found
it in perfect condition.
Finallly, six days after the blackout, Ontario Hydro engineers
traced the trouble to the mammoth Sir Adam Beck No.2 Generating
Station at Queenston, Ontariom north of Niagra Falls.
It seems that just prior to the blackout, power was flowing from
Sir Adam Beck No.2. into Ontario, then across the border via Cornwall
into New York State. In graphic terms, power was flowing clockwise
in a loop around Lake Ontario.
At 5:16pm, a backup relay on one of the six lines linking Sir
Adam Beck tothe rest of the province mysteriously tripped the
line's circuit breaker, which acts much like a household fuse.
In quick succession the cut-off power jumped to the other five
lines, causing an overload that tripped the circuit breakers on
these lines as well.
A veritable tidal wave of electricity - 1.1 million kilowatts
- flowed in the opposite direction into New York State. (5) Inexplicably,
the relays on the New York lines failed to isolate and contain
the overload. Within seconds, the entire grid of thirty-one interconnected
power utilities of CANUSE (Canada-United States Eastern Grid)
had broken down.
Although experts could pinpoint the origin of the blackout, they
were baffled by the cause of the relay malfunction and the failure
of the protective systems to contain the overload.
In the words of Ontario Hydro's system supervising engineer,
Jim Harris: "It's incredible! I would have said this was impossible
if I hadn't seen the evidence." (6)
The mystery deepened when it was discovered that the relay had
not in fact malfunctioned, but had merely reacted to a sudden
surge of power from an unknown source.
As stated in the final report of the U.S. Federal Power Commission:
"The precise cause of the backup relay energization is now known."
Where did the unexplained surge of power come from? To this day
that question has remained unanswered.
Or has it? [...]
IT COULD have been a case for
Mulder and Scully when glowing orbs were spotted in the Hanbury
night sky at the end of July.
But several reports of hovering lights in the area and one onlooker
managing to film the mysterious objects has now led to a UFO research
organisation to launch a full investigation into the sightings.
Tom Hines, a BBC cameraman, was looking for a location to shoot
a private film in the area when he spotted the lights at the end
He filmed what he could see, and the eerie record of three lights
suspended in the air has convinced Contact UFO Research International
to take the sightings seriously. So much so that it is now doing
more research to see if the lights could in fact be UFOs. [...]
E.T. might have tried to phone
Ohio on Aug. 15, 1977. But nobody was listening at 11:16 p.m.,
and scientists in the years since haven't been able to figure
out what, if anything, the extraterrestrial was saying.
A radio telescope dubbed ''Big Ear'' and operated by Ohio State
University was scanning space from Delaware County when a booming
70-second burst was received from a point in the sky that tracked
from the middle of the Milky Way. It had all the earmarks of an
intelligent transmission. [...]
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UFO expert Michael Soper was
amazed to capture an object he believes could be an alien spacecraft
on his own camera.
Mr Soper, of Ousley Close, Marston, Oxford, spotted the object
on a photograph he had taken of a cloud at Middleton Cheney, near
He suggested the object could have been an alien sheltering from
solar storms which have been linked with the recent scorching
"I took a picture of a cloud which looked like a chicken about
to take flight," said Mr Soper, 55, media spokesman for Contact
International, a group which monitors UFO sightings across the
"When it came out I spotted a small egg shaped object with a
bizarre plasma tail." [...]
[...] The blackout 38 years
ago was similar to last week's outage in many ways. The "Great
Northeast Blackout" of 1965 began at 5:16 p.m., near the end of
a normal workday. The power grid broke up four seconds after the
initial disturbance. New York, Ontario, most of New England and
parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania went black within five minutes,
leaving 30 million people without electricity for as long as 13
In his 1979 book, UFO Canada, Yurko Bondarchuk writes some believers
went so far as to accuse then-prime minister Lester B. Pearson
for covering up alien involvement in the 1965 blackout.
"To shift attention from the UFO explanation, the 'broken relay'
story was invented," Mr. Bondarchuk quotes U.S. ufologist Donald
Keyhoe as saying. "Since this could be construed as blaming Canada,
the prime minister must have been convinced it was best for both
countries not to disclose the true situation." [...]
An unusually high number of
UFO sightings have been reported across the Midlands due to the
hot weather, say a group of alien spotters.
Cigar-shaped ships, beaming lights in the sky and a Tinkerbell-like
being have all been reported to UFO society Contact since June.
Michael Soper, Contact's Midlands spokesman, said there had been
30 clear sightings of UFOs in the Birmingham area which could
be put down to the temperatures. [...]
|The purpose of these files is to
report the UFO eyewitness and photo/video evidence that occurs on
a daily basis around the world and in space. Did UFOs cause the
Blackout? Maine - trooper claims a UFO taps power line in 1965,
New York - Pine Bush story, Are we alone? New Jersey - Sam Sherman
family spots UFO, FLORIDA - UFO flips over highway, Alabama - daylight
rectangle UFO, Louisiana - Three orange lights traveling in formation,
Ohio - UFO causes power outage and daylight rods videotaped, North
Dakota - five see disk that moves faster than an airplane, Montana
- five lights like a cross, Canada - UFO flap sweeps Ontario, Argentina
- huge round object, UK - Glider pilots spot UFO, Netherlands -
Portugal - fluorescent green triangle, Turkey - UFOs running wild.
A RETIRED aviation enthusiast
says he has never seen anything like an unidentified object which
flew over his back garden.
Douglas Wragg has been watching the skies for more than 50 years
and knows everything there is to know about aircraft and weather
But on a clear day in Petts Wood, he says he witnessed a cylinder-shaped
flying object which was "nothing to do with aviation".
Mr Wragg, 71, asked his wife, Pamela, to verify he was not hallucinating
after tracking the object through his binoculars.
Describing it as like "two rolls of carpet covered in black plastic",
one on top of the other, he initially thought it was a kite but
ruled that out when it climbed to about 20,000ft.
He said: "I know a lot about aircraft but I've never seen anything
like this." He contacted Biggin Hill airport to warn them because
it appeared to be in the flight path. [...]
As the planet Mars has moved
to its closest point to Earth in around 60,000 years, the number
of 'UFO sightings' in Germany has soared, a researcher said yesterday.
"I'm hearing some of the most outrageous claims at the moment,"
said Werner Walter, who heads Germany's CENAP centre tasked with
investigating reports about unidentified flying objects. [...]
A UFO was spotted over Whitehaven
on Saturday night. [...]
"It was pear shaped and came in from the Solway Firth over the
Valley. There were no navigation lights, just white lights all
round it and some sort of fabrication linking the thing up. It
was very unusual. I had never seen anything like it – and
none of us had been drinking." [...]
are targeting Suffolk in their quest to find alien life. [...]
A strange yellow D-shaped object was spotted overhead
by a man in his garden at Freston.
He watched in wonder as the UFO changed shape before
it altered course and flew off at around 11pm on August 5. [...]
You've been hearing a lot about
it.. The planet mars is the closest it's been to earth in nearly
And people all over the globe have been out star gazing to get
a glimpse of it.
But late last week, some in Calcasieu say they saw something
else in the sky out of the ordinary, and they were able to capture
it on home video. [...]
| One Hundred and Fifty Seven Witnesses
Speak Out - We Want To Know!
What can cause
so many residents in various communities from Kamloops through to
the Okanagan and the Kootenays in British Columbia left
scratching their heads, wondering what it was they all witnessed.
Also many people became very frightened and ran into their homes.
The answers to the questions I have been asked have been hard to
come by, but we certainly know something extraordinary did take
place on July 28, 2003 in the early morning hours.[...]
Strange lights in the North-east
night sky have baffled the experts.
Sixteen lights travelling rapidly across clear skies were spotted
over two nights by a Fyvie resident.
Air traffic control bosses and aviation experts have ruled out
aircraft or satellites, because the lights were travelling too
fast to be planes or orbiting objects.
Astronomy experts say the lights could not have been "shooting
stars" because they were travelling too slowly and from different
One North-east UFO expert was at a loss to offer a straightforward
explanation and said the mysterious sightings should be logged
as genuine close encounters with unidentified flying objects.
ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Maybe
it is something for the X-Files.
Residents in the Rome Township, Proctorville and Chesapeake areas
were not necessarily concerned, but were curious about the source
of odd lights in the sky Sunday and Monday nights. Two lights
appeared to circle as if chasing one another each night over Rome
Township, prompting residents to peer skyward. Occasional blips
or flashes also appeared at random, sometimes over Ohio 7 and
sometimes over Ohio 243 or to the south, toward the Ohio River.
"They were just kind of circling around," said Roger Lambert,
of Rome Township.[...]
[...] The strange object in
the picture appears to have an entirely symmetrical structure,
with two "broom like" extentions on either end of a classic 'cigar'
or cylinder shaped UFO body. There is also a bright 'orb' of light
Almost every conceivable UFO shape has been reported over time
-- from cylinders to columns to snake-like or even 'organic' looking
structures to the classic saucer or sphere. Could we be seeing
yet another remarkable ship design in Mona's photo?
MORE Wishaw residents have
come forward after having their own close encounters of the UFO
In last week's Wishaw Press, we reported the sighting of a green
light in the sky, above Craigneuk on Monday September 8, around
The green light had been seen in the sky, at a height of around
400 feet, before shooting off in the Muirhouse direction. [...]
Airdrie Echo - While far from
being Alberta's version of Area 51, a Canadian UFO investigator
and researcher says Airdrie and area has been a veritable hotspot
for reported sightings of late.
Brian Wilke, director of HBCC UFO Research who has appeared on
countless radio shows as a UFO expert, says he's received numerous
calls on his toll-free UFO hotline reporting sightings of strange
flying objects in the immediate area.
"We have started receiving a number of telephone calls
and e-mails from (Airdrie) area residents reporting many strange
lights and objects in the night skies," Wilke said. [...]
A HOUSEWIFE from Wallasey claims
that the area is a hotbed of UFO activity. Nikki Limb is the newly
appointed Wirral representative of the Merseyside Anomalies Research
Association (MARA), which was set up in 1996 to investigate and
research UFOs and other strange incidents.
She says UFO sightings are extremely common in Wirral and many
are regularly reported to her. She also claims to have seen UFOs
[...] One of the strangest of MARA's incidents occurred on August
24, 1997, when they say a black sphere appeared to rise out of
the river. The group claim that four witnesses in Wallasey saw
something odd in the evening sky at about 7.30pm in the evening
as they were sat in the garden with friends enjoying the clear
One of the people noticed a black ball in the sky moving at high
speed - apparently quicker than an aircraft. They watched this
for about a minute and had enough time to get in the house to
get binoculars. During the observation the object changed direction
a number of times and also seemed also to change shape.
|There have been 18 reported UFO
sightings in the Myrtle Beach area since 1995. Seven of those sightings
occurred this summer:
Steve Musson (38) and his wife
Caron (36) had a close encounter when they spotted what they believe
was a UFO spinning across the sky near the shopping area. They
saw what Steve described as "a black shiny disc turning over and
over in the sky."
The UFO was in the air above their Bodiam Way, Grimsby, home
for several minutes before Steve went inside and grabbed his video
The footage, which he gave to the Telegraph, shows an intriguing
black object, which comes in and out of view and catches the light
on regular intervals.
It is in view for just over a minute before it completely disappears.
On the film Steve can be heard to say: "It's just gone. I can't
see it." [...]
Whatever happened to UFOs? Remember
when people used to see them all the time, streaking over their
houses like flocks of grackles?
I remember as a child stretching out on a blanket in the backyard
at night and staring at the heavens, waiting for that telltale
UFO. My buddies and I saw one. Not a bullet, not a plane, but
an authentic unidentified flying object darting across the heavens
into the Milky Way. It sent chills up and down our spines.
In those days, in the '50s, everybody saw flying saucers or knew
somebody who did. While the government said there were no such
things, we knew differently and waited for the impending invasion
of Little Green Men from outer space. Would they come in peace
or war? [...]
Maybe we all grew up and realized there is nothing out there
in space but the stars and, based on some of the things that are
happening in the world today, the aliens landed a long time ago.
GAUTIER, Mississippi-- Charles
Hickson has spent the last 30 years living with something most
other people couldn't even imagine.
On Oct. 11, 1973, Hickson and Calvin Parker were fishing on the
Pascagoula River, enjoying the cool fall evening. What seemed
to be the beginning of a peaceful night turned to chaos when the
pair suddenly found themselves in a close encounter with an alien
craft and its occupants.
In 1973, media reports show a rash of UFO sightings across the
country, including many reported by law enforcement officials
that September and October in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
In October 1973 alone there were more than 500 sightings reported,
said John Schuessler, international director and founding member
of Mutual UFO Network, which tracks sightings and contacts with
alien vessels and beings. [...]
People from around the country
have reported seeing an Unidentified Flying Object in the skies
of Bahrain emitting strange lights for about a minute at around
11pm on Friday.
Bahraini Mohammed Jaffer Al Hajer was sitting with six of his
friends outside his home in Qurrayah village near Budaiya when
they noticed the UFO in the distant skies. Al Hajer 'caught' the
strange object on his digital video camera as the lights appeared
twice – once when the UFO emitted a bright yellow light
and the second time when it split into two before disappearing.
"We first noticed the strange light appear to the left of the
Batelco tower in the village," he said. "We saw it again just
above the tower when I reached for my camera and began to video
tape it." Al Hajer videotaped the object for about 40 seconds
before it disappeared. The pictures were not clear because of
the high speed of the object and the low resolution of the camera,
according to Al Hajer. People in Manama also reported seeing the
UFO at the same time and placed it between Manama and Muharraq,
in the same vicinity as Al Hajer claimed.
However, sources at Bahrain International Airport tower told
the Tribune that the radars there did not register any abnormal
activity during that time. [...]
HUNTSBURG, Ohio -- Gaze into
the dark sky and you might be surprised at what is there.
The phrase UFO conjures up all kinds of thoughts. For some in
Geauga County, it might have been more than a thought when they
saw something glowing.
It was in Huntsburg in Geauga County late one August evening
when nature's dark ceiling was the backdrop of strange movements
in the sky, Bibb reported.
"A light hovering above our woods," said Michele Braun.
Braun and her daughter, Stephanie, recounted the story on Aug.
29. Neighbor kids had a backyard bonfire going. But in the distance
away from the rising smoke came unusual movement. Those who saw
it could neither judge its distance away nor its size, saying
they only know what they saw.
"It would start off like a little ball, like a little white light
coming toward us and then it come like a half-circle, a rod,"
From the backyard gathering, a boy grabbed his video camera.
So Bibb offered the tale of his tape. It was an eerie sight unfolding,
like a fiery ball which changes its shape, Bibb said. Rven the
family dog became unnerved.
"Just like going in circles and then she jumped on my mom; on
her shoulder and then on her head. Like it was weird," Stephanie
Just off Chardon-Windsor Road in Huntsburg there have
been other accounts of mysterious events, Bibb said. Sometimes
people say the compass behaves wildly with their needles not always
Are the events unexplainable? Bibb said, "Perhaps."
George W. Bush raised a few
eyebrows during the 2000 presidential campaign when he responded
to a question about releasing government files on unidentified
flying objects. "It'll be the first thing he (Dick Cheney) will
do," Bush said. "He'll get right on it."
Immediately upon assuming office, however, the Bush administration
exhibited an impulse for even tighter controls on government information,
long before the 9/11 security clampdown. From Bush's immediate
suspension of the 1978 Presidential Records Act to Cheney's refusal
to comply with a General Accounting Office request for the names
of the Vice President's Energy Task Force members, patterns of
concealment are consistent. Just last month, Bush signed Executive
Order 12958, which gave the director of the Office of Science
and Technology Policy the unprecedented authority to declare information
"Top Secret." [...]
Soldiers encountered something
strange in 'Coyne Incident'
CLEVELAND -- It was about 11 p.m. on Oct. 18, 1973, when an Army
Reserve helicopter came perilously close to colliding with an
unidentified flying object.
Arrigo "Rick" Jezzi, 56, who now lives in Cincinnati, was flying
the Huey helicopter that night. Three decades later, he is still
not sure what happened. [...]
Local residents reported an
Unidentified Flying Object Friday night while attending a Unioto
football game. An unexplainable series of lights lit up the night
sky according to Lonnie Caplinger and his son Bruce. [...]
According to Bruce, he just happened to be looking up at the
sky when he saw two bright lights that appeared to be moving toward
"Then of all of sudden, a third one appeared, then a fourth one,
almost like a tear drop dropping out of the other one," he said.
"They were in a horizontal line, four bright lights. Then they
slowly turned orange and just disappeared." [...]
According to Lonnie, about 20 minutes after he witnessed the
third series of lights, which happened in a period of 12 to 13
minutes, he saw what he thought were two fighter planes circling
"Evidently they were from Wright Patterson (Air Force Base),"
he said. "They came at a high rate of speed. They circled the
area for several minutes and left."
Lonnie said the series of unidentified lights almost looked like
a plane with four lights strung across the wing.
"But if it was a plane it was huge, huge, huge," he said. [...]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The truth
is out there, and the Sci Fi Channel is determined to find it,
even if that means suing NASA, the Department of Defence, the
U.S. Army and Air Force for documents related to unidentified
Sci Fi, a U.S. cable channel that airs fictional programming
such as Battlestar Galactica, as well as documentaries that explore
the line between fact and science fiction, is part of a group
pressuring the federal government to de-classify UFO information.
Last year Sci Fi joined forces with an investigative journalist,
a Washington, DC law firm, and former President Clinton chief
of staff John Podesta, to gain release of documents relating to
an incident it calls "the new Roswell," a UFO sighting in Kecksburg,
Pennsylvania in 1965.
"Now, one year later, despite serious effort to uncover the facts,
NASA and the Department of Defence are still maintaining their
wall of silence," said Sci Fi Channel president Bonnie Hammer.
"Whether or not this has anything to do with UFOs the public has
the right to know."
Now the Sci FI Channel is supporting what could turn into a series
of lawsuits, first against NASA and then against the Department
of Defence, the Army and Air Force, to get classified documents
released to the public. [...]
NASA has agreed to turn over
documents relating to the alleged crash of a UFO in Kecksburg,
Pa., in 1965, the SCI FI Channel announced. The news comes a day
after SCI FI said it would pursue legal action against the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration to release its records on
NASA informed Lee Helfrich, attorney for the Channel-sponsored
Coalition for Freedom of Information , that it is releasing 36
pages of documents, the Channel said. [...]
"I think it's fair to say that we have truly entered the realm
of science fiction in Washington, D.C., when it's fair game to
disclose the identity of a clandestine CIA agent, but not the
records of an unexplained crash in Kecksburg, Pa., that occurred
38 years ago," Podesta said at a news conference this week.
On Dec. 9, 1965, witnesses described seeing a fireball in the
sky, a controlled landing and the systematic military recovery
of an object. The incident is the subject of the original SCI
FI Channel documentary The New Rosell: Kecksburg Exposed , hosted
by Bryant Gumbel, which premieres Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Tim Butler doesn't believe in
flying saucers. His perception is more sophisticated. It was a
flying boomerang that caught his attention. [...]
The boomerang, Butler said, was notable for what it didn't have:
It lacked markings, a cockpit, portholes, a tail and dorsal fins,
stabilizing equipment, propellers, engines, and rivets.
"It wasn't thermalling and didn't make a sound," he said. "There
was no heat distortion behind the end. I thought it had to be
a military drone at one point but there was no contrail, no propulsion."
Astronaut Ed Lu returned on
Monday from a six-month tour as science officer on the international
space station with loads of memories and at least one nagging
puzzle: what caused the mysterious flashes of light he saw while
studying the Earth's aurora from orbit?
Lu, who was a research astrophysicist before becoming an astronaut
in 1994, estimates that he spent 100 hours watching the northern
and southern lights during half a year in space. The auroral light
show, which takes place well below the station's 380km altitude,
shimmers and pulses depending on natural variations in incoming
solar particles trapped by the Earth's magnetic field.
On three occasions - July 11, September 24 and October 12 - Lu
saw something markedly different: flashes as bright as the brightest
stars, which lasted only a second then blinked off again. In one
instance, he called crew-mate Yuri Malenchenko over to the window
to see the bursts. Lu says they appeared very different from the
random but harmless retinal flashes that many astronauts experience
when heavy cosmic rays hit their eyeballs. [...]
It was a clear, cold early February
morning when Amy Wilbur saw a flying orange orb in the sky.
Now, the only way she can describe it is by what it was not. [...]
Wilbur is not alone. Last year there were 483 reported sightings
of Unidentified Flying Objects in Canada, four of those sightings
came from New Brunswick, according to the web-based Canadian UFO
survey which tallies sightings dating back to 1989. [...]
First came the UFO, a massive,
saucer-shaped craft hovering low over the Pacific Northwest in
the spring of 1967. Then, two days later, came the beeping a steady,
two-beeps-to-the-second sound coming from no discernible source.
Locals, some bearing rifles, flocked to the woods to hear, to
puzzle, to perhaps solve the mystery.
The nighttime beeping continued for weeks. Police even thought
they heard it on their radios. When the beeping began, cows and
dogs grew agitated, then quiet. Even the loud-mouthed frogs shut
Civil defense experts prowled the woods to no avail. Bird-call
experts analyzed poor-quality tapes of the sound and came up blank.
Finally, at wit's end, local authorities turned to their last
hope: the crack saucer-busters at the University of Colorado.
Within days, physical scientist Roy Craig, an investigator with
the university's Air Force-financed Condon Project the nation's
largest, most systematic investigation of UFOs to date was dispatched
to the scene.
What he found was the stuff of history. [...]
skies above Japan are alive with extraterrestrial activity, according
to the nation's foremost UFO research group and its fearless leader.
Matt Wilce examines the evidence.
Every January more than two million people crowd the grounds
of Harajuku's Meiji Jingu to celebrate the New Year, but these
revelers aren't the only beings checking out the shrine. On October
11, 1999, roughly 60 transparent rings appeared in the sky over
the shrine and were witnessed and photographed by Junichi Kato
and his OUR-J UFO group. On other occasions, unidentified shapes
and lights have been spotted in the area with remarkable frequency,
leading to its reputation as one of Japan's alien hotspots. [...]
[...] There seem to be rather
a lot of spaceships hovering in the West's night skies. More than
200 police officers have come forward to say they have seen UFOs
flying over the British countryside, a detective revealed yesterday.
And according to the bobbies' X-files experiences, for the past
50 years the West has been a buzzing hotspot for extra-terrestrial
ST.HELENS secured its lasting
place in UFO history this week - via its own official entry in
a mysterious X-Files style database.
Detective Constable Gary Heseltine, founder of the unique PRUFOS
(Police Reporting UFO Sightings) records system, highlighted the
almost-forgotten incident in the skies above the town as one of
major " Defence Significance."
And - despite its initial logging on police files 25 years ago
- Gary insisted that there was STILL NO convincing logical explanation
for what happened above Bold Power Station in January 1978.
Then onlookers watched in disbelief as a shining light buzzed
the installation, and appeared to dart down to take a closer look.
But none were quite as astonished as two patrolling police officers
who immediately logged in the spectacular sighting with disbelieving
colleagues in the radio room.
DC Heseltine - a serving CID officer with British Transport Police
in the South of England - explained last night: " The Ministry
Of Defence still maintains that there has never been a case of
Defence Significance. As a police officer, I find that position
untenable and here is why.
"Having served in the Armed Forces I know that in the event of
war in this country, all types of installation throughout Britain
have been categorised for importance and vulnerability. For example
oil fields, power stations, military installations are all key
enemy targets which if hit would affect the infrastructure of
And he added later: " It follows that any attempt to survey or
interfere with these types of installations would by definition
have to be of 'Defence Significance.'"
The PRUFOS dossier contains 84 official sightings - reported
by a total of 212 policemen and policewoman in the years between
1950 and 2002. And researcher Heseltine highlighted the St.Helens
incident as one of the three MOST significant to take place at
official installations during the Seventies while the Cold War
was still raging.
But the serving sleuth claimed the speed of the craft over Bold
indicated other-worldly powers, rather than a top-secret Soviet
spy plane! Chronicled as No.44 in the database, the report observed:
" Two uniformed officers - PCs Lowe and Roberts - observed a high
speed UFO that hovered above Bold Power Station before darting
across the landscape and doing likewise overFiddler's Ferry Power
" This occurred during the Cold War and again multiple police
witness corroboration was provided. Power Stations would be targeted
in the event of war in Britain, and are thus regarded as key installations
from a national defence point of view. "
Gary, who believes that Ets may have been monitoring the strategic
strengths and weaknesses of various world powers, also highlighted
two important instances of St.Helens style incidents.
In August 1976, a craft hovered over Buncefield Oil Terminal
nr Hemel Hempstead for several minutes before vanishing.
The report - No.35 in the PRUFOS records - noted: " Checks with
Luton Airport ruled out conventional craft."
Some years earlier in October 1967, two policemen spotted a stationary
UFO hovering above HMS Dolphin - a submarine base - for several
UFO expert Heseltine - ones of scores of police officers to go
public about strange phenomena - said later that the St.Helens
incident indicated an extra-terrestrial visitation. [...]
[A] wave of strange shapes and
lights have been seen in the region this year, according to UFO
expert Michael Soper.
Contact International, an organisation which records and researches
unexplained sightings, has already logged almost 50 separate sightings
in the region this year.
A particular busy time came at the end of May, and then in early
August when ten "objects" were seen. [...]
SALMON - The truth is out there,
according to two longtime Salmon residents who say that unexplained
lights have periodically flashed across the sky over the vast
and remote Salmon-Challis National Forest.
UFO lore has hovered on Salmon´s horizon for decades, with
the majority of sightings occurring in the unpopulated backcountry.
Chester Rackham, 79, who manned half a dozen fire lookouts in
the Salmon-Challis for more than three decades, recalls seeing
what he described as "fuzzy blue lights." He never
received a plausible explanation. [...]
Airdrie Echo - A
British Columbia-based UFO researcher says a story which appeared
in the Echo in September regarding sightings in the Airdrie area
has spurred others to come forward with their experiences with
strange lights in the sky.
Brian Vike, director of HBCC UFO Research and a regular contributor
to TV and radio shows as a UFO expert, said numerous sightings
of unidentified objects in the area over the past months has ensured
that Airdrie has entered the lexicon of the UFO community.
"I do a weekly radio show (in B.C.) and I mentioned to the host
that I have received a number of reports from the (Airdrie) area
and we talked about the latest one, which came in on air," Vike
LOCATION: Morehead, Kentucky
DATE: Friday, November 21, 2003
TIME: Between 9 and 10:00 p.m.
In effort to further explore the report of 'unidentified lights'
and screaming sounds alleged in Morehead, Kentucky, an internet
search was conducted to retrieve the address and phone numbers
of residents of Adams Lane (law officer earlier contacted had
advised of the search taking place near this location). [...]
The call was received by Dr. Virgil Davis, a U.K. college professor.
While driving, they all spotted a soundless aerial object over
a nearby open field that was described as an oval-shaped, white-colored
light source as big as a pea held at arms length which moved 'like
a hummingbird would move.' [...]
After driving the short distance to their house, they went to
a second floor bedroom and looked out the window to the northwest
where they continued to watch the object. It descended lower toward
the ground and seemed to be settling in a nearby field where its
color had shifted from a white to an orange. As the object got
lower and lower to the ground, it became bigger and its color
changed to a reddish light. [...]
"Right after that my 2-sons went back outside and heard the screaming.
It was a female voice. They got in the car and within minutes
had called from their cell phone to say that they had been hearing
screaming sounds in the field where this thing came down," he
Dr. Davis paused from our conversation to check with one of his
sons, asking if he could recount the nature of the screaming sounds.
He said it was a desperate, blood curdling scream of a female
voice that kept saying: "Help me, oh my God, help me!"
"Apparently several people had heard the screaming, I don't know
how long it lasted," he said. [...]
Dr. Davis, who teaches psychology for the Ashland, Kentucky Community
College branch of the University of Kentucky, also said that he
had previously seen a UFO when he was in his Freshman year in
college at Morehead State University in 1976. He said the object
was similar to what he saw on Friday, November 21, 2003. [...]
THE appearance of a UFO in the
sky above Kingsgate Retail Park last week caused spooked drivers
to bump their cars.
Several people reported seeing a huge silver object in the area
as they drove past at around 8.45am last Wednesday.
Drivers were so distracted by the bizarre sighting that at least
two minor bumps were reported, as the attention of motorists wandered
from the more mundane forms of transport before them on the road.
A local woman, who did not wish to be named, contacted the News
to describe the experience of a friend who was driving towards
the retail park at that time.
She said: "My friend saw something hovering, which was silver
in appearance and looked like the dishes you see on the side of
"It was huge, and it was pulsating - he wasn't the only one who
saw it, as you couldn't have missed it.
"He saw it and just thought: 'Good God', and was really quite
shaken by the whole thing.
"Then the object just suddenly disappeared - it was so strange.
"My friend thinks the accidents at Kingsgate were a result of
other people seeing this thing as well."
The sighting has also intrigued East Kilbride UFO Club, whose
members were warned in advance that they might be about to spot
something strange in the sky.
Colleagues in Cumbernauld had seen a similar object around half
an hour previously, and alerted their South Lanarkshire counterparts
that it appeared to be heading in their direction.
Lee Close, of the Anglo-Scottish UFO Research Agency, has been
investigating last week's events in tandem with the local UFO
He said: "This is the first time I've come across a UFO causing
a car crash, although I'm aware of it having happened in America
"People in Scotland tend to think: 'oh, there's something in
the sky' and just carry on, so the fact that it's caused two fender
benders is quite unusual.
"The fact that it's in daylight interests us immensely too -
previously 95 per cent of sightings were at night, although they're
now almost equal between day and night-time." [...]
Western Pennsylvania town marks
UFO anniversary Tuesday
A mysterious object engulfed in a fireball streaked across the
dusky sky while making itself visible to many witnesses.
Then it plunged to the ground.
Almost immediately, the U.S. military arrived at the scene to
zone off the area around the object's resting place.
Despite the claims of many near the site, a U.S. Government investigation
concluded that the phenomenon was most likely due to an un-recovered
magazine has released a documentary regarding the experiences
& sightings of Anthony Woods which is named the "Journey."
Featured in the documentary are some of Anthony's footages including
the fleets from 2001 & 2002 + the sensational red objects
with light that he filmed on march 27th 2002. It is available
on video & DVD. Details & information can be found at
THROUGHOUT the summer of 2002 I was fortunate enough to film several
interesting sightings, some of my best footage since the fleets
footage showing clear intelligence which happened in August --
in particular on the 13.8.02 I was lucky to film several very
good sightings including a sphere that crossed the sky at tremendous
speed passing through the clouds as it went over head & a
double sphere sighting where both objects together instantaneously
blinked out on film in less than one frame.
interesting sighting clearly shows intelligence happened several
days later on the 16.8.02 above my parents home; I managed to
film a sphere that hovered absolutely motionless for over 10 minutes
high in the sky, eventually the object moved off slowly but I
managed to get over twenty minutes of footage.
From my own experience of observing these objects it is evident
they have the capability to be individual objects "when required"
or they can morph or join up to make a larger craft. When they
come together there seems to be some sort of energy or plasma
substance that surrounds and holds them together. The more I see
these objects the more I am certain they are living individual
life forces of some sort rather than manufactured vehicles. [...]
THE mystery surrounding an apparent
sighting of a UFO above a power station 25 years ago deepened
further when an amateur radio operator raised the possibility
the 'light in the sky' actually landed in a local farmer's field.
Robert Bennett revealed how in January 1978 he sat for five hours
in his living room with three policemen, listening over the wires
as enthusiasts and police tracked the craft across St Helens.
He claims that from conversations he heard between officers in
his Nutgrove home and those on the ground, the UFO actually landed
on a field in Rainhill.
The 71-year-old came forward with his version of events after
former St Helens journalist, Ian Brandes, wrote in the Star of
how the mysterious sighting had recently been logged in a X-Files
style police database.
Ian revealed how Detective Constable Gary Heseltine had officially
entered the sighting above Bold Power Station in the Police Reporting
UFO sightings logging system. [...]
|Airdrie Echo - Two
recent Airdrie Echo articles on UFO sightings in and around Airdrie
continue to spur on other residents to come forward with their stories
of strange lights in the sky. [...]
KUALA LUMPUR, (AFP) - An unidentified
flying object was sighted hovering over a quiet village in northern
Kedah state near the Thai border, the second such sighting there
in two years, a report says.
A nine-year-old boy saw a slow-moving disc-like object about
the size of a car emitting a greenish light spinning in the air
over Banggol Cicar village near the town of Baling for about four
minutes before it disappeared, the New Straits Times said.
Mohamad Amirul Syafiq said at first he thought it was a plane
about to crash. "I then called my friends to look at the object
which was hovering just over the top of a coconut tree behind
my house," he was quoted as saying.
Mohamad Faiz Alias, 12, said he thought Mohamad Amirul was joking.
"But we saw clearly the object in the air, emitting a bright
light," Mohamad Faiz said. Kamaruddin Othman, 12, said he realised
the object was not a plane because it was silent.
His father, Othman Ahmad, 54, said he also caught sight of the
UFO before it disappeared.
Two years ago, a villager said he saw a UFO hovering in the air
while on his way to the mosque for pre-dawn prayers, the paper
Even the animals seem to be
sensing something strange.
Brian Vike, one of Canada's most experienced UFO sighting investigators,
said the most recent reports of unusual activity in Airdrie and
area have come from both humans and, vicariously, via humans through
their canine companions.
"There are many reports of animals responding funny to
an unusual object. Their senses are far superior ours,"Vike
"So it is a possibility that the pets around this one certain
area were aware and frightened of something that was truly an
unknown to them." [...]
TWINKLING Christmas stars may
have been replaced by UFOs over Huddersfield.
Shocked pensioner Malcolm Stapp is adamant he saw a couple of
flying saucers in the night sky.
Mr Stapp, 74, of Salendine Nook, said: "It sounds incredible
I know, but I couldn't believe what I was seeing."
He had been watching a film on TV and was going to bed at 12.30am
on Monday when he saw a bright light in the sky.
He said: "It was stationary over Huddersfield for at least 15
minutes. At one point another appeared travelling north and going
very fast - a lot faster than the jets that fly over here. It
was certainly not a helicopter or a plane."
He added: "Both UFOs were globular with lots of lights on them.
(Huntington, Indiana) - Chip
Olinger was warming up his car when he saw it. He radioed for
an extra set of eyes; he got two.
Greg Hedrick and Randy Hoover looked skyward; the saw it, too.
All three are Huntington law officers, guys who have seen just
about everything. But this time, they didn't know what they were
The object, seen from just north of the city Police Station,
came out of the northwest to the steeple of the SS. Peter and
Paul Catholic Church, then shot straight back north. It didn't
make any noise, and it remained in their sight for less than a
But it was big - described as the size of a hot air balloon or
a backyard trampoline - and low enough that Olinger thought it
was going to get hung up on the steeple of the Cherry Street church.
Normally, such an object passing
over the city would have lit up emergency lines. But this one
didn't. No one called 911; no one called city or county dispatch;
and no one called the State Police.
The three officers may have been the only ones to see it. And
for a few days, they didn't say anything about it. [...]
"It came from a long ways off," he said, describing the sighting
a week later. "First it looked like a parachute that you can steer,
black and curved,
but there was nobody in it. It started rolling, a slow roll, and
turned upside down. Then it looked like a giant set of bird wings.
It did more rolls, and turned into an oblong circle that was orange."
"It was so big, within no time at all I spotted it," Hoover said.
"When I first saw it, it was going in a flat plane, hovering,
moving slowly right toward the church."
Then it stopped, began moving in a circular motion, and turned
bright orange, Hoover said. It went flat again, and hovered over
the steeple. [...]
Olinger said the object changed
shape three or four times. It moved in a straight line, tumbling
as it moved, and made no noise. [...]
The bizarre and intriguing history
of Britain's UFO phenomenon opens a new series of Timewatch.
Britain's X Files examines the amazing true stories of Britain's
most famous UFO sightings and opens up the Government's secret
files on UFO investigations.
Charting this extraordinary cultural phenomenon from the Fifties
onwards, the programme takes in royal believers Prince Philip
(who used his equerry, Peter Horsley, as his unofficial UFO investigator)
and Lord Mountbatten, sceptical Prime Ministers and senior RAF
Timewatch explores how flying saucers exploded into the national
consciousness more than 50 years ago and finds out why the Government
took so long to admit that something remarkable was going on.
In Britain's X Files, the Timewatch team also track down the
eyewitnesses to Britain's most famous UFO cases and reveals the
incredible true story of an encounter in 1955 between Prince Philip's
equerry and a mysterious "alien" called Mr Janus. Charting the
investigation and cover-up by the British Government, Timewatch
explores whether rational explanations stand up to scrutiny. [...]
THREE UFOs have been spotted
over West Cumbria during the festive season.
Revellers in Workington and Whitehaven have reported seeing shining
balls and spooky triangles in the night sky.
Daley Rogers, of Hensingham, was left spellbound by a red object
hovering overhead as he returned from Workington last week.
He said: "We were coming home and we could see something in the
sky. It just seemed to stay there and when we got to the Hill
Crest area there was a group of kids watching it. It seemed to
drop something that was white and bright and exploded. Then, it
took off. I don't know where it went."
Daley, 23, admits that although he wasn't frightened by the ball-shaped
object, he's found it hard to get it out of his mind. "I have
been thinking about it a lot," he said.
The 23-year-old is in good company, with at least six other people
witnessing strange goings-on in the West Cumbrian skies over Christmas.
UFO expert Sharon Larkin, of Broughton Cross, near Cockermouth,
said: "We have had sightings of a triangular-shaped craft and
an orange ball over the Workington area.
"The triangle was going over the Stainburn bypass at around 10.30pm
on a Sunday at the end of December. Before that it was sitting
over Clifton. Then it headed off towards the Lake District.
"The orange ball was spotted over Broughton Moor last week."
Sharon, who logs UFO sightings in Cumbria and South West Scotland,
says the area has a higher than average number of unexplained
sightings. These include a "flying light" over Whitehaven Golf
Club in September.
Sharon believes that around 20 per cent of the reported sightings
are the real deal, with the rest being aircraft, satellites, cloud
formations or hoaxes. Extra-terrestrial visitors are attracted
to Cumbria because of the volume of water the county's lakes,
the peace and tranquility of the area and the nuclear activity
at Sellafield, she says.
"Different areas in the country have different numbers of sightings,"
she said. "The night sky in Cumbria is particularly alive.
"You do get some sightings in the summer but from September onwards,
the skies are full of lights. With it getting darker earlier,
people are more aware of what is going on over their heads."
More people have rung the Examiner
to say they have seen UFOs over Huddersfield last week. [...]
When Vaughn Hobe first noticed
a blinding light veering through the trees of his back yard and
into his Liberty Township home in mid-December, he was mesmerized
for nearly 20 minutes.
Ten days later, he discovered a 45-foot wide ring in the ice
on Mud Lake, a private body of water abutting his property. It
was surrounded by a 60-foot halo melted into the snow and overlapping
onto the shore.
"It looked like something had come down with a cookie cutter
and whoosh," Hobe said raising his hands to explain. [...]
When Danielle Cormier of Moncton
read about a UFO sighting by a couple in northern Kent County
in yesterday's Times & Transcript, she had no problem relating
to the story.
Not only did she get a first-hand look at the unidentified flying
object for approximately 45 minutes, but she had three friends
with her to witness the experience.
Danielle, 21, said she and her boyfriend Terry Steeves, along
with her best friend Peggy and the latter's then-boyfriend Ed,
were leaving Shediac about 11:30 p.m. on a clear summer night
last year to drive back to Moncton. She said they were on the
ramp heading onto the four-lane highway when she glanced out the
window and noticed a "brilliant star" which she thought was the
Then, suddenly, Ed brought the pick-up truck to a halt and she
noticed that her three companions were staring out the window,
"looking absolutely stunned, their faces white as though they
had just seen a ghost," she said yesterday in an interview.
What she had perceived a few seconds earlier as the North Star
was now hovering just above the tree line, characterized by three
lights arranged in a triangle, with one on the top and two on
the base, said Danielle. Apart from making slight movements up
or down or to one side or the other, she said it remained there,
"as though it was observing us," for the next 45 minutes. [...]
A UFO was spotted by a south
Warwickshire mum on Wednesday morning. It hovered over Kineton
at 7.50am and a nearby aeroplane seemed to disappear as it approached
Clare Reed, 29, of Lodge Farm near Compton Verney, caught the
strange aircraft on her camera as she took her two sons to school.
She said: "It looked really bizarre - like a huge flame with
a whispy bit at the top and a black dot in the middle. I've never
seen anything like it in my life."
Ms Reed's two sons Jamie, 13, and Jacob, 12, were in the car
with her and were equally baffled by the sighting.
Ms Reed said: "They said 'wow, it's an alien', and we sat and
watched for two minutes, trying to figure out what it was.
"There could be a perfectly logical explanation, but I don't
have a wild imagination. I just don't know what it was. "
Ms Reed drove her car down the lane to try to get a better look,
but she lost sight of the UFO.
Alfonso Salazar and Salvador
Guerrero, aviation technicians in Mexico, say they shot videos
of eight UFOs as they flew over Mexico City's International airport
on Saturday. Since they work with planes, they knew these were
not ordinary aircraft. And something was seen crashing into the
ocean in Nigeria - but no airplane was found.
Scott Corales translated an article from the Mexico press, telling
about the UFO videos. Salazar and Guerrero shot three separate
videos on the same day. In the first one, they saw 6 UFOs flying
in an inverted "J" shape. Later, they spotted a cigar-shaped UFO
and later a round one. They say, "We were in the hangar area and
suddenly saw the first six UFOs in the sky, and we recorded until
the last one appeared…The speed they used to disappear
was immediate, and more or less all of them were at an altitude
of 12,00 feet."
Airport conditions in Nigeria are bad and crashes are not uncommon.
However, rescue workers there could find no trace of an aircraft
that witnesses reported seeing crash into the ocean on Friday.
Emmanuel Ijewere, of the Nigerian Red Cross Search operations,
says, "We are tired of looking at water. We are now convinced
that there was no plane crash." The Nigeria Aviation Safety Initiative
(NASI) has classified the craft as an Unidentified Flying Object
NASI's Jerry Agbeyegbe says, "Certainly an object was sighted
crashing into the ocean, we have termed it for now as a UFO. We
have advised government to intensify (the) search until we are
absolutely sure that it was not a plane." (AFP)
A new, unexplainable phenomenon
has surfaced; why are the UFO sightings in northern Norway decreasing?
A number of unexplainable sightings have been made on the northern
sky. There were 26 observations of UFOs in northern Norway in
2002, but last year the number decreased to 13.
"Unexplainable,"said Leif-Norman Solhaug, leader
of UFO Nord-Norge. "Maybe people are just fed up with the
hysteria. The 26 observations that were reported in 2002 were
a decrease from the years before. There have normally been a number
of observations made in northern Norway, but it has not turned.
There is a weak decline in the rest of the country too."
UFO Norway has still registered a number of unexplainable observations.
Something which looked like a rocket was observed in Finnmark,
an object similar to a boomerang of the size of an Boeing 747
was observed in Bodø, while a man in Evenskjer observed
two stars which rotated around each other and then disappeared
at a high sped in the direction of the Big Dipper.
"These are complicated observations and the Air Force has
not registered any explainable activity on the sky, but in total
the number of observations in northern Norway has decreased,"
However, he claims that the reason for the decline may be that
people have become better at finding natural explanations, but
Solhaug cannot guarantee that the natural explanations are logical.
"People think it's embarrassing to go public with such
observations," Solhaug said. "It is important that
we are taken seriously. Many of the observations reported are
of a complicated nature and are difficult to explain."
Regardless, Solhaug has enough to do. Solhaug is off to talk
two to persons from Andøya tonight. They claim they saw
something they just could not explain Tuesday night as a lighted
object flew over the sky, blinking in several different colors
and making a horrid sound.
THE tiny town of Beveridge,
north of Melbourne, is fast earning a reputation as Australia's
UFO hot spot.
Since Whittlesea Council released a photograph purportedly showing
a UFO, other locals have come forward claiming to have seen flying
Kilmore resident Peter Christie said he was taking his daughter,
Elise, to a friend's house about 10pm on Saturday, January 10,
when he noticed something flying in the west.
"I saw this round thing in the sky with lights coming out of
it," she said. "It was sort of moving. It wasn't going very fast
"It had big, round lights coming out of it, it was too wide to
be a plane . . . and it was nothing like a helicopter." She said
there were several lights beaming outwards from the side of the
object, parallel to the ground.
"We both said, 'no, that's definitely not a plane'," she said,
adding that the object was in view for several minutes.
"We were going over a hill and there was one stage when we couldn't
see anything. Then it appeared again. I wasn't scared. I was a
Mr Christie, who was driving, managed a few short glances at
the object but agreed it was definitely not a plane.
"We didn't know what it was . . . and then we heard the news
the other day," he said.
Elise said several people had greeted her comments about the
sighting with scepticism. So she stopped talking of it until Whittlesea
Council's photograph, with a disc-shaped object in the sky, was
widely publicised late last month.
The release of Whittlesea Council's UFO photo sparked much interest
and the council's website recorded more than 37,000 hits over
Council traffic engineer Roland Rozario, who took the photo,
was interviewed reporters from across the globe and websites reprinted
It was one of those ads you
couldn't help noticing as you curled up on the couch and read
Darwin's Saturday paper.
It read - In 1972, I saw a UFO at 5am over Darwin airport with
3 other gentlemen. After 31 years I would like to make contact
again with the other witnesses. Two were security guards from
Darwin airport, the other was 'Fred' whose father was the caretaker
at the Darwin German Club. Please contact me...
What UFO? And was this a windup - or was the person who placed
the ad serious?
That person is Rodney Jarvis who is writing a book about his
strange experiences in Northern Australia and wants to include
the story of the night he saw a UFO.
He realises the chances of contacting the other witnesses are
"After more than 30 years, ever since I witnessed this UFO I
guess every single week I've thought about it and I just thought
well I'll give it a shot, perhaps out of the three other witnesses,
one of them or someone who knows one of them might like to contact
me just so we can compare our recollections of what actually happened,"
Rodney says he was at Darwin airport on that fateful night, sleeping
in the car because he was waiting to catch an early flight and
at 4.45 in the morning he woke up and looked out the window.
"I saw a very large orange light moving very slowly just above
the tops of the houses that I could see in silhouette and as I
was watching it the first thing I thought of was a helicopter.
"As it moved across to the left it immediately stopped and reversed
back in the opposite direction and I thought well, a helicopter
can't manouvre that quickly," he says.
That's when Rodney decided to wake his mate Fred, to show him
what was happening.
"He was not sure what it was, we both got out of the car and
he was absolutely terrified of it right from the start and as
we watched it it continued to zigzag towards us," says Rodney.
"As it came over us it was climbing in altitude and as it passed
over the top of us I put my hand in through the open window and
flashed the car lights once, and it stopped, immediately above
Rodney says he felt then that this was a chance not in a lifetime
but in two or three hundred lifetimes to see something like this
and he wanted desperately whoever or whatever it was.
"Fred had the opposite reaction, when it stopped, he ran in panic
and hid underneath the eaves of a building and he was screaming
out get out of there you maniac, you don't know what that is get
"And I was thinking I just want to contact this craft or UFO
or whatever it was".
AFter about 15 minutes, Rodney says two airport security guards
came over to find out why they were flashing car lights at five
in the morning, and he says they witnessed the UFO heading straight
into the air and over the horizon.
Rodney is sticking to his story and is determined to find those
who can back him up. [...]
Physics and Electrical Engineering
Professor Paul Horowitz '65 says he's convinced that communicating
with extraterrestrial life will soon be within scientists' reach.
Horowitz, who has taught physics at Harvard since 1974, is a
leading figure in the official Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence
(SETI) - a national project devoted to identifying intelligent
life outside our galaxy, with hubs at Harvard and Princeton. [...]
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --
In orbit, you don't want to hear someone say, "What was that?!"
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